Digital sensors deliver high temperature accuracy
Claimed to be the industry’s first high-precision digital temperature sensors with the widest Vcc range, from 1.7 to 5.5V, Atmel has announced the AT30TS74, AT30TS75A, AT30TS750A, AT30TSE752A, AT30TSE754A and AT30TSE758A. Available with integrated nonvolatile registers and serial EEPROM, the family delivers high temperature accuracy and fast I2C bus communication speeds for consumer, industrial, computer, and medical applications.
Reed proximity sensor enables low-power operation
The MK15-501 magnetically operated reed proximity sensor has been introduced by Standex-Meder Electronics. A simple internal structure and SMD mounting make the sensor suited for position-detecting in surface-mounted PCBAs, meter anti-tampering sensors, lid-detectors in household appliances, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning components.
CMOS sensors deliver improved performance v cost
Two new compact CMOS linear image sensors are designed in a small surface mount package and are ideal for mass production and numerous applications including barcode readers, displacement meters, refractometers, interferometers and miniature spectrometers. Hamamatsu Photonics says the S10226-10 and S10227-10 sensors offer much improved performance vs. cost.
In-vehicle surveillance system provides clarity and security
For public security, it is necessary to place surveillance devices inside vehicles, for the prevention of unexpected issues such as theft, assault, bullying or even terrorism. In response to these requirements, Arbor Technology has announced the ARTS-4770 in-vehicle surveillance solution.
Sensors deliver fast response times of less than 5s
A series of epoxy-coated mini sensors, optimised for automotive temperature probes, has been released by Vishay Intertechnology. Due to a small body diameter of less than 2.5mm, the NTCLE213E3... sensors deliver fast response times of less than 5s in air. The devices, which are AEC-Q200-qualified and feature a rugged design to withstand thermal shocks, are built on advanced NTC thermistor technology.
Second generation very high stability combined MEMS accelerometer and gyroscope suits automotive and industrial applications
Murata today announced the introduction of the SCC2000 series of combined accelerometer and gyroscope sensor devices aimed at use in tough environments such as those encountered in automotive and industrial applications. The series has best in class temperature dependency, shock sensitivity and bias stability characteristics and consists of a low-g 3-axis accelerometer with two angular rate sensor options of either X or Z-axis detection, together...
Touch controller is capable of running at speeds of 168MHz
The ZXY110 touch controller, a successor of the ZXY100, has been released by Zytronic. Enabling the company's self-capacitive p-cap (PCT) sensors to set benchmarks in responsiveness and precision, the device utilises a 32-bit ARM Cortex M4 processor capable of running at speeds of 168MHz.
Smallest pressure sensor, from mining to Everest's peak
STMicroelectronics has extended its portfolio of environmental sensors with a MEMS pressure sensor that breaks new ground in combining high accuracy and robustness with small physical size; the LPS22HB is the world's smallest pressure sensor.
Sensor IC draws just 2.5µA of current when idle
A fully programmable, compact sensor IC, capable of accurately measuring changes in magnetic flux density along its X, Y and Z axes, has been introduced by Melexis. The MLX90393, which is based on the company’s proprietary Triaxis technology, enables a wide range of HMI implementations.
TE Connectivity’s High-Current Reflowable Thermal Protection Device Helps Meet Demanding Reliability Requirements of Automotive Electronics
To address the growing need to increase reliability and safety in extremely harsh automotive environments, TE Connectivity’s Circuit Protection business unit (TE Circuit Protection) has introduced a High-Current Reflowable Thermal Protection (HCRTP) device. Specifically suited to high-power, high-current automotive applications – such as ABS modules, glow plugs and engine cooling fans – the robust HCRTP device (model: RTP200HR01...