When expert-designed code is available for the sensors in your design, rolling your own code seems like a undesirable and time-consuming alternative. Verification that the software runs on a specific microcontroller platform is an added plus. Working with Atmel, MEMSIC has done both with the e-Compass software for its MMC3416xPJ ultra low noise, low power magnetometer. […]
Portable tablets and smartphones contain several sensors that detect motion, including an accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass or magnetometer, proximity, gyroscope and barometer. Many of these sensors make multi-axis measurements. The data are used for a wide range of applications including gaming, navigation and virtual reality. For its recently launched Galaxy Note II, Samsung selected […]
At Convergence 2010 in Detroit, Mich., Atmel’s Stephan Thaler shows how proximity sensing enhances a vehicle’s environment and easily activates a sleeping display. For more information on Atmel’s maXTouch technology and proximity detection, click here. To watch the video, click here.
At Convergence 2010, Atmel’s Toby Prescott demonstrates touch sensing in a remote keyless entry system. The capacitive touch sensing capability is provided by the ATA6617, a LIN system in package solution. Atmel’s QTouch Library enables a number of touch applications. Convergence has been the premier automotive electronics event since 1974. This year’s Convergence had a strong focus […]