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Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
2/13/2013

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Automation & Control:
Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices
 
Analog Devices Inc.
ADXL362 Lowest Power MEMS Accelerometer
Analog Devices introduces the industry's lowest power MEMS accelerometer, the ADXL362. The ADXL362, 3-axis, digital MEMS accelerometer operates at 300 nA in motion sensing wake-up mode, consuming 60 percent less current than the closest competing sensor in the same mode. In full measurement mode, the ADXL362 uses 2 μA at a 100 Hz data rate, using 80 percent less power than competing MEMS accelerometers operating at the same frequency. This extremely low power consumption allows the ADXL362 to be used in applications that require battery life expectancy of months or years, and where battery replacement can be impractical or dangerous to the equipment or operator. Examples include hearing aids, home healthcare devices, and motion-enabled metering or power save switches.

The ADXL362 consumes 270 nA when in motion triggered wake-up mode. Unlike accelerometers that use power duty cycling to achieve low power consumption, the ADXL362 does not alias input signals by undersampling; it samples the full bandwidth of the sensor at all data rates. The ADXL362 always provides 12-bit output resolution; 8-bit formatted data is also provided for more efficient single-byte transfers when a lower resolution is sufficient. Measurement ranges of  plus or minus 2 g,  plus or minus 4 g, and  plus or minus 8 g are available, with a resolution of 1 mg/LSB on the  plus or minus 2 g range. For applications where a noise level lower than the normal 550 μg/√Hz of the ADXL362 is desired, either of two lower noise modes (down to 175 μg/√Hz typical) can be selected at minimal increase in supply current.

Other features enabling true system level power reduction include a deep multimode output FIFO, a built-in micropower temperature sensor, and several activity detection modes including adjustable threshold sleep and wake-up operation that can run as low as 270 nA at a 6 Hz (approximate) measurement rate.

Automation & Control:

Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices


Analog Devices Inc.

ADXL362 Lowest Power MEMS Accelerometer

Analog Devices introduces the industry’s lowest power MEMS accelerometer, the ADXL362. The ADXL362, 3-axis, digital MEMS accelerometer operates at 300 nA in motion sensing wake-up mode, consuming 60 percent less current than the closest competing sensor in the same mode. In full measurement mode, the ADXL362 uses 2 μA at a 100 Hz data rate, using 80 percent less power than competing MEMS accelerometers operating at the same frequency. This extremely low power consumption allows the ADXL362 to be used in applications that require battery life expectancy of months or years, and where battery replacement can be impractical or dangerous to the equipment or operator. Examples include hearing aids, home healthcare devices, and motion-enabled metering or power save switches.

The ADXL362 consumes 270 nA when in motion triggered wake-up mode. Unlike accelerometers that use power duty cycling to achieve low power consumption, the ADXL362 does not alias input signals by undersampling; it samples the full bandwidth of the sensor at all data rates. The ADXL362 always provides 12-bit output resolution; 8-bit formatted data is also provided for more efficient single-byte transfers when a lower resolution is sufficient. Measurement ranges of ±2 g, ±4 g, and ±8 g are available, with a resolution of 1 mg/LSB on the ±2 g range. For applications where a noise level lower than the normal 550 μg/√Hz of the ADXL362 is desired, either of two lower noise modes (down to 175 μg/√Hz typical) can be selected at minimal increase in supply current.

Other features enabling true system level power reduction include a deep multimode output FIFO, a built-in micropower temperature sensor, and several activity detection modes including adjustable threshold sleep and wake-up operation that can run as low as 270 nA at a 6 Hz (approximate) measurement rate.

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Elizabeth M
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Well done!
Elizabeth M   2/13/2013 7:27:41 AM
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Congratulations to all the well-deserving winners. It's fascinating to see the cool design work being accomplished now that will take us into the future.

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Golden Mousetrap Awards
apresher   2/13/2013 8:38:03 AM
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Congratulations to the Golden Mousetrap winners, and especially the group in Automation and Control. It's important to recognize design innovation and excellence, and the contributions that design engineers are making.

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richnass   2/13/2013 9:10:53 AM
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It was definitley a great night of celebration for all the winners and finalists. And the recipient of the Rising Engineering Star award, Punya Prakash, was so gracious and captivating in her acceptance speech. Congrats to all!

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Charles Murray   2/13/2013 10:14:16 AM
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Kudos to all the winners and to a strong group of very worthy finalists, as well. And, yes, Punya's acceptance speech was the highlight of the evening.  

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Ann R. Thryft   2/13/2013 11:15:24 AM
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Congrats to the winners in every category, and thanks to Rich, Al Schmidt, Jenn, Lauren, and everyone else who made it all go smoothly. Punya Prakash completely deserved the RES award. I admit I voted for her, but to meet her in person and see her gracious and inspiring acceptance speech was an amazing experience. I think we've started something big and I'm glad to have been there.

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Awesome Venue for Technology Accomplishments
Nancy Golden   2/13/2013 11:37:43 AM
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What a great way to bring these technological accomplishments to the forefront - I really appreciate a venue that allows hardworking designers creating innovative products to showcase their efforts and there is some fantastic work here. I was thinking it would be really neat to do this at another level with high school kids. We already have science fairs and robotic competitions but wouldn't it be cool for sponsoring companies to help budding engineers actually bring their inventions to the marketplace?

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Re: Awesome Venue for Technology Accomplishments
sensor pro   2/17/2013 8:38:46 PM
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Very nice limeup. I also agree wih you that more firms should participate or help in bringing these projects to the marketplace.

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Interesting Stuff
notarboca   2/16/2013 10:31:44 AM
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Wow, a great variety of science and engineering concepts at their best, then turned into reality.  I can't wait to see the outcome of next year's awards!

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Hearltly Congrats
Mydesign   2/18/2013 3:18:50 AM
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Congrats for all the winners. Lauren, I hope we can see the details of all winning projects through various blogs.

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Re: Hearltly Congrats
semirsom   7/24/2013 10:00:46 PM
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Karen Dieringer
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Congrats To The Winners
Karen Dieringer   2/18/2013 2:32:35 PM
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Congratulations to all the winners of the Golden Mousetrap Awards!  Awesome lineup...thanks to Design News for selecting Mcloone as a finalist!

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