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3-dimensional magnetic mapping capabilities allows for more accurately placed reed sensors

November 19, 2012 3:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics announces its 3-dimensional magnetic mapping capabilities for reed sensors. This process allows designers to more accurately place sensors and magnetic components within a system, thus eliminating any issues that may result in faulty operation.

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Compact LVDTs serve as “heart” of new long-stroke position sensor for harsh environments

November 19, 2012 2:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A new long stroke linear position sensor offering superior performance over magnetostrictive technology in harsh environment applications uses a Macro Sensors LVDT as its core sensing technology. Providing reliable long stroke position measurement in heavy duty applications where rod-type sensors do not hold up....

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Mouser stocking 3D MEMS sensors from Murata Electronics Oy

November 16, 2012 9:38 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata’s single-, dual-, and three-axis low-g accelerometers offer very good offset stability, inert gas damping, and digital and analog interface options, all the features ideal for harsh environmental conditions in automotive and industrial applications. Murata’s inclinometers are an optimum choice for high accuracy leveling and inclination measurement instruments....

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Magnetic position sensors excel in safety-critical automotive applications

November 13, 2012 4:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ams has introduced a new family of magnetic rotary position sensors with advanced safety features for automotive applications requiring ISO26262 compliance. Highly integrated systems-on-chip, all magnetic rotary position sensors from ams incorporate Hall magnetic sensing elements, an analog front end and digital signal processing to produce accurate and precise angle measurements.

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Hall switches and angle sensors enable more energy efficient, compact DC motor drives

November 13, 2012 2:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG  introduced a new generation of Hall switches (TLE496x) and angle sensors (TLE5009 and TLE5012B) that enable more energy-efficient and compact design of brushless DC (BLDC) motor drives. BLDC motors, in comparison to conventional motors with brushes,

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Pressure sensor designed for automotive engine management, efficiency applications

November 13, 2012 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is adding three new pin-for-pin compatible pressure sensor replacements for the MPXHZ6000 family to its portfolio of Xtrinsic pressure sensors for automotive engine management and efficiency applications. The MPXHZ9000 absolute temperature compensated....

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Pressure transmitters lower plant lifecycle costs

November 13, 2012 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell launched its new range of SmartLine industrial pressure transmitters, which will enhance communication abilities, improve operational efficiency and reduce lifecycle costs for process manufacturers. In industrial process plants, field devices that measure pressure, flow and level are used throughout the manufacturing process...

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Technology enables mobile-friendly 3D gesture interfaces

November 13, 2012 10:23 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced its patented GestIC technology, which enables the next dimension in intuitive, gesture-based, non-contact user interfaces for a broad range of end products. The MGC3130 is presented as the world’s first electrical-field (E-field)-based, configurable 3D gesture controller, offering

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Sensors utilizes magnetic pickup, provides touchless measurement range of 0 to 360°

November 6, 2012 2:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the RFC4800 Series of touchless rotary angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position. It is available with two programmable switch outputs on the analog version.The RFC4800 Series utilizes a magnetic pickup to provide a touchless measurement range of 0 to 360°.

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AC current sensor has a dynamic range of 0.10-1000+ amps

November 6, 2012 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation announces the latest addition to the Sidewinder product line-up, the PA3209NL.  Responding to customer requests to extend this sensor technology to a wider range of their applications, Pulse has created this larger inner diameter product to accommodate current carrying conductors up to 0.750 inches (19.05mm) in diameter...

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Nine-axis device combines accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor in one single package

November 1, 2012 2:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bosch Sensortec’s absolute orientation sensor BMX055 is said to be the first nine-axis sensor in the market with all components – accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor – developed and manufactured in house. With a

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Single-chip solution integrates touch and sensor hub functionality to enhance users’ experience

October 30, 2012 11:05 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AtmelCorporation announced a range of microcontroller-based solutions that integrate touch and sensor hub functionality to enable superior user experience for a variety of mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks and convertible PCs. The new solutions build on Atmel’s leading maXTouchcontrollers and incorporate the company’s patented maXFusion sensor fusion technology...

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Linear position sensors are ATEX approved in Zone 1 and Zone 2 classifications

October 26, 2012 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers the HLR 750 Series of UL/ULC listed and ATEX-approved LVDT Linear Positions Sensors for use in the high temperature and  highly volatile environments of gas turbines. Ideal applications for the HLR series LVDTs include monitoring fuel transfer valves, micro fuel valve openings and hydro turbine servo motor operation.

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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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