Part V: Integrating MEMS Technology Into Systems
Continuing Education Center 4/27/2012 353 comments In this session, you will understand the requirements and challenges for successful integration of MEMS into your system designs. We'll also review the concepts and offer prescriptive advice to sum up this week's series of five lectures.
Part III: MEMS in Consumer Electronics I - Taxonomy of Motion Sensors
Continuing Education Center 4/25/2012 421 comments In this session, you will become acquainted with the MEMS devices that sense motion: accelerometers, gyroscopes, and inertial measurement units (IMUs). You'll also understand how motion sensors have enabled exciting new features in mobile phones, gaming consoles, and other consumer devices.
Introduction: What Is MEMS?
Continuing Education Center 4/23/2012 519 comments In this session, you'll learn the basics of MEMS technology. You'll gain an understanding of the history and on-going evolution of MEMS, as well as important differences between MEMS sensors and standard integrated circuits.
Part III: ZigBee & Wireless Sensor Networks
Continuing Education Center 4/11/2012 504 comments In this session, you'll learn about ZigBee and other wireless protocols used for sensors and controls. You'll also understand the differences among them, as we compare ZigBee to Bluetooth and to proprietary wireless technologies used for a variety of low-power applications.
Part II: What You Need to Know about 802.11
Continuing Education Center 4/10/2012 576 comments In this session, you'll understand the alphabet soup of 802.11 specifications, including existing and emerging standards for transmission, security, and QoS. You'll also learn how different WiFi technologies fit together to serve factories, enterprises, hotspots, and wireless broadband.
Introduction: Fundamentals of Wireless
Continuing Education Center 4/9/2012 647 comments In this session, you will learn about the mainstream wireless technologies and their applications in the real world. We will cover the fundamentals of 21st century radios, including OFDM, MIMO, and smart antenna techniques, and you'll also get an overview of mainstream wireless standards.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.