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2006-10-17 Freescale accelerometers feature selectable sensitivity
Freescale's dual-axis accelerometers offer a customer selectable sensitivity within a 2.5g to 10g range, which allows the devices to be used for multiple functions.
2004-04-01 For mixed-signal, roll multiple MEMS dice
This article will comment on trends in partitioning between MEMS accelerometer sensing elements and control ICs.
2015-06-22 Fairchild takes on MEMS space with 6-axis IMU
The FIS1100 includes tri-axis accelerometer and tri-axis gyroscope, AttitudeEngine DSP and XKF3 sensor fusion software.
2011-08-31 Ensuring accuracy of angle estimation in eCompass
Know the relationship between errors in the outputs from accelerometer and magnetometer sensors and the resulting errors in the roll, pitch and yaw angles computed by a tilt-compensated electronic compass or 3-D Pointer application.
2008-09-15 Dual-axis accelerometers improve ESC systems
The dual-axis inertial sensors from Freescale Semiconductor aimed at electronic stability control systems are claimed to deliver more intelligence to automotive safety systems.
2006-06-21 DSP DAQ systems read piezoelectric signals
Data Translation's DT9841-VIB systems can be used for applications requiring piezoelectric accelerometer readings.
2016-05-02 DiY IoT: Digging deep on sensors
Sensors come in many shapes and flavors. In this article, we look at sensors in general, and those that come bundled with CC3200 LaunchPad in particular.
2006-07-12 Crash sensor improves automotive safety testing
Endevco has introduced the 7264D high-resonance crash accelerometer for automotive safety testing applications.
2008-11-20 Cost-effective sensor eases motion sensing
Analog Devices has expanded its iSensor intelligent sensor family to include two new inertial measurement units, the six-degrees-of-freedom ADIS16405 and the four-degrees-of-freedom ADIS16300.
2011-09-23 Converting 3-axis directions in Android system
Know how the coordinate system on Android is defined, and how to convert the 3-axis directions on the driver code within the Android system.
2011-01-06 Consumer apps move MEMS market to Asia
The shifting focus for the industry from automotive to consumer electronics is moving the geographic focus from Europe and North America to Asia. And that is introducing the region to MEMS design challenges.
2010-05-17 Coming soon: Gyroscope-equipped smart phones
Gyroscopes will become ubiquitous in smart phones because they can support new user interface modes, enhance online gaming experience and perform indoor navigation.
2008-03-17 Calibrate accelerometers for industrial apps
With the introduction of higher integration and more accurate accelerometer products, system designers still need to understand how parts are calibrated; this allows them to decide whether to purchase this capability or develop their own calibration routines. This article outlines the calibration process used for a dual-axis accelerometer and highlights its most common error sources.
2013-01-09 Bosch enters consumer electronics MEMS space
Bosch's BMA355 three-axis accelerometer is said to provide ultra-low-power performance while an integrated interrupt engine on the tiny device permits 12bit resolution in small devices.
2006-05-01 Board grants autonomy to robots
Analog Devices has teamed with robotics expert Fred Martin to create a single-board solution for autonomous robots.
2010-09-08 Automotive sensors market rebound seen
IMS Research report states automotive sensors suppliers could see rapid increase in demand
2010-09-13 Auto-wake/sleep using the MMA8451, 2, 3Q
Accelerometers are commonly used in handheld electronics and/or battery-operated electronic devices.
2010-08-27 Alternative low-drift MEMS vertical gyro introduced
MEMSIC Inc. introduces its next-generation family of high-performance MEMS inertial systems. The VG800 vertical gyro is the first release in this new series of low-drift IMU products that challenging traditional FOG-based IMUs. The VG800 incorporates advanced MEMS rate gyro and accelerometer technologies with MEMSIC's proprietary Kalman filter algorithms resulting in a precision IMU, as well as giving attitude angles for navigation and stabilization.
2013-02-05 Agriculture sector potential MEMS industry goldmine
With devices like the MooMonitor MEMS collar, MEMS manufacturers could tap into the massive market potential of the agriculture industry.
2004-01-06 ADI MEMS accelerometers prevent information loss
Analog Devices Inc. has announced that its iMEMS accelerometer technology will be used in multiple platforms of IBM's ThinkPad mobile computers.
2004-02-10 ADI MEMs accelerators target consumer apps
Analog Devices Inc. has released iMEMS (integrated micro electro mechanical system) accelerometers in thin 4-by-4-by-1.45mm plastic Lead Frame Chip Scale Packages (LFCSP).
2009-06-01 Accelerometers to top MEMS market by 2013
Accelerometers in recent years have emerged as a critical input device for some of the world's hottest electronic products, causing shipments to boom, making them the top-selling MEMS device by 2013, according to iSuppli Corp.
2008-12-24 Accelerometers safeguard mobile PC data
Freescale's 3-axis, low-g MMA7341L acceleration sensor helps safeguard data stored on HDDs used in Fujitsu's FMV BIBLO LOOX R series PCs.
2012-08-21 Accelerometers promise low-power, compact design
Freescale's Xtrinsic MMA8652FC 12bit and MMA8653FC 10bit accelerometers target power- and space-constrained mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, and health care applications.
2008-04-18 Accelerometers fit for ultrasmall applications
STMicroelectronics has added two new accelerometers to its ultracompact portfolio of devices in 4mm x 4mm x 1.5mm LGA packages, with full-scale range selectable between 2g, or 6g for those super-small applications where high performance is required.
2008-10-03 Accelerometers find place in consumer apps
However, recent trends have helped reshape the role of accelerometers in mobile phones and consumer electronics applications.
2013-05-10 Acceleration/yaw sensors post record annual sales
IC Insights said the devices reached record-high sales of $2.54 billion in 2012, surpassing the previous peak of $2.37 billion in 2011, when market revenues rose 27 per cent.
2013-01-31 A*STAR, Physical Logic extend MEMS research team up
The partnership will allow Physical Logic to leverage IME's ASIC design expertise to develop an enhanced MEMS sensor accelerometer with improvement in bandwidth, stability and power consumption.
2012-06-18 2012 sensor sales to reach $5.7B
IC Insights predicts that semiconductor sensor sales will grow in double-digits each year through 2016 as more system products gain the ability to automatically control and protect themselves, understand movement, detect changes around them, and support new user interfaces.
2011-03-02 Xoom powered by Nvidia, Atmel, STMicro chips, devices
Inside Xoom are Atmel's four-chip touch-screen controller solution, AKM's electronic compass, Kionix's 3-axis accelerometer, STMicro's 3-axis gyroscope and Bosch Sensortec's pressure monitor.
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