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.
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.
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.
Gemalto, Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics and STMicroelectronics introduced the first end-to-end security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication at Mobile World Congress 2016.
The Vishay Semiconductors VEML7700 is a digital ambient light sensor for backlight dimming and optical switching in consumer products.
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.
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.
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.