Sensor enables measurement accuracy at very low power
Farnell element 14 is stocking the Texas Instruments HDC1000 low-power, high-accuracy digital humidity sensor. It has an integrated temperature sensor, providing excellent measurement accuracy at very low power, and it uses a novel capacitive sensor to measure humidity.
Position and orientation data via CAN
The PCAN-GPS from PEAK-System determines position and orientation data by means of various sensors, which can be transmitted on a CAN bus and logged on the internal memory card. A satellite receiver, magnetic field sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope are available. The satellite receiver can handle GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, QZSS, and SBAS.
Hall-effect current sensors measure up to 200 & 300A
Suitable for use in PV inverters, frequency converters or power supplies for welding applications, HARTING has enhanced its range of Hall-effect current sensors with two high-current models. The models are only half the size and weight of previous versions and operate over a wider temperature range from -40 to +85°C, allowing them to be deployed in thermally critical applications.
Sensor-laden PCBs enable data-rich animal tracking
Dr Mark Holton and the Swansea Live Animal Monitoring (SLAM) group, led by Professor Rory Wilson at Swansea University, has designed and produced an innovative range of lightweight, robust tracking devices, with the aid of Newbury Electronics, to aid their research into previously unknown animal behaviour.
Single package contains multiple sensors
The BME280 Integrated Environmental Unit from Bosch Sensortec combines sensors for pressure, humidity and temperature in a single package. It was designed to support a broad range of emerging high performance applications, including home automation control, indoor navigation, personalised weather stations and innovative sport and fitness applications. The BME280 is available from distributor Rutronik.
Sensor transponder generates an IoT-ready solution
A flexible, high frequency 13.56MHz sensor transponder family, claimed to be the industry’s first, has been released by Texas Instruments. The RF430FRL15xH SoC family combines an ISO 15693-compliant NFC interface with a programmable MCU, non-volatile FRAM, an ADC and SPI or I2C interface.
Controllers provide localised haptic feedback
Featuring parts that add localised haptic feedback, the ATH220 and ATH222 AitoHapticTouch controllers have been introduced by Aito. The devices make it possible to sense the touch of a finger on a flat panel surface and immediately confirm operation with a physical sensation created by haptic vibration.
MEMS sensors measure pressure in harsh environments
Combining high sensitivity and strong linearity, two MEMS-based pressure sensors have been introduced by Melexis. The AEC-Q100 qualified MLX90815 and MLX90816 measure absolute pressure in demanding operational environments such as automotive pressure monitoring applications, industrial process controls, domestic appliances, medical equipment and consumer electronics gadgetry.
P-cap sensors enable multi-touch tables
Zytronic has secured on-going business with interactive furniture producer HUMElab. With the assistance of its French distributor Eurocomposant, the company is now producing ultra-durable p-cap sensors for a series of multi-touch table products, targeted at use in home, restaurant and hospitality settings.
Battery-free RFID sensor tag monitors pressure
Capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated absolute pressure measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader, the Cyclon-05BA battery free RFID sensor tag has been introduced by Farsens. The tag incorporates an MS5803-05BA sensor from Measurement Specialties to monitor pressures up to 6bar.