To describe the operation and historical development of MEMS gyroscopes and to consider their prospects in emerging high volume consumer markets.
This paper firstly describes the Coriolis effect and its application to MEMS‐based resonating gyroscopes. Designs are discussed and manufacturers identified. Applications and the prospects for MEMS gyroscopes in emerging, high volume markets are considered. Reference is made to a venture‐financed American start‐up who has targeted this sector.
This shows that technologically sophisticated MEMS gyroscopes are now in volume production and that prices are falling to a point where they may compete with accelerometers in the rapidly developing consumer markets.
This paper describes the principles and evolution of MEMS gyroscopes and identifies critical emerging markets.
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