Context detection is the next MEMS wave

19 September, 2016 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Thinking about the evolution of sensing and the IoT in mobile applications, smart watches, fitness bands and other wearable devices has STMicroelectronics seeing waves rolling onto the sand.

Futek Model LLB250 miniature load button

02 September, 2016 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

The Futek Model LLB250 miniature load button is built for press or inline compression applications.

First fast-switching all-solid-state WBPD described

01 September, 2016

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.

Olympians train with ST

11 August, 2016 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

For this year's Summer Olympics, some of the athletes may want to thank technology for their chance to capture Olympic gold.

NanoFocus μsurf mobile optical 3D surface measurement system

27 July, 2016 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

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 to distribute NanoFocus range in Australia and NZ

11 July, 2016 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

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.

Software support for smart mobile sensors

04 July, 2016 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Qualcomm Technologies intends to add software support for STMicroelectronics' inertial sensor solutions.

Maxim Integrated MAXREFDES82# smart force sensor reference design

28 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

Design engineers can now rapidly evaluate and deploy human-machine interface (HMI) devices using the MAXREFDES82# smart force sensor reference design from Maxim Integrated.

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 (Hong Kong) Ltd

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 (Hong Kong) Ltd

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 (Hong Kong) Ltd

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.

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