Saturday, October 18, 2008
When the sensor detects a possible free-fall event of the notebook, it automatically prompts the system to move the magnetic read/write head of the hard0disk drive to a safe position before hitting the ground thereby maintaining data integrity.
- MEMS Switch and Varicap Market 2008
- MEMS for Cell Phones 2008
- MIS 08 Status of the MEMS industry
- IMU MArket 2007-2012
- WMEM 08- World MEMS Equipment & Materials Market
The new microphone (ADMP412 PDM) has digital output, extremely good signal-to-noise 61-dB A-weighted, is capable of high-fidelity audio-video playback, conference calling, voice recognition, VoIP compliant and is aimed specifically at the consumer product market.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The system called "Insight™ eNO System" consists of a sol-gel deposited porous glass matrix permeable to nitric oxide which contains specific protein molecules reacting with nitric oxide. This porous matrix allows for a certain portion of light to pass through it and the absorption rate being propotional to the concentration of nitric oxide in the matrix.
The reported measurement sensitivity for these sensors is in the area of several parts per billion (ppb) and very specific to nitric oxide due to the proteins used.
Sadly their website does not give any information about how exactly this system works.
But another pretty cool product they presented earlier this year is a digestible pill which communicates with a patch outside the body allowing for correlation of the condition of the patient and the medication. So this new congestive heart faluire treatment system is quite likely based on a very similar type of technology.
Monday, October 13, 2008
They are quite small (9 x 5.5 x 2 cm) but still a bit larger than the usually quotes "pack of cigarettes". The interesting part about the device is that it uses semiconductor lasers which are then processed by a MEMS scanner to produce SVGA (800x600) images in RGB colour.
The actual MEMS scanners have a total dimension of 1x1x0.5 cm each.
By using a combination of an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer apparently they can achieve a positional accuracy of 1m with and 3m without GPS signal present.
We are quite likely to see more and more applications of this kind of application in the near future for such applications as: consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace etc.
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