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2007-04-02 Use lateral thinking to design new technology
Identifying new applications for 'old' consolidated technologies and reliable competitive manufacturing techniques as well as the integration of such fields as medicine, pharmaceutics, biology and electronics, will pave the way for technologies that ultimately improve the quality of human life.
2012-10-01 Ultrabooks to boost motion sensor sales
Global sales of motion sensorsincluding accelerometers, gyroscopes and compassesused in ultrabooks will expand to $117.3 million by 2016, up from just $8.3 million this year, said IHS.
2010-01-14 Transitioning from ADXL202 to ADXL213 or ADXL203
This application note describes some of these specification differences and outlines the main considerations to be taken into account when making the transition from ADXL202 (a dual-axis accelerometer) to ADXL213 or ADXL203.
2009-10-19 Tilt-sensing with Kionix MEMS accelerometers
This application note describes how to use Kionix MEMS low-g accelerometers to enable tilt sensing. Applicable theory, plots and equations are provided with this note as guidelines.
2009-11-16 TI, Fullpower bring motion sensing to portable apps
Texas Instruments and Fullpower Technology fuse their technologies to bring advanced motion sensing capabilities to portable devices.
2011-03-29 STMicroelectronics engine expands motion sensing in CE
STMicroelectronics' iNEMO filtering and predictive software engine integrates the output from a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer to deliver accurate and reliable sensor performance as required by motion-based apps in smart consumer devices.
2006-10-09 STMicro intros new line of low-g linear accelerometers
STMicroelectronics has launched the first two devices in its new family of low-g linear accelerometers targeting HDD protection and motion-controlled operation in portable devices.
2005-10-19 ST's three new accelerometers
STMicroelectronics expanded its portfolio of three-axis accelerometers which, according to the company, embed world-class performance in ever smaller packages.
2012-10-31 ST readies MEMS for incoming Win8 Tablets
STMicroelectronics has collaborated with Microsoft to develop a motion and orientation Human Interface Device sensor solution for the Windows 8 operating system.
2012-03-28 ST expands iNemo with 9-axis inertial sensor
The sensor module claims to enable advanced movement and location-sensitive apps, location-based services and indoor navigation on portable devices.
2014-11-07 ST begins novel prod'n process for MEMS sensors
The company started production of MEMS sensors using its proprietary THELMA60 (60um thick epi-poly layer for micro-gyroscopes and accelerometers) surface-micromachining fabrication process.
2015-03-06 Smart watch reference model speeds up device prototyping
The TZ1001 from Toshiba combines an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and optical pulse sensor to enable smart watch designs for sport watch applications.
2010-03-03 Six-axis sensor delivers 5,000g shock resistance
Epson's AH-6100LR six-axis sensor features shock resistance 5,000g, 6.1mA current consumption, and low power draw to meet the requirements of low power systems.
2002-05-17 Sensotec pressure sensors features 'True Gage' design
The Models TJE and STJE pressure sensors from Sensotec Inc. features a 'True Gage' design that enables the sensors to used in any environment condition.
2013-06-18 Researchers develop GPS-enabled, wearable tactile device
MIT researchers created a vibration-sensitive, GPS-linked device that yield data depending on the pattern of pulses, and could also serve as a tactile guide for the visually and hearing impaired.
2007-10-18 Physical sensors drive MEMS consumerization wave (Part 1)
Benedetto Vigna notes that we are living today in the commercial era of MEMS Consumerization where microphones, motion and pressure sensors are the main actors. He believes this trend will continue for the next five years.
2010-09-13 Offset calibration of the MMA8451, 2, 3Q
Accelerometers are "trimmed" for offset and sensitivity in the factory by adjusting the offset trim codes and gain by using factory programmable registers within the part.
2012-11-09 New Xtrinsic Sensor prevents smart meter tampering
Freescale semiconductor's Xtrinsic MMA8491Q energy-efficient accelerometer features an ultra-low power consumption and a simple plug-and-play approach to tilt threshold detection.
2009-07-14 More mobile phones to pack accelerometers in 2010
Accelerometers are expected to appear in one-third of mobile phones shipped next year, according to iSuppli Corp.
2012-11-30 Module touts 9-axis motion tracking technology
PNI Sensor's SpacePoint Scout includes a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis geomagnetic sensor, sensor fusion algorithms and an I2C interface.
2012-02-27 Mobile devices to boost MEMS market
Accelerometers, gyroscopes and other MEMS devices are seen to generate more than $6 billion in mobile revenues by 2016.
2004-03-10 MEMSIC launches manufacturing facility in China
MEMSIC Inc., a provider of CMOS-based MEMS accelerometers/sensors, has opened a manufacturing facility located in the Wuxi New District in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China, named MEMSIC Semiconductor (Wuxi) Co. Ltd.
2002-03-14 MEMSIC dual-axis accelerometers exhibit reduced noise
Designed to sense motion, acceleration, or tilt, the company's Ultra Low Noise product line of dual-axis accelerometers feature a noise factor 2.5 to 3 times lesser compared to existing products, as well as temperature drift improvement of 50 percent.
2013-11-11 MEMS, gesture recognition to transform mobile experience
Accelerometers, gyroscopes, NFC and gesture recognition are projected to make the greatest penetration gains in mobile devices over the coming years, stated ABI Research.
2009-03-25 MEMS winners and losers of 2008
The MEMS market saw significant changes in terms of the top-30 vendor rankings for 2008, according to market research and strategy consulting firm Yole Developpement.
2009-04-01 MEMS user interface enables control functions
A new type of MEMS-based user interface enables 12 different device control functions while also eliminating expensive touchscreens. A tri-axis accelerometer developed by Kionix Inc. uses embedded algorithms to detect single- or double-taps on the six faces of a consumer electronic device.
2011-11-09 MEMS touts 2 embedded finite-state machines
ST's MEMS accelerometers feature embedded complex motion-recognition capabilities.
2005-09-16 MEMS spinoff joins medical, consumer drive
MS spinoff joins medical, consumer drive
2006-06-01 MEMS puts effects at guitarists' fingertips
It's the stuff of rock 'n' roll fantasy: a ring that gives its wearer the power to morph the sound of an electric guitar at will. Thanks to the pairing of an automotive airbag accelerometer with a customized version of a popular audio processor, a technology called Hot Hand claims to make that scenario possible.
2013-11-11 MEMS motion-sensing tech for noise, power control
The FlexSet Performance Optimiser from Kionix enables system designers to set and dynamically adjust power and noise values.
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