Electronic Sensors News

IR transmitter simplifies sensor systems

A universal sensor transmitter for use in power grid and automotive has been developed by US-based firm Knick. Using an infrared interface, the PolyTrans P 32000 transmitter will recognise the signal outputs of any 2-, 3- and 4-wire temperature, force and strain sensors, resistors, potentiometers, resistive sensors, and…

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Motor control gets accurate angle position sensing

Angle position sensing is the measuring of the degree of rotation of an object about a central axis. As with any sensor type, the aim is to represent a physical or mechanical characteristic in a format, usually electrical, that can be understood, interpreted and which can be used as an…

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3D accelerometer-gyro-comapss includes data fusion

BNO055 from Bosch is a nine axis movement sensor which includes a sensor fusion processor. In a 5.2 x 3.8 x 1.1mm package, it includes: Three axis 14bit accelerometer Three axis 16bit gyroscope with a range of ±2000 degrees per second Three axis geo-magnetic sensor 32…

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10A current sensor used in wind energy designs

Harting has introduced a differential current transformer which is capable of carrying out current measurements at up to 10A. Designed for measurements of ambient conditions in the wind energy sector, the single-piece core transformer has a highly stable mechanical design. The differential current transformer permits the measurement of the…

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MEMS chip shrunk for wearables and cards

MEMS manufacturer Kionix, which is owned by Rohm, with a capability to design tri-axis accelerometers has introduced its smallest size devices which are no more than 0.6mm in height profile. The company developed its first tri-axis accelerometer in 2004, and last yaer introduced a 0.7mm version…

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Smartphones need 'dark lens' colour sensors

Light sensor firms are responding to phone designs where the whole front is a single sheet of grey glass. The sensors face forward and separately detect red green and blue to allow the spectrum and intensity of the display or display backlight to be set with respect to ambient lighting…

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MEMS modules measure roll, pitch and yaw

Farnell element14 is stocking the MTi range of industry standard for MEMS attitude and heading reference systems from Xsens. The MEMS-based MTi 10/100-series gives the system integrator a choice of three different integration levels (IMU, VRU, AHRS). The range supports various mechanical, electrical and communication/API interfaces…

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