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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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2003-01-07 Smart sensors to register 20 percent annual growth
Smart sensing is becoming a strong prospect for growth in optoelectronics. According to the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA), smart-sensor sales are predicted to grow 20 percent annually through 2006.
2006-09-01 Smart sensors enhance performance
Transducer electronic data sheet or smart sensor technology is shifting the balance of system intelligence from the operator and instrumentation to the sensors.
2014-11-13 Smart sensors detect gestures, support barcode emulation
AMS recently introduced the TMG3992 for mobile applications and the TMG3993 for home automation to increase touchless gesturing to four directions.
2014-10-08 Smart DIY: Why do companies design their own sensors?
There are many reasons why several big companies brew their own sensors and sensor hubs. For some, especially in Asia, it's about vertical integration, while others want to add products to their catalogue.
2016-05-10 SiP styles for magnetic position sensors in automotive apps
Here is a case for using a complete MPOS system produced as a System-in-Package, thus relieving the automotive supplier of the need to produce a PCB assembly when implementing magnetic position sensing.
2014-05-22 Sinusoidal control of BLDCM with hall sensors
Here's a design that takes the advantages of KE04Z peripherals for motor control. It is a 3-phase BLDC motor drive with Hall sensor based on sinusoidal waveform and Freescale's FRDM-KE04Z.
2007-02-20 Silicon Hive powers MagnaChip image sensors
Silicon Hive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, has agreed to supply its HiveFlex ISP 2200 processor to MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd.
2010-05-24 Signal conditioning for piezoelectric sensors
This article explains some of the principles of signal conditioning.
2002-05-14 Signal conditioning for IC pressure sensors
This application note describes an amplification circuit for temperature-compensated pressure sensors.
2010-05-12 Signal conditioner suits resistive bridge sensors
ZMD AG is offering the ZSSC3017 16bit sensor signal conditioning IC (SSC) for resistive bridge sensors.
2009-05-28 Shock, vibration sensors roll for industrial monitoring
Analog Devices Inc. has extended its iSensor intelligent sensor product family with the introduction of two integrated inertial sensors that simplify the task of embedded shock and vibration sensing within harsh industrial environments.
2003-09-01 Shiva sensors have built-in npn and pnp outputs
Shiva Electronics has released a compact sensor that measure 11-by-20-by-30mm and includes features such as built-in npn and pnp outputs.
2002-09-04 Shimizu image sensors target fingerprinting apps
Shimizu Technology Inc.'s multifunction CMOS image sensor measures 16-by-24-by-8mm and is suitable for use in fingerprinting applications.
2007-05-01 Serdes targets multimegapixel image sensors
Fairchild Semiconductor introduced a ?Serdes device designed for serializing high-speed signals in multimegapixel-resolution CMOS and CCD image sensors, commonly found in portable products including cellphones with built-in cameras.
2002-05-17 Sensotec pressure sensors features 'True Gage' design
The Models TJE and STJE pressure sensors from Sensotec Inc. features a 'True Gage' design that enables the sensors to used in any environment condition.
2016-04-19 Sensors, smartphone, cloud advance telemedicine tech
The ACT from LifeWatch AG consists of a small pendant with four cardiac electrodes and a smartphone programmed to be the data pre-processor and communications link to the company's monitoring centres.
2009-05-13 Sensors, smart cards drive thin-film battery market
A new analysis from NanoMarkets forecasted that cumulative revenues from thin-film batteries will reach more than $1 billion in 2016 with almost 60 percent of this coming from two applications; sensors and smart cards.
2012-03-27 Sensors, optoelectronics, diodes post record sales
Last year, strong demand for MEMS-based sensors, fiber optic laser transmitters, CMOS image sensors, LEDs and power transistors pushed sales to reach $57.4 billion.
2006-10-23 Sensors, electronics, nets top defense dept spending
Sensors, electronics and electronic warfare gear along with the IT building blocks for network-centric operations account for the bulk of Pentagon technology spending this year, according to an industry survey.
2005-07-05 Sensors with user-selectable gains
National Semiconductor introduced what it touts as the industry's first 1.5V analog temperature sensors with user-selectable gains that increase thermal management performance in low-voltage systems.
2003-06-12 Sensors Unlimited to develop camera for U.S.A.F.
Sensors Unlimited Inc. has received a U.S. Air Force contract for the first phase of a 33-month program.
2008-12-09 Sensors unite high accuracy, low cost
SMSC announced two new families of high-accuracy, low-cost temperature sensorsEMC1412, EMC1413, EMC1414, EMC1072, EMC1073 and EMC1074.
2005-06-21 Sensors tout several improvements
Allegro MicroSystems added three new gear-tooth sensors to its line of AC-coupled Hall-effect devices that offer a smaller package size and an integrated filter capacitor to provide additional reliability.
2007-11-16 Sensors toughen up for industrial use
While there has been a lot of discussion recently about the CMOS and charge-coupled device image sensors used in mobile devices, there's a plethora of sensor types used in other applications including HVAC, motion control, hydraulic systems and robotics.
2014-09-26 Sensors to solve burning tyre problem
Tyres of forklifts and other industrial trucks are made of solid rubber, which can be liquefied when temperatures reach well about 150. In the worst case, a tyre can burst and release hot liquid rubber, causing safety problems.
2007-07-23 Sensors to give 'sight' to future cars
Cars of the future will be equipped with a broad range of sensors, enabling them to 'see' what comes ahead.
2012-05-24 Sensors target biometrics for automotive apps
Plessey Semiconductors' PS25203 EPIC sensor can measure heart rate and respiration for monitoring driver health and alertness.
2006-03-16 Sensors shoot for cameras
Vendors are rolling out CMOS image sensors that promise to bring entry-level, high-volume camera phones from the VGA dark ages into the megapixel era.
2002-05-24 Sensors seen enabling new-age services
Proliferating wireless data transmitters and sensors will be the enablers of a new information revolution, but component and equipment makers will lose out to the collectors and organizers of sensor data if they can't spot the technology's commercial possibilities.
2014-11-06 Sensors provide higher resolutions for industrial imaging
The sensors equip a patented in-pixel CDS technology, which enables global shutter imaging with correlated double sampling in a compact pixel size. The result is a CCD-like optical performance in different optical formats and resolutions.
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