MEMS-Based Gas Meter Flow Sensors

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Experts predict that gas meters are poised to undergo the same change as electricity meters for smarter, remote meter reading. In response, STMicroelectronics and Omron have collaborated to…

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Highly Integrated MEMS-Based Motion Sensing

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Motion sensing is at the heart of several new features in consumer products including cell phone, tablet PCs and games. InvenSense has been a major player in these…

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High Temperature Pressure Sensor Targets Gas Turbine Monitoring

Monday, November 29, 2010

Most pressure sensors are offered in plastic packages and operate in a maximum ambient temperature of 125°C or less. Monitoring the pressure of a gas turbine requires a…

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Three-dimensional Hall Encoders for Industrial Apps

Friday, November 26, 2010

Austriamicrosystems is developing a portfolio of 3D Hall products for automotive and industrial applications. The 3D HallinOne magnetic encoder family provides absolute and highest resolution angular or linear…

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MEMS Sensing in Airbag Systems

Friday, November 26, 2010

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LVDT Position Sensors Target Elevators

Thursday, November 25, 2010

In elevator applications, Macro Sensors Spring Loaded LVDT position sensors measure the spring deflection as a result of the load. The sensors’ springs compress as an elevator is…

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15-mm3 Package Contains MEMS Vibration Analysis System

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Analog Devices just simplified the lives of industrial equipment designers who are tasked with implementing a vibration analysis system. Building on their MEMS accelerometer expertise, ADI has introduced…

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An Update on MEMS Sensors

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Kionix New Gyros Target Consumer Apps

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

With analysts’ expectations of a $1.04B market by 2014, it is no surprise that Kionix has applied its MEMS expertise to consumer gyroscopes. The company offers both digital…

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Oops! Accelerometer Targets Drop Tests and More

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meggitt Sensing Systems Endevco model 7287 piezoresistive accelerometer weighs less than one gram. However, the accelerometer is not a light-weight when it comes to testing applications. The sensor…

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