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2009-08-07 Wide-temp optical sensors geared for automotive apps
Vishay has extended the temperature range of its AEC-Q101-qualified TCPT1300X01 and TCUT1300X01 surface-mount transmissive optical sensors for the automotive market
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.
2002-05-28 TDK optical sensors use amorphous silicon semiconductor
TDK Corp.'s BCS3216G1 and BCS5030G1 optical sensors for visible light incorporate the use of an amorphous silicon semiconductor, making them highly receptive to visible light and unreceptive to infrared light
2002-05-23 TAOS expands 200dpi linear sensor array family
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. has announced the addition of the TSL2014 896x1 and TSL210 640x1 sensors into its 200dpi linear sensor array product line
2005-08-02 Sensor operates from 1 to 10,000 lux
Intersil unveiled an optical sensor that converts light to current. The new EL7900 sensor operates in a wide range of lighting conditions from 1 lux to 10,000 lux.
2010-08-26 Ruggedized sensor module unveiled
PXIe-4844 optical sensor interrogator features optical and electrical sensors, easy setup scheme
2007-05-04 Rotary and linear motion detection using the MSP430 scan interface and optical sensor
The MSP430FW42x scan interface module provides an innovative way of detecting rotation and movement without the need for CPU intervention. While the interface was designed with LC and GMR sensors in mind, it is also possible to use the scan interface with optical sensors. Complete measurement sequence and the processing of the measurement results are performed by the peripheral module with no CPU intervention
2002-05-14 ROHM sensor chipset measures 3-by-3-by-2mm
ROHM Co. Ltd's sensor chipset integrates an infrared LED and phototransistor into a 3-by-3-by-2mm package
2005-01-10 Reflective sensor detects objects up to 40mm away
A new reflective optical sensor capable of detecting objects at operating distances of up to 40mm was announced by Vishay.
2012-06-13 Reflective optical sensor detects from 0.2 to 5mm
Vishay Intertechnology's TCNT2000 offers the option of either increasing detection range or driving a device at lower drive currents to reduce power use.
2006-04-14 Optical-mouse SoC family offers high level of integration
STMicroelectronics has introduced a family of highly integrated optical chips that are suitable for LED and laser-based mice
2007-08-29 Optical switch links up to 16 ports in ATE systems
The Yokogawa AQ2200-412 is a 1 x 16 low insertion loss optical switch for use in ATE systems
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
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.
2007-06-25 Optical sensor rolls for mini-mice
Avago has made available a series of thin mouse sensors that boasts an integrated chip-on-board LED-illuminated optical navigation system
2006-03-30 Optical sensor operates up to 12 inches
TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a wide gap optical sensor that operates over distances up to 12 inches in industrial environments.
2006-03-02 Optical sensor lasts 12 months with two alkaline AA cells
Avago Technologies has expanded its optical mouse sensor line with a sensor bundle for cordless laser-based mice, and two small sensors for cordless and corded LED-based mice.
1999-12-16 Optical sensing for the HBCS-1100
This application note describes the electrical and optical design considerations for using discrete optoelectronic devices, or the HBCS-1100 High Resolution Optical Reflective Sensor. The application areas addressed include non-contact transmittive, or reflective sensor systems. Each of these application areas includes an optical emitter, a transmission path, and a detector to perform the sensing function.
2010-12-01 Optical inspection system targets 2mµ wafer defects
Altatech Semiconductor S.A. launches high-throughput AltaSight EyeEdge inspection system
2001-10-15 Non-contact optical position sensing using silicon photodetectors
This application note examines the various types of silicon photodetectors and discusses the theory of operation and relative disadvantages of each type. An example of optoelectronic instruments utilizing these sensors is also presented.
2009-02-18 Low noise op amps eye optical sensors
New Japan Radio has launched the NJU7029 low noise CMOS dual operational amplifier with rail-to-rail output optimal for optical sensors of signal process
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.
2009-04-28 Light sensor applications
As electronics seamlessly weave their way into our lives, sensors play an increasingly important role. Light sensors are very simple and inexpensive, allowing their inclusion in multitudes of consumer products from night lights to cellphones.
2002-05-22 Keyence fiber-optic sensor has dual digital display
The FS-V20 series of digital fiber-optic sensor from Keyence Corp. incorporates a dual digital display monitor that shows the preset value and current value at the same time
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.
2004-01-16 Exploring optical and magnetic sensors
Sensors help microprocessor-based systems find their bearings. This article looks at optical and magnetic sensors, their applications, and how they interface to processors
2014-03-21 Designing wearable UV index sensor devices
Learn how to use Si1132 and Si114x UV index sensors to build a wearable UV sensor device to monitor levels of UV radiation
2009-01-23 Crystal-free optical nav ICs fit tilt wheels
Apexone Microelectronic has released what it claims to be the first crystal-less tilt USB or PS2 optical navigation SOC to support Window Vista tilt wheel functions
2010-04-07 Avago sues ST over optical sensor IP
Avago alleges that certain STMicroelectronics products infringe four of Avago's patents covering optical navigation technology
2007-05-07 All-band tester monitors optical components
Anritsu Instruments has introduced the MT9820A, an all-band optical component tester that performs optical loss measurements on optical components
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