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Gesture control IC recognises button pushes

AMS has a range of infrared sensors that will support four-direction gesture detection and Mobeam barcode emulation. Designed for touchless gesture control and display management the device’s gesture detector uses four directional photodiodes to sense reflected IR radiation. This is then converted into physical motion information including: velocity…

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Contactless position sensor designed for reliability

A contactless rotary position sensor from ams is designed as a replacement for conventional rotary encoders. “In devices which use rotary knobs, the AS5601 and its paired magnet may replace a rotary encoder without any change to the host microcontroller or its application software,” said the supplier. The sensor is…

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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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