• 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 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…