Electromechanical http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25793/more en Sensors Cast Light on Gesture Control http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/sensors-cast-light-gesture-control <div class="node-body article-body">The latest effort in gesture-controlled computing, a laser scanner has been developed that transforms any surface into a virtual user interface. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/sensors-cast-light-gesture-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/sensors-cast-light-gesture-control#comments Hot Topics Products Analog Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:40:00 +0000 912761 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Bosch Sensortec).</p> A Circuit for Sensors that Never Stop Listening http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/circuit-sensors-never-stop-listening <div class="node-body article-body">The circuit, which consumes little more than the power of a human cell, is one of the latest efforts to extend the battery life of sensors.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/circuit-sensors-never-stop-listening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/circuit-sensors-never-stop-listening#comments Hot Topics IoT Products Electromechanical Embedded Microcontrollers Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:10:00 +0000 912151 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: Checking Out the Latest Transportation Technologies http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-latest-transportation-technologies <div class="node-body gallery-body">Self-driving cars were the rage at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, but there were many more transportation technologies on display as well.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-latest-transportation-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-latest-transportation-technologies#comments Automotive Hot Topics Products Medical Electromechanical Embedded Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:35:00 +0000 911131 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: Checking Out the Latest Consumer Drones http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-latest-consumer-drones <div class="node-body gallery-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong saw quite a bit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Here are some of the drones he came across. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-latest-consumer-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-latest-consumer-drones#comments Hot Topics Products Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:20:00 +0000 911001 at http://electronicdesign.com Sensors Bring Spectral Analysis to the Palm of Your Hand http://electronicdesign.com/analog/sensors-bring-spectral-analysis-palm-your-hand <div class="node-body article-body">Austria's Ams has released a pair of tiny spectral sensors for on-the-go analysis of foods or pharmaceuticals.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/sensors-bring-spectral-analysis-palm-your-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/sensors-bring-spectral-analysis-palm-your-hand#comments Hot Topics IoT Products Analog Mobile Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:35:00 +0000 910281 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Sensor Interface Relieves Complexity from Smartphones to Cars http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/sensor-interface-relieves-complexity-smartphones-cars <div class="field-deck"> With sensors pushing further into smartphones and other devices, an interface from the MIPI Alliance could limit the complexity and power consumption that come with pinning them to processors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The MIPI Alliance, which specializes in chip-to-chip interfaces, recently unsealed its new I3C standard, which had only been available to members.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/sensor-interface-relieves-complexity-smartphones-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/sensor-interface-relieves-complexity-smartphones-cars#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Medical Mobile Electromechanical Embedded Interconnects Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:45:00 +0000 910021 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/oliver_leitzgen/" target="_blank">Oliver Leitzgen</a>, Creative Commons).</p> The Chemical Tests of the Future Could Move onto Chips http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/chemical-tests-future-could-move-chips <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers are increasingly finding ways to reduce the size of sensors that measure chemical levels in fluids. A new design from the Holst Center can be integrated on a chip for monitoring water quality or other fluids.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/chemical-tests-future-could-move-chips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/chemical-tests-future-could-move-chips#comments Products Electromechanical Embedded Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:20:00 +0000 907511 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Imec and the Holst Centre).</p> Piezo Disks Deliver Vertical Haptic Feedback http://electronicdesign.com/components/piezo-disks-deliver-vertical-haptic-feedback <div class="node-body article-body">TDK uses piezo electric disks to deliver vertical haptic feedback efficiently and compactly. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/piezo-disks-deliver-vertical-haptic-feedback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/piezo-disks-deliver-vertical-haptic-feedback#comments Automotive Medical Mobile Components Electromechanical Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:39:00 +0000 908591 at http://electronicdesign.com TDK Swears by Sensor Fusion in $1.3 Billion Deal for InvenSense http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/tdk-swears-sensor-fusion-13-billion-deal-invensense <div class="node-body article-body">The technology behind sensor fusion was the hidden gem in TDK's recent acquisition of InvenSense, a maker of gyroscopes and other motion sensors.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/tdk-swears-sensor-fusion-13-billion-deal-invensense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/tdk-swears-sensor-fusion-13-billion-deal-invensense#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Analog Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:30:00 +0000 906371 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="28" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/robgreen/" title="Go to Robert Basic's photostream">Robert Basic</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Device Harvests Energy from Wind, Rain, or Smartphone Scrolling http://electronicdesign.com/power/device-harvests-energy-wind-rain-or-smartphone-scrolling <div class="node-body article-body">The new device contrasts from other methods of harvesting energy from motion. Penn State researchers say that current technology draws from constant vibrations.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/device-harvests-energy-wind-rain-or-smartphone-scrolling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/device-harvests-energy-wind-rain-or-smartphone-scrolling#comments Hot Topics Analog Mobile Electromechanical Power Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:10:00 +0000 904641 at http://electronicdesign.com