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Advances in IR Temperature Measurement   May 1, 2007

The latest developments in IR sensors not only help you optimize your manufacturing processes and business operations but also enable you to meet industry standards for final product quality and reliability.More>>

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A MEMS Gyro for the Harsh Engine Compartment Environment   April 1, 2007

Use of vehicular electronic stability controls is growing. A new quartz MEMS gyroscope can handle the harsh under-hood environment, where temperatures exceed 125°C and shock and vibration are significant.More>>

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Achieving the Potential of Nano Gas Sensors   September 1, 2006

The demand for sensitive, low-power, low-cost gas sensors that respond quickly to appropriate stimuli is growing. Macro scale components and conventional manufacturing techniques cannot provide sensors that deliver the detection levels and low-power operation increasingly required by today's...More>>

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How Are Your Bearings Holding Up? Find Out with Ultrasound   July 1, 2006

While many bearings can fail due to lack of lubrication, over-lubrication is considered one of the major causes of bearing failure.More>>

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The Next Generation of Color Sensors   January 1, 2006

You can change manufacturing setups without reprogramming the sensor, which is essential for highmix, low-volume manufacturing with frequent color changes.More>>

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A Case Study: MR vs. Hall Effect for Position Sensing   November 1, 2005

How magnetoresistive sensors and integrated Hall sensors differ and what this means for designers of magnetic angle and linear position sensors.More>>

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Magnetic Flux Monitoring for Accurate Mixture Ratios   September 1, 2005

If your adhesives aren’t doing their work, the problem might lie in an out-of-spec ratio of mixture components.More>>

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Improving the MEMS Pressure Sensor   July 1, 2000

MEMS pressure sensors have always provided easy interface to an MCU, reliability, and low cost. New manufacturing processes and designs have reduced their die sizes while enhancing their performance.More>>

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Choosing an Ultrasonic Sensor for Proximity or Distance Measurement Part 2: Optimizing Sensor Selection   March 1, 1999

An understanding of radiation patterns and the target's effect on echoes is essential to evaluating candidate sensors in terms of frequency variations, accuracy and resolution, target range, effective beam angle, and the influence of ambient temperature variations on sensor performance.More>>

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Choosing an Ultrasonic Sensor for Proximity or Distance Measurement Part 1: Acoustic Considerations   February 1, 1999

The first step toward identifying the right proximity sensor for your application is to understand the fundamental ultrasonic properties of the transmission medium and the way they influence the measurement and system operation.More>>