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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 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>>


4_LAIRD

July 24, 2014 | Product

Promising rapid Bluetooth and Wi-Fi integration, the 45 Series Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi modules and BT830 Series Bluetooth v4.0 UART HCI (Host Controller Interface) modules suit a wide range of applications. more>>


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July 24, 2014 | Product

Smart Vision Lights’ Large Light Panel (LLP) Series light panels handle any industrial lighting application requiring edge-lit product definition. more>>


2_BB_ELECTRONICS0

July 24, 2014 | Product

The Wizard Intelligent Sensing Platform is a complete wireless sensor connectivity platform for the rapid deployment of scalable, intelligent, and reliable Internet of Things (IoT) networking. more>>


1_PGO0

July 24, 2014 | Product

Precision Glass & Optics’ polarizing beamsplitter cube splits the S & P polarization of light with an extinction ratio of Tp/Ts 200:1 and higher. more>>


TECH_7

July 24, 2014 | News

OMRON and Holst Centre/imec have unveiled a prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with worlds’ highest efficiency. more>>


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July 24, 2014 | News

SonoSim LiveScan instantly transforms healthy volunteers into ultrasound training cases with real pathologic conditions. SonoSim LiveScan(TM) seamlessly converts any standardized mannequin into a high-fidelity ultrasound training simulator. more>>


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July 24, 2014 | News

Toshiba's TB9052FNG motor pre-driver IC targets electric power steering (EPS) and other safety-critical automotive systems compliant with the rigorous ASIL D safety standard. more>>


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July 24, 2014 | News

ActvContent announced the launch of the Sync, the all-in-one health, safety, and fitness smartband on Indiegogo. Sync is a wearable device that comes in both adult and child sizes and connects via Bluetooth technology with the ActvContent Sync mobile app, available for both iOS and Android. 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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