Sensors

Predictive maintenance — not just for industrial applications

18 December, 2018 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Predictive maintenance is outgrowing industrial applications to transform consumer products in part because our products make this new field more accessible and cost-effective.


Self-monitoring lighting supports a smart building network

12 December, 2018

An Australian company is rolling out wireless technology that allows buildings to monitor themselves and report problems autonomously — and even talk to your smartphone.


'Fitness tracker for cows' monitors livestock movements

10 December, 2018

The new technology, which takes the form of a smart ear tag, produces similar data to that delivered by consumer smart watches.


Power consumption substantially cut for IoT sensors

23 November, 2018

Researchers have invented a 'battery-less' wake-up timer that is claimed to cut the power consumption of rarely active IoT sensor nodes by 1000 times.


Dialog Semiconductor SmartBond Multi-Sensor Kit

13 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

Dialog Semiconductor's SmartBond Multi-Sensor Kit is a complete multisensor node solution that enables engineers to develop multiple applications on the same hardware and support different use cases through firmware.


'Touch' virtual objects with these ultralight gloves

24 October, 2018

The DextrES haptic glove enables users to touch, grasp and manipulate virtual objects while feeling like they are actually touching something in the real world.


Smartphones powered by STMicroelectronics touchscreen controller

15 October, 2018 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

STMicroelectronics' FingerTip touchscreen controller (TSC) is powering all three of the latest Xiaomi Mi8 smartphone models — Standard, SE and Explorer.


Electronic skin mimics human-like sense of touch

27 September, 2018

Inspired by human skin, researchers have constructed a tactile sensor that detects pressure and pulses, replicating the experience of pressurised human touch.


Dytran Instruments 3525A3 IEPE quartz accelerometer

27 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Dytran Instruments has introduced the model 3525A3 single-axis IEPE hermetically sealed quartz accelerometer with a built-in impedance converting amplifier, capable of operating continuously at high temperatures up to 200°C.


Dytran Model 3168D2 single-axis IEPE accelerometer

20 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Dytran Instruments has introduced the Model 3168D2 single-axis IEPE quartz accelerometer for health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) and flight test applications. Featuring a thru-hole design for 360° cable orientation, the sensor has mechanical and electrical filters that effectively eliminate ultrahigh-frequency energy that can cause signal saturation.


Creating smart textiles with carbon nanotube-based sensors

10 September, 2018

Fabric coated with the sensing technology could be used in future 'smart garments', with the sensors slipped into the soles of shoes or stitched into clothing.


Plastic sensors could monitor health conditions

17 July, 2018

Researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions.


'Electronic nose' recognises a variety of scents

20 June, 2018

A newly developed sensor can be taught different scents, sniffing out potential hazards — such as smouldering cables or spoilt food — earlier than a human being.


Low-power application design with MEMS accelerometers

18 May, 2018 by Petr Stukjunger | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Low-power applications take advantage of MEMS accelerometer sensors for increasing battery life.


Meet Marilyn, the robot car that can see through fog

17 May, 2018

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has invented a robot car that is claimed to see better than humans in foggy conditions and can navigate without stopping.


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