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 422 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 520 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 648 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.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.