Mobile Phone Growth Drives Need for Security, Enhanced User Functionality via Fingerprint Sensors

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Originally intended solely for securing access to a device and its stored content, fingerprint sensors have evolved into a multi-function touch control capable of much more than just authentication. Art Stewart, AuthenTec Figure 1. Already designed into millions of today's newest smart phones, AuthenTec's AES1710 provides convenient security and offers multi-function touch control t...

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Power Sensors Cover Wide Power and Frequency Range

September 23, 2008 11:55 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies' U2000 Series USB-based power sensors operate in power range from -60 to 44 dBm and a frequency range from 9 kHz to 24 GHz. The devices deliver up to 1,000 readings/s in buffered mode, include a hi-speed USB 2.0 interface for plug=and-play setup without the use of power meters or external power adapters....

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Power Sensors Cover Wide Power Range

September 11, 2008 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ N8480 Series thermocouple power sensors operate in a power range from -35 to 20 dBm with a 55 dB dynamic range in a single sensor. The N8481A performs from 10 MHz to 18 GHz, the N8482A works from 100 kHz to 6 GHz, and the N8485A functions from 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz (33 GHz with Option 033)....

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Vibration Sensors Displace Piezoresitive Technology

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Colibrys wide-bandwidth capacitive accelerometers set new performance standards on vibration sensing, and they are expected to displace piezoresistive sensors in health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), aeronautics, railway technologies and automotive crash testing applications. The extended bandwidth of these capacitive sensors, combined with a high degree of miniaturization make this product family well suited to meet the requireme...

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Proximity Sensors Make Mobile Devices User-Friendly

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? OSRAM Opto Semiconductors two SMT proximity sensors (Models SFH7740 and SFH7741) use distance measurements to detect a mobile device’s operating status without physical contact to the sensor itself. This technology allows for the automatic shut-off of displays and keypads when no longer needed, improving performance and efficiency of products such as cell phones and digital cameras....

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RTD Sensors Suitable for High Vibration Environments

May 6, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Red Lion Controls Inc. announced the TMPRT00 (SMT) and TMPRTOO2 (pipe plug) RTD sensors with high vibration resistance and the ability to operate in pressure vessel applications. The sensors can easily be combined with temperature meters, controllers, and various accessories, such as connectors, transmitters, and extension wires for different temperature measurement and control requirements....

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Sensors Address High-Changeover Environments

April 7, 2008 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs releases its Tru-Vue photoelectric background suppression sensor that is unaffected by potentially distracting background objects without using reflectors or thru-beam alignment. Able to consistently detect targets at up to 50 mm regardless of target color or reflectivity, the sensors are 29 mm deep, giving them flexibility for tight-confined mounting and offering tamper-proof operation in industry-standard housings with versa...

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Current Sensors Provide Precise Sensing Solutions for Automotive Applications

January 22, 2008 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Low-offset Linear Hall Sensor Circuit Copper conduction Survives up to 5X over current conditions Allegro® announces two new current sensors engineered to provide economical and precise sensing solutions for AC and DC currents in automotive applications. The ACS714 and ACS715 devices are designed and tested to meet the stringent requirements of automotive applications....

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Mini Proximity Sensors in Compact Housings

January 22, 2008 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Turck, Inc. is incorporating its Uprox+ technology into its line of M8 miniature picoprox sensors to provide compact housings with sensing distances that exceed ferrite core sensors, especially while sensing non-ferrous metals. The sensors feature stainless steel housings and weld field immunity for use in harsh duty environments like tool and die, welding and metal forming applications....

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Micro tilt sensors

November 8, 2007 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announces the availability of the D6BN series of micro tilt sensors for detecting mechanical vertical versus horizontal positioning. With a low profile of 2 mm in a gull-wing SMD package, the D6BN sensors measure 7 W × 7 D mm. They consume 1 mA at 2.4 to 3....

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Distributor Chosen for the Industry’s Smallest Surface-Mount Digital Color Sensors

September 26, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces it is the sole stocking distributor of the small surface-mount digital color sensor from Avago Technologies. The ADJD-S311, a small color sensor measuring 2.2 mm × 2.2 mm × 0.76 mm, is a CMOS IC with integrated RGB filters for design of portable devices that require higher integration, smaller size, and lower power consumption....

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Acoustic Wave Sensors Impact Auto Industry

July 16, 2007 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acoustic wave devices are an attractive candidate for wireless sensor applications where a small footprint, robust design and low power requirements are critical for wide-scale implementation. Kerem Durdag, Vectron International Acoustic wave devices have played an important role in consumer and communication systems over the last 50 years due to their high performance, small size and high Represe...

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Mass Flow Sensors Fit Respiratory & Medical Applications

June 21, 2007 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the continued expansion of the respiratory industry, MEMs flow sensors will play an important role. By Steve Massie, Omron Electronic Components, LLC Medical Design The world market for respiratory products is exploding. Applications include devices such as pulmonary function testing equipment, spirometers, sleep apnea diagnostic Figure 1....

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Patient Monitoring via Wireless Sensors: Challenges in Precision Filtering at Minimal Power Levels

June 21, 2007 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dennis Best, Quickfilter Technologies Medical Design Wireless sensors are proliferating across a variety of monitoring applications, from the health of industrial machinery, tire pressure in automobiles, to home security applications. A large growth area for wireless sensors is in healthcare for remote patient monitoring....

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