Tag Archives: Sensors

Make it Small, Make it Fast, Make it First: Miniaturizing IoT Designs

Summary

As we wirelessly connect more and more devices to the Internet, electronics engineers face several challenges, including packaging a radio transmitter into existing device real estate and the demand to build increasingly smaller devices. In this webinar, we’ll explore some of the obstacles that come with the size expectations of IoT designs, from concerns around antenna integration to new packaging options that can help solve issues like detuning and size limitations.

Join our hour-long webinar on January 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM and get your questions answered during our Live Q&A session at the end.

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TDK Swears by Sensor Fusion in $1.3 Billion Deal for InvenSense

Sensor fusion, a technology that merges data from multiple sensors to make unique conclusions, was the hidden gem in TDK’s recent acquisition of InvenSense, a maker of gyroscopes and other motion sensors.
TDK agreed last week to pay $1.3 billion for InvenSense, one of the largest makers of gyroscopes for measuring motion and rotation, sending a signal that it wants to prevent machines from ever losing their bearings. It plans to do so with technology that simulates how human senses work in tandem.
The acquisition is one of the smaller deals in a semiconductor industry that has consolidated around slowing sales and the rising cost of product development. But it also marks a big bet on sensor fusion, a technology that coordinates different sensors to compute something more than could be determined by a lone device.

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Build a 6LoWPAN wireless sensor network

The STM32 Open Development Environment provides developers with end-to-end solutions to explore and validate design concepts. Using a combination of ODE components, it’s now possible to build a wireless sensor network based on 6LoWPAN connectivity leveraging a wide range of sensor technologies and make sensor data accessible via the Internet for further use through a Wi-Fi bridge.

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