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2011-03-29 Quake leaves digital compass fabs undamaged
While digital compass fabs in Japan were left undamaged by the March 11 earthquake, analysts fear supplies could be constrained due to rapidly rising global demand for the device.
2010-01-07 MEMS compass improves mobile navigation, LBS
STMicroelectronics has combined a three-axis digital accelerometer with a three-axis digital magnetic sensor in a single module, aimed at enhancing mobile navigation and location-based services
2012-07-02 Digital compass enables thinner, tinier mobile devices
The new modules boast superior sensing precision with extended magnetic-scale range and minimized measurement noise.
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
2009-12-24 Sensor packs compass, angular velocity detection
Alps Electric Europe has introduced the HSCD series three-axis geomagnetic sensor that integrates angular velocity detection for compact motion applications.
2013-07-29 Magnachip unleashes low power e-Compass sensor
The MXG1300 e-Compass sensor from Magnachip based on the company's low noise 0.18 micron technology and maintains alignment of a mobile device's display with the user's orientation
2007-04-20 3-axis electronic compass targets pedestrian navigation in cellphones
AKM has completed development of the AK8973S, one of the smallest and thinnest 3-axis electronic compass designed for pedestrian navigation systems in cellphones, personal navigation devices and video game controllers
2008-09-29 3-axis compass IC delivers better map readings
Honeywell has developed a 3-axis compass IC in a chip-scale package designed to improve accuracy and location readings in consumer electronics applications
2011-05-04 MEMS module saves power, solves space constraints
STMicroelectronics is introducing its geo-magnetic module, the LSM303DLHC, with operating consumption of 110?A and meets the size and power constraints of portable consumer applications with accuracy and performance.
2005-01-03 Understanding sensor data acquisition
Sensors are in widespread use, either as part of a microcontroller or separately in an embedded system. However, one of the more efficient circuit implementations combines a high-performance analog-to-digital (A/D) converter with an integrated MCU
2006-11-29 ST, Ball-IT make MEMS-based wireless controller ball
STMicroelectronics and Ball-IT have announced a MEMS-based wireless motion-control device that can operate as a freehand personal computer mouse, compass, measuring tape, pedometer and a 3D-object controller
2012-09-13 ST rolls MCUs, outs dev kit with on-board 9-axis MEMS
The STM32 F3 Discovery Kit, features built-in MEMS sensorsgyroscope and e-compasswith nine degrees of freedom (DOF), enabling competitively priced sensor-fusion applications
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
2008-02-28 GPS goes beyond navigation to video games
By combining GPS and a digital compass with accelerometers, HP Lab's Mediascape platform lets gamers 'become a mouse and a gamepad,' said Patrick Goddi, a senior researcher at HP Labs.
2009-11-26 Paving the way to new LBS applications
This article explores the available positioning systems (i.e. GNSS, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and Compass), digital mapping and other location-based services (LBS) applications.
2012-05-10 Baolab to make monolithic inertial MEMS
Baolab has already developed a 3D compass based on the technology and the company has said that it expects to modify the technology to also allow the inclusion of accelerometers and gyroscopes to enable the creation of IMUs
2012-07-26 Spirent unveils SimSENSOR, combining GNSS and inertial MEMS
Spirent Communications has launched SimSENSOR, its simulation software which can test fusion algorithms.
2011-03-02 Researcher pegs inertial sensor market growth at 20.3%
Intense competition is brewing in the inertial sensor market as CE devices such as cellphones, laptops, media tablets and gaming devices increasingly use accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers.
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.
2010-04-13 MEMS gyros give smart phones new twist
Miniature gyroscopes are invading next-generation smart phones to provide new twists on user interfaces, mobile gaming and location-based services.
2013-09-27 MEMS chips making waves across electronics sector
In the coming year, MEMS chips are poised to expand their reach into every electronics segment, from automotive to environmental to medical.
2010-06-28 iPhone 4 teardown reveals design reuse
The new Apple iPhone 4 could very well be called an iPad since it uses at least seven chips from the popular Apple tablet, according to analysts from UBM TechInsights.
2014-05-02 Google exploits Apple's technology for its Project Tango
An iFixit teardown revealed that the Tango platform equips a 3D imaging chip from Apple-acquired PrimeSense to help execute the 3D motion tracking of Android-based mobile device, bringing to the fore the issue whether Google "beat Apple to the punch with their own technology."
2013-11-20 Five MEMS devices unveiled at MEMS Exec Congress
Bosch released two MEMS chips geared for the connected Internet of Things (IoT) applications while Merit Sensor's temperature-compensated pressure sensors are aimed at medical and industrial markets.
2004-11-05 Cypress qualifies PSoC mixed-signal array for automotive apps
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that its CY8C24xxx and CY8C27xxx families of Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) mixed-signal arrays have met the standards of the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) for automotive applications operating up to 125C. AEC is composed of automotive manufacturers.
2015-11-05 Camera phone: From birth to how it transformed the world
A smartphone today without a camera is unthinkable, but two decades ago, this combination would have been an unthinkable marriage of two completely different products.
2011-06-27 Advanced mobile apps employ MEMS sensors
Read about the role of MEMS sensors in advanced applications in mobile devices.
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.
2012-01-03 Unraveling Sony Vita
In the significant sockets of Sony's Playstation Vita, you can find IBM, Toshiba, Qualcomm and Avago.
2007-09-27 Text-entry algorithm renders Qwerty obsolete
The venerable Qwerty keyboard may be obsolete, according to Kannuu, which has demonstrated a one-thumb text-entry technique using smart software that anticipates the words being sought by users.
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