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Ten Dumb Ways A Position Sensor Can Mess Up Your Project   March 24, 2017

Selecting the wrong position sensor or designing the wrong installation often results in overly complex designs, poor performance, high cost, or unreliability. Learn the 10 most common mistakes and how to avoid them.More>>

Achieving Security For Resource-Constrained Sensors   March 17, 2017

Using a firewall that is lightweight and portable while enabling ease of integration with an embedded OS or RTOS. It is designed specifically for use on small footprint devices, even 8-bit MCUs.More>>

Women And Men Get WISE At Sensors Expo 2017   March 10, 2017

Women play a vital role in every industry and market, especially in engineering and design. Sensors Expo puts a spotlight on the issue via the Women in Sensor Engineering (WISE) presentation.More>>

An IoT Framework For Gas Measurement   March 10, 2017

In flare gas operations, businesses are deploying IoT-based capabilities to monitor flaring volumes remotely.More>>

LVIT Position Sensors Enhance And Accelerate Factory Automation Chores   March 3, 2017

LVIT technology offers more flexibility for less money in factory automation applications.More>>

Understanding, Measuring, And Using Thermistor Thermal Time Constants   February 24, 2017

Using thermistors as a sensor, one measures the temperature by applying a voltage, measuring the current, and translating the resistance into a temperature. However ...More>>

Battery-Powered Imaging Applications Require Unique Strategies   February 17, 2017

Peripherals not found on a smartphone, such as thermal image sensors or bar code scanners, are problematic for designers who want to build portable products and leverage some of the smartphone chip sets. Here we address these design challenges.More>>

Changing The Way Sensors Communicate Via Dual-Band Wireless Connectivity   February 10, 2017

Dual-band operation capabilities supporting both Sub-1 GHz and Bluetooth® low energy technologies opens up a new horizon of opportunities for building smarter wireless sensor networks.More>>

SCDA Framework Accelerates Large IoT Projects In Smart Cities   February 3, 2017

Smart Cities Decision Aid (SCDA) framework embarks as a new methodology that facilitates evaluation and management of sensor applications in large scale IoT projects for smart cities. This article summarizes a Capstone project, centered on the City of Atlanta’s Smart Pole Initiative.More>>

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Recording Camera Raises Sets A Benchmark For Size And Weight   January 27, 2017

EoSens Quad 1.1 high-speed recording camera is designed to meet the demands of high shock and vibration environments in a compact design.More>>

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