The L3G3200D from STMicroelectronics enables advanced motion sensing in ever-shrinking form factors by reducing the package size by almost half over current-generation sensors.
When you evaluate alternate-energy sources look at your entire system to find ways to reduce power use.
Nextreme Thermal Solutions has developed two new energy harvesting subsystems for the plumbing and HVAC industries. The subsystems are the latest additions to the company's Thermobility energy harvesting platform that uses
MEMSIC, a leading provider of MEMS devices and sensor- based systems, has announced the availability of its MXC6226XC MEMS two-axis digital accelerometer, presented as the world’s smallest, fully-integrated MEMS accelerometer.
Infrared (IR) proximity-based tamper detection circuits offer another layer of protection for electronic systems, in addition to various existing security methods available today. Proximity sensing enables
This module, provided by Digi-Key and Bosch Sensortec, will provide a description and feature list for each of the MEMS based accelerometers offered by the company.
STMicroelectronics introduced the industry’s first three-axis high-resolution accelerometer with two embedded finite-state machines.
Designing and implementing sensor interface designs for nonlinear, temperature-dependent transducers presents some difficult challenges. The advent of dedicated and powerful Sensor Signal Conditioning (SSC) ICs has made the job easier, but choosing the right IC for a particular sensor and application is critical for
POSITAL’s ACCELENS (ACS) inclinometers are now available in two major product lines. The first of these is designed primarily for industrial environments and features a tough fiber-reinforced PBT plastic housings and fully-encapsulated electronic components. These devices can
Although force measurement has become commonplace in most manufacturing environments, many of us may still appreciate being refreshed on its rudiments from time to time. Many who have attempted to educate themselves on this topic will tell you that the reading material can be a bit unpalatable. Because of this, we are pleased to offer an overview to force measurement
The intersection of nanopositioning and microscopy is expanding and deepening rapidly. The evolutions of disciplines as diverse as single-molecule biophysics, super-resolution microscopy and automated microassay scanning share several common themes which combine to increase the prevalence of piezo-based positioning systems added-to or integrated into microscopic setups. Recently developed mechanisms of significant relevance to microscopic applications present substantial new opportunities for advancement.
Motion is the latest trump card available to CE manufacturers, enabling the ability to create a new generation of products to operate how people naturally interact. Enabling this trend is a unique class of motion-sensing chips, referred to as MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems).
As applications engineers supporting ADI’s compact, low-cost, gravity-sensitive iMEMs accelerometers, we get to hear lots of creative ideas about how to employ accelerometers in useful ways; but sometimes the suggestions violate physical laws! We’ve rated some of these ideas on an informal scale, from “real” to “dream land”:
Although resistive technologies have conventionally been used to detect the position of a single touch on the screen, this article examines a new dual-touch concept that uses a resistive touch-screen controller to detect the most common two-finger gestures (zoom, pinch and rotation) using inexpensive resistive touch screens.
TAOS created this video on touchless technology today, and they want viewers to respond with ideas of where touchless technology should be put to work next. You can view the professionally produced video here, and be sure to
In today's podcast we talk to Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors. Wireless switching can save up to 60% compared to traditional wired switching by reducing installation time, conduit, wire, clips and other accessories.
Unlike human-to-human gesturing, human-machine gesturing does not have a foundation of thousands of years of history to use as a context. This poses a challenge for human interface system designers. If a user performs a gesture, how does the machine know how to react in a manner that is commensurate with the user’s intentions?
Torex Semiconductor has developed an ultra-small (1.2 x 0.9 x 0.4mm) analog temperature sensor with low quiescent current and alarm temperature detection function.
In today's podcast we talk to Andreas Koller, VP of WW Sales and Marketing at Energy Micro and their Low Energy Sensor Interface (LESENSE).
Multi-modal interfaces allow us to choose the input technique that looks the most appropriate for a given task or context: the tip of our finger to flip the pages of a book, a stylus for drawing or annotating it.
Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Omega Engineering business. Omega is a leading supplier of process measurement and control instrumentation across a broad range of categories
ITT Corporation and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. have jointly developed a processing solution known as FELCO (Federated Embedded inteL-server for Collaborative Operations) that meets the ISR interoperability needs of the warfighter. FELCO is expected to
Honeywell Sensing and Control Limitless Technology: Dr. Larry previews the promise of wireless technology to a world of applications.
Ian Alexander of National Instruments uses a musical keyboard driven by a Tesla Coil to demonstrate the EMI resistance of the PXIe 4844 Optical Sensor Interrogator for Fiber Bragg Gratings. The device enables delicate sensor readings in environments that would fry regular electronic sensors.
As NASA’s Juno begins its five-year voyage to the planet Jupiter, image sensor technology from Eastman Kodak Company is on board to help capture images of the gas giant as never before. The KODAK KAI-2020 Image Sensor was selected by Malin Space Science Systems to