Pulse oximeter and heart rate integrated sensor module targets wearable fitness apps

System designers can speed time to market for wearable and healthcare products with the MAX30102 pulse oximeter and heart rate integrated sensor module from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc….

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Energy Harvester Powers Thermostatic Radiator Valve Actuator

Evolving from a company established to produce MEMS-based energy harvesters, Micropelt incorporated its tiny thermogenerators into a self-powered iTRV thermostatic radiator valve actuator. Using the temperature difference between…

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Highly integrated CMOS single-chip for postage stamp-sized radar sensors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI)has announced the next step in innovation for its market-leading automotive radar portfolio: the world’s smallest single-chip 77GHz radar transceiver (7.5×7.5 mm) with very high…

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virtual reality comes to smartphones with 3d sensor chips

In the future, mobile devices will be able to quickly and realistically detect their surroundings in three dimensions (3D). When they do, it will be thanks to the…

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Encoders Integrate Fault Exclusion Feature

Electrical and electronics play a key role in the capability of many sensors including encoders. However, mechanical problems can undo all the good of the electronics if something…

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A Single-Chip Solution for Ultrasonic Water Flow Metering

Designs that specifically target an end application provide a much better head start to the system designer. This is certainly the case for the TDC-GP30-F01from ams AG, a…

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Photoelectric Sensor Operates in Harsh Duty Applications

A photoelectric sensor in an IP69K rated stainless steel housing can survive the tough applications in harsh environments. That’s the intent of Balluff’s new R01E stainless steel flatpack…

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Detect Minor Changes with Full-Spectrum Sensor

Detecting presence versus absence may be rather straightforward but detecting slight differences in a shade of color is another matter. KEYENCE Corp. of America’s LR-W series can do…

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Family@Home aolution transforms the smart house into a smart home

The Family@Home system, currently being tested by the world’s largest service providers, combines cloud intelligence, wireless connectivity and battery-powered sensors to keep an eye on your home –…

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Miniature LVDTs measure 1, 2.5 and-5 mm displacements

Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc. now provides extremely slim, inductive displacement Inelta IZAL series sensors. Utilizing differential sensing technology, these innovative sensors ensure precise path length measurements in applications…

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New TE Sensor Solutions Catalog Now Available

TE Connectivity (TE) announced a new catalog highlighting its broad portfolio of sensor technologies. The catalog also profiles markets served and wide range of applications. TE categorizes its…

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Measure Temperature While Meeting Hygienic Standards

Manufacturing processes in areas such as food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries need sensors for process monitoring and control. At the same time, these sensors must meet hygienic requirements…

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LVIT inductive linear sensors

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the introduction of the SS-7 series LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) designed for subsea environments and the demands of Oil and…

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Microcontrollers Enable Simple Interfacing of Position Sensors in Industrial Drive Controls

Interfacing position sensors in industrial servo and AC inverter drives can be challenging. With its TMS320F28379D and TMS320F28379S microcontrollers (MCUs), an expansion to its C2000™ Delfino™ MCUs, and…

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Smart Bracelet Helps Elderly

Working together, Belgian nano-electronics research center imec and UEST, a Belgian start-up company, have started the production of smart bracelet called Zembro. The wireless product allows the elderly…

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Compact Ultrasonic Sensors Address Needs of Several Markets

Packaging alternatives provide interesting choices for users, especially when other design characteristics are essentially identical. This is the case for two new series of compact ultrasonic sensors from…

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ON Semiconductor CCD Image Sensor Expands Options for Astrophotography and Scientific Imaging

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, is advancing image capture for demanding astrophotography and scientific imaging applications with availability of a new 16.2 megapixel (MP) charge-coupled…

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Motion Control Encoders for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

Motion control encoders that operate in potentially explosive environments, especially in the European Union (EU), require ATEX compliance. HEIDENHAIN ExN and ROx 400 rotary encoders satisfy these requirements…

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Compact Ultrasonic Sensors in Thermoplastic and Stainless Steel

Carlo Gavazzi is pleased to announce a new range of compact ultrasonic sensors, available in M18 housings constructed of thermoplastic (UA18CSD Series) and stainless steel (UA18ESD Series). These…

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Miniature Noncontact Temperature Sensors Get Intrinsically Safe Ratings

Many areas that require temperature monitoring are also hazardous environments. These applications can be addressed with Raytek MI3 Compact Series infrared that are now fully ATEX and IECEx…

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Universal Input Reference Design Provides Accuracy and Flexibility for Industrial Sensors

Industrial automation engineers can now achieve highly accurate measurements for their system designs with the MAXREFDES67# analog front end (AFE) universal input Micro PLC reference design from Maxim…

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Implement Proximity and Touch Sensing Technology without Writing any Software

Replacing a mechanical switch with a digital output touch sensor is a lot easier if the system designer does not have to write any code. With that goal…

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Wireless Motion Sensors and Open/Close Sensors Provide Input for Seniors Safety

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, innovative system designers should be able to create innovative changes for young and old. The Sensara Senior Lifestyle System…

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IR Detector Sale to Reach$500M in 2020

According to market research firm Yole Developpement’s report “Infrared Detector Technology & Market Trends 2015,” smart lighting, smart buildings and mobile devices will drive the infrared (IR) detector…

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Report Forecasts Price Erosion in Sensors

In its 350-page O-S-D Report—A Market Analysis and Forecast for Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes, IC Insights provides outlook guidance for sensors and other semiconductor-based technologies. Sensors are specifically…

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