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Mouser Stocks 3D MEMS Sensors from Murata Electronics Oy

November 20, 2012 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics is stocking robust, silicon capacitive 3D MEMS technology sensors from Murata Electronics Oy, formerly VTI Technologies, consisting of accelerometers, gyroscopes, and inclinometers. Murata recently acquired VTI Technologies, a pioneer in 3D MEMS technology, and renamed it Murata Electronics Oy to make it an integral part of Murata.

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Linear Position Sensors are ATEX Approved in Zone 1 and Zone 2 Classifications

October 26, 2012 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers the HLR 750 Series of UL/ULC listed and ATEX-approved LVDT Linear Positions Sensors for use in the high temperature and  highly volatile environments of gas turbines. Ideal applications for the HLR series LVDTs include monitoring fuel transfer valves, micro fuel valve openings and hydro turbine servo motor operation.

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Wireless Sensors Reduce Installation Time From Days to Hours

October 24, 2012 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Libelium launched Waspmote Plug & Sense!, a new line of Libelium encapsulated wireless sensor devices allowing system integrators to implement scalable, modular wireless sensor networks and reduce installation time from days to hours. Waspmote Plug & Sense! models are pre-configured to create such widely applicable services as Smart Cities, Smart Parking, Smart Agriculture, Air Quality, Smart Security, Ambient Control and, Radiation Control, out of the box.

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Discovery Kit Features Built-in MEMS Sensors

September 12, 2012 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics  has released an innovative easy-access development platform for projects based on its new high-performance STM32 F3 microcontrollers, which are now starting to enter volume production. The new development platform, the STM32 F3 Discovery Kit, features built-in MEMS sensors—gyroscope and e-compass(1)—with 9 degrees of freedom (DOF) (2), enabling competitively priced sensor-fusion applications such as Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS)(3) by leveraging the advanced signal processing and arithmetic capabilities of the new microcontroller family.

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Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors

August 9, 2012 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors is a complete demonstration and development platform for creating battery-free wireless sensors (passive wireless sensor tags) powered by RF energy (radio waves). It is designed and configured for extremely low power operation, and the firmware is pre-installed for out-of-the-box operation.

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Thru-beam Sensors Deliver Reliable Sensing up to 8 m

April 30, 2012 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces BB10 Series Plug-In Through-Beam Sensors. These affordable sensors provide quick snap-in installation. They deliver reliable sensing up to 8 m, even in temperature extremes from -40 degrees C up to 60 degrees C. This makes them well suited for use in door, turnstile, elevator and escalator applications in extremely cold regions and locations that experience widely fluctuating temperatures.

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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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