Longer distance sensor for touchless control solutions
OMRON Electronic Components Europe has announced a new addition to the B5W series of optical sensors for touchless control. The new B5W-DB diffuse reflector sensor has a longer sensing distance of 550mm, longer than light convergent resistance sensors of the same size making it ideal for COVID safe user interfaces.
Layered materials grant sight to electronic chips
Researchers at Graphene Flagship partner, the Vienna University of Technology in Austria, has reported an image sensor with an integrated Artificial Neural Network (ANN) capable of learning and classifying images within nanoseconds. The chip is a thousand times faster and uses much less power than conventional vision technologies.
Leakage current sensor for EV charging stations
LEM has launched the CDSR, a new leakage current sensor based on its open-loop Fluxgate Technology. The CDSR is innovative, extremely compact and safe, allowing manufacturers to optimize the electronic design of their charger products.
Collaboration for advanced MEMS scanning solutions
STMicroelectronics and OQmented have agreed to collaborate on the advancement of MEMS technology for Augmented Reality and 3D-sensing markets. The joint effort aims to build on the expertise of both companies to advance the technology and products behind the leading MEMS-mirror-based laser-beam scanning (LBS) solutions in the market.
Top 5 sensor products in March
Electronic Specifier takes a look at the top sensor products to have been released in March.
MotionEngine Scout dead reckoning software for robots
CEVA has unveiled the Hillcrest Labs MotionEngine Scout, a highly accurate dead reckoning software solution for intelligent navigation systems in indoor robots including robot cleaners and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) used in industrial or commercial settings.
Hall-effect current sensor for EVs launched
Allegro MicroSystems has announced a new coreless Hall-effect current sensor for demanding automotive and industrial systems, offering higher accuracy and sensitivity, additional fault detection capabilities, and user programmability.
Repeat MEMS pressure sensors for automotive chips
Boston Semi Equipment (BSE) has announced that it received repeat orders from automotive customers for multiple Zeus gravity test handlers configured for MEMS pressure and high power IC testing applications. Zeus handlers have an extremely wide and flexible range for MEMS pressure sensing test cells and offer the highest voltage levels available in a production handler for testing MOSFET, IGBT, gate drivers, GaN and ...
Three steps for a successful wireless sensor installation
As the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, so does the need for reliable yet easily deployable sensors. Luckily, wireless sensor technology is evolving, providing manufacturers with practical and cost-effective solutions to monitor the performance of their equipment. Here Tom Lilly, Application Engineer at Mantracourt, explains how to achieve the best results from a wireless sensor installation.
W4F miniature smart sensors with powerful optical tech
SICK has launched the versatile W4F family of miniature smart sensors, developed to achieve next-generation detection performance and incorporating powerful new optical technologies, each purpose-designed to master common sensing challenges in electronics with complete reliability.