Sensor module ensures optimum battery utilisation
The shunt-based 'IVT Modular' sensor module from Isabellenhütte measures battery current and voltage to within less than 0.1%. This extraordinary precision enables permanent energy monitoring and efficient utilisation, even on high-capacity battery systems. This is why KUKA Roboter GmbH fits the IVT sensor modules as standard in its mobile platforms for transporting heavy loads.
Smart health platform improves therapy adherence
Demonstrating the pivotal role technology can play in long-term patient therapy, NXP Semiconductors has announced the NHS315x therapy adherence improvement platform.
Luer locks simplify flow sensor integration
Sensirion AG has announced that its LD20 disposable liquid flow sensor series is now equipped with luer lock fittings for easy integration into fluidic lines and offers fast, precise, and reliable measurement of low and ultralow flow rates. The intelligent, compact, and cost-effective sensors are suitable for a wide range of applications in the biomedical field, from controlling the flow of precious ingredients in bioreactors to monitoring infusi...
Providing accuracy and flexibility
To help industrial automation engineers achieve accurate measurements for their system designs, Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAXREFDES67# analogue front end (AFE) universal input Micro PLC. As high resolution systems move to higher bit counts, they become more sensitive to noise, making such systems difficult to build and maintain accuracy.
Software integrity analysis enables automotive safety applications
Altium Limited has announced that its software integrity analysis solution will be made available as a stand-alone solution for safety-related code analysis in automotive applications. The TASKING Integrity Checker is currently part of the TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore/AURIX that is available on the TASKING website.
Digital humidity sensor provides up to 14-bit measurement resolution
The HDC1050 low-power digital humidity sensor from Texas Instruments is now being shipped by distributor Mouser Electronics. Combining factory-calibrated humidity- and temperature-sensing elements, the device provides up to 14-bit measurement resolution and excellent accuracy at very low power.
Proximity sensor minimises mobile device RF exposure
Expanding its SX9300 family of proximity sensors, Semtech has announced the SX9306, a new addition that minimises RF exposure by selectively reducing RF power in mobile phones and tablets. The SX9306 is an ultra-low power, capacitive proximity sensor with an on-chip smart engine for human body detection and advanced Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) control.
2D speed & direction sensor IC uses vertical & planar Hall elements
The A1262 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a unique dual-channel Hall-effect latch featuring 2D sensing via a combination of vertical and planar Hall elements. The quadrature outputs of the A1262 allow rotation direction and position to be determined in applications such as sensing a rotating ring-magnet target. The unique 2D operation of the combined planar and vertical Hall elements allows the end user to achieve a suitable 90° of phase ...
Sensor enables accurate floor level altitude detection
Bosch Sensortec´s barometric pressure sensors enable a host of recent mobile applications, from indoor navigation with floor level tracking – e.g. for asset and personnel tracking, emergency applications such as E911 and Blue force tracking and precise guidance in shopping malls and enterprises – to weather forecast and calorie consumption calculation in sports devices. The barometric pressure sensor has become an inherent part ...
Benchtop temperature measurement gets more accessible
The PyroMiniUSB, a new USB infrared temperature sensor from Calex Electronics Ltd, makes non-contact temperature measurement in benchtop, laboratory and education applications easier and more accessible than ever before. This low-cost miniature sensor measures surface temperature with 1°C accuracy and with an instantaneous 125 ms response time.