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What is a light sensor?
A light sensor is a type of sensor that measures the amount of light that it receives or the surrounding light conditions.
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2011-05-23 Zytronic extends capabilities of touch sensor tech
Zytronic has developed a new range of sensors that employs deposited tracks of transparent ITO as the sensing medium to complement the present product sensor range which uses copper strand electrodes.
2006-01-11 ZigBee modules extend to sensor-based products
Jennic has announced the availability of a new range of IEEE802.15.4 / ZigBee modules enabling rapid development of wireless sensor based products.
2009-05-27 Zero-drift instrumentation amplifier (IA) takes the strain out of sensor measurements
This article examines the use of instrumentation amplifiers (IAs) for sensor applications. It highlights system challenges and implementation choices, describes new architectures for IC IAs, and outlines applications such as ratiometric bridges and low-side current sensing.
2011-05-30 Wireless sensor node powered by solar harvesting source
Silicon Labs has launched an energy-efficient wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source.
2005-10-13 Wireless sensor network use to grow, says study
Over 53 percent of 200 industrial end-users and systems integrators are considering deploying a wireless sensor network over the next year, according to an online study by B&B Electronics and Sensicast Systems.
2007-05-14 Wireless sensor network node features Zigbee support
Moteiv Corp. has taken the wraps off the latest in its Tmote product family, with the introduction of its latest wireless network node that supports Zigbee.
2010-09-13 Wireless sensor network IC shipments recover ground in 2010
The demand for wireless sensor networks is giving signs of significant growth following a period in which its adoption was affected by the economic downturn.
2010-04-30 Wireless sensor nets: ready for prime time?
After years of promises and hype, the wireless sensor networking market is ready to take offat much lower levels than originally thought, according to panelists at the ESC.
2008-06-20 Wireless sensor nets hunt for full 'killer' apps
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are not being fully utilized in commercial markets due to the lack of a 'killer application' to drive interest. Because of this, a 10-month study was commissioned to examine technology developments in WSNs.
2004-05-17 Wireless sensor nets demand trade-offs
This article will analyze the design trade-offs between node duty cycle and system-level performance, pinpointing opportunities to improve power efficiency while maintaining network robustness and responsiveness.
2006-11-02 Wireless sensor net links IP, Web services
Arch Rock Corp. released a wireless sensor network that the company says is simple enough to be deployed in an hour as a pilot network in a factory, office building or data center, yet sophisticated enough to be seamlessly integrated into enterprise apps.
2011-03-10 Wireless sensor investments up 80% in 2010
Investments in wireless-enabled sensors rose more than 80 percent in 2010, causing analysts to predict that by 2016, wireless sensors will account for 8 percent of the commercial building controls market.
2009-03-30 Wireless sensor ICs promise longer battery life
Nordic Semiconductor ASA is readying a range of devices it suggests will set the benchmark for ultralow-power wireless sensors.
2014-11-13 Wireless sensor dev't kits speed deployment of IoT, Big Data
The kits allow engineers to establish a wireless sensor system in as little as 15 minutes to report and analyse remotely various types of sensor data such as temperature, humidity and motion/vibration.
2007-02-16 Wide-band IR sensor targets code learning apps
Vishay has released a device that implements a wide-band IR sensor for code learning and IR extender applications.
2006-12-01 Wibree turns handsets into sensor gateways
Nokia unveiled last month Wibree, which aims to develop a low-power extension to Bluetooth for a short-range wireless sensor link.
2009-07-17 Wi-Fi SoC features versatile sensor interface
G2 Microsystems has released a low-power Wi-Fi SoC (G2C543), a module (G2M5437) and a development kit, to make it easy for designers to connect consumer electronic devices directly to the Internet or to future Wi-Fi Personal Area Network (PAN) systems.
2007-10-26 Wi-Fi SoC extends battery life in sensor net apps
GainSpan's GS1010 SoC extends battery life for remote applications such as temperature monitoring and condition monitoring to between 5 and 10 years.
2015-10-12 What you need to know about sensor fusion
Here is a look at the general concept of sensor fusion, the historical perspective, and two detailed casesinertial sensor fusion and image fusion.
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).
2002-03-25 Weixitong completes development of humidity sensor
Beijing Weixitong Environment Testing Technology Center has completed the development of a full digital three port MEMS humidity sensor in with cooperation of Beijing University.
2011-10-18 VTI buy expands Murata's sensor portfolio
According to Murata, its acquisition of VTI Technologies will expand its sensor business as VTI has a strong presence in automotive and medical applications MEMS.
2014-09-15 Vision sensor kit offers high-speed part inspection, QA
The Inspector I20 kit from RS Components is able to check parts in any orientation or position and reliably determine in real-time if objects pass or fail.
2005-04-27 Vision sensor captures 1,600 x 1,200 images at 15fps
Cognex announced what it claims as the first vision sensor that captures full-frame, 1,600 x 1,200 images at up to 15fps for highly detailed inspection of fast moving objects.
2015-03-02 Vishay unveils UV light sensor using Filtron technology
Vishay announces the release of the VEML6070, a UV light sensor designed for UV detection in smartphones, health monitoring and fitness products, flame detectors, weather stations.
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.
2014-05-05 Vietnam R&D centres produce MEMS pressure sensor
The pressure sensor chip fabricated using MEMS technology is the first of its kind in the country, embodying years of collaborative work between two local R&D centres. Integrated with an SG V8-01 MCU, the chip can be customised to meet size and measurement requirements in applications including water measurement and storage.
2009-07-24 Video sensor with MIPI suits notebooks
OmniVision Technologies has launched the ultrathin (3mm) high-performance OV7739 CMOS video sensor, developed specifically to address the low-light sensitivity demands of the fast-growing notebook PC market.
2006-09-25 VGA SoC image sensor integrates advanced ISP algorithms
Fabless semiconductor company Pixelplus Co. Ltd unveiled its new customized VGA SoC image sensor designed for various mobile and non-mobile applications.
2014-08-26 VGA sensor touts excellent video quality for consumer apps
The OV7676 from OmniVision promises to deliver best-in-class low-light sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio, full-well capacity, quantum efficiency and low-power consumption.
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