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2008-08-15 Virtus' MEMS motion sensing devices debut
Virtus Advanced Sensors, a developer of multi-axis inertial sensor technology has introduced its first sensor product, an analog 3-axis accelerometer for low-cost consumer electronics applications.
2002-05-14 Using accelerometers to realize rate information
This application note illustrates the features and functions of the Model 3255 accelerometer.
2007-06-13 Ultrathin MEMS-based sensor suits portable devices
Freescale Semiconductor has started sampling a MEMS-based sensor with a three-axis digital-output accelerometer that the company says is the thinnest on the market.
2014-07-25 Smartphone basics: Connectivity and sensors
In smart devices nowadays, accelerometers and compasses have a quantitative edge over gyroscopes, but we are seeing more frequently the combination of accelerometer and gyroscope in one package.
2009-04-22 Setting up the MMA7660FC for orientation, shake, auto-wake/sleep and tap detection
The MMA7660FC is a 1.5 g 3-axis accelerometer with digital output (I?C). This MEMS sensor features a low pass filter, compensation for 0g offset. This application note describes how to set up the MMA7660FC registers for orientation, shake, auto-wake/sleep and tap detection.
2009-04-21 RD3803MMA7660FC evaluation kit user’s guide
The RD3803MMA7660FC evaluation kit is a complete out-of-the-box experience tool to evaluate the MMA7660FC, a low power, 3-linear smart accelerometer with I?C digital output. This application note is an in-depth document explaining the setup and installation of the board and GUI.
2014-08-18 Parrot drone gets GPS teardown
The Drone uses the combination of Bosch BMA150 Accelerometer and BMP180 Barometric Pressure Sensor, Invensense IMU-3000 Gyro & Motion Processor, and Microchip PIC24HJ Microcontroller.
2010-09-01 iPhone 4 takes consumer handhelds to 9 degrees of freedom
Chipworks looks under the hood of the iPhone 4 to reveal the first portable consumer device featuring full nine degrees-of-freedom (9-DoF) inertial sensing. It integrates an accelerometer and gyroscope from ST and an electronic compass from AKM.
2010-11-12 Gyroscopes pave the way for specialized models
MEMS accelerometer maker Kionix Inc. expands to gyros to meet the demand from a market forecast to exceed $1 billion by 2014.
2014-08-11 Bluetooth kit geared for consumer, medical, industrial apps
The PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip features a PIC32 MCU, HCI-based Bluetooth radio, Cree high-output multi-colour LED, three standard single-colour LEDs and an analogue 3-axis accelerometer.
2008-05-15 Accelerometers meet size, power needs of CE apps
Freescale has expanded its low-g triple-axis analog accelerometer family to address the low power consumption and small form factor requirements of consumer applications.
2010-02-02 Zigbee module covers up to 40km at low power
From Libelium comes the Waspmote modular platform for wireless sensor networks that offers up to 40km and with ultralow power performance.
2007-01-11 XYZ-axis accelerometers roll for mobile CE apps
Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled three XYZ-axis accelerometers that provide motion-sensing for CE devices that require fast response times, low current consumption, low-voltage operation and sleep mode in small-profile packages.
2012-09-14 X-Fab claims the first open platform MEMS 3D process
X-Fab's 3-D sensor process is suitable for applications ranging from mobile devices, consumer goods, games and toys, automotive, robotics, industrial and medical equipment.
2014-11-13 Wireless sensor dev't kits speed deployment of IoT, Big Data
The kits allow engineers to establish a wireless sensor system in as little as 15 minutes to report and analyse remotely various types of sensor data such as temperature, humidity and motion/vibration.
2005-05-26 Windows-based synchronizer correlates data-acq signals
Data Translation is now debuting a software correlation feature for synchronizing signals called Align and Resample.
2015-03-27 Who are the top MEMS manufacturers in 2014?
In a report released by IHS Technology, Bosch leads the MEMS industry with revenue of $1167 million in 2014, followed by Texas Instruments with $805 million and STMicroelectronics with $777 million.
2010-01-04 What's the next big application?
Here's a list of the 10 technology applications to watch for in 2010, examining examine the features that make them so compelling as well unresolved issues that might keep them from breaking out.
2015-05-04 What's inside an Apple Watch?
The teardown of the Apple Watch Sport 38mm by IHS Technology shows a bill of materials of $81.20 with the cost of production rising to $83.70 when the $2.50 manufacturing expense is added.
2015-10-12 What you need to know about sensor fusion
Here is a look at the general concept of sensor fusion, the historical perspective, and two detailed casesinertial sensor fusion and image fusion.
2014-10-30 Wearables to drive twofold growth in sensors market by 2015
IHS regarded Apple's Watch as a major impetus that will stimulate and set a standard for fitness and health monitoring features on wearable electronics devices.
2016-05-19 Wearable toy takes full advantage of kids' imaginations
In addition to being an ideal toy to get kids up and moving and doing "stuff," the Mover Kit also a wearable that's designed to take full advantage of their imaginations.
2016-03-30 Wearable FPGA development kit in compact wristwatch form
Lattice Semiconductor's iCE40 Ultra FPGA low-power platform features a large number of sensors and peripherals that suit a wide variety of consumer wearable devices.
2010-11-10 VTI makes consumer-grade MEMS
VTI Technologies Oy takes its automotive MEMS expertise into the consumer arena with consumer-grade MEMS chips targeting mobile handsets, gaming consoles and TV remote controls.
2014-09-26 Vision in wearables: Broader applications, functions
Vision processing can now take place right on your wrist or your face at price points that enable adoption by the masses. This article tackles a key factor in this burgeoning technology success story.
2009-02-02 Virtus to push Hong Kong as logistics hub
Virtus Asia Ltd and GS1 Hong Kong Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding where Virtus will team up with the Hong Kong RFID Centre, which was established to promote Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region of China as a regional center for accelerated adoption of EPC/RFID technologies and other complementary technologies.
2012-12-19 Virtual prototype for Android HW-SW dev't (Part 3)
Know how to combine the use of the Synopsys VDK with Android's Hardware Abstraction Layer to aid in integrating the sensor further up the device software stack.
2012-11-23 Virtual prototype for Android HW-SW dev't (Part 2)
Learn about the hardware/software integration flow for a sensor sub-system for use in an Android mobile device.
2015-11-02 Verizon flaunts affordable, easy-to-use IoT platform
The web-based ThingSpace platform aims to be an easy on-ramp to IoT with dedicated application programming interfaces, partner development kits, and as test and deployment services.
2010-09-16 Using LSM303DLH for a tilt compensated electronic compass
This application note describes the method for building a tilt compensated electronic compass using an LSM303DLH sensor module.
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