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By David Maliniak, Guest Contributer

Sensors Insights by David Maliniak
Test Considerations for Automotive Sensors
Sensors are an important part of the overall system when it comes to automotive electronics. In today's vehicles, sensors monitor many electronic and electromechanical subsystems, gathering data and passing it onto the engine's electronic control unit (ECU) for processing. There are a number of considerations when it comes to using oscilloscopes to test and debug of sensors, and in this article, we will look at three key ones. More>>

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July 23, 2014 | Product

Detecting passive RFID tags, the PHOTON UHF RF field detector operates battery free by harvesting the energy from the RF field. When a tag is detected, an LED sparkles. more>>


July 23, 2014 | Product

Embarking as the newest member of the company’s high-brightness, energy-efficient retrofit LED recessed downlight family, the RDL32-4-12W series dimmable, ceiling can-style downlights use 12W of energy and can replace halogen bulbs up to 75W. more>>


July 23, 2014 | Product

USB-powered, the Model 3340 G-Logger is a three-channel, low-cost portable and standalone data-acquisition (DAQ) system. more>>


July 23, 2014 | Product

Promising extreme measurement accuracy in metrology applications, the CERTO length gauge features an accuracy range down to 0.03 µm over 25 mm of travel. more>>


July 23, 2014 | Product

Capturing from HD and SD sources, the Model 2263S USB audio/video encoder simultaneously sends a compressed and an uncompressed (preview) stream to the host. more>>


July 23, 2014 | Product

The KAL-L airflow performs rapid detection of flow rate changes in non-hazardous gases. more>>


July 23, 2014 | News

A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a light-based plasmon sensor to detect incredibly minute concentrations of explosives. more>>


July 23, 2014 | News

New totally wireless sensors using a mesh network for complete remote control of hydroponics grow rooms. The SmartBee Controllers' product line delivers unmatched wireless features and functionality more>>


July 23, 2014 | News

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (PBI) announced they have entered into a strategic research and development agreement. Under the terms of the collaboration, PBI will develop a front-end, sample preparation method for Parabase's enhanced neonatal molecular diagnostics and newborn confirmatory testing... more>>


July 23, 2014 | News

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a chip-scale frequency comb, or a microcomb. 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>>

May 9, 2014 | Article | By Kenneth W. Martin

Small computer boards have become very popular recently among hobbyists and makers but can these boards be effectively used to realize Distributed Intelligence Sensor Systems (DISS's) in industrial applications? To help answer this question, two reference designs have been developed: the first... more>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


July 9, 2014 | Blog | By Mathew Dirjish

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


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>>


July 2, 2014 | Blog | By Mathew Dirjish

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


June 20, 2014 | Blog | By Mathew Dirjish

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


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>>


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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