Topic: Technologies in Depth
Until recently, inertial measurement units (IMUs) traditionally have been associated with military uses (for high-end IMUs) or consumer products (for low-end IMUs) but the marketplace has lacked an IMU that balances high performance and cost sensitivity for industrial applications. The S4E5A0A0 represents a new category of IMU, offering a combination of high accuracy, small size, and low power consumption.
Potentiometers have been the mainstay of position measurement for more than a century, and recent advancements are boosting their capabilities; here's what you need to know to choose and use potentiometers effectively.
A novel electrometer manages to combine robustness with sensitivity, enabling a range of medical and other applications.
A robust, postage-stamp-sized micropump, with low energy consumption and a use life of more than 10,000 hours, enables new applications for both gas and liquid chemical sensor systems by facilitating their use in networked installations and handheld systems.
A breakthrough technology uses temperature differentials to power sensor-driven building automation systems.
With more than 20 different level measurement technologies on the market today, it is important to choose the right level transmitter for your process conditions. This article provides information on two of the most commonly used level measurement technologies—ultrasonic and guided-wave radar (GWR).
This article provides general guidelines for characterizing the noise performance of MEMS accelerometers.
This article introduces a novel spatially-sensitive acoustic cavitation sensor and demonstrates its performance by evaluating the cavitation in an ultrasonic cleaning system and a sonocrystallization processor.
High water-content items such as ice, water, produce, meat, and beverages can cause problems for some RFID technologies. This article discusses the differences between available RFID technologies and describes an HF-enabled energy harvesting sensor IC and HF RFID reader.
A combination of 2D and 3D sensors enables sawmills to optimize their conversion of raw logs into high-quality boards.