OK – quiz time: what do you think the top three upcoming applications for semiconductors are going to be?
If one of the categories you named wasn’t “automotive,” then you’re not doing your part in the echo chamber. (And you didn’t read the title carefully.) Everyone knows that Christmas is coming to the electronics world as cars convert … Read More → "Will Cars Be a MEMS Sensor Bonanza?"
It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road. – Author Unknown
Hello, my name is Amelia and I have read at least four hundred press releases about automotive design this week. It seems that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show has been taken over by automotive design. But behind the pomp and sparkle of CES lies the … Read More → "Security from the Ground Up"
We’ve covered sound as a general topic quite a few times in these pages. When it comes to MEMS, however, most of that discussion has been around microphones. MEMS microphones have been a thing for a long time, even though advances continue.
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So you need a precise, stable frequency, eh? Like, how stable? PPM stable? No problem… PPB stable? And just a few PPBs? Hmmm… that’s going to be more difficult. (And expensive.)
There are many, many ways to establish a frequency, and we’ve looked at some of them before. SiTime, in particular, has continued to bulk up their offering … Read More → "It’s Getting Hot in Here"
“A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.” – Francis Picabia
The great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from. If you’re outfitting your “smart home,” you can select from underlying technologies like ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Thread, Insteon, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and assorted vendor-specific alternatives. It … Read More → "Z-Wave: Now with More Gecko!"