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Next-generation capacitive-touch platform includes high-resolution sensing

October 25, 2012 1:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation announced the SX95xx platform of capacitive touch ICs for a wide range of home appliances and consumer electronics. The feature-rich touch button family enhances the ECO mode present in many green home electronics by integrating an IR decoder for system wake up.

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Pressure transducer enables readings from vacuum through 20,000 psig

October 24, 2012 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Heise Model HPK compact pressure transducer brings renowned Heise dependability and precision to an affordable, analog output device. Available with a choice of pressure and electrical connections, the HPK offers 0-5Vdc, 0-10Vdc and 4-20mA outputs to indicate readings from vacuum through 20,000 psig and absolute ranges to 150 psia.

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Wireless sensors reduce installation time from days to hours

October 23, 2012 4:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Libelium, launched Waspmote Plug & Sense!, a new line of Libelium encapsulated wireless sensor devices allowing system integrators to implement scalable, modular wireless sensor networks and reduce installation time from days to hours. Waspmote Plug & Sense! models are pre-configured

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Wireless sensor networks achieve industry’s lowest power consumption at less than 50µA per node

October 17, 2012 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology’s Dust Networks product group introduces the SmartMesh LTC5800 (system-on-chip) and LTP5900 (module) families, the industry’s lowest power IEEE 802.15.4E compliant wireless sensor networking products. SmartMesh ICs and modules enable tiny sensor “motes” to be designed with a battery life of over 10 years...

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Rugged MEMs pressure sensors deliver high accuracy and ease of use

October 15, 2012 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis introduces the first of its line of commercial, off the shelf, packaged MEMs pressure sensors. The MLX90809 benefits from 10+ years of developing custom MEMs pressure sensors for demanding automotive applications. This new device is a highly accurate, AEC Q100 qualified relative pressure sensor specifically targeted at 1 Bar applications.

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Rugged MEMs pressure sensors deliver accuracy, ease of use

October 11, 2012 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis introduces the first of its line of commercial, off the shelf, packaged MEMs pressure sensors. The MLX90809 benefits from 10+ years of developing custom MEMs pressure sensors for demanding automotive applications. This new device is a highly accurate, AEC Q100 qualified relative pressure sensor specifically targeted at 1 Bar applications.

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Differential pressure transmitters designed for high line pressure applications

October 8, 2012 3:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

 Rugged differential pressure transmitters from Orange Research are designed for high line pressure applications in filtration, flow, and level measurement. The transmitters are available in piston and diaphragm sensor models rated at up to 5,000 psig line pressures with prices starting below $100.

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MEMS-based gas flow sensor includes built-in correction for differences in gas composition

October 5, 2012 10:15 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

OMRON Corporation and  STMicroelectronicsannounced the completion of the development of a MEMS-based gas flow sensor with industry-unique built-in correction for differences in gas composition. OMRON will start sample shipments of the new sensor in November 2012.

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Position sensors developed specifically for rotary applications

September 25, 2012 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensor specialist ASM extends its magnetic POSIROT position sensors range to the combination PMIS4/PMIR5, developed specifically for rotary applications. The advantages of this combination are high EMC protection, large guiding distance tolerance and a superior signal performance up to 327,680 pulses/360°.

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Temperature sensors offer wide variety of solutions

September 24, 2012 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s ProSense line of temperature sensors now includes room temperature sensors, Type T thermocouple probes, higher-range probes, Type T thermocouple wire and RTD adjustable immersion sensors.

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Terminal current sense resistors available in 2 watt package sizes

September 18, 2012 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ohmite Manufacturing Company announces it has expanded its FC4L Series of four terminal current sense resistors. This series, previously available in five watt package sizes, is now also available in two watt package sizes.Employing a Ni-Cu-Mn resistive element,

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RFID system combines low and high frequency read/write heads with I/O

September 7, 2012 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Balluff BIS V Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system is founded on a new generation of RFID processors that provide a single device for both low frequency 125 kHz and high frequency 13.56 MHz read/write heads with an IO-Link master port. Combining up to four head capability on both frequencies

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AC-LVDT signal conditioner offers fast setup plus digital communications

September 6, 2012 2:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group introduced the S1A AC-LVDT Signal Conditioner that offers smart and fast LVDT setup with built-in null indication and simple front panel pushbuttons to set zero and full scale. Engineered to work with a wide range of AC-LVDTs, RVDTs and inductive half-bridge sensors including

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Pressure sensor designed for mobile phones, portable devices

September 5, 2012 2:13 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new pressure sensor that allows mobile phones and other portable devices to calculate their vertical elevation relative to sea-level with very high accuracy. This means that the mobile device will know not only on which floor of a building it is located, but almost on which step of the staircase.

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Wireless environmental sensor node uses cloud-enabled platform

August 29, 2012 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MicroStrain, ENV-Link-Mini, plug-and-play, wireless, environmental monitoring, environmental sensing, remote sensing, remote monitoring, sensing network, sensor network, sensor node, SensorCloud, IP67, LXRS wireless protocol

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