Thinking Outside the Mobile ‘Box’

Written by: Karen Lightman, Executive Director, MEMS Industry Group (as published in Design News, August 1, 2013) By now you’ve probably figured out that there are a bunch of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices inside smartphones and myriad other mobile consumer devices. But did you know that MEMS is also revolutionizing how dairy cows are managed […]

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Guest Blog – MEMS New Product Development, Critical Design and Process Steps for Successful Prototypes (Part 1)

David DiPaola, DiPaola Consulting, LLC, www.dceams.com In the third article of the MEMS new product development blog, critical design and process steps that lead to successful prototypes will be discussed.  These items include definition of the customer specification, product research, a solid model, engineering analysis to validate design direction, tolerance stacks, DFMEA, manufacturing assessment and […]

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Guest Blog: Tale of a Very Long Tail

Submitted by: Bryon Moyer, Editor of EE Journal. I cut my engineering teeth on programmable logic and circuit design (bipolar, ECL). Nothing happens in those fields without tools, and so we have a massive EDA industry. OK, not as massive as they might like, given their constant kvetching about how the market never seems to […]

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Big Mother Gets Street Smart

By Karen Lightman Originally posted as a guest blog on Design News.     You have probably heard of the concept of Big Mother as coined by Julie Ask of Forrester Research. Though it is not as ominous as Big Brother — which smacks of scary omniscience — there is still some interplay between technology […]

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FXLC95000CL Xtrinsic Intelligent Motion-sensing Platform – More than just a Smart Sensor

The following guest blog post, written by Freescale’s Michael E Stanley, originally appeared in The Embedded Beat on May 28, 2013. FXLC95000CL Xtrinsic intelligent motion-sensing platform – More than just a smart sensor Almost three years ago, I introduced you to the MMA955x intelligent 3-axis accelerometer (Evolving Intelligence with Sensors, June 2010).  Several weeks ago, […]

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