Yes, it is amazing, Chuck. I remember Moore's Law getting called dead 15 years ago. It seems as though the laws of physics have been bent to the will of Moore's Law. I believe that at some point there will be a leap in EV technology. But so far, it's been stubburn.
Halo Monitoring company in Huntsville, Al is working on a fall, detection system for the elderly. Although batteries are not required,, the ADXL326 can be used to determine! the position cart of an elevator as well.
The trend for semiconductor manufacturers is to develop electronic products that assist in reducing power consumption to converse batteries which is the primary source for today's consumer and medical products. Analog Devices is one of the leaders in low power semiconductor technology as illustrrated in their new wireless MEMs based accelerometer (ADXL362) product.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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