Environmental Sensor Kits for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ) is an essential aspect of a smart (or any) building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC ) system – especially as the sealing to minimize cooling or heating leakage has improved.  One recent study found that well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) resulted in […]

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LV-45 Series LVIT linear position sensors

Alliance Sensors Group has released its LV-45 series inductive, contactless linear position sensor using LVIT Technology. The LV-45 linear position sensors are specifically designed for measuring applications requiring rugged devices, whether measuring position of steam turbine valves, mounted in a paper mill head box or calendar roll stand, or outdoors fastened to a building, bridge […]

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New EK-P4 Evaluation Kit with Flow Element

Sensirion presents the advanced EK-P4 evaluation kit, which simplifies the evaluation of Sensirion’s differential pressure sensors even further. The kit combines all the features required for test measurement, including a flow element, so first measurements can be made cost-effectively and exceptionally quickly. The evaluation kit consists of a USB stick connected to a PCB on […]

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Touchless angle Sensors with IO-Link

Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the RFC4800 Series of touchless angle sensors measuring angular position up to 360°, revolution counter and speed—without wear. Features include programmable zero point offset, measurement averaging and sign of rotational direction. RFC4800 Series has a resolution of 14-bits across 360°, repeatability of 0.36° and independent linearity of ±0.5% of full scale. IO-Link […]

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Smart Helmet Employs Force Location Sensing

In its Smart Helmet Sensor System, BeBop Sensors claims the first helmet system employing a Force Location Sensor System. The company’s flexible fabric sensors provide high resolution, location-specific impact information. In addition to sensing velocity thresholds, a latticed array of over 40 sensors embedded in the helmet liner, gives it the ability to track the […]

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Highly Accurate Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensor IC

Having two sensing functions in a single package is advantageous for space- and power-constrained designs. With its ENS210, a highly accurate relative humidity and temperature sensor IC, ams AG achieves these goals. The sensor has a digital temperature output in Kelvin, accurate to a maximum ±0.2°C over the range 0°C to 70°C and a digital […]

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Alternatives Emerging to Silicon-Based Sensors

At the MEMS & Sensors Group Executive Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, Roger Grace, President of Roger Grace Associates, a MEMS Marketing Consultancy, discusses the ongoing activity for technology alternatives to silicon sensors. Silicon can be about 50% of the cost of a sensor with packaging and testing being the other 50%. Other materials such as […]

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MEMS Microphone Employs Energy Harvesting

At the MEMS & Sensors Group Executive Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, Matt Crowley, the CEO of Vesper Technologies, demonstrates his company’s wake on sound MEMS microphone. The VM1010 prototype uses the piezoelectric MEMS microphone as a piezoelectric energy harvester for saving power with an always on voice mode. For more information, click here.

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Getting Sensor Products to Market Faster

At the MEMS & Sensors Group Executive Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, Paul Meissner, founder and President of i-BLADES explains how his company’s i-BLADES Smartcase platform helps other companies get their sensor products to market faster. For more information about i-Blades, click here.

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Demonstrating Sonar on a Chip

At the MEMS & Sensors Group Executive Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, Dave Horsley, Co-Founder and CTO at Chirp Microsystems demonstrates the capabilities of his company’s sonar on a chip (an ultrasound transceiver and microprocessor in a single 8-pin LGA package). The chip uses time of flight measurements for accurately detecting gesture recognition and proximity while […]

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Communicate Using Nasal Pressure

Blink once for yes, twice for no. This technique is frequently used in movies, TV and real life to communicate with a person who is severely injured. It is also used to communicate with “spirits” and even as a secret code for perfectly healthy individuals. In either case, the communications are always limited to yes […]

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MR Series LVIT inductive linear sensor

Alliance Sensors Group announces the MR Series of Linear Position Sensors for use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. The MR Series is designed to be a drop-in form, fit, and function replacement for magnetostrictive sensors but with much more robust construction and a lower cost of ownership, specifically targeting port-mounted […]

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Dev Kit for Printable Force Sensors

Printable sensors have emerged as a new classification for sensing technologies. With its Quantum Tunneling Composite (QTC®) technology, Peratech has a screen printable polymer-based ink in opaque and transparent versions for sensing force/touch.  The electrical resistance of a QTC sensor changes based on changes in applied force – more force reduces the resistance. Quantum tunneling […]

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Image Sensor Delivers 48-Mpixel Resolution

Claiming an industry first, CMOSIS, a member of the ams AG group, CMV50000 global shutter CMOS image sensor offers a resolution of 48 Mpixels. With its global shutter…

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Unique Applications Often Dictate Special Sensor Designs

Recognizing the special requirements of certain proximity measurements, Turck has introduced extensions to its ultrasonic sensor products. To address special application requirements that include long sensing ranges, non-metallic,…

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Face recognition modules get 10X speed boost

The Human Vision Components (HVC)-P2 module has a maximum recognition speed 10 times that of the previous model, which was introduced in March 2014. The HVC-P2 is offered…

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Low-pressure sensors go down to ±1-in. H2O range

New low-pressure sensors, called the BLC Series, work over pressure ranges of ±1 in. H2O through ±30 in. H2O and 15 PSIA. The BLC Series basic low-pressure compact sensor…

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Alumina Sensor Withstands Extreme Temperatures

In addition to durability issues, high temperature sensing environments can produce thermal drift and zero flow offset problems over a large temperature range. To address these problems, Morgan Advanced…

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Measure Current or Linear Position with Contactless Magnetic Field Sensor

Based on proprietary and patented Magnetic Logic Unit™ (MLU) technology, Crocus Technology has introduced the CT219 magnetic field sensor. The contactless sensor can replace current transformers in high…

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FUTEK Announces Recent Sponsoship with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Very First Cybathlon

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is proud to announce its recent sponsorship of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in the very first Cybathlon competition held…

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Single-use flow sensor for proximal measurements in ventilation

Sensirion, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality sensors and sensor solutions for the measurement and control of humidity, temperature, and gas and liquid flow, will be at the…

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Sensing Technologies to Improve Semiconductor Yields

Sensing can play a key role in semiconductor batch processing where several wafers with several die per wafer for each batch require a consistent processing environment to achieve…

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Testbed for Sensor-to-the-Cloud Connectivity

With its “Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brownfield Sensors Testbed,” the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) improves the availability of data from sensor-to-the-cloud connectivity. For operators of existing manufacturing facilities,…

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Sensing in the Water and Wastewater Industry

A new report from Global Water Intelligence (GWI) provides a detailed guide to the opportunities in the “smart market” for the water and wastewater industry. With increased worldwide…

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Sensor Measures Conductivity and Temperature

Conductivity can be an important measurement in phase separations, chromatography, fermentation, clean in place (CIP), monitoring and ultrafiltration applications typically found in pharmaceutical, food, life sciences and other…

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