BNO055 – Sensor Fusion in a package

General Description The BNO055 is the first in a new family of Application Specific Sensor Nodes (ASSN) implementing an intelligent 9-axis “Absolute Orientation Sensor”, which includes sensors and sensor fusion in a single package. The BNO055 is a System in Package (SiP), integrating a triaxial 12-bit accelerometer, a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope with a range of […]

BMX055 – Small, versatile 9-axis sensor module

The absolute orientation sensor BMX055 is a very small, 9-axis sensor, consisting of a triaxial 12bit acceleration sensor, a triaxial 16bit, ±2000°/s gyroscope and a triaxial geomagnetic sensor. The BMX055 allows accurate measurement of angular rate, acceleration and geomagnetic fields in 3 perpendicular axes within one device. Applications Navigation (in-door), dead-reckoning Augmented reality Human-machine interface […]

L2G3IS MEMS motion sensor: two-axis digital output gyroscope for optical image stabilization

The L2G3IS is a two-axis MEMS gyroscope for optical image stabilization applications. It includes a sensing element and an IC interface capable of providing the measured angular rate to the external world through an SPI digital interface. The unique sensing element is manufactured using a dedicated micromachining process developed by STMicroelectronics to produce inertial sensors […]

L2G2IS MEMS motion sensor: two-axis digital output gyroscope for gaming and OIS

The L2G2IS is a two-axis MEMS gyroscope for optical image stabilization applications. It includes a sensing element and an IC interface capable of providing the measured angular rate to the external world through an SPI digital interface. The unique sensing element is manufactured using a dedicated micromachining process developed by STMicroelectronics to produce inertial sensors […]

A3G4250D MEMS motion sensor: 3-axis digital output gyroscope

The A3G4250D is a low-power 3-axis angular rate sensor able to provide unprecedented stability at zero rate level and sensitivity over temperature and time. It includes a sensing element and an IC interface capable of providing the measured angular rate to the external world through a standard SPI digital interface. An I2C-compatible interface is also […]

Allan Variance Analysis of Random Noise Modes in Gyroscopes

Alexander A. Trusov, Ph.D. Alex.Trusov@gmail.com, AlexanderTrusov.com, MEMS.eng.uci.edu MicroSystems Laboratory, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of California, Irvine, CA, 92697, USA March 31, 2011 Bias Instability (BI) refers to the additive error in a gyroscope’s output with stochastic (random) characteristics. Different random noise modes (i.e. stochastic processes with different properties) dominate the overall gyroscope’s noise level […]

Radar enables active safety

By Mike Stanley Last week, at the electronica 2010 show in Munich, Freescale announced shipment of 77 GHz radar chipset samples to select customers for automotive safety applications.  This expands the Xtrinsic Sensing brand to encompass active safety issues such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, and side impact avoidance. Figure 1.  Active Safety […]

Freescale expands Xtrinsic sensing portfolio with intelligent radar technology

77 GHz silicon germanium chipset advances automotive safety by enabling vehicles to sense potential crash situations MUNICH (electronica 2010) – Nov. 9, 2010 – Freescale Semiconductor is now providing samples of 77 gigahertz (GHz) silicon germanium (SiGe) integrated chipsets to select customers for use in automotive radar systems. Freescale’s radar solutions provide long- and mid-range […]

MEMS Executive Congress

By Michael Stanley The 2010 MEMS Executive Congress is being held this week from Nov. 3-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Sponsored by the MEMS Industry Group, the conference brings together MEMS suppliers and end-users.  The Congress will include several panel discussions: Smart and Clean Energy: Enabled by MEMS Next-Generation Mobile Consumer MEMS Robotics & Intelligent Healthcare […]

MEMS Technology Summit

By Mike Stanley This week, Stanford University is hosting the MEMS Technology Summit. Event sponsors constitute a “who’s who” of the MEMS field.  The event itself is billed as a celebration of 25 years MEMS development dating back to the founding of NovaSensor by several of the event organizers. The MEMS Technology Summit will cover […]