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Temperature Sensor Integrates EEPROM

December 24, 2008 6:02 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in DDR3 memory module applications, ON Semiconductor’s CAT34TS02 12-bit (plus Sign bit) digital output temperature sensor exhibits 2 Kb of Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM. The JC42.4-compliant component exhibits ±1°C temperature sensing accuracy from 75°C to 95°C and ±3°C accuracy from 20°C to

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Four-Direction Sensor Exhibits Noiseless Operation

December 22, 2008 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using an infrared LED, 2 phototransistors, and a light blocking mechanism, ROHM Electronics’ RPI-1040 SMT 4-direction sensor detects up, down, left, and right movement in 90° intervals with noiseless operation. Instantaneous gravity direction detection is enabled, which is linked to the movement of the device. The tilt sensor offers

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Inertial Sensors Target Automotive Airbag Systems

December 19, 2008 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on High Aspect Ratio Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems (HARMEMS), Freescale Semiconductor’s MMA6222EG, MMA6255EG, and MMA621010EG inertial sensors perform in automotive airbag systems. The units offer an XY-axis of sensitivity, 10-bit digital data output, full-scale range per axis of ±20 g, ±50 g or ±100 g, ±4% sensitivity accuracy at 25°C, and operation from a 3.3-V or 5-V supply voltage in a

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Starter Kit Includes Star-Network Protocol Stack

December 18, 2008 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optimized for embedded control applications in 2.4-GHz RF-hostile environments, Cypress Semiconductor’s CY3271 PSoC FirstTouch starter kit provides a star-network protocol stack for up to 250 nodes. The direct sequence

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Distribution Boxes Connect Sensors and Actuators

December 16, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avoiding the use of parallel cabling and installation involving control units or switch cabinets, ERNI Electronics’ M8/M12 line of passive I/O distribution boxes allow for the direct connection of sensors and actuators. The UL- and CSA-approved devices are designed for IP65/IP67 protection, and are built for use in harsh and humid

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Magnetic Field Sensor Delivers Direct Analog Output

December 16, 2008 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working on pneumatic cylinders, TURCK’s new WIM45 magnetic field sensor provides a direct analog output for determining the position of a piston magnet. The device detects the position of a piston on standard pneumatic cylinders by utilizing a series of Hall elements, which sense the piston magnet and send a signal back to

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Infrared Detector Demonstrates 25-µm Pitch

December 15, 2008 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating an on-chip ADC, ULIS’ UL 03 16 2 resistive amorphous silicon infrared detector exhibits a pitch of 25 µm in an array format of 384 × 288 pixels. The 24.2-mm × 24.2-mm × 4.10-mm unit provides a thermal time constant of <7 ms, spectral response from 8 µm to 14 µm, an operating temperature range from -40°C to 60°C, and

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Light-to-Digital Sensor Exhibits High Power Efficiency

December 12, 2008 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a translucent, 6-lead ODFN package, Intersil Corporation’s ISL29020 light-to-digital sensor uses <65-mA max. operating current. The component offers 4 selectable ranges of light sensitivity from 0.015 lux to 64,000 lux in direct sunlight and low-light conditions. The unit has an I²C output and interface, with the digital output being

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Encoders Offer Resolution/Bore Diameter Options

December 11, 2008 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suiting DC motors, actuators, and motion control applications, CUI’s AME, BME, and LME Series modular incremental encoders demonstrate different resolution and bore diameter options, depending on model. The 2-channel AME Series exhibit resolutions from 100 ppr to 1024 ppr and bore diameters from 3 mm to 8 mm. The 3-channel BME Series includes an index pulse, resolutions from 100 to 1,024 ppr (2-channels and no index for 1,000-ppr and

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PCMA Benders Displace in Millimeter/Micrometer Range

December 10, 2008 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Containing buried internal electrodes in a monolithic ceramic housing, Morgan Electro Ceramics’ line of co-fired piezo ceramic multi-layer actuator benders (PCMA benders) provides controllable and repeatable displacement in the millimeter and micrometer range. The devices offer lengths from 10 mm to 30 mm, widths from 3 mm to 20 mm, thicknesses from

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USB Load Cell Handles up to 5,000 lbs

December 10, 2008 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with USB output and metric threads, the redesigned LCF400 Tension & Compression Load Cell from FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology is offered in versions capable of handling from 500 lbs to 5,000 lbs. The device provides a variety of voltage- or current-driven outputs to ease systems integration

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Submersible Pressure Sensors Measure from 50 mbar

December 10, 2008 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Consisting of capacitive ceramic pressure cells in stainless-steel construction, Sensortechnics’ KTE2000CS Series submersible pressure sensors offer hydrostatic low-level measurement from 50 mbar (0.5 water column) Full Scale. The transmitters are calibrated and temperature compensated from -20°C to 70°C while providing a 4-mA to 20-mA output signal. A cable with an integrated vent tube allows a true reference pressure to the

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Technology Integrates Inductive Touch into Existing Application Code

December 8, 2008 10:03 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in a single standard 8-, 16-, or 32-bit PIC MCU or 16-bit dsPIC DSC, Microchip Technology’s mTouch inductive touch-sensing technology allows designers to incorporate inductive touch-sensing functionality with their existing application code. The product enables devices to work through plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, gloves, and surfaces containing liquid. Implementation details are available via a free download from

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Light-to-Digital Converter Performs Light/Proximity Sensing

December 5, 2008 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating an IR SSLD and an I²C/SMBus interface, Intersil’s ISL29015 ambient and infrared light-to-digital converter executes ambient light and infrared sensing. The 2-mm × 2.100-mm 6-lead ODFN-packaged component uses an internal 16-bit ADC with adjustable conversion time from 25 ìs to 100 ms and flicker noise rejection of 50 Hz and 60 Hz. For

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Pressure Sensor Lowers System Contamination Risk

December 2, 2008 9:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing Krystal Bond technology, American Sensor Technologies’ AST4900 MEMS-based SS pressure sensor contains no oil-fill, welds, or internal O-rings, which reduces the risk of system contamination in extreme conditions. The 316L stainless steel devices offer ¼” NPT male and ¼” VCR male fittings, and can be scaled with pressure ranges between

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