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What is a light sensor?
A type of a sensor that measures the amount of light that it receives or the surrounding light conditions.
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2013-04-18 Remote infrastructure monitoring via 'smart skin' sensors
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a novel technology that would facilitate close monitoring of structures for strain, stress and early formation of cracks.
2007-12-03 Reimagine current sensors in switch mode power apps
Basic technology is applied in a novel way to create an AC current sensor that outperforms traditional sensing methods.
2007-05-18 Redundant sensors boost safety in critical apps
MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division has introduced a redundant version of its G-Series Temposonics sensors to offer maximum safety in critical applications.
2012-01-26 Ratiometricity, signal conditioning enable high-res, low-noise smart sensors
Proper application of concepts, such as ratiometricity or signal conditioning, is paving the way for energy-efficient, high-performance standard solutions.
2010-06-09 Radiation hardening of Cypress STAR sensors
Several types of radiation can cause degradation effects in solid-state imagers. Two basic mechanisms can be distinguished: generation of electron-hole pairs (ionization) and the displacement of atoms from their lattice positions (displacement damage).
2009-07-01 Quartz MEMS paint pressure sensors green
Epson Toyocom has disclosed a quartz MEMS technology that eliminates the hazardous oils and gases used in most high-precision pressure sensors, making pressure sensors greener.
2010-03-24 Quantum films to displace CMOS sensors in digicams?
Quantum films can image scenes with more pixel resolution, offering 4x better sensitivity for ultrahigh-resolution sensors that are cheaper to manufacture, according to InVisage Inc.
2010-08-26 Quantum dots power nano sensors
McGill University researchers are harnessing the piezoelectric effect in quantum dots, aiming for nanoscale sensors and power supplies that translate vibration into a usable signal.
2014-10-13 Proximity sensors use Time-of-Flight tech to boost accuracy
ST's VL6180X module combines FlightSense proximity sensing with an ALS and supports basic gesture recognition to simplify the user-interface design while also offering enhanced performance.
2009-04-29 Proximity sensors
As ambient light sensors play an increasingly important role in our lives, proximity sensing becomes a simple and inexpensive companion that enables a wide range of the applications to make our daily life easier. Here's an application note that covers mechanical design, a critical components of the overall proximity sensing system solution.
2006-11-09 Pressure sensors offer up to 60,000lbf/in?
American Sensor Technologies has introduced the AST47HP series of pressure sensors that are rated up to 60,000lbf/in?.
2008-06-06 Pressure sensors built for hazardous setups
Turck has expanded its line of pressure sensors to include a specialty sensor for hazardous areas.
2014-05-08 Powering image sensors in automotive camera apps
Find out how to power the Aptina image sensor with an efficient, quiet, small form factor power solution.
2010-03-31 Power sensors cut need for base unit
Rohde & Schwarz has extended its range of power sensors that can measure thermal power from DC up to 50GHz and 67GHz respectively.
2008-12-08 Position sensors tout reliability
Macro Sensors has announced the LP750 series linear position sensors, non-contacting long stroke sensors that operate in rugged environments while delivering performance from 0-4inches to 50inches.
2006-03-28 Position sensors simplify set-up for automation apps
Macro Sensors introduced the GHSE 750 line of 24V spring-loaded position sensors with accurate position measurement for a variety of dimensional gaging applications.
2006-05-29 Position sensors operate in harsh environments
Macro Sensors offers a family of rugged, hermetically-sealed, DC-operated LVDT position sensors for general industrial use.
2006-06-14 Position sensors deliver up to 10V output
Macro Sensors introduced a new line of 24V single-ended DC-LVDT position sensors that provide up to 10V output.
2008-04-14 Position sensors deliver loop-powered operation
Macro Sensors has introduced a DC-operated position sensor that is spring-loaded and offers a two-wire, loop powered 4-20mA operation commonly used with current-operated process controllers and recorders.
2007-04-10 Portable planetarium peers into space with low-cost sensors, GPS
Named among the "Best of Innovations" at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, Celestron's SkyScout stands out in its simplicity and creative use of low-cost components.
2013-11-15 Polyester films cut hardcoat iridescence for touch sensors
DuPont Teijin Films released a series of clear films geared to reduce haze and eliminate the iridescence commonly found with polymer films containing refractive index mismatched coating layers.
2008-03-12 Platinum temperature sensors promise 'outstanding' stability
Thanks to a highly controlled platinum thin-film manufacturing process, Vishay's new flat-chip temperature sensors promise an outstanding stability of temperature characteristic of <0.04 percent.
2014-07-21 Plasmon sensors to put bomb-sniffing canines out of work
The device uses reflectors to bounce the surface plasmons back and forth inside the sensordramatically increasing the sensitivity of the sensor to detect incredibly minute concentrations of explosives.
2007-12-11 Pixelplus, Sharp co-develop SoC image sensors
Pixelplus and Sharp have partnered to co-develop SoC image sensors to address the increasing demand for ultracompact camera modules embedded in mobile devices.
2013-03-19 Piezoelectric sensors remotely detect machine integrity
A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and Singapore's Hoestar PD Technology teamed up to deploy wireless piezoelectric sensors that can detect defects via remote monitoring.
2011-11-17 Piezo-resistive bridge sensors enable cost-optimized apps
Sensor system designers can select among four pin-compatible products to obtain the best fit in terms of sensor type, system safety and module cost requirements.
2007-11-08 Physical sensors drive MEMS consumerization wave (Part 2)
ST's Benedetto Vigna notes that we are now living in the era of MEMS consumerization where mic, motion and pressure sensors are the main actors and he believes this trend will continue for the next five years.
2007-10-18 Physical sensors drive MEMS consumerization wave (Part 1)
Benedetto Vigna notes that we are living today in the commercial era of MEMS Consumerization where microphones, motion and pressure sensors are the main actors. He believes this trend will continue for the next five years.
2007-11-08 Photoelectronic sensors withstand washdown environs
Banner Engineering launched a new level of photoelectric sensors that offer high-performance, compact design and versatile mounting options.
2007-12-07 PC mice sensors support tilt-wheel function in Vista
Apexone Microelectronics has launched a new sensor SoC family for PC mice that feature optical sensor array, DSP, USB transceiver, PS/2 transceiver, clock generator, voltage regulator and support for Windows Vista tilt-wheel function.
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