• 3D MEMS Sensor

    We're working on developing an electronic personal trainer. When we started, we couldn't find an easy to use, plug and play system that could collect all the data and give us the measurements we needed... so we built one ourselves. It's comprised of three…

  • 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…

  • DrumPants 2.0 has new multi-function features, still lets you drum on your pants

    These drum pads and foot pedals fit over and under your clothes. DrumPants 2.0 has new features and will be open source? (via Drumpants)


    Rhythm games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero are making a triumphant return this year. But if you want to feel like…

  • Smartphone Dongle is a Game-Changer for STD Testing

  • French Nanosensor is Designed to Find Microscopic Life on other Planets!

    Time-lapse shot of an osteoblast cell on the surface of a cantilever. (via EPFL & PNAS.org)


    French scientists from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have created a new nanosensor that can detect life forms as small as bacteria. They are…

  • Automotive MEMS sensor market to double

    Source: http://www.engineerlive.com

     

    iSuppli forecasts worldwide automotive MEMS sensor shipments will grow to 935.7 million units in 2012, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 per cent from 474.2 million units in 2006. Global auto MEMS…

  • 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…

  • New MEMS rate sensor features accurate dead-reckoning

    Murata has launched a new MEMS rate sensor (gyro) for the automotive market. The device, part number MEV-50C-R, supports accurate dead-reckoning performance for car navigation devices, but is also aimed at GPS modules, satellite antennas and other applications…
  • Questions about Panasonic Grid-EYE Infrared MEMS Sensor WEBINAR Thu 12/3/15??

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    Experts will be available to answer your questions on the new Panasonic Grid-EYE Infrared Array Sensor and Evaluation Kit tomorrow.

     

    It can detect multiple people or objects moving in different directions; up, down, left, right and diagonally, including…