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What is a sensor?
A device that receives and responds to a stimulus or signal. Sensors measure real-world conditions, such as heat or light, and then converts this condition into analog or digital representation.
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2009-02-18 Low noise op amps eye optical sensors
New Japan Radio has launched the NJU7029 low noise CMOS dual operational amplifier with rail-to-rail output optimal for optical sensors of signal process.
2007-03-29 Liquid level sensors target production equipment
MTS Systems has introduced a line of liquid level sensors using lower-cost variations of its Temposonics magnetostrictive sensing technology for heavy production equipment.
2007-03-07 Linear sensors promise accuracy, flexibility
Allegro has introduced a family of programmable, Hall-effect linear sensors that provide the accuracy and flexibility of fully programmable linears without the larger package and higher cost.
2005-02-03 Linear sensors feature performance improvements
Allegro MicroSystems has made two key improvements to its popular line of continuous-time linear sensors with the introduction of its new A1301 and A1302 devices.
2011-01-13 Light-modified graphene may be used to develop reliable sensors
A research paper shows that when graphene is coated with light-sensitive polymers, its electrical properties can be controlled precisely and consequently exploited. This finding is expected to aid in the development of graphene-based electronic devices.
2006-08-24 Light sensors suit smart display apps
Intersil's ISL29001 and ISL29002 sensors convert visible light (380-770nm) to a 15bit, I?C output signal suited to smart display 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.
2002-08-01 Light sensors power new products
This article enumerates the various next-generation portable applications light sensors are capable of when tapped with the right design interface and technology.
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.
2006-07-13 Light sensors enable automatic brightness control
Vishay announced three new ambient light sensors that allow automatic control of LCD brightness and enable a number of advanced automotive driver comfort and safety features.
2015-01-06 LED-based sensors for wearable fitness trackers
Integrated optical sensors for measuring pulse rate and oxygen saturation represent further stage in the development of the growing wearable fitness tracking market.
2015-10-01 LED light, sensors to enable next-gen medical devices
ams developed the sensing solutions to fill the future market needs, which means a move from today's dumb LEDs to complete spectrally-cognitive sensor platforms and boost IoT deployment.
2014-03-20 Layered sensors up to 12?m drive process optimisation
The non-wearing thin-film sensor developed by Fraunhofer researchers for extracting relevant production data is insulated by layers of material including hydrocarbon, SiCON and chromium.
2008-01-30 Laser sensors offer precision tracking for PC mice
Avago Technologies has launched two high-precision, small-form-factor laser navigation sensors for corded and cordless PC mice.
2014-06-26 Laser line sensors boost inspection productivity
The LineScan sensors from ZEISS Industrial Metrology promise to enable reverse engineering of complex products on CONTURA, ACCURA II and PRISMO CMMs.
2006-09-07 Korean foundry develops 130nm CMOS image sensors
Dongbu Electronics announced early this week that it has completed development of an advanced CMOS image sensor process at the 130nm node together with Electronics & Telecom Co. Ltd.
2008-06-02 Kodak's image sensors to inspect space shuttle ruins
Kodak's CCD image sensors are set to examine the shuttle Discovery for damaged heat tiles and identify critical surfaces before re-entry.
2008-07-31 Kodak image sensors gear up for space mission
The space mission continues for Eastman Kodak Co.
2007-06-19 Kodak doubles light sensitivity of digicam image sensors
Eastman Kodak unveiled what it says are 'next-generation color filter patterns' designed to more than double the light sensitivity of CMOS or CCD image sensors used in camera phones or digital still cameras.
2003-12-10 Jeelon Electron releases all-weather screen sensors
Shanghai Jeelon Electron Co. Ltd has released its all-weather screen sensors that are suitable for use in paper-cut, leather, wood, forge, and impact machines. The product has the ability of automatically stopping when there is no electricity and when outside objects intrude.
2012-09-05 Isorg SA preps its pilot line of optoelectronic sensors
Isorg technology has produced multiple application ideas ranging from automated brightness controls for displays to non-touch user interfaces.
2010-08-26 Isabellenhtte, Austriamicrosystems unite for battery sensors
The two companies have signed a cooperation agreement to develop battery sensor ICs for vehicle batteries.
2014-03-10 Is Fairchild eyeing MEMS sensors with Xsens buy?
The rumour about the purchase of body motion sensor firm Xsens is said to launch Fairchild's entrance into the MEMS sensor market.
2002-04-16 Irvine Sensors thermal video camera has 'instant-on' capability
Irvine Sensors Corp.'s CAM-NOIR miniature thermal camera operates over a broad temperature range without the need for temperature stabilization or periodic recalibration, enabling "instant-on" capability and allowing instant snapshots of images.
2002-02-27 Irvine Sensors rolls out memory chips with TSOP footprint
The company's Microelectronics Products Division has announced the shipment of its "Skinny Stacks" stacked memory products that match the footprint of next-generation TSOP ICs.
2003-08-14 Irvine Sensors releases stacked memory line
Irvine Sensors has announced the availability of its line of stacked computer memory packages using BGA attachment technology.
2004-01-23 Irvine Sensors receives ISO certification
Irvine Sensors has been certified to be in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization's most recent qualification standard.
2016-05-06 IR-emitting device lays down path for cheap gas sensors
Researchers from University of Exeter plan to use the capability of many gases that strongly absorb infrared light to develop with cost-effective gas sensors.
2010-07-06 IR sensors deliver digital, analog outputs
Extending its optoelectronics portfolio, Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has released a family of mid-range IR sensors featuring digital and analog outputs in three package types.
2015-04-24 IoT, wearables not enough to offset falling ASPs for sensors
High-volume applications such as wearables and the huge potential of IoT are seen to drive the sensor market but sales growth is being pulled down significantly by price erosion, said IC Insights.
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