Ongoing Sensor Work

Reports from ISSCC

by Bryon Moyer

Wow. It’s been six years. Where has the time gone?

Six years ago, I attended a session on sensors at the ISSCC conference. I decided to do a series of articles on the various sensors that were presented. This was my intro to the world of sensors, and, since then, we have embraced sensors and MEMS as they have evolved into the bigger-picture internet-of-things (IoT) theme.

The sensors were newish and somewhat obscure at the time. MEMS then blew up huge, although, as with all favorite sons and daughters, there’s always the risk that a newborn will steal the attention. A year later, MEMS Industry Group (now MEMS and Sensors Industry Group) director Karen Lightman felt that the MEMS space was pushed aside for top attention honors by the notion of 450-mm wafers. But, in retrospect, she won: it’s 2017, and MEMS is still important. 450-mm wafers? Not so much.  Read More


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Ongoing Sensor Work

Posted on 03/23/17 at 12:13 PM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about the improvements being made to these sensors?

Is Exactly-Once Delivery Possible with MQTT?

Posted on 03/20/17 at 11:42 AM by dborisov

Thank you for great article! It really helps to understand QoS levels nuances!

Could you please describe does MQTT somehow specify what should happen if PUBCOMP missed in case of QoS 2?

I mean if receiver has sent PUBCOMP but ACK tcp packet missed a…

An Old Cantilever Is New Again

Posted on 03/20/17 at 11:09 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think of Menlo Micro's approach to RF and power (and other) switches?

Radio FPGA!

Posted on 03/20/17 at 4:01 AM by steverino

I would be curious as to whether Xilinx has made arrangements with third party vendors to have chip antennas ready to go with these parts.

A New IC Design Model

Posted on 03/14/17 at 9:06 PM by kevin

kevin
@Bryon - Wait, somebody is offering to replace you for FREE?!?! Why didn't I hear about this? (just kidding)

In our particular area of journalism, talent and expertise like Bryon's are rare and hard to come by at any price. We are lucky and thrilled t…

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