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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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2013-07-12 MEMS sensors sensitivity amplified by graphene
Graphene can increase the sensitivity of MEMS sensors by up to 100 times, according to researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
2012-03-05 MEMS sensors offer accurate indoor navigation for LBS
Even without GNSS, ST's MEMS sensor that features CSR's SiRFusion location technology can determine a location to within a few meters.
2010-07-01 MEMS sensors integrate 32bit MCU, accelerometer
From Freescale Semiconductor come the Xtrinsic smart MEMS sensors in system-in-package that combines a ColdFire 32bit MCU alongside a three-axis MEMS accelerometer.
2013-08-13 MEMS sensors aim for the human body
Tel Aviv University researchers created a novel micro-printing process that works a highly flexible and non-toxic organic polymer that can be safely used in the human body and expend less energy.
2012-06-11 MEMS gas flow sensors do without moving parts
MEMSIC's MFA1100R gas flow sensor module uses a precise differential temperature measurement to determine flow rate without any moving parts in the system.
2007-03-21 MEMS flow sensors target medical apps
Omron's D6F series of MEMS flow sensors are said to be the first to use thermopile technology that converts thermal energy into electrical energy to more accurately and efficiently measure air/gas flow speed in medical applications.
2007-04-02 MEMS flow sensors suit medical applications
Omron's D6F series of MEMS flow sensors is suitable for oxygen concentrators, inhaled anesthetics, CPAP and ventilator applications.
2013-04-10 MEMS drives gas sensors market for industrial apps in APAC
According to Frost & Sullivan, the growth will continue as the increasing use of integrated smart sensor systems will require equipment changes and upgrades.
2010-02-10 MEMS combines yaw rate, acceleration sensors
Bosch is offering integrated inertial sensor modules that combine yaw rate and acceleration sensor stacked on an ASIC in a molded SOIC16w package.
2014-12-30 Melexis unveils robust, thermal-resilient pressure sensors
The MLX90815 and MLX90816 boast high sensitivity and strong linearity and are geared to measure oil or hydraulics pressure in environments such as a transmission or an internal combustion engine.
2009-10-16 Measurement amp tailored for gauge sensors
From Burster comes the 9236 series of measurement amplifiers that offer multichannel capability to process the standard output signal from strain gauge sensors.
2004-12-09 Maxim temperature sensors offer built-in flexibility
Maxim introduced two precision 7-channel temperature sensors that offer built-in flexibility in its small 8.5-by-6mm, 20-pin QSOP package.
2012-11-06 Market opens wide for medical MEMS pressure sensors
IHS forecasted that revenue for pressure sensors in medical electronics applications will reach $137.6 million this year, up six per cent from $129.2 million last year.
2015-01-28 Manufacturing boosts demand for safety sensors, switches
Safety sensors and switches have a range of applications in manufacturing processes such as material handling, packaging, assembly, robot cells, conveyor systems, and transport systems and so on.
2015-08-12 Managing battery life of IoT wireless sensors
In this article, we explore advanced power management techniques to conserve battery life of IoT battery-powered devices.
2007-01-01 Making sense of light sensors
This article looks at the array of available light sensors, covering trade-offs in resolution, dynamic range and cost.
2009-03-10 Magnetic tuning of resonant sensors and methods for increasing sensitivity
This application note explains methods for better tuning of resonant magnetic sensors typically used with passive keyless entry and RFID devices.
2010-11-11 Magnetic sensors enable on-off, hibernate via distance, angle
Toshiba unveils magnetic sensors that detect north, south or both poles for application switches
2007-11-21 Magnetic sensors claim 'thinnest' profile
NEC announced that it has successfully developed and commenced full-scale production on magnetic sensors, claimed to be the world's thinnest at 1mm x 1.6mm x 0.35mm.
2011-12-16 Magnetic field sensors boast 5-12.5?A current use
The tunneling magnetoresistance linear sensors offer high sensitivity up to 6mV/V/Oe and power consumption as low as 5?W.
2011-04-25 Macro Sensors unveils 4-20mA output LVDT signal conditioners
Macro Sensors introduces mini-module single-channel signal conditioners with a low-noise 4-20mA output that supports process control and factory automation applications often requiring longer cabling facilities.
2004-01-15 Macro Sensors selects Hoskin as distributor
Macro Sensors has appointed Hoskin Scientific Ltd as its Canadian distributor for its entire line of ac- and dc-operated LVDTs and gaging probes.
2006-06-01 Macro Sensors rolls out new digital controllers, indicators
Macro Sensors introduced digital controllers and indicators for industrial measurement and control apps.
2003-07-28 Macro Sensors obtains ISO 9001:2000 accreditation
Macro Sensors has received the ISO 9001:2000 certification of its manufacturing headquarters located in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
2003-07-07 Macro Sensors LVDTs suit testing extensometers
Macro Sensors has released the HSAR-750 and HSDR-750 series of hermetically-sealed LVDTs that are made from stainless steel, and are designed for operation in hostile environments.
2004-02-06 Macro Sensors LVDT targets OEM legacy apps
Macro Sensors has added a standard series of general purpose AC-LVDTs to its line of linear position sensors.
2005-11-14 LVDT position sensors operate with many PLCs
The new hermetically-sealed GHSE/GHSER 750 series delivers an output of 0 to 10Vdc over the full sensing range.
2015-07-01 Low-power sensors offer real-time air quality monitoring
Imec and Holst Centre developed a small NO2 sensor with low power consumption in the mW range and has a low detection limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2)(
2008-11-14 Low-noise amps deliver high accuracy for sensors
National Semiconductor has launched the LMP2021 and LMP2022 zero-drift op amps highlighting low input voltage noise11nV/Hz at a gain of 1,000V/Vand high DC accuracy for instrumentation and sensor interface applications.
2010-10-22 Low-light MP sensors in 360-view auto reference design
OmniVision Technologies' megapixel sensor at the heart of Xilinx' 360-degree surround view automotive reference design
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