Housed in a 3 x 3 mm package, Freescale’s FXLN83xxQ accelerometer could hit a sweet spot for designers of industrial products, particularly those associated with the Internet of Things. (Source: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.)
Chuck, this type of advance can really change the way industrial sensors are designed. In the past one might have used some sort of shaft encoder, while now other types of sensors might be of interest.
As for the IoT, this is how it all starts. Lots of digital data which is easily transmitted and saved. Then you have to analyze it.
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