Claimed to require just one-sixth of the board space taken up by other sensors, the Infineon TLI4970 current sensor measures alternating and direct currents up to ±50 A. The digital sensor does not require external calibration.
Around 2-5% of all international trade involves counterfeit products, according to a 2013 UN report. Counterfeit products - including electronics, automotive and aircraft parts, pharmaceuticals and food - can pose safety risks and cost governments and private companies hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
The Microchip EMC1043 family of System Management Bus (SMBus) temperature sensors monitors three temperature zones - one internal diode and two externally connected diodes - for PC and embedded environments.
Researchers are developing sensors that can detect the early onset of swelling and temperature changes in the brain after head injuries and then vanish when they're no longer needed.
University of Washington computer scientists have built a low-cost gesture recognition system that runs without batteries and lets users control their electronic devices hidden from sight with simple hand movements.
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.