32.768 kHz MEMS resonator is only 0.9×0.6×0.3mm
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32.768 kHz MEMS resonator is only 0.9×0.6×0.3mm

Measuring just 0.9x0.6x0.3mm (50 % smaller than a conventional 32.768 kHz crystal resonator), the WMRAG series 32.768 kHz MEMS resonator is the world’s smallest, claims manufacturer Murata. Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto; Chairman of the...

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Wavecatcher – Acoustic cryptanalysis
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Wavecatcher – Acoustic cryptanalysis

Anfractuosity published a new project: “Acoustic cryptanalysis is a type of side channel attack that exploits sounds emitted by computers or other devices” Wavecatcher is a simple PCB that makes use of a MEMS ultrasound microphone, in order to capture audio to around 80kHz, with...

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MEMS technology shrinks loudspeakers
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MEMS technology shrinks loudspeakers

Miniature MEMS-based speakers could revolutionize speech and music reproduction in mobile communication devices. They combine the advantages of a large frequency bandwidth and high acoustic quality with the ability to generate very high sound levels. Nevertheless, they are so tiny that...

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IDT Announces High Performance MEMS Relative Humidity & Temperature Sensor
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IDT Announces High Performance MEMS Relative Humidity & Temperature Sensor

California based company, Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has recently announced their new HS300x family of MEMS high-performance relative humidity (RH) and temperature sensors of dimension 3.0 × 2.41 × 0.8 mm DFN-style 6-pin LGA. Currently, there are four devices in this...

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World’s Smallest MEMS Micro-Loudspeaker Saves 80 Percent More Energy
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World’s Smallest MEMS Micro-Loudspeaker Saves 80 Percent More Energy

STMicroelectronics along with the audio company USound has created the first MEMS (Micro ElectroMechnical Systems) micro-loudspeaker based on semiconductors. It’s the smallest loudspeaker in the world, but it can produce a powerful noise. MEMS makes it possible. The speakers are...

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Omron’s New Super-Sensitive, Non-Contact MEMS Temp Sensor
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Omron’s New Super-Sensitive, Non-Contact MEMS Temp Sensor

There’s a new addition to the Omron thermal sensor family. The D6T-1A-02 is the latest in sensory innovation with super-sensitive, infra-red (IR), non-contact temperature sensing capabilities using MEMS technology. The Omron D6T thermal sensor is ideal for building automation...

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Researchers Developed VO2 Based MEMS Mirror Actuator That Requires Very Low Power
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Researchers Developed VO2 Based MEMS Mirror Actuator That Requires Very Low Power

A joint research by the US Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate and Michigan State University have developed micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) actuator based on smart materials, specifically vanadium dioxide (VO2). In the room temperature, Vanadium dioxide exhibits...

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MEMS — A 22-billion-dollar-worth industry by 2018
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MEMS — A 22-billion-dollar-worth industry by 2018

Thanks to Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems MEMS technology, which will be a 22-billion-dollar-worth industry by 2018, our mobile phones are equipped with accelerometers and gyroscopes so they know the direction and rotate our mobile screen as needed. The applications of MEMS had expanded...

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