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Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are very small electromechanical devices. Common devices made using the technology include accelerometers, gyroscopes and microphones.

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MPU9250 Gyro Calibration-Offset

I'm working with mpu9250 gyroscope and I got fine measurements for beginning period (few minutes). I calculated offset at start in manner to average sum of first 1000 results from mpu9250 gyro. But If ...
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Durability of SMD MEMS pressure sensors in pure oxygen enviroment

I have a question regarding durability/reliability of COTS SMD mems pressure sensors in oxygen rich (basically 100%) atmosphere under pressure of 1bar/1atm and temperature around 20C/293K. Sensor ...
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What do these question marks next to heater resistance mean?

This is from a sensor called MQ306A used for sensing gas. My problem is that this same series of sensors from the MQ category have the same tin dioxide layer but they claim to sense various gases. How ...
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Do MEMS accelerometers have a lower frequency limit?

Being a higher level programmer by education I have no deeper knowledge of electronics and electromechanics, so feel no obligation to answer this. I'm wondering about MEMS accelerometers. I heard a ...
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Si5350 Driven by MEMS oscillator

I'd like to drive an Si5350 with a MEMS oscillator instead of a crystal for environmental robustness purposes. The Si5350 FAQ says that a CMOS input may be used instead of a crystal so long as the ...
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STM32 MEMS microphone - weird output

I have an STM32f407vgt development board that has a MEMS microphone (MP45DT02) on it. I aim to take processable data from this microphone. STM32 provides PDMtoPCM conversion library and I2S ...
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How to convert pixel map to voltage/angles?

My end goal is trying to get something rendered using lasers and a MEMS scanning mirror. There are not that many resources online for this, but it seems like the basic idea is pretty applicable to ...
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Signal conditioning of the acceleration data from the ADXL 354

My project consists of the detection of a leak in a pipe using the vibration methode. I am using the MEMS accelerometer ADXL354. I selected the +/- 2g range. My problem is that the static acceleration ...
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How are objects rendered with a MEMS mirror for AR?

This question is an intersection of both hardware and software. I am trying to understand the theory of AR technology, but hitting some roadblocks and cannot find any good online resources that talk ...
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What changes when you modify gyro/accelerometer/magnetometer range?

In hobby-grade MEMS IMUs and MARGS such as MPU-6050, you can change certain registers on the chip and modify the sensor's range. For example 2 g or 8 g for an accelerometer. Of course, because the ADC ...
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Frequency response of accelerometer MMA7361L

In order to create the model of the MEMS accelerometer MMA7361L I'm going to need the frequency response of it, but I don't have access to the university lab to use the oscilloscope because of the ...
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What is the output voltage and current necessary to operate the MEMS mirror?

I am trying to develop a driver to control a MEMS mirror by Mirrorcle. The specific component is A8L2.2-5000AU-TINY48.4. The data sheet only includes VdifferenceMax and and frequency information, but ...
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What does ST mean with “Temperature Offset” for the temperature sensor in their IMUs?

When reading the datasheet of the LSM6DSO32 IMU I noticed on p. 29 the characteristics of the integrated temperature sensor (see screenshot below): The sensor gives a digital reading of 0 for a ...
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Pressure sensor without using MEMS chips [closed]

I'd like to figure out how to make a pressure sensor for very low cost (essentially disposable), mass produced piece of medical equipment. The problem: this can't use any parts which aren't already ...
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MPU 6050 accelerometer generating gaussian noise with strange gaps

I was using an GY-521 accelerometer/gyroscope module in order to provide inertial tracking. The GY-521 interfaces with an Arduino which sends data over a serial connection. I convert these values into ...
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Is it possible to set up multiple wake up interrupts on STM32. ? How to manage multiple sensor reading intervals?

I am new to developing applications on STM32 development boards. Currently i have STM32 IoT discovery kit. I am able to configure all the sensors and read data. I am interested in low power design ...
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Considerations for transmitting the signal from a MEMS microphone over a short cable?

