• Where and why locating an accelerometer in my design?

    Article originaly posted on blogs.freescale.com by Michael Stanley


    A question that should be asked during physical design of any product incorporating sensors is: “Where should be sensors be located within the product?” Like almost anything else in life…

  • Roadtest: Freescale Xtrinsic Accelerometer Cube Demo

    Have you ever wanted an easy method to add motion detection to your project?  

    Want to try out an accelerometer but don’t know how to interpret the data coming out? 


    Freescale has developed a simple module that allows you to do both by combining an accelerometer…

  • Freescale MEMS senses tilt for smart meter tamper prevention

    Extracted from the publication of R. Colin Johnson on EETime website 8 November 2012



    Sensing "tilt" in old style pinball machines used a mechanical ball-in-tube sensor, but the micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) version should harness a tri-axis accelerometer…

  • Chrysler trying a simpler touch

    Extracted from the publication of Craig Trudell, Bloomberg News on The Windsor Star website 27 November 2012


    Chrysler Group LLC is emerging a leader in touch screens by letting Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. jump ahead and stumble.


    Blunders with…

  • A day without MEMS

    Extracted from the publication of Karen Lightman on EETimes website 27 November 2012


    MEMS devices are everywhere. They have permeated almost every aspect of our lives, forever altering our interaction with our digital environment. Unknowingly, we take…

  • Latest Freescale Wireless Robot Can Walk, Dance and Teach Sensor Programming

    Source: Freescale Semiconductor News Release



    Tower System mechatronics robot and board enable rapid sensor application development with easy-to-use programming language and expanded capabilities

    Freescale Semiconductor announced March 26th 2012 significant…

  • Freescale Xtrinsic MAG3110 Magnetic Sensor demo [video]

    Freescale's first three-axis magnetometer, the Xtrinsic MAG3110 is a low-power, small-profile sensor that delivers enhanced digital electronic compass (eCompass) functionality for location-based services (LBS) such as navigation, dead-reckoning and location…

  • Freescale MPL3115A2 : precise pressure and altitude detection demo [video]

    Freescale's Xtrinsic MPL3115A2 pressure sensor shows altitude detection as Freescale employee George Guo walks down stairs and rides in an elevator.


    This video is unavailable.