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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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Pressure Sensor Operates with High Accuracy

December 1, 2008 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working in a pressure sensing range from 50 kPa to 150 kPa, Epson Toyocom’s QMEMS quartz crystal atmospheric pressure sensor offers a total pressure accuracy of ±10 Pa, or about 1/10,000 of a bar. The device performs measurements of barometric pressure in meterological observations; measures differences in elevation in ~1-cm increments using barometric pressure; and detects slight changes in internal pressure resulting from the opening and closing of

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Angular-Tilt Inclinometer Offers Flexible Mounting

December 1, 2008 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for angular tilt detection in reference to gravity, a dual-axis inclinometer from TURCK can be mounted at ±10°, ±45°, ±60°, and ±85° angles for more flexible deployment. The product incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. Movement causes acceleration that

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Rotary Position Sensors Endure 10M Cycles

November 26, 2008 7:21 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Enhancing the company’s SV01 Series, Murata Electronics’ SV3H Series SMT rotary position sensors achieve a rotational life of 10 million cycles. The component is appropriate for automotive applications, such as angular detection (steering wheel, seat position, gear-shift, and pedal positioning, as well as adaptive front lighting systems), selector switches

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Pressure Sensors Exhibit High Accuracy

November 25, 2008 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using an internal ASIC, Sensortechnics’ HDI Series digital pressure sensors compensates sensor offset, temperature effects, and non-linearity to allow for a total error band of better than ±0.5% FSS. The SMT components offer digital interfaces with the I²C bus protocol, analog output signals from 0.5 V to 4.5 V, and absolute, differential, and gage pressure

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Brochure Covers Sensors for Home Appliances

November 25, 2008 4:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming with technical data and dimensional drawings, Epcos’ “Sensors for Home Appliances” brochure gives detailed information on Epcos' range of sensors for applications in the home appliance industry. Small household appliances that the sensors perform in consist of water boilers, coffee machines, and electric irons. Large household appliances include washers, driers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and ovens. The literature also shows offerings in

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