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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated how low-cost, wearable inertial sensors could detect firearm usage.
Macro Sensors HSIR Series LVDT linear position transmitters are suitable for serving as level sensors to measure liquid level changes from a few centimetres to several metres in gauging tank level volumes.
Researchers have developed a flexible, wearable polymer sensor that can directly measure the degree and occurrence of goose bumps, technically known as piloerection, on the skin.
Vishay Semiconductors' VCNL4020X01 is a proximity and ambient light optical sensor with an operating temperature range to 105°C. The product combines an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, an ambient light detector, a signal processing IC and a 16-bit ADC.
The GoalControl-4D system is equipped with 14 high-speed cameras located around the pitch, with seven cameras focusing on each goalmouth. Using a special detection software, the ball is filtered out from the image sequences and its real-time position is automatically calculated as X, Y and Z coordinates as well as speed, making it 4D.
Intel has announced a range of solutions and initiatives for the connected car of the future.
Freescale Semiconductor has teamed up with Neusoft Corporation and Green Hills Software to create next-generation automotive vision applications.