In Freescale’s Internet of Tomorrow traveling exhibit at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2015, held May 17-21 in Phoenix, AZ, Ray Montoya, a technical sales engineer at Freescale Semiconductor, explains the company’s newest 9 degree of freedom (DOF) sensing technology, computing and sensor fusion software in a sensor fusion toolbox (development platform). For more information, […]
So how do you make a smart wireless brake light for bicycles? As with many “smart” products, you start with a smart sensor of some sort. In the case of LucidBrake from LucidLights, LLC, it is a 3-axis motion sensing accelerometer. Alerting the system’s control to indicate the bike’s status to cars, other bikers, and […]
Smart Home applications including home monitoring, senior lifestyle, smart HVAC and smart lighting can benefit from a reference design that senses motion. To expedite the development of these systems, GreenPeak Technologies, now offers a low cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor in a reference design based on GreenPeak’s GP490 ZigBee communication chip. The wireless design uses […]
When automotive engineers need a contactless sensor for measurements such as throttle position, pedal position and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) position, Hall-effect technology is a frequent choice. With the HAR 24xy linear Hall-effect sensor family, Micronas integrates two automotive-qualified die into an ultra-thin (<1 mm) TSSOP14-1 package. The two stacked die enable high-precision redundant measurements and […]
Development kits for access to the Intent of Things (IoT) can greatly expedite a company’s involvement. Specifically targeting industrial systems access, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) offers a suite of comprehensive development kits. Featuring two multi-sensor-node boards, the kits include all the hardware and software aspects designers need to create wireless sensor networks and communicate sensor […]
At Sensors Expo 2014, Susan Adams, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for PNI Sensor Corporation discusses the company’s new SENtral™ Motion Coprocessor for mobile devices. To watch the video, click here. For more information about the SENtral™ Motion Coprocessor, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2014, Mike Stanley from Freescale Semiconductor explains the company’s Xtrinsic Sensor Fusion demo. Software developed and improved over the last three years used with the company’s sensors allows accurate motion detection in handheld applications. To watch the video, click here. For more information about Freescale Semiconductor’s Xtrinsic Sensor Fusion, click here.
Designed by a cyclist, Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals target reducing accidents at intersections in urban areas where approximately 75% of bicycling accidents occur. When a rider uses a hand signal to indicate a turn, a wristband on that arm lights up. A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) motion sensor detects the hand movements and continuously adapts to […]
Using piezoresistive nanowire technology, licensed from CEA-Leti, Tronics has manufactured the first piezoresistive nanowire 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) inertial MEMS device. On a chip less than 4 mm2, both triaxis accelerometers and triaxis gyroscopes have been fabricated. While this was the initial batch for this design, the company is encouraged and will continue its […]
Announced at CES 2014, the InvenSense ICM-20628 system on chip (SoC) boasts the world’s highest performance and lowest power fully autonomous 6-axis motion tracking solution. The single-chip design combines industry-leading gyroscope and accelerometer specifications with InvenSense third generation digital motion processing and algorithms while consuming less than 2mW. New features of the sensor include: Self-calibration […]