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What is a light sensor?
A type of a sensor that measures the amount of light that it receives or the surrounding light conditions.
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2002-01-21 ZMD signal conditioner suits sensors with differential output signal
Based on a 16-bit RISC microcontroller, the ZMD31020 differential sensor signal conditioner is geared for sensors with a differential output signal such as the Wheatstone-bridge type.
2002-02-21 Zhongxu voltage sensors feature >500-megohm insulation resistance
The devices measure ac, dc and impulse voltage making them suitable for use in automatic control systems, overvoltage protection, variable speed motor, power source, invert welder, and energy management.
2013-11-21 Z-Axis TMR sensors aimed at linear magnetic field sensing
MDT's sensors serve as alternatives to Hall Effect Sensors that can be integrated into multi-axis eCompass, custom designs such as current sensors, or delivered as standalone devices.
2011-08-30 Wireless sensors to drive body-worn medical apps
Bluetooth 4.0 and the planned 802.15.6 specification will push wearable medical devices to cross 100 million units by 2016, according to ABI Research.
2004-04-16 Wireless sensors streamline data
With applications ranging from home automation to industrial sensor networks, low-cost wireless devices are set to reshape the control and data-distribution landscape.
2011-07-18 Wireless sensors push smart machines into Green revolution
STMicroelectronics, ARaymond and Micropelt are jointly presenting thermal-energy harvesting-based solutions to power 'smart sensors' and 'smart microsystems' at the Hannover Fair under the common theme of 'Green Solutions.'
2002-05-13 Wireless sensors poise to enter into commercial environments
According to an analysis by Technical Insights, sensor industries has established networks of wireless sensors that can operate in demanding environments and provide clear advantages in cost, size, power, flexibility, and distributed intelligence.
2002-02-15 Wieland 5mm terminal blocks built for sensors
Wieland Electric Inc.'s WK 2.5-4 KOI/U series DIN rail terminal blocks allow for wiring multiple sensors powered by a single pair of power supply leads.
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.
2006-04-07 Wide range of image sensors unveiled by Micron at ISC
At this week's International Security Conference West, Micron Technology unveiled a portfolio of image sensors for the growing consumer and commercial security camera markets.
1999-04-08 Why CMOS image sensors are poised to surpass CCDs
This paper discusses the advantages of CMOS image sensors over that of CCDs and how likely it will replace the latter in the next generation imaging systems.
2014-10-30 Wearables to drive twofold growth in sensors market by 2015
IHS regarded Apple's Watch as a major impetus that will stimulate and set a standard for fitness and health monitoring features on wearable electronics devices.
2014-09-01 Wearable sensors deliver bionic foot sensing
Boogio Bionic Foot Sensors are a set of ultra-thin sensory stickers and tiny computers that turns any shoe into a smart shoe for applications in gaming, diagnostics and hands-free connectivity.
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.
2003-02-05 Vulcan acquires temp sensors manufacturer, calibrator
Vulcan Electric Co. has acquired General Measurement Co. Inc., a manufacturer and calibrator of temperature sensors.
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.
2014-11-04 Virtual sensors enable self-maintaining machines
Germany's Industry 4.0 initiative aims to develop industrial machinery with built-in intelligence based on smart self-monitoring functions.
2003-06-19 Using on-chip temperature sensors
This application note describes how to configure and use the on-chip temperature sensors (temp sensors).
2007-05-04 Using GMR sensors with the MSP430 scan interface
This application report describes implementation of a rotation detector that uses a pair of giant magneto-resistive (GMR) sensors, which can detect magnetic fields. The sensors are positioned such that they do not use a quadrature signaling sequence, and this provides an opportunity to discuss how the SIF can be configured for non-quadrature situations. Techniques for debugging SIF applications are discussed, and a tool is provided for designing non-quadrature processing state machines.
2001-08-21 Using CMOS digital image sensors with Ax36 video DSP chips to build Smart cameras
This application note describes the use of the Ax36 family of video DSPs to build smart cameras.
2007-01-16 Use rms sensors to measure comms power
This paper shows the various contributions that need to be taken into account in calculating the uncertainty budget when measuring power.
2006-12-18 Use color sensors for precise measurement
This article will provide some insight into color perception, measurement and specification, and how the data produced by color sensors is applied.
2007-07-09 USB-based sensors operate even without power meter
Agilent Technologies Inc. releases the Agilent U2000 Series of USB-based power sensors, which operate without power meters or extra hardware modules.
2009-06-08 USB sensors pack built-in external trigger circuitry
Anritsu Co. has introduced a microwave USB power sensor that provides accurate average power measurements from 10MHz to 18GHz over 60dB of dynamic range.
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.
2015-02-18 UHF sensors to monitor road conditions, ensure safety
Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed a UHF transponder tag with sensors that can measure road conditions such as temperature, humidity or pressure.
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.
2003-06-09 TT electronics, BAE co-develop next-gen sensors
TT electronics plc has formed a strategic partnership with BAE Systems, to jointly develop and manufacture next-gen automotive sensor modules.
2005-07-12 TSMC, Kodak team on CMOS image sensors
Semiconductor foundry company Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd and imaging products supplier Eastman Kodak Co. have signed a technology licensing agreement that enables the manufacture of a new generation of high-quality CMOS image sensor (CIS) devices.
2014-01-16 TSMC works on fingerprint sensors for iPhone
TSMC is working on fingerprint sensors for Apple's iPhone, according to a report. The sensors are being made using 65nm manufacturing process technology at a 300mm wafer fab, with production expected to start in the second quarter, the report said.
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