Continuing Education Center
Content posted in April 2012
Part V: Integrating MEMS Technology Into Systems
Continuing Education Center 4/27/2012
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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