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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.
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.
2013-08-01 Light sensors projected to reap double-digit growth
Driven by Apple and Samsung, revenue for the sensors is forecast to reach $782.2 million this year, up 41 per cent from $555.1 million in 2012, according to IHS
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.
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.
2014-09-22 IEEE standard reinforces innovation in sensors
IEEE 2700-2014 is intended to provide a common methodology for specifying sensor performance in the ever-expanding sensor technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
2007-10-01 Handset interface taps capacitive sensors
The capacitive-sensing user interface is beginning to emerge as a practical and innovative upgrade for mechanical buttons in mobile handsets. When a handset is enabled with touch sensors, handset makers obtain exciting new look-and-feel options for their designs
2012-03-23 Configuring mobile device sensors to enhance performance
Learn how to boost the reliability of virtual-sensor information to give developers a uniform platform environment.
2013-09-13 Car proximity, gesture recognition systems in full throttle
IHS predicted that the market for automotive proximity and gesture recognition systems aimed at infotainment systems will grow to more than 38 million units in 2023, up from about 700,000 in 2013
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.
2014-04-07 Wearable RH/T sensors track ambient conditions
While temperature sensors placed directly on the skin may influence the reading accuracy, Sensirion introduces a sensor fusion tech that estimates the temperature gain to allow for compensation
2013-05-15 TMR magnetic switch sensors boast ultra-low power
MDT's MMS2X1H omnipolar switch and MMS1X1H bipolar switch feature ultra-low power consumption at 1.5?A in continuous operation, enabling high-speed measurement and extended battery life.
2014-04-08 Teardown: Samsung crams a bevy of sensors in Galaxy S5
Teardown.com dissected the Galaxy S5 and found out that Samsung's latest Android device is chock full of sensors, all crammed into its tiny chassis. It also includes a bigger battery and a slightly bigger screen
2013-01-16 ST sees power, sensors as technology drivers of 2013
STMicroelectronics EVP Francois Guibert forecasts that silicon advancements in 2013 and succeeding years will be focused on power and sensor technologies.
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.
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
2007-11-16 Sensors toughen up for industrial use
While there has been a lot of discussion recently about the CMOS and charge-coupled device image sensors used in mobile devices, there's a plethora of sensor types used in other applications including HVAC, motion control, hydraulic systems and robotics
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
2014-05-09 Sensor integrates proximity, illuminance in tiny package
The surface mounted sensor uses two photoreceptors to measure the distance to an object based on the amount of returned light, and to detect the amount of ambient brightness.
2012-07-26 Semtech launches SX9300 proximity sensor
SX9300 device delivers capacitive sensing with proximity feature and human body detection versus inert object discrimination
2005-03-16 Semiconductor aerogels advance sensors
A university research team creates a variety of semiconducting aerogels to replace the common oxides used in ICs.
2011-12-05 Selecting sensors: Specsmanship vs. reality
Compared with individual parameter specification, the total error band envelope provides results that are more representative of how a sensor will perform in actual use.
2015-06-10 Role of sensors in industrial Internet revolution
The wide variety of sensors now available can help simplify design-in, minimise integration challenges, and help engineers deliver attractive and easy-to-use smart sensors to market at competitive prices
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
2014-10-20 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
2010-03-25 Principles of capacitive touch and proximity sensing technology
This application note aims to present the principles of capacitive sensing and charge transfer used in STMicroelectronics STM8T and STM8TS capacitive sensors
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.
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