In my application I have the signals from 6 analog MEMS microphones (CUI Devices CMM-3729AT-42108-TR), each amplified by a pair of op-amps in a voltage follower -> inverting amp configuration. The ...
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How can I add (kHz to MHz) high voltage signal to a high voltage DC offset?

I am working with MEMS structures and need to move a device (switch) in a operating point with quite high offset. (150V DC offset and a voltage swing of 60V) To generate the high HF Voltage (up to ...
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Capacitance calculation of comb-drive actuator

I just want to make sure that I am performing this calculation correctly... From this COMSOL study, I gathered the following info... $$C_t = N\frac{\varepsilon_o\varepsilon_rl_ot}{d}$$ $$C_f = \...
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LSM303CTR 3-wire SPI and I2C - conceptual problem

I'm trying to interface LSM303CTR e-compass from ST-microelectronics with microcontroler. Due to design limitations I have to use 4-wire SPI. This MEMS device has option to switch beetween 3-wire ...
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MEMS Oscillator not running, why?

For the latest iteration of my prototype, I replaced a quartz oscillator with (what I thought would be) a drop-in MEMS replacement: the DSC6013CI2A-033.0000. It is suppling a 33 MHz clock to a TLC5955 ...
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Why are MEMS in QFN packages?

I've seen that many (if not all of them) MEMS, like accelerometers, they are only available in QFN packages. Why is that?
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How is Gyro drift error related to error in velocity and position?

While reading about IMU on wikipedia I found this about its disadvantages: "A constant error in attitude rate (gyro) results in a quadratic error in velocity and a cubic error growth in position." ...
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Frequency response of MEMS sensor in datasheet

I am looking for a MEMS acceleration sensor and the frequency range of 0 to 20 Hz is required. But after checking a lot of datasheets I am confused. Because in most datasheets I am unable to find any ...
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Invensense MPU9150 Accelerometer Raw Values Even

I've been working on pulling data from an MPU-9150 for a data filtering project, and I ran into a issue that I'm not sure of the cause. When I set the accelerometer to ±2g or ±4g range, all the raw ...
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Signal conditioning for 2SMPP-03 Pressure sensor

I am wanting to develop a circuit that accurately measures 15 Omron 2SMPP-03 sensors within its full range of -50KPA to 50KPA. Could someone give me a head start or refer me to some information on how ...
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LSM303C temperature sensor

I'm trying to read the temperature sensor from the LSM303C. I have enabled the sensor and can see the values move when the temperature is changed. But, the format of the sensor data is not provided by ...
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Why the prevelance of mechanical oscillators in electronic circuits?

The clock sources in modern electronics seem to come invariably from quartz and MEMS oscillators, both of which generate vibrations mechanically. The amplitude and frequency of the vibration are ...
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Sampling DC and AC components of capacitive sensor

I'm using a MEMS capacitive pressure sensor SCB10H. As I understand it, I can wire it up in one of two ways. Either I can measure the absolute capacitance using a chip like the TI FDC1004. In this ...
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How do we extract the etchant after it is stopped at the boron layer in MEMs fabrication process?

Dopant-Selective etch stop method is where we create a layer of highly doped boron in the substrate to stop the etching process at that exact layer, but when that cavity is created the etchants are ...
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Replacement of MEMS gyroscope with better less noise devices [closed]

Is there any good replacement for MEMS based 6 or 9 degree of freedom gyroscope to use with Arduino ? I read that most of MEMS are not reliable regarding the values, with slow reading and high noise ...
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How do we measure capacitance by change in vibration

A capacitively based MEMS affinity glucose sensor. link to the IEEE paper, from where I've got this doubt. The gold electrodes are separated with some distance and the permalloy is vibrating with ...
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Why does my smartphone level app require calibrating? [closed]

Doing some housework the other day I downloaded an app to my smartphone that included a level for measuring tilt. The app requires me to calibrate the level by first placing my phone on a perfectly ...
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How to find the actual measurement range of a temperature sensor, HTS221?

