Sensors > Proximity

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.

STMicroelectronics VL53L0X time-of-flight ranging sensor

14 June, 2016

The second generation of STMicroelectronics' FlightSense technology is now available in the VL53L0X laser-ranging sensor. The product's sensing capabilities can support a range of functions, including gesture sensing or proximity detection.

Micro-Epsilon optoNCDT 1320 laser triangulation sensor

22 May, 2016

The optoNCDT 1320 laser triangulation sensor, manufactured by Micro-Epsilon, offers maximum precision in minimal space. Due to its low weight and compact size, the device can be integrated into restricted installation spaces and is suitable for dynamic applications.

STMicroelectronics VL53L0 time-of-flight ranging sensor

11 January, 2016

STMicroelectronics has released its second-generation laser-ranging sensor based on its FlightSense technology. The VL53L0 sensor can range fast and over longer distances, improving smartphone- and tablet-camera performance and opening up possibilities in robotics, user detection, drones, IoT and wearables.

Vishay TSSP-HA plastic housing for reflective presence and proximity sensors

27 June, 2015

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a miniature plastic housing for the rapid prototyping of reflective presence and proximity sensors. The housing is designed to provide optical isolation between a 3 mm (T1) infrared (IR) emitter and any of Vishay's TSSP-type presence or proximity sensors.

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