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Industry-Unique Sensors Enable High-Shock Detection in Black Boxes and Hockey Helmets

April 30, 2012 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics unveiled the world’s first motion sensor that measures very high accelerations along all three axes at ultra-low current consumption. ST’s H3LIS331DL accelerometers address the need for precise shock detection up to 400 g[2] in space- and power-constrained applications, from car black boxes to medical monitoring devices and sports equipment.

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POSITAL's Draw-wire Position Sensors Offer Convenient Push-button

April 27, 2012 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL's MDW draw-wire linear position sensors with analog voltage or current output are ideal for use in low-cost analog control systems. Operating parameters – including range and sensitivity – can be programmed on-site through a convenient push-button and LED interface. When an MDW sensor is used to replace an unreliable motion sensor, such as a string pot, it could be programmed to precisely match the characteristics of the device it replaces, eliminating the need to modify the control system.

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Dual RFID-ZigBee Sensors from Libelium to Enable NFC Applications for the Internet of Things

March 28, 2012 5:42 am | by The new RFID/NFC module for the Waspmote sensor platform completes the active tag technology driven ZigBee with passive tag identification enabling the creation of complex location based services with just one device. | Product Releases | Comments

Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor networks for Smart Cities solutions has announced the launch of the new RFID/NFC module for the Waspmote sensor platform. The new radio module extends Waspmote features allowing the sensor data to be used in Location Based Services (LBS), such as asset tracking, supply chain monitoring, intelligent shopping or access management.

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Digi-Key Adds Honeywell’s HumidIcon Digital Humidity/Temperature Sensors to Expansive Line Card

October 21, 2011 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of Honeywell's HumidIcon digital humidity/temperature sensors to its expansive line card....

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Electro-Mechanical Surface Mount Transducers

September 20, 2011 12:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The parts may be small but they offer a typical sound output of 80dBA @ 10cm, which is comparable to parts three times the size. The SMT 0540 series Transducers are electro-mechanical devices that are constructed using a permanent magnet surrounding an electro-magnetic coil with a very thin metal diaphragm resting on top.

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High Performance, Miniature GPS/Innovative Inertial Sensors

September 16, 2011 10:26 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

MicroStrain announces the release of the newest in a line of innovative inertial sensors, the 3DM-GX3® -45 which is a GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS). The on-board Kalman filter provides optimal position, velocity, and attitude (PVA) estimates. The 3DM-GX3® -45 is in a class of its own, with high performance tracking capabilities comparable to higher cost units, yet with a very small footprint (44mm x 25mm) and extremely light weight (23 grams).

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3:1 Hybrid Sensor Combines IR LED Emitter with Proximity and Ambient Light Sensors

September 1, 2011 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new “3 in 1” SFH 7773 digital sensor from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors makes it easier than ever to install both proximity and ambient light sensing in smart phones and similar devices by combining the functions of a digital ambient light sensor and a digital proximity sensor in a single compact unit.

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PREMO Unveils Hall Effect Sensors with Input Reference Pin

July 5, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

In the will of continuous customer support, Premo has introduced a new series of Hall Effect sensors called DSR5 series. A new series designed for a single supply voltage of +5V. DSR5 family is a close loop technology component in a very small package for THT mounting. Primary winding is already integrated, which allows to measure DC, AC and pulse currents on printed circuit boards.

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TT Electronics' Self-Calibrating Fluid Sensors Enable Engineers to Easily Correct for System Variations

June 27, 2011 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics Optoelectronics Business Unit has developed a self-calibration system for its OPB350 Series optoelectronic fluid sensors that is designed to save engineers set-up time as well as maintain the sensors’ optimum accuracy over years of operation. Designated the OCB350 Series, the non-contact fluid sensor features an automatic calibration function that can be used to compensate for manufacturing, environmental and system variances inherent with optical devices.

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Electric Potential Technology Creates New Sensors

June 1, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it will be demonstrating its Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) sensor technology at Sensors Expo (Chicago, USA June 6-8 2011). The EPIC sensor is a completely new area of sensor technology that measures changes in an electric field in a similar way to a magnetometer detecting changes in a magnetic field.

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Non-Contact Triaxis Sensors Deliver Linear, Rotary and 3D Position Information

May 31, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The second generation of Triaxis sensors from Melexis  addresses a variety of position sensing requirements in advanced device and subsystem control as well as in human/machine interfaces. The MLX90360 and MLX90363 chips for Linear, Rotary and 3D non-contact position sensing are available in single and dual redundant implementations to cost-effectively address the full range of applications, including safety critical sensing requirements.

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Apple Became the Second-Largest Buyer of Consumer MEMS Sensors in 2010

May 2, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Apple in 2010 rose one rank to become the world’s second largest buyer of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors for consumer electronics products and cell phones, as it snapped up parts for products including the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch, new IHS iSuppli research indicates. The company’s purchases of consumer/cell phone MEMS sensors rose by 116....

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Next-Generation Si114x Infrared and Ambient Light Sensors for Touchless Gesturing Applications

January 19, 2011 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. today announced its next-generation infrared (IR) and ambient light sensors for human interface (HI) applications. The new Si114x family, the latest addition to Silicon Labs’ QuickSense™ HI portfolio, features the industry’s most sensitive, power-efficient and longest range proximity sensors....

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OMRON Enhances Product Lineup of MEMS Flow Sensors for Fuel Cell Systems

January 17, 2011 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

KYOTO, Japan -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- OMRON Corporation today announced plans to release the D6F-70, a 70L/min MEMS flow sensor optimized for measuring the gas flow rate of fuel cell systems. Omron also plans to release in FY2011 a similar MEMS flow sensor capable of measuring up to 200L/min. These products will greatly enhance Omron's MEMS flow sensor lineup....

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USB-Capable Wideband Power Sensors that can Measure up to 40 GHz

January 14, 2011 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz is expanding its portfolio of USB-capable power sensors with the new R&S NRP Z85 and R&S NRP Z86. These are the world's first wideband sensors to measure power from 50 MHz to 40 GHz without requiring a base unit. Instead of a base unit, the sensors are connected to a PC via a USB interface....

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