WiSpry and SkyeTek Release World’s First RF MEMS-Tuned UHF RFID Antenna

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WiSpry, Inc., the leader in high-performance tunable radio frequency micromechanical (RF MEMS) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today announced that SkyeTek, Inc. has leveraged the company’s adaptive antenna tuning technology to develop the first RF MEMS-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID) reader. The compact SkyeModuleTM Nova features WiSpry’s RF MEMS products, automatically correcting…

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Industry Survey: The Southwest Center for Microsystems Education

Submitted by The Southwest Center for Microsystems Education The Southwest Center for Microsystems Education, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center, is working on a project to better understand the current state of the micro and nanotechnology based industry technician workforce. Through this project, we aim to enable our center to best support Community…

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Building a virtual gyro

Originally posted by Michael E Stanley of Freescale Semiconductor in The Embedded Beat on Mar 12, 2013 In Orientation Representations Part 1 and Part 2, we explore some of the mathematical ways to represent the orientation of an object. Now we’re going to apply that knowledge to build a virtual gyroscope using data from a 3-axis accelerometer…

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The Zen of Sensor Design

Contributed by Mike Stanley Originally posted on Freescale’s Smart Mobile Devices Embedded Beat Blog About two years ago, I joined the Freescale sensors team, which focuses on accelerometers, pressure sensors, and touch sensors. Prior to that, I spent a number of years in the Freescale’s microcontroller solutions group, where I was an architect for several…

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Evolving Intelligence with Sensors

Contributed by Michael Stanley, Freescale Semiconductor Originally posted on Freescale’s Smart Mobile Devices Embedded Beat blog I’ve always been fascinated by electronic sensors. The idea of being able to measure and interact with the physical world appeals to the ten-year-old inside me. Not so long ago, if you needed to measure some physical quantity as an input…

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What in the World is Contextual Sensing?

Contributed by Michael Stanley, Freescale Semiconductor Originally posted on Freescale’s Smart Mobile Devices Embedded Beat blog You can’t use your phone, drive your car or even nuke a sandwich without relying on one or more electronic sensors to help you complete the task.  Their use has become ubiquitous, and most people are blissfully unaware of just…

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