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Servo motion actuator combines motor and resolver in the same footprint as the motor

November 18, 2013 10:26 am | Quicksilver Controls Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Quicksilver Controls introduced a servo motion actuator that infuses a position feedback sensor into the very structure of a high pole count AC motor. The Mosolver is a combination motor and resolver in the same footprint as the motor alone, enabling compact, inexpensive, and robust closed loop motion

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Constant False Alarm Rate soft IP core designed for automotive driver-assist applications

November 18, 2013 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnSilica has launched a Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) soft IP core for use in situational awareness radar sensors for automotive driver-assist applications. The hardware accelerated CFAR IP is matched to EnSilica’s pipelined FFT IP core....

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RFID magnetometer tag transmits a unique identifier without a battery

November 13, 2013 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Magneto from Farsens S.L., San Sebastián, Spain, is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated magnetic field measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag.

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Pressure sensors feature an extended temperature range of -40 to +150 degrees C

November 11, 2013 8:36 am | Merit Sensor | Product Releases | Comments

Merit Sensor Systems announced its TR Series temperature-compensated pressure sensor product line. The TR Series packaged pressure sensor features Merit Sensor’s “back-side entry” approach, where the sensing media cannot come in contact with the active, top side of the pressure sensing die.

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Snow depth sensors rated for a maximum range of 5000mm

November 7, 2013 4:35 pm | Maxbotix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The MaxBotix Snow Depth Sensors are rated to operate in temperatures between -40Cº to +65Cº with a maximum range of 5000mm. Their sensors have been proven and optimized, yielding design solutions that previously hindered competing sensors, in a real world snow  environment tested at their facility located in the heart of Minnesota.

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Linear hall IC includes a programmable sensitivity range from 5 to 150mV/mT

October 29, 2013 3:32 pm | Melexis | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring electrical current in a conductor is critical to many systems. Classic measurement techniques use shunt resistors, current transformers or magnetic field sensors. Hall effect sensors are frequently the choice when measuring DC currents. However the new, improved MLX91209CA can be applied in all current sensing situations.

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Combination sensors targeted at medical, HVAC, and industrial applications

October 28, 2013 4:04 pm | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced that new 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 Series of the HumidIcon combination digital output relative humidity (RH) and thermal sensor solutions are now available. Primarily targeted for medical, HVAC, and industrial applications, these new sensors offer industry-leading long-term accuracy....

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Piezoelectric accelerometer features high-temperature operation to +482 degrees C

October 21, 2013 1:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the global market introduction of the Endevco model 2280, a hermetically sealed, triaxial, piezoelectric charge output accelerometer with high-temperature operation to +482 degrees C (+900  degrees F).

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Current sense resistor includes increased resistance range

October 17, 2013 12:15 pm | Vishay Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has expanded the CSM3637P ultra-high-precision, surface-mount, four-terminal current sense resistor with an increased resistance range to 200 mΩ. For power supplies, DC/DC and DC/AC converters, switching power supplies, and battery charging circuits...

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MEMS accelerometer enables highly accurate impact, shock, and concussive detection systems

October 8, 2013 1:49 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a 3-axis, 200-g digital MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) accelerometer with the highest bandwidth and lowest power in its class. The ADXL375 MEMS accelerometer continuously measures the duration and magnitude of impact or shock events within the full-scale range of ±200 g without saturation.

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Piezoresistive accelerometer designed for accurate shock measurement

October 1, 2013 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the global market launch of the Endevco model 727, an extremely lightweight piezoresistive accelerometer designed for accurate shock measurement during drop testing of consumer electronic devices, among other shock and impact testing environments.

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Sensors/transformers measure a wide range of currents

September 20, 2013 1:00 pm | Api Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced the availability of its new 5300 series of current sensors and transformers that measure a wide range of AC currents by transforming them accurately from high to low measurable values. API's 5300 series current sensors feature a wide primary current range of 3.5 Amps to 800 Amps....

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Wireless sensor devices don't need batteries on the sensors

September 20, 2013 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Farsens has developed wireless sensor devices that can be used without the need of batteries on the sensors. These battery free sensor tags are based on UHF RFID technology and are able to continuously monitor and transmit data, together with the 96-bit EPC unique tag identifier, to any EPC Gen 2 standard compliant reader.

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Digital pressure sensors with CANopen provide consistent performance in harsh environments

August 28, 2013 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell Sensing and Control’s new Digital Pressure Sensors with CANopen, Model DPS, are rugged, all-welded, provide consistent performance in harsh environments, and can be used in a wide range of demanding applications like transportation, process control, factory automation, medical equipment systems, and aerospace test and research.

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Position sensor serves mobile applications

August 28, 2013 10:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

With model WB61, ASM provides a new sensor with 4 m measuring length, combining a compact housing with high safety standards. Like all tape extension sensors, the WB61 is specially designed for use in mobile applications but also for other demanding measurement tasks.

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