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2013-03-04 Smartphone hang-ups curbed by ST's proximity sensor
The VL6180 is the first member of ST's FlightSense sensor line and it uses a new optical-sensing technology that reduces the incidence of dropped calls
2009-06-15 Smart inductive proximity switch
The STEVAL-IFS006V1 inductive proximity switch demonstration board is designed based on the principle of metal body detection using the eddy current effect on the HF losses of a coil
2007-06-15 Slim accelerometer eyes consumer sensor designs
By slimming down the MEMS chip to just 0.8mm and adding smart recognition functions, Freescale hopes its slim accelerometer wins design slots in a range of consumer gear.
2011-07-25 Sharp releases smallest proximity sensor
Sharp's GP2AP020A00F proximity sensor has an integrated ambient light sensor and comes in a small package size of 4 x 2 x 1.2mm.
2011-09-20 Sensor solution geared for Windows 8
ST has collaborated with Microsoft to develop a motion and HID sensor technology that runs on the forthcoming Windows OS
2012-07-26 Semtech launches SX9300 proximity sensor
SX9300 device delivers capacitive sensing with proximity feature and human body detection versus inert object discrimination
2008-05-07 Proximity, ambient light sensor comes in single chip
Capella Microsystems has unveiled the CM3612 device, which it claims is the industry's first proximity and ambient light sensor in a single chip.
2014-10-13 Proximity sensors use Time-of-Flight tech to boost accuracy
ST's VL6180X module combines FlightSense proximity sensing with an ALS and supports basic gesture recognition to simplify the user-interface design while also offering enhanced performance
2009-04-29 Proximity sensors
As ambient light sensors play an increasingly important role in our lives, proximity sensing becomes a simple and inexpensive companion that enables a wide range of the applications to make our daily life easier. Here's an application note that covers mechanical design, a critical components of the overall proximity sensing system solution
2013-09-10 Proximity sensor market gains from gesture-based UI
IHS forecasted that revenue for proximity-based gesture sensors will reach $123 million this year, up from just $42,000 in 2012
2014-10-20 Proximity sensor flaunts ST's FlightSense tech
ST's VL6180X module combines proximity sensing with an ambient-light sensor to support devices such as tablets, while also improving the performance of consumer appliances and industrial products.
2009-04-30 Proximity sensor algorithms
Once the electrical and mechanical design considerations of a proximity sensor are determined, you must test your sensor in your product scenario.
2002-02-12 Mitsubishi altitude control system packs single sensor
The Advanced Star Sensor System altitude control system incorporates a single sensor that determines a satellite's exact altitude from the images of bright-fixed stars with a magnitude of up to 5
2003-04-22 Micronas sensor technology adopted by Hamlin
Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG has been selected by Hamlin as its preferred supplier of Hall sensors.
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
2012-11-19 Light and proximity sensor: 2-in-1 vs 3-in-1
Here's an examination of the trade-offs associated with using a 2-in-1 device versus a 3-in-1 device.
2014-12-08 Lensless smart sensor takes on IoT, industrial apps
IP licensing company Rambus Inc. is developing a lensless form image sensor that replaces the lens with a diffraction grating and computation, providing a low-cost and non-bulky form of imaging
2014-01-02 IR sensor firm targets smartphone space
Pyreos, a former Siemens company, raised $4 million aimed at design wins for the smartphone and tablet market.
2011-01-31 IR LEDs improve proximity sensor sensitivity
ROHM Semiconductor's SIM-030/031ST and SIM-040/041ST surface mount IR LEDs offer 850/870nm peak output for 66 percent lower power use compared to the company's current devices.
2014-08-20 IO-Link reference designs improve proximity sensing
Maxim's subsystem reference designs promise very accurate, low-power optical proximity sensing (MAXREFDES27#) and enhance distributed control with a compact digital-input hub (MAXREFDES36
2012-05-02 Incorporate proximity sensor in handheld touchscreen app
Discover the touted advantages of MAX44000 proximity sensors when used in handheld touch-screen applications
2016-02-10 Implementing proximity gesture for automotive HMI
This article looks at the use of capacitive proximity sensors in automotive applications, particularly in media players and navigation systems
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
2004-09-02 Agilent proximity sensor empowers space-constrained apps
Agilent released a miniature, low-cost optical proximity sensor to enable a variety of applications in compact mobile devices.
2015-11-05 What PNI sensor does differently with other MEMS makers
PNI Sensor develops devices that have the ability to create custom sensor-fusion recognition algorithms to differentiate products and still pass Google's rigorous compatibility test suite (CTS
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
2015-03-06 Tower develops IR sensor for Intel's 3D camera
The near infrared light sensor is used for depth sensing by Intel within its RealSense, which has a 3.5?m pixel size and flaunts a global shutter
2010-11-12 Touchscreen controllers with proximity sensing to 10cm
Semtech capacitive touchscreen controller ICs boast long-range sensing, small footprint, and support for array of sensor panels
2010-01-22 Tiny reflective sensor tailored for medical apps
Optek's OPB733TR reflective object sensor is designed to provide medical electronics engineers with a reflective device capable of an enhanced sensing range in space-constrained applications
2013-08-01 Synopsys optimizes sensor IP sub-system for data processing
Synopsys DesignWare Sensor IP Sub-system consists of a DesignWare ARCEM4 32bit processor, digital interfaces, ADCs, hardware accelerators, a library of DSP functions and software I/O drivers
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