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Optical position sensor awarded Innovation Award 2017

Optical position sensor awarded Innovation Award 2017
For the development and successful market introduction of the reflexive position sensor, EncoderBlue, iC-Haus was awarded the Innovation Award 2017 in Rhineland-Palatinate. The optical position sensor transmits the performance data of machine tools, robots, and power trains. While under pricing pressure, products were required with high resolution, in wide temperature ranges, small packages, and for high rotational velocities. 
16th March 2017

Compact sensor identifies EMI sources

Compact sensor identifies EMI sources
A compact sensor has been announced by Kanazawa University and Hitachi, capable of identifying the source of electromagnetic interference (EMI) that causes malfunction in components for autonomous operation. The realisation of the compact sensor will not only allow multiple sensors to be embedded in vehicles such as automobiles and trains but also, by configuring it with several antennas, enable the direction of this low-frequency electromagnetic interference emitted by ageing components to be precisely detected.
16th March 2017

Laser triangulation sensor measures cylinder thickness and diameter

Laser triangulation sensor measures cylinder thickness and diameter
RIFTEK has recently designed and supplied a customised scanning system that automatically measures and records geometric parameters for welded cylindrical laminated foil tubes. The RF092 machine employs three RIFTEK laser triangulation sensors that are rotated around the sample tube and combine to measure the multi-layered foil thickness as well as the weld overlap and depth, in addition to the tube length and its diameter.
16th March 2017


Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens
An inexpensive sensor developed at the University of British Columbia could help make advanced devices, such as a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. The sensor uses a highly conductive gel sandwiched between layers of silicone that can detect different types of touch, including swiping and tapping, even when it is stretched, folded or bent. This feature makes it suited for foldable devices of the future.
16th March 2017

Embedded World: Accelerometer targets harsh IoT environments

Embedded World: Accelerometer targets harsh IoT environments
A next-generation accelerometer designed for long-period monitoring of the physical condition of high-value assets was unveiled by Analog Devices (ADI) at Embedded World in Nuremberg. With its extremely low power capabilities, the ADXL372 micropower high-g MEMS accelerometer targets Internet of Things (IoT) solutions where shock and impact on a unit during storage, transit, or use would adversely affect its function, safety, or reliability.
16th March 2017

Sonic cyber attack shows security holes in sensors

Sonic cyber attack shows security holes in sensors
Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including smartphones, automobiles, medical devices and the IoT, University of Michigan research shows. The work calls into question the longstanding computer science tenet that software can automatically trust hardware sensors, which feed autonomous systems with fundamental data they need to make decisions.
14th March 2017

Optimised sensors to study learning and memory

Optimised sensors to study learning and memory
Learning and memory are crucial aspects of everyday life. When we learn, our neurons use chemical and molecular signals to change their shapes and strengthen connections between neurons, a process known as synaptic plasticity. In Ryohei Yasuda's lab at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), scientists are working to understand how these molecules send messages throughout the neuron.
10th March 2017

Gold nanorods could help develop smaller mercury sensors

Mercury is harmful even in small amounts. Detecting it currently requires expensive equipment. Researchers are working on a faster and cheaper alternative: a portable sensor that can perform a rapid analysis in the field. The key is finding something small and accurate enough to do the job. For many years, scientists have studied tiny gold nanorods for making smaller mercury sensors.
8th March 2017

Addressing the challenges of transporting perishable goods

Addressing the challenges of transporting perishable goods
In order to lengthen their storage life, fruit and vegetables are often transported inside refrigerated containers where a controlled atmosphere (with reduced oxygen content) has been applied. Instrumental in maintaining this is the acquisition of accurate data concerning the oxygen levels present on an ongoing basis. As a recognised specialist in advanced oxygen monitoring technology, SST Sensing has numerous products in its portfolio that are targeted at this specific application.
8th March 2017

ON establishes advanced sensor design centre in Europe

ON Semiconductor announced it is establishing a new sensor fusion design centre in Europe. This team has combined experience of more than 1,200 years in silicon design for digital and analog technologies. The centre positions ON Semiconductor to extend its market leadership in image sensors for automotive ADAS and viewing applications with new capabilities in imaging and video signal processing for automated driving systems.
7th March 2017


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