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Light-measurement sensor designed for industrial automation and factory assembly applications

December 13, 2013 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

EMX Industries has announced the global market introduction of its LEX-1000 color light measurement sensor. The LEX-1000 is used within industrial automation and factory assembly related applications, providing fast, high-resolution comparative measurements of the color characteristics of a variety of light sources and illuminated objects.

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Hall effect sensor IC targeted at advanced technology vehicles

December 6, 2013 9:55 am | Melexis | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis has announced a further addition to its customer programmable TriaxisHall effect sensor IC portfolio. Targeted predominantly at use in electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and renewable energy systems, the high speed devices in the MLX91208 series each offer a response time of just 3μs.

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Mouser stocks new Microchip temp sensors

November 26, 2013 10:37 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the new EMC118x family of temperature sensors from Microchip Technology, the first with 1.8V SMBus and I2C communications. The low-voltage I/O support on the EMC118x family of temp sensors allows for interfacing to the latest generation of smartphone, tablet, and PC chipsets.

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Gauge promises easy pressure monitoring

November 25, 2013 12:44 pm | Ashcroft Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Ashcroft DG25 digital pressure gauge provides a five full-digit LCD in ranges up to 25,000 psi. Available in accuracies of 0.5% percent and 0.25 percent FS, this new design boasts a minimum battery life of 2000 hours. Standard features include

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Electronic tilt sensor can measure angle differentiation in two planes simultaneously

November 21, 2013 2:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

DURAKOOL is proud to debut the new electronic tilt sensors to their line of sensing devices. The E-tilt sensor is multi-axis and can measure angle differentiation in two planes simultaneously. On top of its multi directional feature this sensor is programmed to your customers' exact specifications.

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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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