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2009-05-19 Mobile I/O expander packs ambient light sensing
Analog Devices Inc. has launched a mobile I/O expander and QWERTY keypad controller with ambient light sensing for smart portable devices that require a large keypad matrix and expanded I/O lines.
2006-08-15 Vishay rolls out light sensing development kit
Vishay Intertechnology has added a new light sensing development kit to its ambient light sensors portfolio.
2005-03-07 Taos enhances light-to-digital converter performance
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. boosted the performance of two new light-to-digital converters to suit a wider range of apps
2007-02-09 ST combines light, color sensing in one chip
STMicroelectronics has announced its first highly integrated light- and color-sensing IC targeted at optical feedback and sensing applications, including mobile phones, notebook PCs and LCD TVs
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.
2007-07-09 Mobile handset taps capacitive-touch sensing
While the capacitive sensor can be viewed as a drop-in replacement for handset buttons, this technology has more to offer than just being a stand-in for dome switches.
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
2010-08-10 LMU features ambient light sensing, dynamic luminance scaling
The AS3676 from Austriamicrosystems is a light management unit for flexible power management for LEDs. It targets portable devices and highlights ambient light sensing and dynamic luminance scaling.
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
2007-06-18 Enhancing mobile devices with light sensors
This article looks at the different available light sensors, and covers trade-offs in resolution, dynamic range and cost. Using integrated circuitry with light sensors enables on-chip calibration, filtering and increased resolution. These advances are discussed with respect to two applications: an ambient-light sensor for a laptop and another for a cellphone display
2006-11-06 Ambient light sensor emulates human eye
Aimed at consumer and automotive applications, AMI Semiconductor's new light sensor emulates the human eye in that its output is proportional to ambient light, adjusting a display's brightness and contrast accordingly
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.
2011-09-01 Taking advantage of ambient energy
Know how to convert ambient energy sources into electrical energy by utilizing an appropriate transducer, such as thermoelectric generator for heat, a piezoelectric element for vibration, or a photovoltaic cell for sunlight
2013-10-14 Importance of low power sensing for IoT
Time-synchronized channel hopping has a considerable role in overcoming the low power challenges of ubiquitous IoT connectivity.
2007-08-30 Vishay intros AEC Q101-qualified photodiodes
Vishay Intertechnology has unveiled what it claimed as the first ambient-light sensing photodiodes qualified to the AEC Q101 standard.
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.
2006-12-05 Non-contact IR switch operates in industrial environs
TT electronics Optek Technology has developed a non-contact infrared switch capable of operation in industrial environments, providing design engineers with a long-distance sensing device for machine automation safety switches
2013-09-27 Enable depth discernment in embedded vision apps
Explore the depth sensor technology alternatives available for building vision applications with the ability to sense objects in three dimensions.
2006-12-19 CMOS imager chips enable true machine vision
New CMOS imager chips are emerging that directly sense depth3D pixel-by-pixelenabling machine vision to realize its goal of perceiving objects, and reacting appropriately.
2007-05-14 Google-inspired eye tracker counts every look
Xuuk Inc. has unveiled the Eyebox, an eye-counting video camera that mimics Google's highly successful business model.
2011-10-01 Touchless gesturing paves way for innovative designs
Learn how and why multiaxis infrared proximity sensing is capable of driving the next generation of user interfaces
2009-11-03 Touch sense MCUs offer wake-on-touch capability
The MCUs feature a capacitance-to-digital converter that enables best-in-class touch sensing in end products
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
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
2015-07-22 Sensor device slashes PCB space, smartphone BOM
The TMx4903 from Ams features multiple functions including universal remote control, barcode emulation, RGB colour sensing, proximity and 3D gesture detection
2013-12-02 Research: Gauging depth with only one reflected photon
Novel lidar-like rangefinders has the potential to measure depth from a hundredth as much light, and to produce images from only one nine-hundredth the light as regular lidar systems
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
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.
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
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
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