Sensors > Proximity

Teaching tomorrow's vehicles to 'hear'

18 February, 2020

Modern cars already feature a range of sophisticated systems, but the self-driving cars of the future will also have auditory capabilities.


Mikroe PIR Click board pyroelectric proximity sensor

13 February, 2020

The PIR Click board, from Mikroe, is a pyroelectric sensor supporting human presence detection. The product is equipped with an onboard PL-N823-01 pyroelectric proximity infrared (PIR) sensor from KEMET Electronics, which enables human detection through glass or resin.


Texas Instruments AWR1843 automotive radar sensor

09 January, 2020

Texas Instruments' AWR1843 is an integrated single-chip frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar sensor capable of operation in the 76–81 GHz mmW spectrum.


Molex Contrinex Industry 4.0 inductive and photoelectric sensors

31 October, 2019

Molex Contrinex inductive and photoelectric sensors are robust, self-contained sensors with an integrated IO-Link in a compact housing. Part of Molex's range of Industry 4.0 solutions, the miniature sensors feature a large sensing range and are suitable for limited-space applications and challenging environments.


ams TSL2740 light and proximity sensor

18 June, 2019

The TSL2740, from ams, combines an ambient light sensor (ALS) and a proximity light-to-digital sensor that approximates the human eye response to light intensity under varying lighting conditions.


Autonomous electric bus unveiled in Singapore

13 March, 2019

The Volvo 7900 Electric bus features light detection and ranging sensors, stereo-vision cameras that capture images in 3D and a global navigation satellite system.


'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.


How voice recognition will change industry

26 April, 2018

Voice recognition technology has changed the way we complete many daily tasks — from shopping to getting weather updates. Could it do the same for manufacturing?


STMicroelectronics FlightSense VL53L1X time-of-flight sensor

19 March, 2018

The VL53L1X time-of-flight sensor from STMicroelectronics extends the detection range of the company's FlightSense technology to four metres. With low power consumption and fast ranging performance, the VL53L1X is suitable for mobile robotics for wall following, cliff detection, collision avoidance and hover/landing assistance for drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).


Acconeer A1 SRD radar sensors

20 February, 2018

Acconeer's A1 SRD radar sensors enable mm accuracy with low power consumption. The sensor is based on PCR (Pulsed Coherent Radar) technology, which has high-range resolution while only consuming microwatts of power.


HERE supports intelligent vehicles with safety suite, telematics

15 January, 2018

HERE Technologies has announced its safety services suite for intelligent vehicles, as well as its work to develop a telematics solution for autonomous vehicles.


Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley Bulletin 871FM inductive proximity sensors

19 December, 2017

The Allen-Bradley Bulletin 871FM miniature, metal, flat-pack, inductive proximity sensors from Rockwell Automation are rugged, smart sensors built for harsh environments.


Leuze electronic Global Beam 15 series photoelectric sensors

15 December, 2017

Leuze electronic has introduced the latest member of its Global Beam family with the compact sensors of the 15 series in an IP67 housing. The series is suitable for the detection of objects in industrial environments.


RF Digital RFD77402 Simblee time-of-flight (ToF) sensor module

29 September, 2017

The RFD77402 Simblee Internet of Things (IoT) 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor module, from RF Digital, integrates an embedded light sensor, vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) driver, microcontroller and onboard memory to provide distance mapping and 3D imaging technology.


STMicroelectronics VL53L1 time-of-flight ranging sensor

02 March, 2017

The VL53L1 laser-ranging sensor benefits from silicon- and module-level architectures, adding optical lenses to the module.


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