Coventor had its latest MEMS design solutions on display at the recent IEEE MEMS 2012 conference in Paris. The annual gathering of MEMS experts attracted more than 700 attendees from around the world, who came to see and hear about important developments in MEMS design and implementation. Of particular interest among attendees were design, simulation and analysis tools, electro-mechanical integration techniques, assembly and packaging approaches, and fabrication technologies.
Coventor presents at MEMS 2012
Coventor was well-positioned with demonstrations of its newest products, including the just released CoventorWare 2012, which brings even greater levels of productivity and efficiency to the MEMS modeling, design and analysis process. Also of interest was the MEMS+ solution, which targets developers looking to integrate MEMS with traditional IC and system level design methodologies, using tight links to popular design environments from Cadence and The MathWorks.
Congratulations to our friends at WiSpry on their recent big design win for enabling the first mass-produced RF MEMS-enabled wireless handset. The company’s unique WS2017 Tunable Impedance Match (TIM) circuit consists of a network of low-loss inductors combined with WiSpry’s digitally-tunable, low-loss MEMS capacitors, and is ideally suited for delivering the performance and flexibility requirements of 4G implementations. Congratulations to Jeff, Art and all at WiSpry on the tremendous innovation and design expertise that went into this achievement. It’s a testament to the power of MEMS and the skills WiSpry brings to bear on the market opportunities in consumer electronics for MEMS.
INVENSENSE INTRODUCES THE WORLD’S SMALLEST DUAL-AXIS GYROSCOPES FOR OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION IN SMARTPHONES
InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of MotionProcessing™Solutions for consumer electronics, today announced the introduction of a family of dual-axis gyroscopes, IDG-2020 and IXZ-2020, that address the market needs for optical image stabilization (OIS) in smartphones. Smartphones are rapidly replacing digital still cameras (DSC) as the devices of choice for capturing images; however, their image quality has generally been worse than DSCs due to blurry images, especially those taken in low-light conditions. By incorporating OIS technology, the same method adopted by many digital still camera manufacturers, smartphone image quality can be dramatically enhanced.
SiTime Breaks into High-Precision OCXO Timing with Stratum 3 Solutions
SiTime Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, today introduced the SiT530x family of Stratum 3 compliant silicon MEMS timing solutions that replace OCXOs and TCXOs. The SiT5301 and SiT5302are targeted at telecom and networking infrastructure such as SONET and Synchronous Ethernet based core and edge routers, wireless base stations, IP timing and smart grid applications. The SiT530x family uniquely combines Stratum 3 stability with small size, low voltage operation and programmable features that allows customers to quickly and easily customize and differentiate their products.
WiSpry’s New Antenna Tuner Enables Small Antennas to Deliver High Speed Connections across Worldwide Frequency Bands
WiSpry, Inc., the leader in tunable radio frequency (RF) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today introduced its WS2018 Antenna Tuner – the industry’s lowest current consumption antenna tuner. The single-chip design WS2018 sits in the RF signal chain between the antenna and the front-end module of a mobile phone and provides superior transmit and receive chain impedance optimization over the full 824 MHz – 2170 MHz Global mobile frequency range.