The availability of sensors that can take the shape of their imposed working environment has existed for quite some time with the earliest being for aerospace applications. Most recently, there has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed and organic large-area electronics and sensors driven by applications including wearables, e-Health and the IoT. These new electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or are printed/woven into fabrics, which offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, shape conformity, light weight and low profile. The creation of these “non-classical” platforms is enabled by low cost high-speed manufacturing of devices over large areas using various technologies including Roll-to-Roll production. This Webinar will provide a Sneak Preview of the in-depth Pre-Conference Symposium that will take place at Sensors Expo & Conference this June 27. Get a sneak peek of the most interesting printed/flexible/stretchable and functional fabric sensor technologies and their applications currently under development and in production in the commercial sector as well those under development in the leading research universities and research labs around the world.
With the miniaturization of size and power and the flexibility to programmatically customize on-board sensing algorithms, radar sensors are providing solutions to many different vertical markets including automotive, transportation, heavy industrial, aviation and ground service equipment. Download now!
There is a growing need for space-rated, high performance accelerometers with small physical dimensions, light weight, and low outgassing characteristics that has been unmet by the vibration sensor community until now. This paper describes the some of the important aspects of sensor design when configuring a piezoelectric accelerometer with wide dynamic range and small dimensions for a space flight application. Download now!
Newly available low-power Cat M1 LTE cellular service is now available using end-device-certified modems operating on nationwide LTE networks. Cat M1 provides affordable, low power cellular access and is ideal for large-volume, low-bandwith, battery powered or off-the-grid monitoring and reporting systems.
This webinar will cover Cat M1 capabilities and benefits along with the design requirements and ways to speed product development. The webinar will focus on:
- LTE Cat M1 and its industrial applications
- Rapid development using the Skywire Cat M1 modem and development kit
- The QTELLUS Asset Tracker system, a fully developed application made possible by Cat M1 technology and utilizing the Skywire Cat M1 modem's built-in GPS and temperature sensor
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The changes occurring in the medical and fitness fields, along with their associated electronic devices, can be called truly revolutionary. The demands of today’s healthcare-device markets are many, varied and challenging. Devices that were once primarily found in hospitals are now used for home-medical applications, as well as fitness monitoring. Download now!
Glass is low-cost alternative to silicon that is gaining popularity in semiconductor and MEMS applications. This is evident by the growing glass wafer demand, which is expected to increase from $158M in 2012, to $1.3B in 2018. Download now!
Advances in semiconductor technology have made it so that nearly all of the human body signals traditionally monitored in a clinical environment can now be collected by a wearable product. Download now!
Sensors Expo & Conference 2016 was a record-breaker! With 300+ exhibitors and 6,400+ attendees, the Expo Floor was buzzing, Conference Sessions were packed, attendees found the solutions to their sensing problems, and exhibitors increased their reach into the market. View video here!
Tracking microphone sensitivity over time is the best indication of stability. After initial lab calibration, field calibration needs to be performed to determine the effect of environmental conditions. Because many microphones cannot be field calibrated using an electrostatic actuator, other techniques must be used. Learn how to use several methods to acoustically calibrate condenser, surface, probe and array microphones. Methods include free-field calibration and pressure calibration. Download now!
Adoption of IoT consumer home products continues to grow at a steady clip. ChangeWave Research’s latest findings show that the average smart home consists of at least two different types of connected devices, with thermostats and cameras/sensors leading the way. The report also looks at new smart speakers with built-in virtual assistants – like the Amazon Echo and Google Home – that take centralized control one step further. Download now!