Keyword: Microelectromechanical devices

Articles: Semiconductors & ICs

This article is a marked departure from my annual reporting on the past year’s performance of the health of the MEMS industry vis-à-vis my MEMS Industry Commercialization Report Card. [1] ...

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The engine is approximately 10 billion times smaller than a car engine.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This robot can run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and turn on a dime.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A tiny sensor chip records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The MPS Flammable Gas Sensor can detect and identify the concentrations of 12 of the most common combustible gases,
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center developed designs for two micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) motion and position sensors: a single-axis accelerometer and a gyroscope....

Briefs: Materials
A newly developed architected metamaterial has the ability to change shape in a tunable fashion.
Briefs: Materials
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
Technology Leaders: Wearables
A far infrared temperature sensor is small in size but big in performance.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director of SEMI’s MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), talks about the current state of the MEMS industry and trends for the future,
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Soldiers tend to dodge, dive, duck, and run, creating motion measurement challenges.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A cryptographic ID tag, a high-reliability NASA switch, and a stretchable thermoelectric generator...
Briefs: Motion Control
The gyroscope is smaller than a grain of rice — about 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device.
Briefs: Automotive
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
Q&A: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sherry Towfighian and her team made a big improvement on how microphones are manufactured.
Articles: Test & Measurement

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

Briefs: Transportation

A high-sensitivity and low-noise MEMS accelerometer was developed using multi-layer metal structures composed of multiple metal layers. The accelerometer achieves 1 μG level resolution that has...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

At the scale of bridges or buildings, the most important force that engineered structures need to deal with is gravity. But at the scale of microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS) — devices like...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
There is increasing demand in many high-end commercial and industrial markets for precision motion sensing for a diversity of applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Microchannels fabricated into a silicon-Pyrex wafer with a diameter of 75 m and total channel length of 40, 60, 80, or 100 mm — characterized by specialized microbeads...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

Medical ventilation technology has come far since the original iron lung was first used more than 90 years ago. Using negative pressure to ventilate, the patient was...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

An ultra-low-power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences. Combined with new generations of...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The 2019 Sensors Expo and Conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA from June 25 – 27. Both the expo and conference are excellent opportunities to get a good sense of important sensor...