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Bourns introduced a new environmental pressure sensor model that provides high accuracy, 3.3 V and ultra-low pressure range capabilities. Bourns® Model BPS125 pressure sensors are based on state-of-the-art Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology and deliver precision performance in a miniature package size. Designed for space-constrained, 3.3 V digital systems that demand extremely sensitive and accurate readings, Bourns® Model BPS125 is capable of measuring pressure in the ...
STMicroelectronics has introduced its IIS3DWB vibration sensor, supported by the STEVAL-STWINKT1 multi-sensor evaluation kit, that accelerates development of condition-monitoring systems that boost productivity by inferring equipment maintenance needs.   The IIS3DWB is a 3-axis MEMS1 accelerometer optimized for industrial vibration sensing. The STEVAL-STWINKT1 simplifies prototyping and testing by integrating the IIS3DWB with additional sensors, an ultra-low-power microcontroller and algor ...
Infineon announced its XENSIV™TLE5109A16  AMR-based angle sensors to address the need for very precise, fast and yet cost-efficient angle measurement at the highest functional safety levels in automotive and industrial applications. These include position measurement in brushless DC motors for pumps, wipers or brakes, position measurements of valves, flaps or pedals and steering angle measurement.   The new devices are designed for 180° angle measurement but are also applic ...
ON Semiconductor has introduced the ARX3A0 digital image sensor with 0.3 Mega-Pixel (MP) resolution in a 1:1 aspect ratio. With up to 360 frames per second (fps) capture rate it can perform like a global shutter in many conditions but with the size, performance and responsivity benefits of being a Back-Side Illuminated (BSI) rolling shutter sensor. With its small size, square format and high frame rate, ARX3A0 is particularly suitable for emerging Machine Vision, Artificial Intelligence and AR/V ...
Vishay has brought out RGBC-IR sensors for applications such as automatic white balancing and color cast correction in digital cameras; automatic LCD backlight adjustment; and active monitoring of LED color output for IoT and smart lighting. The new VEML3328 (top-looking) and VEML3328SL (side-looking) sensors offer improved linearity and higher sensitivity, as well as new features including an infrared (IR) channel.   The sensors sense red, green, blue, clear, and IR light by incorporating ...
The NTC Thermistor is an alternative to the Platinum resistance thermometer; the name derives from “thermal resistor” and defines a metallic oxide which displays a high negative temperature coefficient of resistance. This compares with the small positive coefficient of say Platinum used for the Pt100 sensor. The temperature-resistance characteristic of the thermistor is up to 100 times greater than that of the alternative resistance thermometer and provides high sensitivity over a li ...
Temperature calibration provides a means of quantifying uncertainties in temperature measurement in order to optimise sensor and/or system accuracies.   Uncertainties result from various factors including:   a)         Sensor tolerances which are usually specified according to published standards and manufacturers specifications. b)         Instrumentation (measurement) inaccuracies, again specified in m ...
Connections between the thermocouple or Pt100 and associated instruments may involve a physical interface with installed wiring and/or sensors. Such interfaces take the form of special connectors, terminal strips, barrier blocks and extension cables. Due to their location in often adverse environments such as hot working zones of furnaces and machinery, temperature sensors are liable to corrosion and mechanical damage. The need for occasional replacement is inevitable and the use of suitable pol ...
Sheath materials range from mild and stainless steels to refractory oxides (ceramics, so called) and a variety of exotic materials including rare metals. The choice of sheath must take account of operating temperature, media characteristics, durability and other considerations including the material relationship to the type of sensor. The application guide below provides details of various commonly specified sheath materials.   Sheath Material Maximum Continuous Temperature Notes Applicatio ...
  Think back to early 2000s when flipping a phone open was in style. The phone was the accessory that completed the look. Now fast forward five to ten years where having a Motorola Razor is pretty much unheard of. A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out my old nightstand and I found a flip phone; it felt like I discovered a fossil from the Jurassic period.   Have you ever wondered how your old flip phone display turns on when you open and close it? You’re probably thinking there̵ ...
The relatively new Type N thermocouple represents the single greatest advance in thermocouple thermometry in recent years. The dominant, well established Type K thermocouple has, for many years been the industry standard general purpose, high temperature (up to 1100oC) sensor world-wide.   In fact, type N offers superior performance and reliability to Type K in all applications and should be considered as an alternative when specifying new installations. Type N has very good thermoelectric ...
Alps Alpine's wide variety of resistive position sensors meet needs of angle, position detection in various applications. Product introduction video is available => video Alps Alpine / Resistive Position Sensors introduction -example of applications-   Variety of products Series RDC50 RDC80 RDC90 RDC10 Photo Type Rotary Rotary(360° rotation) Rotary Linear Direction of lever Vertical Horizontal Vertical Vertical Vertical Linearity guarantee range 320° 330 ...
I'm Road Testing the Rohm SensorShield-EVK-003 (Arduino Compatible) and the sensors that come with it. In this post, the Accelerometer Sensor KX224-1053. This post turns out differently than I intended. I was going to test the device directly on a Hercules micro controller, but I have difficulties creating an i2c restart condition on that controller. I logged a support request for that. Instead, I have used this post to document and prepare for the exercise, collect the traffic of ROHM's A ...
I'm pleased to introduce you to Alps Alpine's Humidity Sensors. Introduction video is available from here. The video covers analog output type sensors, in addition to this, Alps Alpine offers digital sensors.   Series HSHCAA HSHCAL photo Prod No. HSHCAA006A HSHCAA106E HSHCAA114A HSHCAL001B HSHCAL101B Size 2.5 x 2.2 x 1 mm 30 x 13 x 7 mm 30 x 13 x 8 mm 2 x 2 x 0.88 mm 24 x 16 x 7 mm Output Analog Digital Measurement Range 0 to 100% RH 20 to 95% RH 0 to 100% RH 0 to 100% RH 0 to 100% ...
I'm Road Testing the Rohm SensorShield-EVK-003 (Arduino Compatible) and the sensors that come with it. In this post, the Ambient Light and Proximity Sensor RPR-0521RS.   The Sensor Shield ecosystem is ROHM's test bed for their sensors. It's an Arduino form shield with a number of slots. The small evaluation boards for their sensors plug into that board. For each of the sensors, there's an example sketch available. For this blog post, I'm testing the Ambient Light and Proximity Sensor th ...

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