Sensors > Optical

STMicroelectronics VD55G0 and VD56G3 global-shutter image sensors

30 March, 2020

STMicroelectronics is enabling smart computer-vision applications with high-speed image sensors that use 'global shutter' — a method for capturing distortion-free images when the scene is moving or when near-infrared illumination is needed.

Flexible wearables enabled by graphene

26 September, 2019

European researchers have developed flexible and transparent wearable devices that are conformable to the skin, providing continuous measurements of multiple human vital signs.

AGV navigation: what are the possibilities?

16 August, 2019 by Matthias Göhner, Industry Management Intralogistics

Various technologies are available on the market for bringing an automated guided vehicle (AGV) to its destination.

Teledyne DALSA BOA Spot XL vision sensor

15 April, 2019

Teledyne DALSA has announced its BOA Spot XL vision sensors for industrial automation and inspection. Designed for error proofing, identification, general inspection and robot guidance, the vision sensors deliver high performance and useful capabilities.

STMicroelectronics VD6281 multispectral sensor

21 February, 2019

STMicroelectronics has released a full-colour ambient light sensor (ALS) that is designed to help smartphones take better pictures and present more visually accurate data on screen displays.

STMicroelectronics VG5661 and VG5761 image sensors for driver monitoring

07 December, 2018

The VG5661 and VG5761 image sensors enhance monitoring of vehicle occupants by capturing the scene as illuminated from the camera, eliminating unpredictable external effects such as sunlight or street lighting.

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.

Car-mounted sensors to monitor streetlights

29 September, 2016

MIT researchers have collaborated with infrastructure contracting company Forrevial in developing a monitoring system for streetlights that is inexpensive and highly automated.

First fast-switching all-solid-state WBPD described

01 September, 2016

The first all solid-state wavelength-dependent bipolar photodetectors with fast response times and tuneable switching wavelengths have been described by Japanese Researchers in the journal Applied Physics Express.

NanoFocus μsurf mobile optical 3D surface measurement system

27 July, 2016

The portable optical 3D surface measurement system μsurf mobile, by NanoFocus, is suitable for portable roughness measurements, analyses of 3D structures, measurement of microgeometry, topography, layer thickness and volume.

Scitech to distribute NanoFocus range in Australia and NZ

11 July, 2016

Scitech has been announced as the authorised distributor of NanoFocus products across Australia and New Zealand. The NanoFocus range includes products for 3D surface measurement, precise 3D profilometry and fast 3D inline sensors.

Vishay Semiconductors VEML6075 integrated UVA and UVB light sensor

05 May, 2016

The Vishay Semiconductors VEML6075 is an integrated ultraviolet (UV) light sensor for the detection of UVA and UVB light intensity. Featuring Filtron technology for high UV sensitivity and linearity, the product incorporates an IC with five sensitive areas and signal processing in a 2 x 1.25 x 1 mm surface-mount package.

Vishay Semiconductors VEML6030 ambient light sensor

27 April, 2016

The Vishay Semiconductors VEML6030 digital ambient light sensor combines a sensitive photodiode, a low-noise amplifier and a 16-bit ADC in a miniature, transparent surface-mount package measuring 2 x 2 x 0.85 mm. The sensor adopts Filtron technology and features an interrupt function while supporting an I2C bus interface for simple operation.

Vishay Semiconductors TCPT1600X01 and TCUT1600X01 optical sensors

13 April, 2016

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced two AEC-Q101-qualified surface-mount transmissive optical sensors for automotive and industrial applications. Offered in a 5.5 x 4 x 5.7 mm package, the Vishay Semiconductors single-channel TCPT1600X01 and dual-channel TCUT1600X01 feature an increased dome height compared with previous devices.

Texas Instruments OPT3001 Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)

07 March, 2016

The Texas Instruments OPT3001 Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) is a sensor that measures the intensity of visible light. The spectral response of the sensor tightly matches the photopic response of the human eye and includes significant infrared rejection.

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