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Temperature sensor for wearables

Murata has announced an accurate temperature sensor mounted on a flexy cable; for phones, tablets, and wearables. “With a flexible printed circuit thickness of approximately 100µm, they can be easy routed inside complex designs and tight spaces,” said Murata. Called FTNT55XH103FA1A050, it is rated for use from -40 to…

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Freescale shrinks tyre pressure sensor

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its smallest tyre pressure monitoring device. Weighing 0.3 grams, the FXTH87 IC integrates a dual-axis accelerometer, pressure and temperature sensor with 8-bit MCU/S08 microcontroller and wireless transceiver. Monitoring tyre inflation is a safety feature in today’s cars as it can prevent…

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Hall-effect Joystick adds z-axis twist and push

Grayhill has introduces a Hall effect x-y joystick with z-axis twist and push sensing. Called Series 67B, the hall-effect sensor magnetically detects the shaft position anywhere its x-y 20°field of travel Push and twist are options, and operate momentary contacts. Inside is a microcontroller to…

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Fluid temperature sensor

Vishay has introduced a 4mm diameter immersion sensor for fluid temperature sensing. Called NTCAIMME3, its stainless steel housing (2mm tip) allows permanent contact with fluids. Key parameters are: -25 to +105°C range 1.5s response time <0.02K/K thermal gradient +/-1.5°C accuracy. 100mW maximum power…

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Hall-effect current sensors cover range from 100A to 800A

Harting has introduced a range of Hall-effect current sensors with a current range from 100A to 800A. Dubbed the HCSE range, the sensors are based on the open-loop measurement principle which provides a direct representation of the primary current with an accuracy of up to ±1%, says the…

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Freescale aims accelerometer at preventive maintenance

Accelerometers intended for phones will not always hit the spot in industrial sensing, claimed Freescale at the launch of a family of them aimed at industrial preventive maintenance. Called FXLN83xxQ, the family is “designed to capture acceleration information often missed by less accurate sensors commonly deployed in consumer products such…

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Wireless train sensor harvests energy

Energy harvesting firm Perpetuum has gone to LPRS for radios for its real-time railway bearing monitoring system. Changing vibration and temperature patterns from bearings can warn they are becoming worn, and the Perpetuum sensor system provides vibration data for long term failure prediction and temperature data for short term…

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MEMS sensor detects height differences of 50cm

A pressure sensor which can detect height differences of as little as 50cm uses MEMS technology developed by Omron. The sensor module can measure altitude, atmospheric pressure or water depth in wearable electronics, activity monitors, industrial and marine instruments and mobile phones and cameras. The 2SMPB-01-01 absolute pressure…

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