4. Machine Learning Inside an Inertial Sensor
2018 was a seminal year for machine learning initiatives at ST and another project in this field that was hugely popular was the LSM6DSOX, an inertial MEMS with 16 finite state machines (FSM), and a decision tree. Expected to arrive in 2019, the sensor enables the creation of features that developers traditionally run on a microcontroller. However, by executing them on the device, engineers can drastically reduce the power consumption, opening the door to radically better user experiences. The LSM6DSO with 16 FSMs only is already out and making waves.