Ongoing Sensor Work

Reports from ISSCC

by Bryon Moyer

Wow. It’s been six years. Where has the time gone?

Six years ago, I attended a session on sensors at the ISSCC conference. I decided to do a series of articles on the various sensors that were presented. This was my intro to the world of sensors, and, since then, we have embraced sensors and MEMS as they have evolved into the bigger-picture internet-of-things (IoT) theme.

The sensors were newish and somewhat obscure at the time. MEMS then blew up huge, although, as with all favorite sons and daughters, there’s always the risk that a newborn will steal the attention. A year later, MEMS Industry Group (now MEMS and Sensors Industry Group) director Karen Lightman felt that the MEMS space was pushed aside for top attention honors by the notion of 450-mm wafers. But, in retrospect, she won: it’s 2017, and MEMS is still important. 450-mm wafers? Not so much.  Read More


latest news

March 24, 2017

Dual Differential Amplifier/ADC Driver Delivers 10GHz Gain Bandwidth with 1.1nV/√Hz Noise

March 23, 2017

Renesas Joins LoRa Alliance™ to Accelerate Microcontroller Developments Supporting LoRaWAN™ for Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) Wireless Networks to Empower IoT Systems

STMicroelectronics Makes STM8 Microcontrollers Even Easier and Faster to Design with New Graphical Configurator

Ultrahaptics collaborates with MIT to bring mid-air haptics to the ‘ultimate display’

March 21, 2017

Industry’s first multiphase bidirectional current controller from TI

March 20, 2017

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Tackles Technical Challenges at Annual Technical Congress

Synopsys' New High-Performance Secure Module with Cryptography Acceleration Speeds Security Functions by 100x

STMicroelectronics Launches Tiny 2.6A Brushed DC Motor Driver for Portable, Battery-Powered IoT Devices

March 17, 2017

Green Hills Software and Imagination Announce INTEGRITY RTOS Support for MIPS I6400 CPU

KVH Announces New Versions of its DSP-1760 High-performance Single- and Multi-axis Gyros

March 16, 2017

Icon Labs Announces the First Complete Certificate Authority Solution for Internet of Things Manufacturers

March 15, 2017

congatec simplifies orchestration of wireless sensor networks

MEMS News Archive

Cypress Tames Two-Headed Monster

M4 + M0 Equals More

by Jim Turley

An Old Cantilever Is New Again

Menlo Micro Looks to Materials for a Better Switch

by Bryon Moyer

Teaching Machines to See

Xilinx Launches reVISION

by Kevin Morris

Bring Back That Vinyl Feelin'

Consumer Audio Gets Its Groove Back with Cirrus Logic

by Amelia Dalton

MEMS Article Archive

 

Editors' Blog

An Interesting – And Challenging – Take on Tech

posted by Bryon Moyer

I ran across a series that deals with some of the less-touted possible outcomes of the technology work we do. It’s actually a few years old, but, while edgy and possibly challenging for some to watch, I also found it thought-provoking. (1-Feb)

A More Secure Time Server

posted by Bryon Moyer

Time servers allow us to track multiple events from different systems and networks with a consistent time base. But an evildoer can flood such servers with requests, causing crashes. Microsemi has released a new time server that addresses this vulnerability. (13-Jan)

Fancy walking around with urine in your socks?

posted by Dick Selwood

A team at the University of the West of England has used urine driven microbial fuel cells in socks to generate enough current to send wireless signals. (11-Dec)

Through-The-Looking-Glass Security

posted by Bryon Moyer

While most security operations are intended to take place far from the light of day, that’s not always possible. If you know people can see what you’re computing, then obfuscation can help hide what you’re actually doing. Microsemi has helped explain how that obfuscation works. (16-Nov)

Sensory Listens to Your Voice

posted by Bryon Moyer

Voice processing for Things in the Internet of Things just got better with Sensory’s latest TrulyHandsFree release. (2-Nov)

MEMS Editors' Blog Archive

 

forum

Ongoing Sensor Work

Posted on 03/23/17 at 12:13 PM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about the improvements being made to these sensors?

Is Exactly-Once Delivery Possible with MQTT?

Posted on 03/20/17 at 11:42 AM by dborisov

Thank you for great article! It really helps to understand QoS levels nuances!

Could you please describe does MQTT somehow specify what should happen if PUBCOMP missed in case of QoS 2?

I mean if receiver has sent PUBCOMP but ACK tcp packet missed a…

An Old Cantilever Is New Again

Posted on 03/20/17 at 11:09 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think of Menlo Micro's approach to RF and power (and other) switches?

MEMS Forum Archive

subscribe to our IoT & MEMS newsletter



MEMS On Demand Archive


Login Required

In order to view this resource, you must log in to our site. Please sign in now.

If you don't already have an acount with us, registering is free and quick. Register now.

Sign In    Register