Sensors

Connecting cars to our digital lives

16 September, 2015

Automotive manufacturer Continental is working on in-car apps that will connect drivers with their homes as well as with other personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables.


Toshiba T4KC3 16 MP CMOS image sensor

02 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd

Toshiba has announced the launch of T4KC3, a 16 MP BSI CMOS image sensor. The chip realises 30 fps at full-resolution output with power consumption of 240 mW or lower.


Radio-tracking drones used to track wildlife

28 August, 2015

Australian researchers have developed a world-first radio-tracking drone to locate radio-tagged wildlife.


Teledyne wins $15m NASA contract

21 July, 2015 | Supplied by: Teledyne Industries Int'l Inc

Teledyne Brown Engineering has won a $15 million contract from NASA for space-based imagery.


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

27 June, 2015 | Supplied by: Braemac Pty Ltd

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.


InvenSense MPU-6555 6-axis motion sensor for wrist-worn devices

30 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Glyn Ltd

The MPU-6555 is InvenSense's 6-axis (3-axis gyroscope + 3-axis accelerometer) activity detection device, working in conjunction with its Automatic Activity Recognition library (AAR) in a 3 x 3 x 0.9 mm (24-pin QFN) package.


Maxim Integrated MAXREFDES42# IO-Link temperature sensor reference design

30 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

The MAXREFDES42# IO-Link temperature sensor reference design (RD) is a resistance temperature detector (RTD) for industrial control and automation.


Honeywell CSL series Hall effect current sensor

19 March, 2015 | Supplied by: RS Components Pty Ltd

The Honeywell CSL series of linear current sensors utilise LOHET Hall effect output. The series provides the user with a sensor and flux collector all within a single compact holder and housing assembly.


Vishay Semiconductors VEML6070 integrated UV light sensor

04 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Braemac Pty Ltd

Designed to convert solar UV light intensity to digital data in consumer, medical and industrial applications, the Vishay Semiconductors VEML6070 comes in a compact 2.35 x 1.8 x 1 mm surface-mount package. The integrated UV light sensor features Filtron UV technology for high UV sensitivity and linearity.


Osram Opto Semiconductors SFH 7050 integrated optical sensor

20 December, 2014 | Supplied by: Osram Australia Pty Ltd

SFH 7050 is an integrated optical sensor for automatic fitness tracking. The sensor is used in mobile devices, such as smart watches and fitness armbands, and simplifies personal heart rate or pulse rate measurements.


Contelec Vert-X series contactless angle sensors

20 December, 2014 | Supplied by: Moog Australia Pty Ltd

Contelec has announced two multi-turn versions of its robust Vert-X series contactless Hall-Effect angle sensors. The Vert-X 37MT CANopen has a gearless 16-bit multi-turn and 16-bit single-turn resolution, while the Vert-X 24MT may be programmed for up to 10 turns and has a 12-bit single-turn resolution.


New wearable device can track diet

14 November, 2014

Dr Edward Sazonov, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Alabama, is developing a sensor that can be worn around the ear that would automatically track diet, giving medical professionals and consumers accurate information that can be missed with self-reporting.


element14 selects engineers for IoT challenge

07 November, 2014

The element14 Community has selected 15 engineers from around the world to take part in its 'In the Air' design challenge, an initiative to develop pollution measurement applications inspired by the Internet of Things (IoT) movement.


KNX updates building control software tool

24 September, 2014

In order to satisfy the latest technical, economic and global demands, the KNX Association has redesigned its Engineering Tool Software (ETS) - a standardised tool that helps building control engineers improve energy efficiency of buildings.


Accelerating towards a driverless future

09 September, 2014 by Mike Smyth, specialist technical writer

Cars speeding along a motorway set in a futuristic landscape populated by beings dressed in silver metallic suits used to be the stuff of comics and those deep into science fiction. However, some of those imaginative images could well become reality within the next 10 years as autonomous or driverless vehicles steer out of the laboratory and onto the roads.


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