Using the Santa Cruz ambient light sensor (ALS) from Maxim Integrated, factories can quickly configure and monitor multiple red, green, blue (RGB) and infrared (IR) ambient light sensors with the accuracy required in industrial applications.
The ATM/GR is a robust electronic pressure transmitter (0/4-20 mA) featuring two independent switching contacts that are adjustable across the full range of the sensor. Available with numerous user-defined configurations (eg, connection and output signal), the transmitter has long-term stability and is capable of providing safety features in a range of industrial or process applications where pressure or level limits are critical.
The Banner Engineering EZ-Light K30 Touch is a smaller version of the company's K50 Touch. Featuring a compact, rugged design, the single-point device is designed for efficient machine activation and pick-to-light operations.
Researchers at MIT have built a carbon nanotube sensor that can monitor nitric oxide (NO) in living animals for more than a year. NO is one of the most important signalling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous cells.
A global vendor of automotive AMS ICs contracted ASTC consulting on algorithm design and feasibility for a next-generation automotive parking assistance sensor ASIC program, a derivative of the predecessor ultrasonic sensor transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) signal conditioner system chip.
The Banner Engineering SureCross wireless Q45 push button with confirmation light permits operators to send a digital signal with the push of a button and receive confirmation the signal has been received.
A new motion tracking technology could eliminate the lag that occurs in existing video game systems that use motion tracking.
Australian electronics company Emotiv has developed a new system designed to reduce fatalities and improve road safety. The system communicates with the car and when the driver's level of attention drops the car safely slows down, alerting the driver to their lapse in concentration.
Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have developed carbon nanotube-based gas sensors that rapidly detect and continuously respond to extremely small changes in the concentrations of gases including ammonia, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide.
CSIRO and Catapult Sports' program Tracking Elite Athletes, which uses revolutionary ClearSky Technology, has received the President's Award from Engineers Australia, Sydney Division.
Singapore-based microelectric engineers have developed a light-based sensor that can detect and measure the chemical signature of bladder cancer.
UC Berkeley researchers have created new electronic skin, or e-skin, that responds to touch by instantly lighting up. The more intense the pressure, the brighter the light it emits. In addition to giving robots a finer sense of touch, the engineers believe the new e-skin technology could also be used to create things like wallpapers that double as touch-screen displays and dashboard laminates that allow drivers to adjust electronic controls with the wave of a hand.
The A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics and Japan’s Shikino High-Tech Co have signed an agreement to create a next-generation application-specific integrated circuit intellectual property (ASIC IP) block for use in motion sensing technologies.