• EDA Graffiti

    EDA Graffiti

    Ultralow-power developments target next-gen wireless sensors
    Published. December 5, 2012

    Imec and Holst Centre presented an ultralow-power FSK receiver for body-area networks, a flexible SAR ADC for wireless sensor nodes, fast-start-up techniques for duty-cycled impulse radio receivers, and a design approach targeting subthreshold operation at the European Solid-State Circuits Conference....

  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless parking sensors aid traffic reduction
    Published. December 4, 2012

    According to research carried out by Keypoint Consultancy on behalf of  Winterswijk town council in the Netherlands, the search for a parking space in the town has reduced significantly as parking spaces are better utilised since a new parking guidance system was introduced earlier this year. Research carried out in 2008 by Keypoint indicated that [...]...

  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    ‘Tis the season to get touchy-feely
    Published. December 4, 2012

    The number of ways you can interact with your mobile devices has expanded further in 2012 than in previous years. This year we have seen convertible laptops hit the market, which turn from a PC into a tablet in one careful snap. New sensors like gyroscopes, compasses and accelerometers have arrived to give us more scope [...]...

  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: TMP006 IR Sensor: How to predict and adjust the field of view
    Published. November 30, 2012

    Too hot to handle? Not anymore! The TMP006 is the first in a series of temperature sensors that measure the temperature of an object within 150 degree field of view, as well as the ambient temperature, without the need to make contact with the object. In this video, Ian Williams, apps engineer in Precision Analog, demonstrates how to easily gauge the TMP006's field of view using a paper cone method. He also explains how you can design a metal cover with an aperture that allows you to restrict...

  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    New research takes optimistic view of smart glass
    Published. December 4, 2012

    While price and production capacity remain batteries, a new report predicts annual demand will reach 3.1 million square meters annually by 2020, compared with just 110,000 square meters currently....

  • NextGenLog


    #MEMS: "Tini-tiny microphones go HD"
    Published. November 30, 2012

    When the iPhone 5 announced support for wideband voice, only Sprint in the U.S. supported it, but by this time next year nearly every carrier worldwide will be hawking the crystal clear sounds of HD audio.To meet that growing demand for wideband handsets, Bosch Group company Akustica has announced an extensive line of MEMS microphones that enable HD audio to be adapted to any smartphone, tablet or other mobile device: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLogAkustica sports a new family of HD mics with super-wide...

  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    General Electric Pitches an Industrial Internet
    Published. November 28, 2012

    With more sensors and more data, GE wants to wring efficiency from industrial systems.General Electric has a new name for where it thinks its business is headed: the “industrial Internet.”...

  • Anablog


    MEMS Motion sensors in gaming: $500M “Call of Duty” revenue will help drive what’s next in Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3
    Published. November 25, 2012

    The MEMS suppliers know where the money is with smart phones and tablets plus the gaming industry and you can be sure they are feverishly working on the next level of motion sensing to make gaming more realistic....

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    box2d forum registration question answers
    Published. November 24, 2012

    To register at there are difficult and annoying questions. But I solved one of them which was easiest for me, so I share in case someone else will want to register there: A ball of mass 3 kilograms begins falling with gravity of 10 meters per second squared. How ......

  • Electronics Design Articles

    Electronics Design Articles

    Industrial Monitoring and Control Needs Special Interface and Communications Links
    Published. November 12, 2012

    By Lou FrenzelIndustrial solutions that include a fast easy way to interface RTD sensors to equipment and how dual mode HSPA EV-DO M2M devices make applications more flexible....

  • EEBeat


    T-Minus 1 at Electronica: Digi-Key Pushing to Attract High-Mix, Low Volume Production Customers
    Published. November 12, 2012

    It’s the day before Electronica opens and it’s a misty/rainy, non-Chamber-of-Commerce type of day in Munich. But even for the most droopy—eyed, jet-lagged U.S. traveler arriving here, Electronica’s numbers are eye-opening:.  Over 2,500 exhibitors from 46 countries will be showing their latest wares, covering more than 140,000 square meters of exhibit space in 12 big [...]...

  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    “MicroFlix”…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family?
    Published. October 29, 2012

    If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading →...

  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    SpacePoint Technology from PNI Sensor Corporation
    Published. September 18, 2012

    Last week I had the opportunity of speaking with Becky Oh, CEO of PNI Sensor Corporation. Those who follow this column know that in the last couple of years I have become interested in the MEMS industry. It all started during the GlobalPress 2011 event, when I listened to a few presentations from MEMS technology companies. This industry is very interesting on a number of dimensions: the semiconductor technology they use, the physics of the devices they produce, the amazing complexities of their...

