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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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2002-02-13 TAOS releases industry's first reflective color sensors
Claimed to be the industry's first reflective color sensors, the TRS1722, TRS1755 and TRS1766 combine a color LED die and a light-to-voltage converter with a corresponding color filter in a surface-mount package.
2003-10-07 TAOS opto-sensors to come in surface-mount packages
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. (TAOS) has announced plans to offer all of the company's optoelectronic sensor solution product families in surface mount packages.
2011-04-18 Synthesis, characterization of nickel manganite from different carboxylate precursors for thermistor sensors
Learn about various thermistor anomalies from a materials point of view.
2005-06-14 Synthesis and characterization of nickel manganite from different carboxylate precursors for thermistor sensors
This app note talks about a thermistor sensor that is a widely used temperature transducer synthesized with a ceramic-like semiconductor material.
2003-10-08 Sunx sensors consume to 4W of power
The EQ-500 series of adjustable range reflective photoelectric sensors from Sunx Ltd can function between 24Vac to 240Vac and 12Vdc to 240Vdc.
2002-09-04 Sunny ultrasonic sensors offer >-67dB sensitivity
The TC series of ultrasonic sensors offer >-67dB sensitivity and can be used as a receiver or transmitter in remote controls, ultrasonic range measurement, and security applications.
2006-12-06 Submersible pressure sensors suit measuring apps
American Sensor has introduced two new pressure sensors that are suitable for a variety of different submersible and level measurement applications.
2012-06-13 Step down regulator targets smart meters, sensors
Texas Instruments' 200mA, 60V TPS54061 SWIFT high-density, synchronous step-down regulator offers 90 percent efficiency at 24Vin, 5Vout at 50kHz.
2014-07-31 Start-up bares gas sensors for mobiles
The sensors employ tungsten MOSFET heaters embedded in an SOI membrane, which form a micro-hotplate that heats the sensing material, allowing it to react with gas molecules.
2009-05-19 ST, Soitec co-develop BSI tech for CMOS image sensors
STMicroelectronics and Soitec have entered an exclusive joint cooperation to develop of 300mm wafer-level backside-illumination (BSI) technology for next-generation image sensors in consumer products.
2005-10-04 ST's latest acceleration sensors
STMicroelectronics extended its range of dual-axis acceleration sensors with the introduction of two new devices housed in the tiny, lead-free LGA (Land Grid Array) package measuring 5-by-5-by-1.5mm.
2013-12-05 ST touts low-power, always-on 6-axis inertial motion sensors
The LSM6DB0 is the latest device in ST's iNEMO smart sensor family that combines modern motion sensing with an ARM Cortex microprocessor core.
2007-07-09 ST touch sensors use ATLabs capacitive technology
STMicroelectronics unveils a new family of ultralow-power touch-sensor chips, following the signing of a technology-licensing agreement with the Korea's ATLab Inc.
2006-05-11 ST sensors power Nintendo's Wii home console
STMicroelectronics announced that its three-axis acceleration sensors will be used to provide a motion-activated user interface for Nintendo's new home console.
2013-01-16 ST sees power, sensors as technology drivers of 2013
STMicroelectronics EVP Francois Guibert forecasts that silicon advancements in 2013 and succeeding years will be focused on power and sensor technologies.
2014-10-16 ST offers dev kit for time-of-flight, ambient light sensors
The VL6180X IR ToF optical range finding module provides infrared 850nm wavelength optical range finding up to 10cm, which can be useful for enhancing autofocus and gesture recognition.
2014-11-07 ST begins novel prod'n process for MEMS sensors
The company started production of MEMS sensors using its proprietary THELMA60 (60um thick epi-poly layer for micro-gyroscopes and accelerometers) surface-micromachining fabrication process.
2013-10-03 Spray-based carbon nanotubes used to create low cost sensors
A team of researchers from the Technische Universit?t Mnchen recently fabricated a gas detection sensor on a flexible polymer substrate.
2002-05-08 Speed sensors
This application note describes two types of speed sensor offered by TAG Electronic Systems for automotive applications: inductive and differential Hall effect.
2011-10-13 Sony, Ziptronix team up on image sensors
Sony has been licensed to use Ziptronix's oxide bonding technology for backside illumination imaging sensors.
2014-02-13 Sony to double image sensors supply for new iPhone
Nikkei reports that Apple is in talks with Sony regarding an additional supply of image sensors for an iPhone debuting next year.
2010-09-15 Sony ramps up capacity for digicam image sensors
Sony Corp. announced that it would invest about 40 billion yen into Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corp.'s Kumamoto Technology Center to step up production capacity for Exmor and Exmor R CMOS image sensors.
2008-05-14 Solutions suit AMR sensors for contactless position sensing
Designed for use with AMR sensors, Maxim's MAXQ7665/MAXQ7666 SoC, mixed-signal MCUs provide a complete system solution for the contactless sensing of linear or angular position/displacement.
2006-07-13 Solution improves efficiency of CMOS image sensors
Silecs said its series of advanced optical coatings were designed specifically to improve the reliability and optical efficiency of CMOS image sensors.
2007-07-02 SMT digital color sensors suit small portable apps
Avago Technologies releases two miniature SMT digital color sensors for use in small consumer and portable electronic applications.
2007-01-03 SMSC unveils advanced temperature sensors
To meet the thermal management requirements of today's advanced, high-performance mobile electronics, PC and embedded applications, SMSC has unveiled two families of advanced temperature sensors.
2015-03-03 SMIC, start-up group manufacture CMOS image sensors
Shanghai-based start-up company Cista System teams up with Semiconductor Manufacturing International for mass production of two CMOS image sensors, which both sport back-side illumination.
2002-12-17 SMI offers pressure sensors in DIPs
The SM5415 and SM5455 pressure sensor are available in a new, small footprint SIP for through-hole mounting on PCBs.
2014-08-15 Smartphone basics: NFC, humidity sensors
Here's an exploration of the near field communications hardware, as well as the barometric and humidity sensors that can be found in today's smart devices.
2014-07-25 Smartphone basics: Connectivity and sensors
In smart devices nowadays, accelerometers and compasses have a quantitative edge over gyroscopes, but we are seeing more frequently the combination of accelerometer and gyroscope in one package.
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