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.
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 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.
Design engineers can now rapidly evaluate and deploy human-machine interface (HMI) devices using the MAXREFDES82# smart force sensor reference design from Maxim Integrated.
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.
Scientists have created a wearable GP-based patch that enables accurate diabetes monitoring and feedback therapy by using human sweat.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.