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Image Sensor Delivers Low-Light Performance

October 22, 2008 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating 1.4-micron OmniBSI pixel technology and a TrueFocus ISP, OmniVision Technologies’ OV5462 5 megapixel SoC CMOS image sensor supplies >500 mV/Lux-sec. and all the functionality of a complete camera on a chip, including extended depth of field (EDoF). The component performs backside illumination, and increases the chief ray angle (CRA). The device employs a combination of advanced de-noise, gamma and color correction algorithms to reduce

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Light Sensors Display 16-bit Resolution

October 21, 2008 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Managing LED and cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) display backlighting, TAOS’ TCS3404 and TCS3414 digital color light sensors use RGB filters to derive the color chromaticity and illuminance of ambient light with 16 bits of resolution. The 2.095 mm × 1.875 mm × 0.685 mm components automatically eliminate signal fluctuation resulting from AC lighting flicker without

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Digital Temperature Sensor Achieves High Accuracy

October 16, 2008 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Monitoring automotive system temperature from -40°C to 175°C, National Semiconductor’s LM95172Q digital temperature sensor delivers ±1°C accuracy between 130°C and 160°C. The AEC-Q100 Grade 0-qualified component uses a serial peripheral interface (SPI), a MICROWIRE bus interface, and a 16-bit sigma-delta ADC. The thermal management sensor presents

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Temperature Sensor Works in DDR3 Apps

October 10, 2008 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Complying with JEDEC specification JC42.4, Catalyst Semiconductor’s CAT6095 12-bit digital output temperature sensor targets DDR3 memory module applications in high-speed PCs and laptops, environmental control systems and industrial process control equipment. The unit demonstrates ±1°C temperature sensing accuracy from 75°C to 95°C and ±3°C accuracy from -20°C to 125°C in a supply voltage range from 3 V to

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Triaxial Accelerometer Exhibits High Sensitivity

October 9, 2008 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a frequency response from 0.3 Hz to 10,000 Hz, Dytran Instruments’ Model 3263M8 triaxial accelerometer presents a sensitivity of 100 mV/g. The component shows laser-marked labels of the X, Y, and Z axes in a large font size on 3 orthogonal faces, which aids in the orientation of the sensor. The accelerometer performs in modal analysis, noise vibration

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Touch Sensing Device Enables Button and Slider Replacement in Any System

October 8, 2008 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduced the CapSense Express capacitive touch sensing device for button and slider replacement. The device enables designers to implement up to 10 buttons and/or sliders in as little as five minutes  with no coding. The PSoC Express visual embedded system design tool and CapSense Express configuration tool allow designers to

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CMOS and Rejustor Based Application-Specific Analog Signal Conditioning Chip

October 8, 2008 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microbridge Technologies introduced the MBSTC-02 CMOS device active analog circuit which incorporates the company’s passive, Rejustor polysilicon adjustable resistor technology. The signal conditioning chip allows sensor calibration and temperature compensation after final assembly, which negates cumulative errors associated with the assembly processes such as

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Hygrotherms Sense Temperature and Humidity

October 8, 2008 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Weighing ~0.2 kg (7.1 oz), Omega Engineering’s ETF012 Series electronic hygrotherms sense the ambient temperature and relative humidity in an enclosure with electrical/electronic components. The instrument turns on a heater or a fan at either set point to help prevent the formation of condensation in the enclosure. The LED integrated in the adjustment knob on the active controller shines when the connected device is in operation. The CE-compliant units are equipped for

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Sensor Architecture Delivers ISR Capabilities

October 7, 2008 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining information management, such as data fusion, exploitation, and dissemination, with signal and image processing, Mercury Computer Systems’ Converged Sensor Network (CSN) Architecture offers transformational ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) capabilities. The sensor network solution uses

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Power Sensors Cover 20 dBm

October 6, 2008 9:34 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Replacing the 8480 Series, Agilent Technologies’ N8480 Series thermocouple power sensors perform in a power range from -35 dBm to 20 dBm for a 55 dB dynamic range. The devices operate in a frequency range from 100 kHz to 33 GHz. The sensors incorporate a built-in EEPROM for storing calibration factors, enabling automatic loading of cal factors, and

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Rotary Position Sensor Lasts 1M Cycles

October 3, 2008 4:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to the Trimpot product line, Bourns’ Model 3382 12 mm dustproof rotary position sensor endures 1 million rotational cycles with an IP40 seal rating. The shaftless SMT instrument exhibits ±2% independent linearity in an operating temperature range from -40°C to 120°C. The sensor suits applications requiring frequent adjustment where

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Pressure Sensor Delivers 4.5 VDC Output

October 2, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Requiring a 5 VDC power supply, Kavlico’s P6050 PCB mount pressure sensor dispenses a standard analog linear amplified output from 0.5 VDC to 4.5 VDC proportional to pressure. The piezo-resistive sensing technology-incorporating unit allows for the selection of a standard voltage output device or alternative digital SPI output with an embedded

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Actuators Offer Wide Resolution Range

September 30, 2008 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having availability in captive, non-captive, and external linear versions, Haydon Switch & Instrument’s 28000 Series double-stack hybrid linear actuators exhibit resolutions ranging from 0.000125” (0.003175 mm) per step to 0.002000” (0.050800 mm) per step. The Size 11 components deliver thrust of up to 30 lbs. (133 N) and occupy

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CCD Sensor Works at 50 Megapixels

September 30, 2008 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Detecting a 1-ft² object in an aerial photo of a field 1.5 miles across, Eastman Kodak's KODAK KAF-50100 image sensor works at 50 megapixels. The device utilizes the company's KODAK TRUESENSE 6 micron full frame CCD technology

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Vibration Sensor Demonstrates Tight Tolerance

September 29, 2008 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Having a frequency response of 3 dB, Wilcoxon Research’s 780A-IS 100 mV/g general-purpose vibration sensor exhibits ±5% tolerance from 0.4 Hz to 14 kHz. The tool’s 2-pin MIL-C-5015 connector presents compatibility with existing cabling infrastructure, and fits the same connector used on the majority of industrial accelerometers. The hermetically-sealed sensor meets Intristic Safety (IS) Class I Division 1 certification and KEMA Class 1 Zone 0

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