Design and Selection Criteria of High Temperature Accelerometers for Aerospace Propulsion
PCB Piezotronics

Accelerometers and pressure sensors for measurement in aerospace propulsion systems require special consideration during design and manufacturing processes. Download now!

Increase the Accuracy of your Measurements - Calibrate Your Microphones by Acoustic Methods
PCB Piezotronics

Tracking microphone sensitivity over time is the best indication of stability. After initial lab calibration, field calibration needs to be performed to determine the effect of environmental conditions.  Because many microphones cannot be field calibrated using an electrostatic actuator, other techniques must be used. Learn how to use several methods to acoustically calibrate condenser, surface, probe and array microphones. Methods include free-field calibration and pressure calibration. Download now!

An Introduction to ARM Cortex-M0 DesignStart
Phil Burr & Tim Menasveta, ARM

The availability of the ARM Cortex-M0 processor within ARM’s DesignStart portal makes designing and prototyping a Cortex-M0 based system-on-chip (SoC) much easier. Quick and free-of-charge access to one of the most licensed Cortex-M processors speeds up the development and validation of new, custom SoCs that will enable the growth of smart connected devices. Download now!

Managing Machinery Assets Using Predictive Maintenance | A Manager's Overview
IMI Sensors, A PCB Piezotronics Division

This paper is intended as an overview for managers and supervisors that would like to know more about the benefits, costs, and commitments required for starting a predictive maintenance program; how to determine if such a program will benefit their company; and if so, how to get started. Download now!

Smart Home Market Gaining Steam: Competition Heats Up Between Amazon Echo & Google Home

Adoption of IoT consumer home products continues to grow at a steady clip. ChangeWave Research’s latest findings show that the average smart home consists of at least two different types of connected devices, with thermostats and cameras/sensors leading the way. The report also looks at new smart speakers with built-in virtual assistants – like the Amazon Echo and Google Home – that take centralized control one step further. Download now!

Security Report, Research & Roundtable
March 1, 2017 | Centri, Indegy

As consumers, businesses, and government agencies rely more heavily on the Internet for just about every application and task, security concerns are reaching critical mass. With the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT), the opportunities for hackers, phishers, and every other type of cybercriminal are also expanding exponentially. Addressing these issues, the Security Report, Research & Roundtable eBook is a miniature encyclopedia for learning about today’s security concerns and what to expect in the growing IoT.

Included in the eBook:

  • Extensive library of security research and market studies
  • Detailed account of current problems, future threats, and, importantly, pointing out what corrective measures to employ now and in the future
  • Insightful Q&A roundtable with top security professionals who know more than just the ins-and-outs of the Internet’s dark side

Whether you are a security professional, designer, engineer, OEM, embedded systems/software developer, or a consumer, the Security Report, Research & Roundtable eBook by Sensors Magazine executive editor Mat Dirjish will prove to be a more-than-useful resource for addressing a plethora of security concerns.

Download the eBook here.

Real-Time Operating System Fundamentals Using FreeRTOS
Now Available on Demand | Beningo Embedded Group

Embedded system complexity has reached the point where many systems require a real-time operating system. In this webinar, attendees will become familiar with the design methodologies necessary to properly schedule tasks in addition to understanding when and where to use mutexes, semaphores and message queues. Important concepts such as preventing priority inversions, deadlock and thread starvation will be examined. The webinar will provide hands-on demonstrations using the NXP's K64 Freedom Board which uses as ARM Cortex-M4 processor with the Atollic TrueStudio toolchain in addition to Percepio Tracealyzer which allows a developer to peer into how the system it really behaving.

Topics Covered in this Webinar Include:

  • Creating and managing tasks
  • Methods and techniques for creating and using mutexes
  • Methods and techniques for creating and using semaphores
  • Methods and techniques for creating and using message queues
  • Example uses for task synchronization services in a real-time embedded system
  • Review scheduling dangers such as priority inversion, deadlock and thread starvation along with recommendations to prevent these dangerous situations
  • Best practices for using an RTOS in an embedded system
  • Tracing task execution using Percepio's Tracealyzer
  • Recommendations for going further

Listen to the archived version of the webinar here.

How to Avoid Rookie Mistakes in Acoustic Measurements
Now Available on Demand | PCB Piezotronics

In this informative webinar, common pitfalls and recommended best practices when making acoustics measurements will be addressed. The different types of microphones will be explained and guidelines will be given for choosing the right microphone for your application. Several different levels of microphone calibration will be discussed as well as how to choose the level that is best matched to your application. Once your microphone is selected and calibrated, there are still many potential pitfalls. Learn how to choose the right microphone averaging technique, how to understand reflective surfaces, minimize unwanted inputs, choose the correct frequency weighting, and understand near-field and far-field concepts.

Listen to the archived version of the webinar here.

Embedded Security Webinar – Overcoming Embedded Systems Challenges: The Reality of Securing the IoT
Now Available on Demand | Sensors Online

Sensors and embedded systems are changing the way in which humanity interacts with and observes the universe. In order to make the IoT a reality, developers must overcome challenges such as sensor interface, data processing, low power design and most importantly, securing their devices. Securing an embedded system is not a trivial endeavor and possibly one of the most neglected and least understood areas of development. This Webinar provides a sneak preview of the full-day Pre-Conference Symposium that took place at Sensors Expo 2016 in San Jose. Attendees of this webinar will gain technical knowledge and tools to understand the importance of securing their embedded sensor systems.

Listen to the archived version of the webinar here.

IoT 2.0 – Sensor Innovation Moves From “Smart” to “Intelligent”
Now Available on Demand | Parker Hannifin

Sensors are crucial to making technology natural, intuitive, and immersive for humans. Sensors are also the foundational elements needed to help evolve many different application areas, particularly in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. In this Pre-Conference Symposium, we will explore how this technology is applied to specific sub-vertical domains in the IoT space, specifically examining how the sensors are enabling the evolution from “smart” systems to becoming “intelligent” systems. Some of the sub-verticals that will be examined are: wearables, smart buildings, and automotive. This Webinar provides a sneak preview of the full-day Pre-Conference Symposium that took place at Sensors Expo 2016 in San Jose. Attendees of this webinar will explore the impact to consumer spending and retail markets, and how other companies can capitalize on the trend to develop more “intelligent” systems.

Listen to the archived version of the webinar here.