It’s almost obvious that this would be a problem. Well… part of it is obvious; part not so much.
What do accelerometers do? They measure acceleration – including periodic acceleration, more commonly known as vibration. Any vibration within the designed frequency range is subject to detection.
And what is the most prevalent kind of vibration? Sound. And what’s one really popular way to enjoy … Read More → "Cracking a WALNUT"
Calling all audiophiles, music lovers, and DJs in the crowd — this Fish Fry is for you! How can the audio quality of a million dollar professional mixing console be transformed into a mobile device? That may sound like an audio impossibility, but lossless high-resolution audio can now be held in the palm of your hand. In this week’s episode, Carl Alberty (Vice President – … Read More → "Bring Back That Vinyl Feelin’"
CQ CQ CQ – Calling CQ. This is 5G calling…
We’ve all heard it. 5G is coming. Maybe not soon, but as soon as we can get all those pesky technical issues worked out. Which pesky technical issues would those be? Glad you asked. It turns out that cramming a previously unfathomable amount of bandwidth over an unprecedented number of individual connections into … Read More → "Radio FPGA!"
“This goes to 11. It’s one better.” – Nigel Tufnel, “This Is Spinal Tap”
They say there are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary arithmetic and those who don’t. Over at the MIPI Alliance, they’ve gone one better, too.
If you’re not a follower of MIPI, this is the nonprofit group that defines interface … Read More → "Rock & Roll Engineering"
“I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.” – Bernard Manning
In the automotive industry, it’s called a model-year midcycle refresh. In the fashion trade, it’s an update. Cosmetic surgeons call it a facelift. In the software world, it’s a patch, an upgrade, or a “user-focused feature enhancement.”
For … Read More → "Making Your Phone Prettier"
It’s been quite a while since we looked at solid-state lithium batteries. They sounded like such a hot topic a few years ago, and then it got deafeningly quiet. Almost, anyway. A conversation with Ilika at the MEMS Executive Congress suggests that there may still be life in this technology.
We started the conversation back in 2012 after speaking with Read More → "Solid-State Lithium Battery Renaissance?"