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Kionix Takes MEMS Inertial Sensors to CES

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Ann R. Thryft
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MEMS gyroscopes a major breakthrough
Ann R. Thryft   1/10/2012 3:58:44 PM
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I find the idea of MEMS gyroscopes both amazing and a really important breakthrough. For one thing, they're behind the unusual abilities of the Japanese flying robot sphere I wrote about:

"On the ground, on another surface, or in the air, if it runs into an object and gets jostled, the sphere can right itself and keep flying via its three on-board gyro sensors."

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=235083

But they're also being used in all kinds of motion-sending medical devices, and in a lot of other apps, too.


Alexander Wolfe
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Sensors in Design conference
Alexander Wolfe   1/10/2012 5:52:47 PM
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Readers of this story will also be interested in our upcoming conference, which has a MEMS track.

Looking to enhance your next generation systems through the use of sensors? Look no further than the Sensors in Design conference produced by Design News and EE Times.  The conference will take place March 28-29, 2012 in San Jose. Visit www.SensorsInDesign2012.com to learn more.

Charles Murray
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Applications?
Charles Murray   1/11/2012 10:45:28 PM
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What are the applications for a 4 X 4 mm ASIC package that incorporates a three-axis accelerometer wire bonded to a three-axis gyroscope? Why would anyone need that kind of size combined with that kind of capability?

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