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Find Your Fit: Custom Magnetic Sensor Selection and Design Guide, Part II   October 9, 2015

Part II: How to Choose the Best Sensing Technology for Your Application.More>>

Find Your Fit: Custom Magnetic Sensor Selection and Design Guide, Part I   October 2, 2015

Four Key Parameters for Specifying a Custom Magnetic Sensor.More>>

Current And Future Developments In Printable, Flexible, And Stretchable Sensors   September 25, 2015

Driven by the popularity of wearable electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, have printable, flexible, and stretchable sensors have seen a significant increase in interest.More>>

Non-Contact, IR Sensor Solution Increases Drying Time, Improves Quality Control In Screen Printing   September 18, 2015

Customized sensor solution increases flash cure system drying speeds up to 15%.More>>

Using Magnetic Sensor ICs In Highly Magnetic Environments   September 11, 2015

How to guarantee safe operation of magnetic sensors in dense magnetic fields poses the stubborn question about the reliability of the magnetic position sensors. Engineers often design systems for use in an environment containing powerful sources of magnetism, such as motor drives and high-voltage...More>>

Addressing IIoT Challenges through Protocol Conversion   September 4, 2015

There are many different terms for IIoT, including Industry 4.0. and the Connected Factory. Whatever you call it, there are steps you can take to get in the game with IIoT.More>>

The Connected Home Is No Longer a Business-to-Geek Market   August 28, 2015

François Girodolle, Head of European Product Partnerships at Nest shares his views of the smart home industry and Nest's mission to create a more thoughtful home.More>>

Save Money With Home Automation   August 28, 2015

A bit of end-of-summer fun and some tips on how automation systems can make homes smarter and homeowners wealthier.More>>

Practical Electrochemical Sensors Using Boron Doped Diamond (BDD) Diamond Electrodes   August 28, 2015

Carbon electrodes are extensively used in many electrochemical sensors, with the carbon primarily sp^2 in nature. Of increasing interest are the potential applications for sp^3 carbon, i.e., diamond in electrochemical sensing.More>>

SSI – A Masterclass   August 21, 2015

This article describes the synchronous serial interface (SSI) used by many position sensors and controllers.More>>


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