someone asked about specs - all manufacturers list their tested specs, but the problem is there is no current standard for testing MEMS motion sensors. So you need to read the data sheet with a skeptical eye, and many system integrators choose to evaluate the MEMS motion sensors themselves instead of believing the spec sheet. I'm not saying the mfgs are dishonest, just that there can be a bit of specmanship.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.