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2012-03-01 Light/proximity sensor touts power-saving interrupt function
The VCNL4010 combines an infrared emitter and photo-pin-diode for proximity, signal processing IC and a 16bit ADC, with ambient light detection from 0.25lux to 16klux.
2015-03-02 Vishay unveils UV light sensor using Filtron technology
Vishay announces the release of the VEML6070, a UV light sensor designed for UV detection in smartphones, health monitoring and fitness products, flame detectors, weather stations.
2002-09-12 Silicon nanoparticles eyed for chemical detection
A method for fabricating porous-silicon nanoparticles that have a selective response to light could lead to a fundamentally new capability for chemical sensing
2011-07-06 Sensors offer improved ALS, proximity detection
TAOS has launched its TSL2x72 sensor series that offer improved digital ALS and proximity detection to create wide dynamic range of operation for mobile product
2009-03-04 Scientists shed light on nano-thermal management
IBM Research scientists have announced a landmark study in the field of nanoelectronics, the development and demonstration of novel techniques to measure the distribution of energy and heat in powered carbon nanotube devices.
2014-07-14 Quantum dots make light work of light
The tiny crystals have made its mark in applications including displays, solar panels and, now, in anti-counterfeiting with their ability to emit unique signature of light frequencies
2009-11-02 Photodiodes detect IR signals in light barrier apps
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. VBPW34x and VBP104x series of high-speed PIN photodiodes comprise eight new devices with optical-sensitive areas of 4.4 and 7.5sq mm and a 65 angle of half sensitivity.
2002-02-11 Organic light source remembers its setting
US researchers have developed a bistable organic light-emitting device that could let displays double up as non-volatile memories
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
2015-03-02 ON Semi uncovers low-light enabled fast auto focus tech
The second generation Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF) technology boasts a unique pixel micro-lens technology that allows fast focus at 25 Lux light levels
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
2010-07-01 MCUs offer enhanced motion detection capabilities
The Zilog ZMOTION microcontrollers are designed for the rapid development and deployment of products requiring control based on passive infrared motion detection
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
2013-08-15 Light-based sensor aimed at cancer detection
Microelectronic engineers in Singapore developed and tested a sensor technology that can detect and measure a chemical signature of bladder cancer.
2006-08-24 Light sensors suit smart display apps
Intersil's ISL29001 and ISL29002 sensors convert visible light (380-770nm) to a 15bit, I?C output signal suited to smart display applications
2010-03-16 Light sensors operate behind darkened glass
TAOS has launched a digital ambient light sensor and proximity detection family designed to eliminate the need to use clear glass/plastic in front of the sensor or drill holes/slots into the display.
2008-04-11 Light sensor maintains speed even when oversaturated
Melexis' MLX75303 light sensor is specially designed to continue functioning at high speed while being oversaturated by a strong light source up to 1,000x the sensor's switch-on threshold level
2015-10-01 LED light, sensors to enable next-gen medical devices
ams developed the sensing solutions to fill the future market needs, which means a move from today's dumb LEDs to complete spectrally-cognitive sensor platforms and boost IoT deployment.
2009-02-13 IR sensor features long detection range
TT electronics Optek Technology has developed a new reflective object sensor in a miniature surface mount package.
2008-05-16 Integrated light sensor lives beyond 15 years
The MLX75305 light-to-voltage SensorEyeC from Melexis is said to deliver a long lifetime, exceeding 15 years
2009-02-02 Design kit with light reflection eases color recognition
TT electronics Optek Technology has developed a color sensor evaluation kit that can help design engineers simply color evaluation in various applications.
2015-02-10 Colour sensor brings new levels of accuracy, light intensity
The TCS3490 from ams enables designers of portable devices such as smartphones and tablets to implement more complex display management and brightness control.
2012-01-23 Capacitive proximity detection paves way for vehicle convenience features
Read about the broad range of automotive comfort applications made possible by the implementation of capacitive proximity sensors.
2008-04-14 Body heat, ambient light power wireless EEG
In the framework of Holst Centre, IMEC has developed a battery-free wireless 2-channel EEG system powered by a hybrid power supply using body heat and ambient light
2009-01-14 Researchers use fiber optics for tunnel detection
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers claim that detecting tunneling activity under the security fence separating Gaza from Egypt could be accomplished through a buried fiber-optic cable.
2012-12-18 Cu current collector sheds light on car battery life
A team from OSU found that over time, Li accumulates beyond the battery electrodes, in the copper current collector, which eases electron transfer between electrodes and the car's electrical system.
2013-11-28 Building better barriers through flawless moisture detection
Developed by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the NREL Electric Calcium Test (e-Ca) uses unique design elements to measure corrosion from water using calcium.
2001-10-15 Lateral-effect photodiodes
This application note describes the operation of lateral-effect photodiodes. It also discusses the trade-offs of using lateral-effect photodiodes and explains how these devices resolve displacement issues.
2009-04-21 30?m IR detector handles low input signals
Sofradir has demonstrated the new Avalanche Photodiode (APD) mid-TV format IR detector for amplifying low input signal.
2005-02-17 Vishay optical sensor works with ELMOS HALIOS tech
A new miniature reflective optical sensor capable of operating in bright sunlight was announced by Vishay.
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