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Pressure Transducer Exhibits Digital Temperature Compensation

February 24, 2009 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touting static accuracy of ±0.25% FS at 21ºC, Ashcroft’s T2 pressure transducer demonstrates digital temperature compensation to ensure a Total Error Band of >±1% between -20ºC and 85ºC. The device can be configured from a list of process connections, output signals, and electrical termination options. The instrument is available in

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Touch Sensor Controller Converts Capacitance to Digital Data

February 23, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting mobile devices, Fujitsu Microelectronics' FMA1127 touch sensor controller converts capacitance generated by the human body and conductive touch pad to digital data with no analog processing. The water-resistant unit also performs in alarm systems, handheld health care products, home appliances, and applications where the controller can replace mechanical switches and buttons. The device exhibits operating voltage from

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CMOS Image Sensors Function Down to 15 cm

February 20, 2009 4:49 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Combining on-chip Extended-Depth-of-Field (EDoF) with ST’s 1.75 µm pixel process, STMicroelectronics’ VD6853 and VD6803 3.15-megapixel CMOS image sensors enable image quality at focus distances down to 15 cm in phone cameras. The components embed 4-channel anti-vignette, and come in a TSV

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Digital Pressure Gauge Uses Five-Digit Display

February 19, 2009 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leveraging MEMS-based sensing technology, Automation Products Group’s PG5 digital pressure gauge utilizes a 5-digit display with 0.40” characters. The device delivers 0.01-digit resolution through 100 psi, has ranges from vacuum to 500 psi and from 0 psi to 10,000 psi at ±0.25% accuracy of full scale. The unit incorporates a 9-V battery for self-powering; an all-stainless steel sensor, and a microprocessor-based circuit with

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LVDT Assembly Enhances Performance of Extensometers

February 17, 2009 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

An oil-filled and double bellows-sealed LVDT assembly from Macro Sensors supposedly enhances the reliability of multiple redundant LVDT-based extensometers. The LVDT assembly is designed from 316 SS and Inconel 625. According to Macro Sensors, these materials enable the instrument to operate for at least 10 years

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Dual Encoder-to-USB Converter Allows PC Data Access

February 17, 2009 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Handling signals from 2 SSI absolute encoders or 2 quadrature incremental encoders, BEI Industrial Encoders’ new Dual Encoder to USB Converter translates encoder position data to USB 2.0 format that can be accessed directly through a PC. The PC interface enables the module to be programmed through the USB port for number of bits with absolute encoders. For incremental encoders, count mode (X1, X2, X4), reset, preset, and

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Development Kit Integrates 4.3-Inch Touch Panel

February 17, 2009 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on a beta version of the Touch Park framework, Stantum Technologies’ SMK-4.3 multi-touch development kit offers a 4.3" touch panel. The product simulates a mobile device user interface in address book, drawing, picture resize, and gaming applications. The kit uses the PMatrix resistive multi-touch detection platform with

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Explosion-Proof Pressure Sensor Offers Digital Compensation

February 13, 2009 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting approval per CSA30 (UL1203/FM3615) Class 1, Division 1 and Zone 1 Group IIB Explosion Proof, Groups C and D, American Sensor Technologies’ AST46HA media-isolation pressure sensor applies digital compensation. The compensation and Krystal Bond technology enables the unit to perform in

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Interface IC Addresses Capacitive Sensors

February 13, 2009 4:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting a noise level of 30 aF, e2v’s CPIC2.0 interface IC enables acceleration, pressure, altitude, humidity, rain, level, and gas measurements in MEMS transducers with a base capacitance from 1 pF to 32 pF. The component contains a dual capacitor input enabling several configurations, including "Delta"Csens/"Sigma"Csens. The device embeds a temperature sensor and an EEPROM for storage of calibration parameters, temperature, and

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Ultrasonic Sensor Addresses Car Reversing Aids

February 12, 2009 4:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Generating asymmetrical beam patterns approximately ±80° about the horizontal axis and 40° about the vertical, LPRS’ Pro-Wave US040015 ultrasonic sensor meets the requirements of most car reversing aids. The component has 3

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Reflective Object Sensor Detects to 1 Inch

February 11, 2009 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a 0.300" × 0.160" × 0.114" SMT package, OPTEK Technology’s OPB733TR reflective object sensor exhibits an optimizing detection range from 0.400" to 1". The component contains a lensed IR LED with a typical peak emission wavelength of 890 nm. The sensor uses a NPN silicon phototransistor offering output on-state

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Accelerometer Serves HUMS and AVC Applications

February 10, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to avoid ground loops, Dytran Instruments’ Model 3232A2 piezoelectric biaxial accelerometer targets Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) and Active Vibration Control (AVC) applications typically found on commercial and military aircraft. The accelerometer elements are mounted orthogonally within

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Photoelectric Sensors Offer Remote Teaching Options

February 6, 2009 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using push-button programming, Carlo Gavazzi’s PD30 Series photoelectric sensors allow remote teaching options in most models, so setup and programming of the sensor can be done away from the application. These same models also provide an option for locking the sensor settings. A muting version exhibits mutual interference protection, sensor alignment aid, and the ability to verify the sensor’s proper operation remotely via

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High-Torque Actuators Withstand High Axial Loads

February 5, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering up to 484 in-lbs of torque at 100 psi, VRX rotary vane actuators from Tolomatic can withstand high axial loads of up to 23 lbs. The pneumatically-operated devices come in bore sizes of 1”, 1.75”, and 2.5”. Each model is available in single-vane models that rotate to 280° and produce up to 242 in/lbs of torque or double-vane models that rotate to 100° with up to 484 in/lbs of torque.

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Diffuse Mode Sensors Evaluate Welding Caps

February 3, 2009 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Detecting faults including inclusion, faulty dressing, or burrs, Pepperl+Fuchs’ WTS10 diffuse mode sensors provide non-contact evaluation of the quality of welding cap fronts. The devices check upper and lower welding caps simultaneously and present pre-fault (near the limit) indication for proactive maintenance. The units offer a scratch-resistant mineral glass lens, position tolerance of ±2 mm, tilt angle tolerance of ±1.5°, coaxial optics with

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