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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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2.3- and 5.3-Megapixel Image Sensors for Machine Vision, High-End Security and Traffic Monitoring Applications

January 5, 2011 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced two extensions to Cypress's popular VITA family of image sensors ? the 2.3-megapixel VITA 2000 and the 5.3-megapixel VITA 5000. They are ideal for machine vision, high-end security, 2D barcode and intelligent traffic applications. The new sensors offer an array of sophisticated features, including pipelined and triggered global shutter modes and a conventional rolling shutter mode, speeds of up to 92 frames per second (FPS) for VITA 2000 and 75 FPS for VITA 5000, and 10-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), with either parallel outputs or serialized outputs up to 620 Mbps.

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PCB Offers Improved Explosion & Blast Pressure Sensors for Low Noise and High Output Measurements

November 5, 2010 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 137B quartz, free-field, ICP® blast pressure pencil probes from PCB Piezotronics (PCB®) have been improved for durability and alignment by lowering the parts count by 40% and internal connections by 50%. The pencil probes continue to feature an extremely fast micro-second response time, with resonant frequencies to 500k Hz....

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Digital Sensor from OSRAM Combines Proximity and Ambient Light Sensors in One Compact Unit

November 5, 2010 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SFH 7770 from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors combines the functions of a digital ambient light sensor with those of a digital proximity sensor. It determines the ambient brightness, detects the presence of an object nearby and can even tell whether the object is moving closer or moving further away....

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Further Developments in the Field of MEMS Sensors

November 4, 2010 9:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the new BMA22 and BMA250 triaxial acceleration sensors, Bosch Sensortec is expanding its product portfolio to include small digital sensors in the LGA package with a footprint of 2 x 2 mm to become the market standard. In fact the two new sensors, differing only with respect to accuracy of measurement, have exceptionally low power consumption: At full bandwidth and maximum data rate, they only need 100 µA of power, less than half as...

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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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