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Wireless Sensors for Energy Monitoring

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Onset's HOBO® ZW Series is a family of wireless data nodes for centralized monitoring of energy use and environmental conditions in buildings. HOBO ZW Series data nodes reduce the cost and complexity of data collection by measuring, recording and transmitting real-time energy use and environmental data – from dozens of points – to a central PC.

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Ultra-Small Digital Temperature Sensors for Protection of Portable Products

June 7, 2010 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has announced a super-small and power-efficient temperature sensor allowing portable devices to benefit from features such as intelligent thermal protection. As today’s consumer lifestyles demand unprecedented performance and portability from products such as solid-state drives, notebook computers, eREADERS, smartphones, basestations and digital signage, hard-working electronics are packed into confined spaces and gene...

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25-Megapixel VITA 25K Image Sensors Deliver 53 fps at Full Resolution

June 4, 2010 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduces a high-sensitivity, high-speed CMOS image sensor targeted for the high-end machine vision market. The new 25-megapixel VITA 25K sensor offers the market’s highest throughput for a device with a pipelined and triggered global shutter. The sensor has 32 10-bit digital Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) outputs that enable transfer of image data over a standard industry protocol at low power an...

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Customized Steering Angle Sensors Based on AMR Technology

November 4, 2009 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announces its latest generation of semi-absolute and absolute, non-contacting steering angle sensing technology. The new technology supports low cost solutions that require accurate steering feedback for interfacing with automotive applications such as electronic stability control (ESC), active suspension, and electro power steering (EPS)....

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Highly Accurate Microwave USB Power Sensors with Range to 18 GHz

June 9, 2009 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MA24108A/MA24118A microwave USB power sensors that provide accurate average power measurements from 10 MHz to 18 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range. Employing a “dual path” architecture to achieve True-RMS measurement similar to a thermal sensor over the entire frequency and dynamic range, the power sensors can measure CW, multi-tone, and digitally modulated signals used in commercial and aerospace/defense system...

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Sensors Can be Monitored over a WAN Connection

May 26, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

When used in a Drop-in Network with Digi International's ConnectPort X gateways, Watchport® sensors can be monitored over a Wide Area Network (WAN) connection, providing centralized monitoring of geographically distributed sensor points. Plus, the Python® programming engine on the ConnectPort X provides the software tools to integrate multiple sensors and create custom applications using sensor readings.

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Miniature Photoelectric Sensors Suited for Global Applications

May 26, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PD30 Series sensors, available from Carlo Gavazzi, feature simple to use, precise push button programming, eliminating the trial and error setup required with potentiometer based sensors. Many of the models also allow remote teaching options, so setup and programming of the sensor can be done away from the application.

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Series 4050 Photoelectric Sensors with Highly Effective Background Suppression

May 26, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Contrinex Series 4050 photoelectric sensors with considerably improved background suppression are built into a 40 x 50 x 15 mm housing and offer a long operating distance of 500 mm, with a setting range from 20 to 500 mm. The operating distance is independent of the target color, shape or surface structure, and is set by means of a 3-turn potentiometer with position indication.

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Instruments Containing Advanced Technology Sensors Head to Hubble Space Telescope

May 5, 2009 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

BOULDER, Colo. /PRNewswire/ — The historic mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope this month will include installation of two instruments built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Astronauts flying aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis expect to leave the Hubble at the apex of its scientific capabilities following their 11-day mission....

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Pulse Airflow Sensors Perform in Embedded Applications

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Degree Controls' AccuSense F600 Series pulse airflow sensors function in board-mounted and embedded cooling applications where in-situ airflow sensing is required, such as telecom, HVAC and environmental monitoring systems. The RoHS Level 6-compliant devices provide response to fan failure or airflow blockage prior to component temperature rise and subsequent failure....

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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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