Education and outreach are big parts of what many of us at Freescale do. Here's a quick run-down of sensor events in the recent past and near term future:
- On January 31, the IEEE formed working group P2700 to begin efforts to formalize "Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions". This document was first introduced by the MEMS Industry Group (MIG) last year. It was co-authored by my friends Ken Foust of Intel and and Carlos Puig of Qualcomm, and supported by eleven other companies operating in this space, including Freescale. You can find the MIG 1.0 draft here. I expect to see the same content fast-tracked through the IEEE approval process this year.
- On February 17, Matt Muddiman of Freescale presented "Applications and Commercial Issues", as part of the MEMS Education Series (hosted by Arizona Technology Council and MEMS Industry Group) in Scottsdale Arizona. Matt came away from the event impressed by the varied background of the attendees. This is often a hallmark of MIG-sponsored events.
- ARM hosted a Google+Hangout on Air event on February 18 entitled "Internet of Things: Complexity of software for Sensor Fusion". It was moderated by Will Tu of ARM. Panelists included Diya Soubra of ARM, Adrian Woolley of Atmel, Kevin Shaw of Sensor Platforms and myself. You can view view comments and YouTube video of the event by following the link above.
- The America's session of the Freescale Technology Forum will be held April 8-11 in Dallas. Freescale will be hosting 10 sensor specific sessions, as well as 7 sensor-specific demos in the technology lab. I will be teaching two of those classes and on-hand in the Tech Lab a good portion of the week. I hope you can join us.
FTF Session Number
Xtrinsic Sensing: An Introduction to Intelligent Sensing Framework (ISF)
Xtrinsic Sensing: Introduction to Freescale's Sensor Product Portfolio
Sensors Enabling Intuitive Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) – from 3D Mouse to Power Tools
Hands-On Workshop: Xtrinsic FXLC95000CL Sensing Platform with Intelligent Sensing Framework (ISF) (Reserved Seat Required)
Lunch and Learn: Xtrinsic Sensor Fusion on Kinetis MCUs
Blood Pressure Monitoring Using Freescale's Xtrinsic Smart Pressure Sensor
Hands-On Workshop: Xtrinsic Intelligent Sensing Framework (ISF) on Kinetis MCUs (Reserved Seat Required)
Xtrinsic Sensing: Application of Physical Tamper Detection and Safety Shutoff
Xtrinsic Sensing: Industrial Automation and Building Control Applications
Hands-On Workshop: Xtrinsic Sensor Fusion Library for Kinetis Hands (Reserved Seat Required)
Michael Stanley is a systems engineer at Freescale.