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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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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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