Endress+Hauser today announces the launch of five new laboratory sensors compatible with its Liquiline CML18 handheld laboratory analysis device. The Memosens CPL53E, CPL57E, CPL59E, COL37E, and CLL47E liquid analytical sensors now join the CPL51E to further amplify the company’s goals of trustworthy measurement, easy operation for end-users, and enhanced good laboratory practice (GLP). The new […]
How do sensors impact ATMs?
It’s well known that automobiles and smartphones have several sensors to improve today’s capabilities over those of previous generations. However, they are not the only products that impact consumers’ lives to do so. For example, automated teller machines (ATMs) have a surprising number and different types of sensors to perform a variety of functions. Even […]
How do you accurately measure skin color? Pt. 2
Measuring instruments for determining skin color have a variety of classifications. Telespectroradiometers (TSRs) and spectrophotometers (SPs) are two classifications for instruments that are widely used for measuring skin color. For example, in the cosmetic industry, TSRs are used for measuring color appearance for developing skin color charts and evaluating skin products. In contrast, SPs are […]
How do you accurately measure skin color? Pt. 1
While discrimination based on skin color is against the law in the U.S., changes in skin color provide important information in healthcare regarding disease progression or treatment response, so accurately measuring and distinguishing skin color is essential. Skin color is also a predictor of skin cancer risk. Also, accurately measuring and matching skin color is […]
How does skin color impact biosensors?
To determine blood oxygen (arterial blood oxygen saturation (SpO2)) and pulse rate, many biosensors use the reflectance of red and infrared (and sometimes green) light. Based on photoplethysmography (PPG), an optical technique that measures blood volume variations, dual-wavelength PPG pulse oximeters noninvasively measure/calculate the arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2). An oximeter transmits radiation at a known […]
Magnetometer features field shock recovery
Bosch Sensortec announces its next-generation magnetometer, the BMM350, which provides excellent performance with low current consumption to extend battery life. It enables a wide range of new use cases, including detecting head orientation for 3D audio, and pixel latency reduction in AR/VR to improve the user experience and avoid motion sickness. In indoor navigation, the […]
UWB radar sensor for people positioning
NOVELDA announced that NOVELDA will give a preview of the people positioning and people tracking capabilities of its UWB radar sensors at CES 2023. An innovator in solutions for the audio video market has recently embedded NOVELDA’s next-generation UWB radar sensor in its smart speakers, debuting at CES. NOVELDA’s technology directs high-quality sound to wherever […]
IMU measures six axes while drawing less than 10 mA
TDK Corporation announces the expansion of the InvenSense SmartIndustrial sensor platform family. With its support for an extended temperature range of -40 oC to 105 oC, this new 6-axis IMU targets industrial applications that require extreme stability over temperature and great vibration immunity. The IIM-20670 features a robust monolithic 6-axis IMU, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis […]
MEMS microphones, dev kit feature low power, wide range
TDK Corporation announces the availability of the InvenSense T5838 and T5837 MEMS microphones, and the SmartSound One Development Platform. These MEMS microphones push the boundaries of microphone acoustic performance, power efficiency, and advanced feature sets all in small package footprints. SmartSound One offers a solder-free, plug-and-play interface to evaluate and develop multiple types and configurations […]
New user-friendly signal conditioner pairs with signal processing system
NewTek Sensor Solutions offers the most advanced and user-friendly signal conditioner that pairs with AC-operated linear and rotary position sensors to deliver reliable feedback in DC voltage, current, and digital outputs for use in factory automation, materials testing, packaging, and dimensional gaging applications. Offering an intuitive set-up of AC-operated LVDTs and RVDTs in process control […]
What is dosimetry? Pt 2
Electronic personal dosimeters (EPDs) provide one of the newest forms of dosimetry. In real time, EPDs provide users feedback on their exposure to radiation. For example, the MBD-2 Tactical/Occupational Personal Dosimeter from Mirion Technologies is a real-time, self-indicating device that operates without user intervention. Intended for field use in military and homeland security applications, the […]
What’s new in dosimetry? Pt 1
In the broadest sense, dosimetry is done to measure and prevent or at least identify problems from significant or long-term exposure to harmful situations. More specifically, dosimetry refers to the study, measurement, method of measurement or instrument of measurement of radiation dose. Dosimetry often involves wearing a personnel badge, a dosimeter, that measures and monitors […]
What are next generation bio sensing techniques? Pt 2
