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Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor
Oscillators and clock generators are timing devices, which are needed in just about all electronic circuits. Quartz crystal oscillators, along with clock generators, are a $5 billion
Industrial electronics semiconductors made small but important gains in the first quarter this year, affirming continued strength for a sector that had been battered only two years
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8-bit MCUs just keep getting better and more integrated. Extension Media's Chris A. Ciufo interviews Microchip's 8-bit MCU guru Greg Robinson. Among the new "intelligent analog" PIC16F170X/171X family's best features: two internal Op Amps and Zero Cross Detect--both analog features reduce board space and BOM cost. 10-bit ADC and 8-bit DACs plus a programmable pin crossbar make these 8-bangers some of the most innovative in the market.
8-bit MCU runs inductive cooktop demo. Microchip's Greg Robinson, 8-bit MCU director, shows Extension Media's Chris A. Ciufo the new PIC16F170X/171X in a "smart" kitchen. This device not only takes the heat...it controls it!
NXP offers the worlds lowest power consumption touch and proximity sensors available on the market. Our capacitive sensors offer industry-leading robustness to EMC, making NXP a worldwide leader in low power capacitive touch sensors.
A collaborative effort by Washington State University researchers, US Geological Survey, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab might hold the key to predicting volcanic eruptions.
This device uses MEMS based rate gyro sensors mounted to a gimbaled camera rig to measure the angular rate of the camera's rotation. The gyro signals are amplified to drive DC servo motors coupled to the camera's rotational axes. As a gyro measures the cameras rotation about an axis, the corresponding servo motor applies an opposing torque on the platform to oppose camera rotation.
Demo of ShapeAccelArray™ (SAA), a new monitoring technology that allows engineers to visualize movement in the ground or in solid structures, simply by connecting to the Internet.
Using the MEMS accelerometer and the digital micromirror as an example, this DVD explores MEMS technology in a concise, easy to understand, 8.5-minute package. Examples of MEMS are given from all industries, including industrial, automotive, life sciences, and consumer electronics.
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Today, the ability to track the orientation or position of a device is a common feature in many portable and wearable products. Computing the orientation is a non-trivial task that converts inputs from multiple motion sensors into accurate position information. This computation is called sensor fusion and it eliminates inaccuracies from noisy sensor inputs. This paper shows how using DesignWare® ARC® Processor EXtension (APEX) technology improves cycle count and energy consumption for a power-efficient implementation of a 9D fusion algorithm on an IP subsystem.
You can choose from many different sensors on the market today to measure all types of natural phenomena. This National Instruments white paper categorizes and compares the most common sensors for measuring seven of these phenomena to help you choose the best option for your application.
Human interfaces that use capacitive sensors for proximity or touch control are changing the way we interact with electronics.