Encoders and inclinometers have J1939 interface

May 10, 2013 10:52 am | Fraba / Posital | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL announced its inclinometers and absolute rotary encoders are available with J1939 communications interfaces. (The J1939 protocol was developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers for use in heavy vehicles such as trucks, buses, fire trucks and construction machinery. The protocol

LISTED UNDER: Rotary | Gravity | Position

Booster pack lets users jumpstart and explore sensor fusion applications

May 9, 2013 9:50 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the Sensor Hub BoosterPack for its Tiva C Series TM4C123G LaunchPad. This plug-in daughter card that allows ARM Cortex-M4 MCU developers create products with up to seven types of motion and environmental sensing capabilities. The board and software enables

LISTED UNDER: Development | Position | Pressure

Energy-saving smartphone sensor registers the ambient brightness

April 30, 2013 10:57 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has expanded its portfolio of proximity and ambient light sensors with a new, extremely powerful version with low power consumption. The compact SFH 7776 digital sensor registers the ambient brightness – even behind dark smartphone covers....


Sensor provides solution for crystal oscillators, sensors requiring temperature compensation

April 26, 2013 9:50 am | Heraeus Sensor Technology | Product Releases | Comments

The Heraeus Sensor Technology SMD Platinum RTD temperature sensor element provides an ideal solution for crystal oscillators, sensors, and other components requiring temperature compensation.  The 0805 SMD package RTD offers the stability of a thin film Pt RTD in a standard surface mount package.

LISTED UNDER: Temperature

Intelligent light sensors high sensitivity, flexibility for display and non-display applications

April 24, 2013 12:13 pm | Ams-Taos Usa Inc | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG introduced a digital light sensor family that offers low-light sensitivity down to 0.000377 lux. Offering a wide 600M:1 dynamic range up to 88,000 lux (bright sunlight), the company asserts the TSL2591 device family increases design flexibility and offers


Sensor designed to function in wet, dusty environments

April 19, 2013 2:32 pm | Bei Sensors | Product Releases | Comments

BEI Sensors announces expanded input/output electrical options and a new IP69K rating on the highly configurable 9960 series.  With the new electrical options, the 9960 can communicate with a wider range of controllers and is now capable of accepting a wide range of input voltages.


Flexible, extended version of sensor features rugged ⅛” diameter stainless steel cable

April 18, 2013 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BlueLevel Technologies, Inc, has announced a flexible extended length version of the Model AP/APX RF admittance point level sensor using a rugged ⅛” diameter stainless steel cable.  To aid in the shedding of material from the cable a Teflon coating has been added, which has an extremely low coefficient of friction.


Ultrasonic sensors designed for gasflow measurement

April 10, 2013 4:38 pm | Morgan Electro Ceramics | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) announces its new line of ultrasonic sensors for gasflow measurement, ideal for integrating into acoustic anemometry systems and SMART metering systems for measuring natural gas usage, as well as air-coupled level measurement of liquids and solids.


Pushbutton switches feature overmold actuator

April 8, 2013 3:16 pm | Apem Components | Product Releases | Comments

APEM introduces its AV Series pushbutton switches with an overmold actuator. Complementing APEM’s line of pushbutton switches, the AV Series is ideally suited for applications pertaining to security panels, public kiosks, vending machines, ATM machines, handicap access control panels, and heavy hydraulic lift equipment.

LISTED UNDER: Push Button | Electromechanical

Multi-component force plates support clinical gait, running, and balance analyses

March 27, 2013 4:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kistler has announced the Type 9260AA, a portable multi-component force plate, designed to make high-accuracy measurements of ground reaction force, moment and center of pressure, in support of clinical gait, running and balance analysis applications.


Online guide offers quick selection of LVDT position sensors

March 22, 2013 11:46 am | Macro Sensors | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers an online Position Sensor Guide that quickly identifies the right LVDT linear position sensor for an application based on desired options such as measurement range, output, body diameter, operating temperature and other specs. Using selection criteria, the


MEMS emitter combines high signal with fast pulses, long life

March 18, 2013 5:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors announced the global launch of a new MEMs Pulsed Emitter (MPE), a broadband source of quasi-black body pulsed light that operates over the 1 to 20 micron infrared (IR) spectrum. Designed with patented, thin-membrane, thermo-resistive material, the MPE is positioned as combining


Technology evaluation kit enabling assessment of the accurate indoor- and outdoor energy efficient Real-Time locating system

March 8, 2013 2:25 pm | dresden elektronik | Product Releases | Comments

dresden elektronik ingenieurtechnik gmbh and ZIGPOS GmbH together launch an advanced technology evaluation kit enabling assessment of the accurate indoor- and outdoor energy efficient Real-Time locating system (eeRTLS) offered by the partners.


Motion sensor hub designed for mobile devices

March 5, 2013 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNI Sensor Corporation and EM Microelectronic – Marin SA announce the introduction of the Sentral sensor fusion hub, a new, highly effective way to integrate complex motion sensors on mobile devices. The Sentral sensor fusion hub is the first hub designed specifically to manage sensor outputs on a low-power integrated circuit....


Factory-wide humidity monitoring system mitigates MSD and ESD risk

February 27, 2013 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

ECD launched a system designed to reduce the risk of MSD- and ESD-related defects. SensorWATCH, is a factory-wide humidity and temperature monitoring system that provides customer audit protection, delivers 24/7/365 access to factory conditions worldwide and eliminates



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