ADI's new product, a member of the company's iSensor family, is said to be the first-ever programmable MEMS gyro. Moreover, it also plows new ground by providing users with an inexpensive, pre-calibrated gyro. "There are a lot of applications where gyros could have served in the past, but the customers didn't have in-house calibration capability," says Scannell of ADI. "If you can give them a calibrated part that's relatively easy to design in, then you've eliminated a major barrier for them." ADI's new programmable sensor contains all of the embedded calibration, tuning and control functionality needed to detect system rotation. Get more information on ADI's programmable MEMS gyro.
University of Southampton researchers have come up with a way to 3D print transparent optical fibers like those used in fiber-optic telecommunications cables, potentially boosting frequency and reducing loss.
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