Start Date: 4/8/13 07:00 PM
End Date: 4/29/13 07:00 PM
Kits Offered: 5
by  Jencen  on Jul 10, 2013
The Freescale Mbed accelerometer cube demo is precisely what it says. <br /> It's a nice demo package though don't get me wrong. It arrived to me in what looks like an old CD case. The big thick chunky multi CD ones. Upon opening I found 2 anti static bags and a few leaflets on a nice little ring binder affair. Top marks for presentation. One bag held the cube and one the battery. The leaflets briefly explain the functions of the cube a link for more info and a bit of advertising for Freescale. There are no data sheets or schematics othe box though the schematics are easily found on the site.... The datasheet for the Mbed however isn't. That you have to scour the site for the Chip itself rather than the cube. The cube itself is about 1 inch each axis. Though most of that is for...
by  BikeViolin  on Jul 7, 2013
This part really is just a demo board, using it in any other application requires a programmer, the cheapest of which is around 70 GBP. 24 GBP for a board that gives a basic idea of the capabilities of this device doesn't really seem worth it to me. The Demo software seems to be trying to demonstrate too many features at once, the interface is counter intuitive, individual colours have many different meanings depending on how the LEDs are flashing. Having said that, the high-g, high frequency and freefall filters work nicely, as does the orientation sensing, there just needs to be a clearer difference betweent the three. If you want to evaluate a device, you want to be able to access the main features of it, this product offers very limited breakout of device pins. Beside those...
by  jaytech101  on Jul 3, 2013
I believe that freescale should look into this demo and give more information on using this product with other products. I've done extensive reshearch on how other accelerometers work and I've found few that worked in a similar fassion. Even though i did all this reshearch I never was able to get it to work in other applications. So I ask can I receave some professional help and more time to show a more explained review.