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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.
2005-01-03 Vision sensors aimed at inspection, process control
Vision Control introduced the S24 family of vision sensors that offers a simple to use teach-in operation
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.
2008-07-16 Save battery life with ambient light sensors
Applying ambient light sensing in conjunction with LED backlight driving can reduce power consumption significantlywhile battery life increases. Advances in active solutions are exemplified by two examples, an ambient light sensor for a notebook PC and for a cellphone display.
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.
2012-01-31 Research rolls sensors that detect corrosion in concrete
A newly developed sensor is claimed by the researchers as having the capability to spot early warning signs of corrosion in concrete and monitor the safety of structures.
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.
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.
2010-12-01 Optical inspection system targets 2mµ wafer defects
Altatech Semiconductor S.A. launches high-throughput AltaSight EyeEdge inspection system
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.
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
2009-02-18 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.
2015-01-06 LED-based sensors for wearable fitness trackers
Integrated optical sensors for measuring pulse rate and oxygen saturation represent further stage in the development of the growing wearable fitness tracking market.
2016-03-16 InVisage's Lee says start-up to focus on image sensors
The Menlo Park-based company has been developing image sensors using a quantum-dot material that replaces conventional silicon photodiodes but is integrated with supporting CMOS technology
2012-09-21 Freescale: Next-gen bio sensors must be developed
Engineers should focus more on developing innovative technology for biological sensors that could aid early detection of cancer
2012-11-02 Caltech researchers develop microscale optical accelerometer
Researchers at Caltech and the University of Rochester created a type of motion detector that work by using a sensitive displacement detector to measure the motion of a flexibly mounted mass.
2002-12-19 Agilent ships smallest optical mouse sensors
Agilent Technologies has released what is touted as the world's smallest optical mouse sensors, measuring 9.9-by-9.1-by-4.6mm.
2005-03-22 Unity Opto to double monthly capacity for image sensors
Electronics maker Unity Opto Technology Co. Ltd announced plans to double its monthly capacity of CMOS image sensors used in optical mouse in June.
2010-09-09 TV remotes morph into motion sensors
As TVs and STBs offer more services, their remote controls need to keep up as well, transforming from the traditional clickers to multi-sensor controllers.
2008-05-01 Touch sensors target transparent user interfaces
Synaptics has released its ClearTouch product portfolio ClearPad and ClearArray sensors for a wide range of consumer electronics that require transparent touch-sensitive user interfaces
2015-02-25 Thin sensors boast high-level gas, chemical detection
UC scientists have built sensors made of molybdenum disulphidesmall, thin and highly sensitive to gases and chemical vapours including ethanol, acetonitrile, toluene, chloroform
2006-07-13 Solution improves efficiency of CMOS image sensors
Silecs said its series of advanced optical coatings were designed specifically to improve the reliability and optical efficiency of CMOS image sensors.
2014-11-13 Smart sensors detect gestures, support barcode emulation
AMS recently introduced the TMG3992 for mobile applications and the TMG3993 for home automation to increase touchless gesturing to four directions.
2014-10-08 Smart DIY: Why do companies design their own sensors
There are many reasons why several big companies brew their own sensors and sensor hubs. For some, especially in Asia, it's about vertical integration, while others want to add products to their catalogue
2010-08-03 Silicon optical amplifier targets mid-infrared band
IBM fabricated a new silicon optical amplifier that targets the mid-infrared band used by heat sensors, medical imagers and industrial process monitors.
2003-06-12 Sensors Unlimited to develop camera for U.S.A.F
Sensors Unlimited Inc. has received a U.S. Air Force contract for the first phase of a 33-month program
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