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Sensors Expo Midwest 2016: Education And Applications Are Top Priorities   September 23, 2016

It’s nice to know what the ‘next big thing’ is, but it’s even nicer to know what you can do with it.More>>

Powering IoT Applications With Energy Harvesting   September 23, 2016

Current energy harvesting solutions are only gathering energy in the microwatt range, however new technologies have emerged that are easily able to harvest 10 mW or more consistently.More>>

Compressed Sensing Is The New Kid On The Block   September 16, 2016

New applications, especially wearable body sensors in medical applications, require techniques that are more efficient and compressed sensing offers a potential solution.More>>

How To Extend Industrial IoT Control To The Edge   September 9, 2016

Remote asset management requires the integration of complex and ongoing communication, control, and data management tasks. Here’s how to achieve control.More>>

Simulating Print Head Unimorph Actuators   September 2, 2016

Engineers use multi-physics simulation to gather compliance data for improving industrial print head actuator performance.More>>

FRAMs Perform As Low-Power Non-Volatile Memory In Smart Meter Apps   August 26, 2016

Ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) exhibits low-power and high-endurance characteristics that make it suitable for smart e-meter applications.More>>

Battery Free Multi-Turn Absolute Encoder Boosts Servo-System Performance   August 19, 2016

Closed-loop servo system performance is greatly enhanced by using a compact, battery-free magnetic sensing multi-turn absolute encoder.More>>

Optical Sensors Are A Key Technology For The Autonomous Car   August 12, 2016

Optical sensors based on infrared lasers and LEDs are one of the key technologies for today’s and tomorrow’s intelligent systems that will ease burdens on drivers.More>>

An Encoder Trade Secret Revealed   August 5, 2016

This technical article sheds some light on a trade secret which has become an unfortunate and widespread aspect of ‘specmanship’ in the rotary sensor and angle encoder industry.More>>

Enhancing Education In IoT Development   July 29, 2016

IoT education will reinforce employment opportunities for future generations.More>>

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