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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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2003-11-10 Parvus fan card has temperature, humidity sensors
The company has unveiled the ThermoCool PC/104 Environmental Fan Card II that is a multi-function add-on module for PC/104 computer systems.
2009-07-03 Panavision, Tower team on linear image sensors
Panavision Imaging LLC and Tower Semiconductor Ltd have announced production of Panavision's family of DLIS-2K re-configurable line scan CMOS image sensors.
2011-07-19 Packing tech to drive auto MEMS sensors
MEMS-based technology faces several challenges, but with continuing innovation from MEMS companies and adding more functionality to traditional IC packages, the auto MEMS market is expected to boom.
2006-01-16 Outboard sensors give RF power meters versatility
Anritsu's ML2490A series RF power meters are IEEE-488/GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus) instruments, and can also communicate over RS-232 serial lines.
2010-04-14 Optoelectronics, sensors, discretes rebound in 2010
Optoelectronics, sensors/actuators and discrete semiconductor sales are all expected to hit record highs in 2010 following a down year in 2009.
2014-12-26 Optical sensors provide touchless detection
The TMG399x devices from ams feature six key sensing functions such as gesture detection and Mobeam barcode emulation geared for smartphones, tablets and other consumer electronics.
2011-07-08 Optical sensors improve car safety
In order to prevent accidents, Fraunhofer and Microintegration have developed a car sensor system that includes a camera, two sensors and an infrared LED.
2008-03-26 Optical sensors get boost from signal-conditioning IC
Avago Technologies has released a miniature single-chip signal conditioning IC that enhances the performance of optical sensors used for proximity or object detection in consumer and industrial applications.
2016-01-21 Optical sensors boost gesture recognition, UV protection
The Si1133/53 devices from Silicon Labs aim to provide precise measurement of ultraviolet radiation and better daylight performance for enhanced proximity sensing.
2006-11-22 Optek develops line of IR emitters, sensors
TT electronics Optek Technology has developed a family of infrared emitters and matching sensors, providing design engineers with SMDs for a broad range of applications.
2014-09-12 Operators say yes to carrier-neutral SIMs for IoT sensors
Cellular carriers and system developers including AT&T, China Mobile, and NTT Docomo are proposing a specific non-removable SIM that is embedded into the IoT sensors during manufacturinga move that is expected to provide lower operational costs and drive economies of scale.
2006-08-24 Op amp targets acceleration, vibration, optical sensors
New Japan Radio has unveiled a low-noise, single CMOS operational amplifier engineered for signal processing of acceleration sensors, vibration sensors and optical sensors.
2008-06-19 On-chip sensors regulate environment temp levels
NEC Corp. has made a possible breakthrough in the data center and related environments with the development of an on-chip temperature sensor technology that is set to ''visualize'' the thermal distribution levels in a device, reducing power consumption.
2009-03-16 Omron, Renesas team up for touch sensors
Omron Corp. and Renesas Technology Corp. have reached an agreement to jointly develop capacitive touch sensor solutions.
2004-11-03 Omron's new sensors provide accurate measurement
Omron expanded its smart sensor family by introducing a contact displacement measurement sensor that is claimed by the company to be one of the most accurate in the industry.
2004-04-06 Omron sensors offer fast, stable detection
Omron has introduced a series of digital fiber sensors that offers fast, stable detection over a wide range of applications.
2007-04-26 Occupant sensors deliver improved accuracy
Sensata Technologies introduced several occupant sensing approaches that can help engineers design seat-belt alert systems that are more accurate and provide a better level of consumer convenience and safety.
2014-01-28 Novel current sensors harvest wasted electromagnetic energy
A research team at HKPU developed a chip that enables detection of magnetic fields generated by electricity and a linear conversion of these magnetic fields into electrical voltage signals.
1998-12-01 Nonlinear sensors impact digital imaging
A new image sensor technology uses nonlinear acquisition as opposed to linear image sensors such as CCDs and linear CMOS sensors.
2014-03-17 Nokia to scrap sensors for indoor navigation?
Indoor navigation spurred a number of MEMS developments in smartphones, and while the application has yet to undergo a major improvement, most smartphone users see it as impractical.
2002-01-15 Nicera sensors exhibit high temperature sensitivity
The RE series dual pyroelectric sensors are temperature-sensitive devices that operate in passive modulation mode.
2014-05-26 NFC, barometric sensors prevail in mobile devices
Teardown.com has taken the wraps off 87 units of mobile devices and discovered that 42 of them feature NFC hardware, whereas 13 carry barometric sensor, and only 2 incorporate humidity sensor.
2006-07-10 New temp, voltage sensors support SST platform
SMSC's new temperature and voltage sensors are compatible with platforms containing a single-wire simple serial transport host.
2013-06-13 New technology focuses on low-cost, implantable sensors
Ohio State University researchers developed a technology that leads to low-cost electronic devices where the first planned use is a sensor that can detect early stages of organ transplant rejection.
2013-05-10 New process enables control of nanochemical sensors
Engineers from UIC discovered a technique for modulating and controlling the sensitivity of graphene chemical sensors by manipulating the chemical properties of the insulating layer.
2005-09-16 New image sensors from Micron
Micron introduced two CMOS image sensors that are equipped with the company's proprietary low-noise, high-sensitivity DigitalClarity technology, outputting sharp, clear and vibrant images while extending a device's battery life.
2002-05-23 National CMOS sensors target industrial apps
The LM96XX family of CMOS sensors from National Semiconductor Corp. offers low power dissipation, and improved dynamic range and light sensitivity suitable for a variety of consumer and industrial imaging applications.
2012-04-11 Nanowires found useful in pressure sensors
A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics said it has developed a nanowire-based sensor that is so sensitive it can detect even very low pressure changes.
2003-06-19 Nam Tai makes image sensors for OmniVision
Nam Tai Electronics Inc. has received orders from OmniVision Technologies Inc. to manufacture CMOS image sensor modules.
2003-10-13 Murata ultrasonic sensors target robot apps
Murata Electronics has released the MA200D1 line, a new series of high frequency ultrasonic sensors that are designed for robotic systems.
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