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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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2015-09-23 TSMC to make headway in MEMS, mics, gas sensors
TSMC plans to use its advantages in being able to combine CMOS logic and MEMS sensors together to come up with novel sensors and use cases to expand its role as a supplier to fabless MEMS vendors.
2007-10-23 Tower fabs image sensors for Taiwan CCTV firm
Tower Semiconductor has begun volume production of CMOS image sensor products for Vision Integration Technology (ViTi), a maker of home security products such as CCTV.
2008-04-17 Tower fabs Canesta 3D image sensors for cars
Canesta's 3D image sensors, now in final qualification stages for the automotive industry, are being manufactured at Tower Semi's Fab2 facility, using its CMOS image sensor 0.18?m technology process.
2008-05-01 Touch sensors target transparent user interfaces
Synaptics has released its ClearTouch product portfolio ClearPad and ClearArray sensors for a wide range of consumer electronics that require transparent touch-sensitive user interfaces.
2002-08-22 Toshiba sensors reduce power consumption in mobile apps
The TPS850 and TPS851 photo IC illumination sensors from Toshiba Corp. are designed to reduce power consumption in mobile applications.
2016-01-04 Top 15 deals that influenced analogue, sensors in 2015
Here are some of the biggest and most important business deals and synergies in 2015 that had a huge impact on analogue, MEMS, sensors and the semiconductor industry as a whole.
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.
2013-04-30 TLE496x Hall Sensors boast 1.6mA current consumption
Based on a new 35?m process technology, the TLE496x not only provide an extremely low current consumption of less than 1.6mA, they can also withstand a high operating voltage up to 32V.
2003-05-11 Tiny Temperature Sensors for Portable Systems
This application note discusses trade-offs in accuracy, as well as ways to choose between thermistors and analog output IC temperature sensors.
2016-02-17 Tilt, inclination sensors work from 9V to 32V single supply
Operating from an unregulated 9V to 32V single supply, the MTLT105S-R and MTLT110S-R static sensors from MEMSIC are aimed at applications requiring
2002-02-13 Tianjin University to establish design center for CMOS image sensors
Tianjin University will establish an ASIC design center that will focus in the design and development of CMOS image sensors.
2004-10-07 TI, Memsic cut deal to sell CMOS MEMS sensors
Memsic Inc., a startup company which develops and deploys CMOS-based MEMS accelerometers and sensors, has struck a marketing and sales agreement with Texas Instruments Inc. (TI), Memsic said Friday (Oct. 1).
2006-05-03 TI completes sale of sensors business
Texas Instruments announced it has completed the sale of its Sensors & Controls business to affiliates of Bain Capital LLC.
2014-05-20 TI beefs up sensing solution with Hall-effect sensors
The DRV5000 series includes digital latch, digital switch, and analogue bipolar output options. It has reverse supply protection up -22V, and is able to withstand transient voltages up to 40V.
2013-04-01 THz radiation leads to powerful nanoscale sensors
Researchers at A*STAR IMRE revealed that microstructures made up by pairs of touching semiconductor disks yield enhanced terahertz radiation.
2015-02-25 Thin sensors boast high-level gas, chemical detection
UC scientists have built sensors made of molybdenum disulphidesmall, thin and highly sensitive to gases and chemical vapours including ethanol, acetonitrile, toluene, chloroform.
2008-09-04 Thermocouple power sensors claim 'widest' dynamic range
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced thermocouple power sensors that the company claims to be industry-leading in terms of dynamic range in average-power measurements.
2010-04-06 Thailand ensures food safety with smart sensors
Thailand's Ministry of Agriculture is launching an initiative that will use smart sensor technology and traceability software from IBM and FXA.
2012-12-27 Terahertz imaging chip paves way for versatile sensors
Researchers from Caltech have developed a miniature, low-cost, chip capable of terahertz imaging and scanning.
2006-06-15 Temperature, voltage sensors use fast SST bus
Analog Devices' ADT748x family of digital temperature and voltage sensors employ the fast Simple Serial Transport bus for high-performance applications.
2010-01-28 Temperature sensors up reliability of DD3 modules
The temperature sensors can trigger shutdown of a subsystem if the temperature reaches a critical point, enhancing reliability.
2014-01-03 Temperature sensors target advanced CMOS tech
Moortec unveiled what it describes as an improved range of on-chip temperature sensors with an uncalibrated accuracy of ±3°C and a calibrated accuracy of ±1°C, from -40°C to 125°C
2002-10-16 Temperature sensors detect real world conditions
Numerous industrial processes need accurate measurements of environmental factors for efficient production - temperature sensors can be a great help to these industries.
2002-05-14 Temperature compensation IC pressure sensors
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2005-09-22 Temp sensors tout speed, stability
The TSic temperature sensor family is said to be fully tested and calibratedwith absolute measurement accuracy on deliveryno further calibration needed.
2006-08-31 Temp sensors suit 65nm, 90nm processors
National said its new temperature sensors are designed for applications powered by high-performance microprocessors manufactured on 65nm and 90nm processes.
2005-10-11 Temp sensors ensure accuracy
Standard Microsystems said its single-wire digital BudgetBus interface architecture results in smaller, lower cost temperature sensors.
2005-04-11 Temp sensors consume 6?A
The two low cost, temperature sensors from Microchip feature a power consumption of 6?A current (typ) in a small SC-70 package.
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.
2002-05-28 TDK optical sensors use amorphous silicon semiconductor
TDK Corp.'s BCS3216G1 and BCS5030G1 optical sensors for visible light incorporate the use of an amorphous silicon semiconductor, making them highly receptive to visible light and unreceptive to infrared light.
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