Identifying or Sensing a Specific Individual through Biometrics Poised to Grow

Newly established use cases and technology advances signal future growth for biometrics. With fingerprint, voice, eyes, or even an electrocardiogram, biometrics poses a far lower risk than passwords….

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Measure Conductivity with Remote Sensor

The AFI5 version of Baumer’s CombiLyz inductive conductivity transmitters is available with a remote sensor. This new version includes two individual components: the inductive sensing element and the…

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Using Membrane Potentiometers for Sensing in Industrial Applications

Are you up to speed on membrane potentiometers? If not, a new whitepaper from the Hoffmann + Krippner Group provides a quick read of a variety of techniques…

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Motion Detection Reference Design for Smart Home Applications

Smart Home applications including home monitoring, senior lifestyle, smart HVAC and smart lighting can benefit from a reference design that senses motion. To expedite the development of these…

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Cardinal Components, Inc. announces Electro-Set™

In producing Electro-Set™, Cardinal is addressing a large and somewhat fragmented IOT design- development community with a clear opportunity for growth. Cardinal’s interface Electro-Set™ boards differentiate themselves from…

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Easily Monitor Temperature with USB Kit

USB Temperature Monitoring kits from Monnit use 900 MHz operating frequency and simplify temperature monitoring. The kit includes, coin cell powered sensors, a wireless USB gateway and sensor…

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IO-Link temperature sensor is more flexible, robust, and lower cost

Maxim Integrated’s new MAXREFDES42# IO-Link resistance temperature detector (RTD) is an IO-Link reference design for industrial control and automation. This design’s highly integrated analog front end (AFE) measures…

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Color Sensor For Mobile Devices

The ams AG TCS34901 color sensor for portable devices targets light source detection for operation under a wide range of light sources and enables sophisticated display management and…

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New digital load cells for packaging machines provide high performance of EFC sensors

HBM , Inc. (, introduces its FIT7A digital load cell. The FIT7A load cell not only provides nearly the same speed and accuracy of Electromagnetic Force Restoration (EFR)…

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GreenPeak launches smart PIR sensor for smart home applications

GreenPeak Technologies announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio today with the launch of a reference design for a low cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor with outstanding performance….

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Flat Angle Encoder Squeezes into Tight Spots

It’s not uncommon to have a motion feedback application where space is limited. This can occur in semiconductor, medical, metrology, automation and other industries.  For these situations, NUMERIK…

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Magnetic Position Sensor Offers Alternative to Optical Encoders

If dirt, dust, grease, humidity and other contaminants that commonly impair the performance of optical encoders are an application concern, magnetic rotary position sensors are possible alternative. With…

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Multi-functional vision sensor

A new generation of vision and barcode sensors offering multiple tools and resolution options in each unit has been introduced by Turck. The iVu Plus Gen2 line, developed…

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Robust miniature sensors

Turck has added the Q4,7 series of rectangular inductive sensors to its range of miniature sensors. The miniature sensors in the new design (16 x 8 x 4.7…

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Encoders Fit into Tight Spaces

Motor manufacturers looking for more design flexibility should appreciate thinner encoders. To satisfy these customers, HEIDENHAIN has two new rotary encoders. The ECI 1118 rotary encoder has a…

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Simplifying Clear Label Sensor Applications

Simple is always better. Lion Precision’s new LRD6300 capacitive clear label sensor features push-button controls with one-click AutoGap setup. The sensor’s EasyCheck Verification is a simple system of…

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Medical Application Uses Noncontact Temperature Sensor

NeuWave Medical’s Certus 140 is a soft-tissue ablation system that uses microwave technology to treat skin lesions. The company says it is the only gas-cooled microwave system. CO2…

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MEMS-Based Magnetic Reed Sensor Shrinks Even Further

Measuring only 1.11 mm3, Coto Technology Inc. says the RedRock RR100 sensor is half the size of its original design and the world’s smallest MEMS-based magnetic reed sensor….

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Automotive Sensing and LiDAR

Today, from 60 to 100 different sensors can be found on the average new car.  Some pundits estimate that twice that many will be there within the next…

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PFA announces new low profile and high temperature sensor options

By Expanding their Sensor Offering PFA is Providing an Excellent Opportunity to extend Locking Cylinder viability to higher temperatures and more demanding applications. Locking Cylinder Manufacturer, PFA Incorporated,…

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Dual Hall-effect Sensor Addresses Automotive Applications and More

When automotive engineers need a contactless sensor for measurements such as throttle position, pedal position and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) position, Hall-effect technology is a frequent choice. With…

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MEMS-Based Flow Sensor for Gases and Liquids

Housed in a 3D molded interconnect device (MID) package, 2E mechatronic’s  MID-Thermic Flow Sensor can address several applications with tight space requirements. The injection-molded thermoplastic surface mount package…

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Sense Static Electricity and Avoid Problems

If you have an area or operation that develops static electricity, you probably should be testing to make sure that adequate steps are being taken to avoid damage…

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Fluid Level Sensing Options

Industry trends and environmental goals driving shift in level sensor technology By Alex Vinnage and Dave Jones, Standex-Meder In the past, fluid level sensors provided a simple on/off…

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Remote Tank Level Monitoring Simplified

ShareWith the  SignalFire Remote Sensing System (SFRSS), users can bring their own sensor for measuring the liquid level in upstream pumping, oil and gas, wastewater, agriculture and other…

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