Sensors

Micro-Epsilon optoNCDT 1320 laser triangulation sensor

22 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

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.


A graphene-based device for diabetes monitoring

19 May, 2016

Scientists have created a wearable GP-based patch that enables accurate diabetes monitoring and feedback therapy by using human sweat.


Vishay Semiconductors VEML6075 integrated UVA and UVB light sensor

05 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

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.


Wearables manufacturers are feeling the pressure

27 April, 2016 by Jeff Eliott* | Supplied by: Pressure Profile Systems

Wearables manufacturers are integrating capacitive sensor technology in their testing and development stages in order to gauge and optimise fit and function for their customers. The issue of form and fit is extending well beyond traditional apparel to more specialised items such as bras, gloves, shapewear, compression stockings, diapers and eyeglasses for the burgeoning wearable technology market.


Vishay Semiconductors VEML6030 ambient light sensor

27 April, 2016 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

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 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

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.


ASM POSITAPE WBR tape extension sensor with integrated pulley

01 April, 2016 | Supplied by: Automated Control Pty Ltd

ASM has added an extra feature to its POSITAPE tape extension sensor product line. The WBR models are now equipped with an integrated pulley mounted directly onto the sensor, which enables a flexible pullout angle of the measuring tape.


Infineon TLV493D-A1B6 3D magnetic sensor

24 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Infineon Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

The 3D magnetic sensor TLV493D-A1B6 offers three-dimensional sensing with low power consumption in a small 6-pin package. With magnetic field detection in the x, y and z directions, the sensor measures three-dimensional, linear and rotation movements.


Delivering the future: Domino's unveils autonomous delivery vehicle

22 March, 2016

Franchise group Domino’s has unveiled plans to welcome an autonomous delivery vehicle to its team. The four-wheeled vehicle was developed within the company's DLAB, a purpose-built lab aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs commercialise their ideas.


Texas Instruments OPT3001 Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)

07 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Texas Instruments Australia Ltd

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.


End-to-end security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication

24 February, 2016 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Gemalto, Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics and STMicroelectronics introduced the first end-to-end security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication at Mobile World Congress 2016.


Vishay Semiconductors VEML7700 ambient light sensor

13 February, 2016 | Supplied by: element14

The Vishay Semiconductors VEML7700 is a digital ambient light sensor for backlight dimming and optical switching in consumer products.


STMicroelectronics powers PIQ multisport wearable sensor

13 January, 2016 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

The lightweight and low-power PIQ sports wearable device for performance measurement and coaching relies on key sense, control and communication technologies from semiconductor company STMicroelectronics.


HARTING Embedded Transponder Base

09 December, 2015 | Supplied by: HARTING Pty Ltd

The Embedded Transponder Base (ETB), from HARTING, is a wireless device that can identify and monitor the condition of an object from a distance of several metres.


STMicroelectronics MIS2DH motion sensor for medical applications

18 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Braemac Pty Ltd

STMicroelectronics has introduced the MIS2DH, an ultralow-power 3-axis accelerometer designed for medical applications, including implantable devices classified by US FDA as Class III. The off-the-shelf solution can enable functions such as activity monitoring and posture sensing to be included in a wide range of medical applications.


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