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


Digital, 1.8-V humidity sensor touts compact size

February 27, 2013 10:23 am | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties announced the HTU21D, an ultra-compact, low power digital humidity/temperature sensor. The self-contained sensor interfaces directly with a microcontroller, ensuring a better signal path as well as

LISTED UNDER: Humidty | Temperature

Inclination sensors provide precise precision control, continuous positioning of rotational movements

February 21, 2013 4:31 pm | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff's new liquid-based inclination sensors measure the deviation on a horizontal axis of up to 360°. With an extremely high accuracy of 0.1°C, a resolution of 0.01° and a temperature drift of just 0.01% /10K, they are the ideal choice for solar -thermal power plant and renewable energy applications that require angle measurement or constant rotary monitori


Standalone 3-axis magnetometer delivers high performance in a very small package

February 21, 2013 4:03 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has added a high-performance standalone 3-axis magnetometer to its MEMS sensor portfolio. The new sensor delivers high performance in a very small package. Because of its small size and high performance, the sensor is ideal for mobile phones...


Low power sensors consume only 300 µA of current at a power supply level of 3.3 V

February 11, 2013 4:47 pm | Novotechnik U.S., Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik U.S. introduces the Contelec Vert-X 21 LP Series of low power sensors. These non-contact angle sensors consume only 300 µA of current at a power supply level of 3.3 V. Other key specifications for Vert-X 21 LP include 0 to 360° measurement range, 12-bit resolution, repeatability to 0.1°,


Programmable Hall device provides easy way to customize output of BEI Hall effect sensors

February 8, 2013 11:29 am | Bei Sensors | Product Releases | Comments

BEI Sensors introduces the Programmable Hall Device (PHD), an easy way to take control of customizing the output of BEI Hall effect sensors. This compact programming unit interfaces between a PC and BEI Hall effect sensors, and provides users with the ability to field program output functions that meet specific requirements.


IR CO2 sensor for HVAC applications touts high sensitivity

February 7, 2013 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors launched its IRCO2 infrared CO2 sensor for HVAC applications. Designed to meet the accuracy and reliability requirements of Demand Controlled Ventilation systems (DCVs), the sensor  combines desirable sensitivity and reliability with low power consumption. The IRCO2 sensor applies the latest


Digital position sensor designed for precise rotational and incremental measurement of magnetic field fluctuations

February 6, 2013 12:30 pm | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has released the KMA36, a digital position sensor for precise rotational and incremental measurement of magnetic field fluctuations. Using anisotropic magneto resistive (AMR) technology, the contactless sensor measures angles of an exterior magnet over a 360° rotation as well as incremental positions along a linear magnetic pole strip with a 5 mm pole length.


LVDTs designed for harsh environments

February 6, 2013 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the new LA-25 series LVDTs for use in steel, aluminum, and paper mills as well as in fluid power systems and hydro plants.An LA-25 is not your grandfather’s LVDT. It is very robust and designed to survive heavy duty applications in harsh environments.


Linear motor positioning stage generates 20lbs of continuous force and 60lbs of peak force

February 4, 2013 12:28 pm | H2W Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

H2W introduces a new vacuum compatible SR series positioning stage. The brushless linear motor positioning stage (P/N SRS-024-04-020-01V)is a closed loop system that can be used for positioning applications inside a vacuum environment. The SR series stage is a compact, small footprint, open type positioning stage.


Miniature smart sensor combines 3-axis accelerometer with embedded microcontroller

January 22, 2013 2:19 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced details of a miniature smart sensor that combines a 3-axis accelerometer with an embedded microcontroller together in an ultra-compact 3x3x1mm LGA package for advanced custom motion-recognition capabilities.

LISTED UNDER: Embedded | Accelerometer

Miniature metal photoeye touts hybrid structure

January 21, 2013 9:51 am | Keyence Corporation Of America | Product Releases | Comments

KEYENCE introduced the PR-M/F Series, said to be the industry’s first miniature metal photoeye. The PR-M/F Series is intended to fulfill three main focuses: durability, stable operation, and ease of use. By employing a “hybrid structure”, which features a



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