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By Satya Dixit, Guest Contributer

Sensors Insights by Satya Dixit
Semiconductor Developers Fill in Missing Pieces for Wearable Computing
The wearable computing market is poised for take-off. Remarkably, this growth is increasing despite the fact that many wearable computing solutions rely on less-than-optimal silicon solutions. More>>

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July 25, 2014 | Product

The ConoProbe Mark10-HD non-contact laser sensor provides distance and 3D measurements to sub-micron levels. more>>


3_Measurement_Computing0

July 25, 2014 | Product

The USB-2600 Series data-acquisition (DAQ) boards feature sample rates up to 1 Msamples/s with a 16-bit resolution. more>>


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July 25, 2014 | Product

The latest XFN powerPac model in the XF series high-reliability, ruggedized Mil/COTS modular power supplies delivers 1 kW at -40ºC. more>>


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July 25, 2014 | Product

The latest additions to the economical F-Series dc/dc converters are SMD-package devices capable of delivering output power levels of 1W, with single and dual outputs. more>>


PARTNERSHIPS_2

July 25, 2014 | News

SunEdison, Inc. announces its acquisition of the 156 megawatt (MW) DC Comanche Solar project from renewable energy developer Community Energy. more>>


PARTNERSHIPS_1

July 25, 2014 | News

The Boards of Directors of the Fieldbus Foundation and the HART® Communication Foundation are pleased to announce that they have approved unifying the two Foundations into a new industry organization dedicated to the needs of intelligent devices and their integration in the world of Process... more>>


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July 25, 2014 | News

Consumers should stop using Tommee Tippee Monitor with Movement Sensor Pad unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. more>>


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July 25, 2014 | News

Monolithic Power Systems, a fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announces that it has acquired Sensima Technology SA (Sensima) located in Switzerland. more>>


6_LINEAR0

July 24, 2014 | Product

The LTC3769 synchronous step-up DC/DC controller replaces the boost diode with an N-channel MOSFET to increase efficiency and maximize output current capability. more>>


5_LINEAR0

July 24, 2014 | Product

The LTC3622 17V input capable synchronous buck regulator delivers dual 1A of continuous current to outputs as low as 0.6V. more>>



July 25, 2014 | Article | By Satya Dixit

The wearable computing market is poised for take-off. Remarkably, this growth is increasing despite the fact that many wearable computing solutions rely on less-than-optimal silicon solutions. more>>


July 11, 2014 | Article | By Richeal Chen

Power measurements are a must in the development of any RF or microwave product whether it’s a mobile phone or a sophisticated radar system. The choice of an RF or microwave power measurement system is more complex than ever with power sensors/meters offering functionality that was only found in... more>>


July 4, 2014 | Article | By Sook Hua Wong

Manufacturers and operators of communication satellites face many challenges in making accurate and repeatable power measurements. This article briefly describes the power measurement needs in satellite applications, and important selection criteria for choosing the right equipment. more>>


June 27, 2014 | Article | By Ted Sargent

In the past decade, the smartphone changed from being a luxury business tool to an integral part of everyday life. With that came the ability to take high-resolution photos on the go, and recent years have seen the ability to shoot HD-quality video too. more>>


June 20, 2014 | Article | By Dave Anderson

The trend toward large-scale integration of materials focuses a broad range of commercial and government interests on the More-than-Moore (MTM) approach for exploiting the massive number of available combinations of elements and novel technologies with which to accelerate systems integration. If... more>>


June 13, 2014 | Article | By Keith Nicholson

Application Specific Sensor Nodes (ASSNs) simplify and enhance sensor-fusion designs that require data from multiple sensors. more>>


June 6, 2014 | Article | By Joshua Edberg

Advances in technology allow magnetic sensors to be smaller, lower power and more sensitive. Due to these advances, magnetoresistive (MR) sensors should be looked at when designing new systems in need of a position switch. more>>


May 30, 2014 | Article | By Laurent Malier

The Internet of Things has been in development over the past 20 years through continuous advances in microelectronics, nanotechnologies, sensors and communication technologies. How we meet the challenges of this level of connectivity will require creativity and innovation. more>>


May 23, 2014 | Article | By Chris Hansford

To enhance production and increase output the production line must run smoothly. Chris Hansford, Managing Director of Hansford Sensors, explains why it makes good business sense to consider vibration monitoring and replace reactive maintenance and waste with long-term efficiency and profitability. more>>


May 16, 2014 | Article | By Karmjit Sidhu

LVDT Linear Position Transmitters can be used to control feedback devices gauging tank levels to prevent overflow conditions. more>>



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July 21, 2014 | Blog

Wearable electronics is a rapidly growing market offering designers and OEMs countless opportunities for innovation. Two of the most prominent markets, and probably the most profitable at this point time, are physical fitness and healthcare/medical devices. more>>


July 14, 2014 | Blog | By Charlene Soucy

After the Show: Important Post-Show Tips for Exhibitors more>>


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July 10, 2014 | Blog

June 25, 2014 Alexis Alcott, Senior Product Manager at Microchip Technology Inc., sat down with Mat Dirjish, Executive Editor of Sensors Magazine at Sensors Expo 2014 in Rosemont, IL, to demonstrate and discuss an expansion of the company’s eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) with... more>>


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July 10, 2014 | Blog | By Mathew Dirjish

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Dave Richkas, Bluetooth Product Line Manager at Microchip Technology Inc., sat down with Mat Dirjish, Executive Editor of Sensors Magazine at Sensors Expo 2014 in Rosemont, IL, to detail the company’s first Bluetooth® 4.1 Low Energy module, the RN4020. more>>


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July 9, 2014 | Blog | By Mathew Dirjish

Tools and tips to help survive a July DAQ attack. more>>


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July 2, 2014 | Blog

Data-acquisition (DAQ) is a phrase often taken as purely applying to test-and-measurement and business applications. Apparently that’s not really the case. more>>


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July 2, 2014 | Blog | By Mathew Dirjish

Sensors Expo 2014 a glowing success for all involved. more>>


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June 20, 2014 | Blog | By Mathew Dirjish

For Sensors Expo 2014, be there, or risk going nowhere. more>>


THUMB_MANTIS

June 6, 2014 | Blog | By Mathew Dirjish

The Mantis hexapod robot from Micromagic Systems employs a unique load cell amplifier designed by Mantracourt for the detection of forces on each leg. more>>


2_DIGITAL0

May 29, 2014 | Blog | By Mathew Dirjish

UK-based SST Sensing has come up with optical fluid-level sensors at a price point normally associated with float switches. more>>













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