• Lowest Power Freescale MMA8491Q Xtrinsic Accelerometer [Product Launch, 7 November]

        

     

    On Wednesday, 7 November, Freescale will announce the MMA8491Q Xtrinsic ultra-low-power accelerometer at the MEMS Executive Congress in Scottsdale, Arizona. This sensor enables smart meters, home appliances, asset tracking applications, gaming and remote…

  • Freescale XTRINSIC : Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Pressure and Touch Sensors

    Xtrinsic Sensing Solutions

     

    Freescale's new line of Xtrinsic sensing solutions offers the right combination of high-performance sensing capability, processing capacity and customizable software

     

     

     

     

     

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    Freescale Offers a Full Portfolio of MEMS…

  • Mining sensor data, Part 4

    This blog was originally published by Michael Stanley, systems/algorithms team manager in the Sensors Solution Division at Freescale, on the Embedded Beat.

    In “Mining sensor data” Part 1 and Part 2, we saw how mechanical systems generate vibration signatures…

  • Sensor Board Layout for our Rocket

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    In this blog post I plan to go over the board layout for the components chosen in the previous blog entry and explain the reason for the layout and placements that I have chosen. I was hoping to give an outline for the software but due to the…

  • 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…

  • 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…