Makers, developers and hobbyists that would like to easily add extra functionality to their projects in the form of maybe an altimeter, gyroscope, accelerometer or magnetometer.
Are sure to be interested in a the FemtoBeacon which takes the form of a tiny development board that is fitted with a USB connection and supports wireless IMU (9-DoF).
The FemtoBeacon development board measures just 18mm in diameter and uses the Atmel SAM R21 (ATSAMR21E18A), with an onboard altimeter (MS5611-01BA03), and 9-DoF Gyroscope. Together with integrated Accelerometer and Magnetometer (MPU-9250). While the SAM R21 has integrated wireless capabilities supporting existing services such as ZigBee and Mesh networking.
“The world’s smallest wireless IMU – ARM Cortex M0+ 256KB, up to 48MHz. Wireless mesh, Zigbee, 9-DoF IMU, temperature, altimeter. It has an onboard voltage regulator, which outputs 3.3V. Currently, the board uses a 26MHz crystal with 9pF caps, but the Atmel chip can go up to 48MHz. There is 256KB of flash available.
This development board supports uploading programming over USB, thanks to the SAM-BA bootloader, and the FemtoIO fork of the BOSSA utility. The entire flash storage may be used if programmed with the ATMEL-ICE dongle over SWD.”
The FemtoBeacon development board is currently available to pledge for from $70 over on Kickstarter.