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #275 – PIR Sensor Teardown & Tutorial
    Published. May 8, 2012 Teardown Tuesday What’s inside a NESS Quantum Passive Infrared (PIR) pyroelectric motion sensor. How do they work? And what’s all this Fresnel lens stuff anyhow? For Meters and Sensors check out Measurement Systems....

  • AnalogTalk


    Opportunities expand in vehicles with rear-view cameras and mirrors
    Published. August 6, 2012

    Car electronics have made great strides in recent years.  Strategy Analytics recently released numbers that sensors within the automobile have grown year over year ~12%.  The major driver’s of this growth, which is expected to continue in the future, is fuel mileage, environmental and safety legislation in addition to many new comfort and convenience applications.  [...]...

  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Lattice Semiconductor Debuts Serial sub-LVDS Bridge Design for Sony IMX136, IMX104 Image Sensors
    Published. July 30, 2012

    Lattice Semiconductor introduced a serial sub-LVDS bridge reference design for the Sony IMX136 and IMX104 image sensors. Lattice’s image sensor bridge design helps engineers quickly introduce cameras based on the Sony IMX136 and IMX104. The image sensor bridge design is available now for download, and the MachXO2-1200 (featured in the reference design) is in full [...]...

  • Bob Duffy (Intel)

    Bob Duffy (Intel)

    Intel App Show 29: Developing Ultrabook Apps for Touch & Sensors Technologies
    Published. July 26, 2012

    Bob Duffy talks with Intel Engineer Daniel Holmlund, and show off an Ivy Bridge based Window 8 Ultrabook equipped with touch and sensor technology....

  • Gael Holmes Hofemeier (Intel)

    Gael Holmes Hofemeier (Intel)

    Detecting Ultrabook Sensors on Windows 8
    Published. July 26, 2012

    With the recent launch of the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors, Intel has introduced a new breed of Ultrabook and it’s a game-changer.  Ultrabooks and Convertibles based on the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors come with new touch and sensor features.  In this blog, we will focus on the sensors and how to detect their [...]...

  • Pallab's Place

    Pallab's Place

    Semicon2012 – EUV pushes out
    Published. July 24, 2012

    At this years Semicon in San Francisco, the focus on new items was the inclusion of MEMS, LEDs, Sensors and a start of the 450mm wafer movement, but EUV was still the “tech of the future”. While progress was made on the light sources for the imaging system, the challenge and costs of EUV blanks, [...]...

  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Low-power logic for steampunks
    Published. June 13, 2012

    MEMS relay-based devices offer the ultimate in subthreshold leakage: they don't have any. Design and technology advances are promising to overcome problems with reliability, design and speed, according to Tsu-Jae King Liu of UC Berkeley....

  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Trying to Make Sense of the Chaos – Impressions from Design West 2012
    Published. April 3, 2012

    Walking the show floor of "Design West," the show formerly known as "Embedded Systems Conference," I was as confused as ever. This was the most diverse exhibition I have ever been to. The 222 exhibitors varied from vendors offering system-level modeling with UML/SysML, lifecycle tracking, automated test and verification tools, compilers, operating systems and related services, board design and microcontrollers to exhibitors sorted by application domain in zones for "Multi-core,"...

  • John Day

    John Day

    Continental pushes passive safety
    Published. July 6, 2012

      Continental has formed a Passive Safety & Sensorics (PSS) business unit within its Chassis & Safety division. The firm said it did so because of the market trend of inertial sensors being integrated into airbag control units across a majority of vehicle platforms by 2016 to support electronic stability control (ESC). Continental also created [...]...

  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    Sensor Fusion
    Published. June 20, 2012

    Last week at Sensors Expo (, the entire MEMS industry was focused on sensor fusion, also referred to as combo sensors. Sensor fusion goes beyond simply integrating multiple sensors in a package or a system for area and power savings and includes incorporating data processing to enable more accurate sensing. Yole Development predicts that discrete [...]...

  • Fusion


    Adobe and AMD Bring OpenCL Powered Real-Time Editing and Effects to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
    Published. April 17, 2012

    If you’re a video editing geek like me, then it doesn’t get any better than the upcoming release of of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Sure, there’s the expected updates and improvements that we’re all looking forward to – like the great new sleek, highly intuitive and customizable user interface with a redesigned monitor panel, customized button bars and a new audio track design, improved meters and revamped mixer panel – but what really gets my heart racing is the newly enhanced Adobe Mercury...

  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Tanner EDA and SoftMEMS Host MEMS Co-Design Webinar
    Published. April 3, 2012

    Tanner EDA and SoftMEMS are hosting a webinar about eliminating bottlenecks in MEMS-IC co-design. The online seminar will take place April 10th at 8:30am Pacific time (11:30am Eastern time). The webcast will feature a presentation, demonstration, and live Q&A session. Tanner EDA provide tools for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal integrated [...]...

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