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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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2008-06-20 Sensors offer improved functionality for multiple apps
Infineon recently launched two pressure sensors, expanding its family of high-accuracy barometric pressure sensors that are well-suited for process control, gas flow, consumer and other industrial pressure measurement applications.
2011-07-06 Sensors offer improved ALS, proximity detection
TAOS has launched its TSL2x72 sensor series that offer improved digital ALS and proximity detection to create wide dynamic range of operation for mobile product.
2007-09-07 Sensors monitor temperature of computer DIMMs
STMicroelectronics has developed two high-accuracy application specific digital temperature-sensor chips intended for monitoring the temperature of DIMMs used in PCs.
2012-07-03 Sensors make smartphone sports apps better
IMS research reports that the use of smartphones as a sports and fitness device is increasing as Bluetooth Smart Ready and ANT+ technologies is implemented in more smartphones.
2014-10-20 Sensors keep rivers healthy
The Beacon Institute has worked towards making its River and Estuary Observatory Network sensors 20 times cheaper than other systemscheap enough for any river monitoring system to afford.
2016-01-19 Sensors intelligently clear sea water of chemical pollutants
The sensors are embedded in small floating devices and are based on sophisticated algorithms, made up of several wireless nodes that move independently through the spill in search of its outer limits.
2015-03-06 Sensors hold key to IoT competitive advantage
In the second of the three-part series, Handel H. Jones, founder and CEO of market research firm IBS, discusses how IoT is driving the semiconductor sensor market.
2015-09-21 Sensors drive bullish forecast for ams
The fab lite company recorded about $192 million of revenues during 2Q15, a 60 per cent increase over the same quarter last year, with gross margins in the 54 per cent region.
2014-04-28 Sensors cross the megapixel threshold
The CMOS image sensor race in applications ranging from automotive to sports analytics and food inspections moves beyond the megapixel battle and is defined by a more complex criteria including frame rates, sensitivity, integration time, and light sources.
2012-12-17 Sensors built to withstand high pressure washdowns
Banner Engineering's photo electric sensor is housed in a non-toxic 316L stainless steel housing, and can survive high pressure washdowns and temperature cycling.
2006-04-21 Sensors accurate position measurement
Macro Sensors' new line of 24V spring-loaded position sensors offers accurate position measurement in a variety of dimensional gaging applications.
2003-05-19 Sensor vendors to widen adaptation of smart analog sensors
National Instruments has announced that the NI Plug & Play Sensors Program has kicked off to a good start, with leading European sensor vendors supporting the program.
2010-09-28 Sensor golf glove integrates digital sensors
A glove with built-in digital sensors promises to help golfers hold their golf clubs with just the right amount of pressure.
2014-02-11 Sensirion offers micro-scale liquid flow sensors
The liquid flow series LPP10 and LPG10 are based on planar microfluidic substrates and are available with a glass (LPG10) or a plastic (LPP10) packaging.
2005-03-16 Semiconductor aerogels advance sensors
A university research team creates a variety of semiconducting aerogels to replace the common oxides used in ICs.
2013-02-13 Self-powered sensors eliminate need for new batteries
An engineer at Columbia University designed self-powered systems using nanoscale devices that can transmit and receive wireless signals using so little power that their batteries never need replacing.
2011-12-05 Selecting sensors: Specsmanship vs. reality
Compared with individual parameter specification, the total error band envelope provides results that are more representative of how a sensor will perform in actual use.
2011-02-08 Scientists develop UV-transparent coating for image sensors
Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a process step that allows production of a protective coating for image sensors.
2004-05-03 Scalar module conditions bridge sensors
Scalar Acquisition Technology has announced its first signal-conditioning module for bridge-type sensors.
2008-07-16 Save battery life with ambient light sensors
Applying ambient light sensing in conjunction with LED backlight driving can reduce power consumption significantlywhile battery life increases. Advances in active solutions are exemplified by two examples, an ambient light sensor for a notebook PC and for a cellphone display.
2005-06-29 Samsung sampling 5Mpixel CMOS image sensors
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd plans to start sampling soon a CMOS image sensor (CIS) with 5 megapixel QSXGA resolution.
2009-06-11 Rotary sensors promise high accuracy, reliability
Macro Sensors has introduced the RS 1500-120 series of tractional-turn contactless rotary position sensors for measuring the angular displacement of rotating elements.
2013-02-21 Rotary position sensors boost product life span, reliability
Bourns' contacting rotary position sensors offer an ideal solution for applications such as patient platform position feedback, pneumatic control valve position feedback and tilt control feedback.
2015-06-10 Role of sensors in industrial Internet revolution
The wide variety of sensors now available can help simplify design-in, minimise integration challenges, and help engineers deliver attractive and easy-to-use smart sensors to market at competitive prices.
2015-04-14 Robots with adaptive grip enabled by optical force sensors
The optical force sensors from OptoForce have a very simple construction, consisting of a silicone dome covering a central LED and four light sensing elements measuring the light reflected by the dome.
2015-08-13 Rising industry demand boosts motion sensors market
MarketsandMarkets predicted that the global motion sensors market will approach $6.45 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 12.93 per cent from 2015 to 2020.
2010-10-08 Right angle LVDT position sensors for harsh environments
Macro Sensors now offers right angle configurations of its spring-loaded and through-bore LVDT position sensors. These devices are targeted for industrial applications when a conventional LVDT position sensor proves too long or environmental contaminants can limit sensor performance.
2005-03-16 Retasking automotive sensors
Commercial low-g accelerometers have spun off from the automotive realm to come close to achieving shorter design cycles and lower cost.
2011-05-17 Researchers develop stretchable sensors
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC have developed sensors that capable of expanding to twice their original length in extreme cases. These sensors are believed to improve automobile safety.
2012-01-31 Research rolls sensors that detect corrosion in concrete
A newly developed sensor is claimed by the researchers as having the capability to spot early warning signs of corrosion in concrete and monitor the safety of structures.
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