Part 1 of this blog explored research into localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) sensors. This part discusses a surface plasmon resonance/surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SPR/SERS) dual-mode plasmonic biosensor and two other sensing techniques. The SPR/SERS biosensor based on catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA)-induced Au nanoparticle (AuNP) network was proposed for highly sensitive and reliable detection of a […]
Sensor modules target AGvs with wide field of view, VoC features
Inuitive, a Vision-on-Chip processor company, announced today the launch of its latest sensor modules: the M4.5S and the M4.3WN. Designed to easily integrate into robots and drone systems, both sensor modules are built around the NU4000 Vision-on-Chip (VoC) processor and integrate depth sensing and image processing with AI and VSLAM capabilities in order to provide […]
6 new Blackfly S cameras with 8 MP to 20 MP Sony Pregius S sensors
Introducing 6 new additions to the Teledyne FLIR Blackfly S GigE line of cameras: BFS-PGE-80S5M/C-C featuring 8MP Sony IMX546: Color and Mono BFS-PGE-120S6M/C-C featuring 12.3MP Sony IMX545: Color and Mono BFS-PGE-200S7M/C-C featuring 20MP Sony IMX541: Color and Mono These models add to our wide range of GigE Vision-compliant cameras with an impressive lineup of sensors, […]
Flash LiDAR supports over-the-air updates for automotive apps
PreAct Technologies, an Oregon-based developer of near-field flash LiDAR technology, announced that its T30P flash LiDAR is now available. Vehicles with software-defined architectures require sensor technology that can support over-the-air updates over the life of the vehicle, and PreAct’s T30P sensor is the only flash LiDAR capable of meeting this requirement. As the industry’s first […]
What are next generation bio sensing techniques?
With the ease that people can travel around the world, viruses spread through droplet transmission are one of the most dangerous causes of infectious diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic made this point quite clear. One of the obvious responses to prevent a reoccurrence of this type of situation is effective virus detection technology to prevent the […]
What’s New in Color Sensing?
Advancements in color sensing technology and its increased use in industrial automation are increasing the adoption of color sensing technology across several industries. Color sensing devices are extensively used to detect the color of the surface and to monitor the color consistency in packaging, textile production and automotive applications. For example, in the packaging industry, […]
What’s the outlook for chemical sensors?
The current emphasis on providing products and materials with fewer environmental effects will have a direct impact on the chemical industry and chemical sensors. Obviously, this starts with, but is certainly not restricted to, reduced CO2 emissions. Chemical sensors have a wide range of applications, including healthcare, industrial, biotechnology, and household sensing requirements such as […]
Are You OK?
Think carefully before you answer, especially if the answer is no. This could lead to a variety of medical tests to measure different parameters to determine the nature of your out of sorts health situation. Of course, you could be among the many people who can not only say I’m feeling good or even great, […]
What makes a stethoscope smart?
Unlike the analog stethoscope used by doctors for over 100 years, the digital stethoscope appeared in 1960. According to DataM Intelligence, a market research and business intelligence firm, the Electronic Stethoscope Market size was valued at USD 342.1 million in 2021 and is estimated to reach at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.20% […]
Datalogic Smart Vision sensor captures object’s image as it passes
AutomationDirect has entered the industrial vision market with the addition of the Datalogic Smart Vision sensor. This sensor is an intelligent self-contained system that can capture an object’s image as it passes by and make decisions based on the details of that image. Built around a powerful multiprocessor platform featuring embedded artificial intelligence technology, the […]
Fault-tolerant 6-axis IMUs target industrial apps
TDK Corporation extends the SmartIndustrial line of robust and accurate motion sensors and announces the availability of InvenSense IIM-46234 and IIM-46230 new high-performance fault-tolerant inertial measurement units (IMU) targeted at navigation applications that require accurate, stable, and best-in-class bias instability at an affordable price. IIM-46234 and IIM-46230 are modules that include multiple 6-axis sensors, each […]
Monolithic stand-alone gyroscope handles non-safety automotive applications up to 105 °C
TDK Corporation extends the SmartAutomotive line of ASIL and non-ASIL motion sensors and announces the availability of InvenSense IAM-20380HT high-temperature automotive monolithic 3-axis MotionTracking sensor platform solution for non-safety automotive applications, which includes the IAM-20380HT 3-axis MEMS gyroscope and the DK-20380HT developer kit. IAM-20380HT is a stand-alone gyroscope in a thin 3 x 3 x […]
Inductive positioning sensor delivers +/-50 arctic accuracy at 6,000 RPM
onsemi introduced an innovative dual-inductive rotary position sensor, which convinces with its speed and accuracy. The NCS32100 uses a newly patented approach to inductive position sensing, making it an ideal choice for industrial and robotic applications, where fast-moving robotics and machinery are deployed. While the features of inductive encoders make them very appealing for industrial applications, […]