At Sensors Expo 2013, Jim Carver, technical director of advanced architectures for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, discusses the Avnet Wi-Go System for developing wireless connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) that uses Freescale Semiconductor’s sensors and microcontroller. System demos show magnetometer, gyroscope and accelerometer capabilities in three different modes. To watch the video, click […]
by Randy Frank, Contributing Editor In medical and healthcare applications, sensors cover a variety of aspects from routine to critical patient measurements and more. There are several different sensing techniques that specifically address well being and health monitoring. The increasing importance of sensors is noted by the 2012 market research report’s (World Sensors Market in […]
In this Frank Talk About Sensors, Michael Stanley and Talat Ozyagcilar from Freescale Semiconductor explain a new tool developed by Freescale to Sensor Tips’ Senior Editor Randy Frank. Provided as a service to customers designing in magnetic sensors into their applications, the tool helps avoid layout problems that can affect a magnetic sensor’s output.
At Convergence 2010 in Detroit Mich., Freescale Semiconductor’s Lydia Ziegler demonstrates how a software library controlled touch sensing can be used for slider and rotary switches in a vehicle’s center stack. The capacitive sensing uses simple metallic electrodes and the software completes the system. The software is an integral part of Freescale’s Xtrinsic touch sensing […]
A tiny 3 x 3 x 1 mm package provides the home for a 3-axis accelerometer and a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU). Part of an approach that Freescale Semiconductor calls its Xtrinsic sensing solutions, the MMA9550L addresses both the sensing and computing needs of the rapidly proliferating touch sensing applications. As if this wasn’t enough, the package also […]