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Designing a Wall Sensor in the Smartphone Age
This article discusses the user research Alerton conducted for the Microset 4 wall sensor and how the findings influenced the product's design, introduced in spring 2014. More>>

 

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August 28, 2014 | Product

Available in H- and MP-grade versions with operating junction temperatures from -40°C to 150°C and -55°C to 150°C, respectively, the LTC3853 triple output synchronous step-down switching regulator controller operates over a 4.5V to 24V input voltage range. more>>


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August 28, 2014 | Product

Enabling high-density, the 5853 Series board-to-board connector sports a 0.35-mm pitch, stacking height of 0.6 mm between boards, and a width of 2.4 mm. more>>


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August 28, 2014 | Product

According to its maker, the ACS726 is the first current sensor IC to include a fully differential back end amplifier for adjusting gain and bandwidth via external RC networks. more>>


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August 28, 2014 | Product

The Dispense Works RP Series robotic dispensing system with an optional vision guided system performs pattern recognition plus edge-and-hole detection for simple setup and fixturing while assuring repeatability from part to part. more>>


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August 28, 2014 | Product

Rounding out the WE-CNSW HF family of chokes is a current-compensated common mode component in package size 0504. more>>


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August 28, 2014 | Product

Performing fast, automated connected and disconnected monitoring of as many as 32 switches, the X32 RFID switch monitor tag transmits status to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without a battery on the sensor tag. more>>


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August 28, 2014 | News

Enabling developers to reduce power consumption, bill of materials and product size, Texas Instruments (TI) releases 46 new ultra-low-power MSP430™ FRAM microcontrollers (MCUs) with more memory, features and integration. more>>


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August 28, 2014 | News

USPTO grants allowance to Sensorstream for its circular smart watch case design, commercially dubbed "Pi"; Founder Tom Rapko believes smart watch adoption rate will rival all previous consumer electronics, aims "to put a computer on every wrist." more>>


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August 28, 2014 | News

ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry's first foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety... more>>


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August 28, 2014 | News

The new Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) System from Chatsworth Products (CPI) allows data center managers to resolve environmental problems in equipment rooms and data centers before they cause downtime by providing real-time monitoring of critical conditions. more>>



August 29, 2014 | Article | By Kevin Callahan, Kevin Clinger

This article discusses the user research Alerton conducted for the Microset 4 wall sensor and how the findings influenced the product’s design, introduced in spring 2014. more>>


August 22, 2014 | Article | By Roland Einspieler

Electric motors employ various methods of position sensing. Optical encoders, for instance, have long been favored by motor control system designers for their accuracy, and their standard ABI outputs are easily handled by today’s microcontrollers. But contactless magnetic position sensors are... more>>


August 15, 2014 | Article | By Piet De Moor

The last decade revealed exciting advances in image sensor technologies. Integration, speed and low-power advantages offered by the introduction of CMOS technologies, coupled with highly customized photo-sensor fabrication processes, resulted in CMOS based imagers that are superior to CCDs. more>>


August 15, 2014 | Article | By David Sandys

Understanding the broader technology trends that are occurring throughout the world provides context to the rise of sales for certain electronic components. Here’s a deeper look at five electronics trends that are driving the need for components in the coming years. more>>


August 8, 2014 | Article | By Hal Steele

Benefits from the Internet of Things (IoT) will accelerate as it becomes more widespread. One element necessary to facilitate a ubiquitous IoT is a sensor technology that allows deployment of large numbers of sensors that are wireless, maintenance free, and inexpensive enough for use anywhere. more>>


August 1, 2014 | Article | By Jerry Janesch

Accurate, repeatable temperature measurements are integral to many applications. To ensure precision measurement in a cost-effective system, integrators must weigh various sensor types and the options for converting their outputs into temperature readings. 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>>



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August 12, 2014 | Blog

OVAL hopes to develop, manufacture, and market the world’s first affordable industrial-strength sensor. more>>


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August 4, 2014 | Blog

What will the role of sensor makers be in the Internet of Things beyond just supplying sensors? 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>>













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