I am considering to buy the HTS221 Digital Temperature and Humidity Sensor by STMicroelectronics. The datasheet says the operating temperature of the sensor is from -40°C to 120°C. But on page 33 of ...
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Understanding Pressure MEMS Technical Information (Relative and Absolute Accuracy)

In my research, I use smartphones pressure sensor data, and I need to understand their errors and limitations. I found the technical chart for the sensor: But I don't really understand the meaning of ...
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Why are accelerometers (and other MEMS devices) so rarely integrated into components?

With the way things are headed, more and more functionality moves into a single chip each year. However, one thing that seems to remain completely untouched by this is MEMS devices like accelerometers ...
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How to improve AHRS algorithm

I'm currently working on a project with multiple IMUs mounted on moving vehicle estimating their pose. I've just read about AHRS algorithms. So I have two questions about them: Since my data is pre-...
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Reading FIFO in LSM6DS3

What is the difference between reading the FIFO registers(FIFO_DATA_OUT_L,FIFO_DATA_OUT_H) and Sensor output registers(OUTX_L_XL to OUTZ_H_XL) both are same?which is recommended to get the raw data ...
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Interrupt and FIFO settings in LSM6DS3

Requirement: Need to use only accelerometer in LSM6DS3 at 104 Hz in 2g full-scale mode and FIFO in Continuous mode. Interrupt should be generated every 320 msec. Understanding: For every 1 sec there ...
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How can I keep stable position of my drone? How can I detect bias of them?

I am just a little bit worried about my research because I feel stuck in one point and I can't find the exit door. My question is about this: I will design a drone and the professor wants that ...
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Measuring High Speed Angular Velocity 20,000+ rps

I'm looking for a way of measuring angular velocity in a spinning object at high speeds - up to 25,000 degrees per second. There's ridiculously expensive gyros in the market that can do this, but I'm ...
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Dynamic Voltage controlled Capacitor

I need a sinusoidal varying capacitor to test a differential capacitance circuit. I will use the circuit to test MEMS gyroscope/accelerometer capacitance change. But right now I do not have the ...
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Is it possible to align a mems gyro to approximately true north with no external data input?

Is it possible to align a mems gyro to approximately true north with no external data input - ie nothing input by the user. I want to put a mems gyro/acc ship on a board and mount the board to a ...
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How to check if MEMS microphone is working?

I am using a MEMS microphone that I got from Digi Key ( Part Number: 1428-1021-1-ND). I soldered the mic on a PCB board using hot-air and then add an amplifier to increase the gain (Operational ...
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Is IMU sensitivity always equal to FS / resolution?

I'm in the process of evaluating MEMS IMUs for a new design. According to this post, if a Gyroscope's range is ±250°/s, and its resolution is 16-bit (0-65535), then sensitivity can be calculated as: \...
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How do I attach my MEMS device to a PCB? I do not have access to a die bonding machine

I want to connect the MEMS device electrically to a PCB through Au wire bonds. I have designed the PCB for the MEMS device to mount on. I would like to know if there is any way I can align and bond my ...
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Compensating for MEMS Gyroscopic drift

I'm new to IMUs and know that they are prone to high drift, which depends on Temperature, White Noise and Time, but the most uncertain drift is caused by time, and under certain circumstances, drift ...
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Does multiple IMU increase accuracy

I'm just starting up with IMU's and I really want to work on my own flight controller, but a question always hits my mind and I am not able to find answer anywhere, so I'm here. Will multiple IMUs ...
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wrong voltage when splitting from 5V to 3.3V [duplicate]

I am trying to connect the MMA5452Q accelerometer to arduino on 5V (later it will be substituted with attiny85, hence the 5V voltage). It works just fine when i supply arduino's 3.3V. When i try the ...
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Angle Random Walk Noise - MEMS Gyro Error sources

I am working in a implementation of a Dead Reckoning approach in a simulator. In order to take values more realistics I am considering this MEMS gyroscope (SMI130). In this document is given this ...