Trio plan image sensor demo at VISION 2014
Lattice Semiconductor, Fairchild Imaging and Helion Vision will demonstrate a new image sensor solution based on Fairchild Imaging’s HWK1910A image sensor and Helion Vision’s IONOS IP cores at VISION 2014 in Stuttgart (Nov 4-6). At the core of the demonstration is the Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit which utilises the Fairchild HWK1910A image sensor, a LatticeECP3 FPGA and Helion Vision’s IONOS Imaging pipeline.
6-axis IMU is suitable for navigation & telematics
STMicroelectronics has announced what it claims to be the industry's smallest 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) qualified for automotive applications with low-noise and improved output resolution. The ASM330LXH targets on-board units for electronic road tolling, other vehicle telematics systems and in-dash car-navigation solutions that require accurate and reliable inertial sensors to optimise positioning and direction, even in the absence o...
Accuracy and stability feature in Hall-sensor ICs
Solid State Supplies has introduced three new Hall-sensor ICs for accurate, stable and energy-conscious current sensing, targeting applications such as motor or power-supply control, load management, and circuit protection, where space is tight and ambient temperature can vary. The Allegro MicroSystems ACS722, ACS723 and ACS726 Hall-sensor ICs feature a low-resistance conductor path that allows energy-efficient sensing and enhances inrush-current...
Proximity sensors operate over wide range
Eaton has launched the new E59 AccuProx series of high-performance analogue inductive proximity sensors which feature a particularly large sensing range. Using iProx technology, the sensors offer an extended linear sensing range of up to 25mm - up to four times greater distance than typical tubular inductive analogue sensors – without any loss in accuracy.
Magnetic angle sensor directly measures motor position
Claimed to be the industry’s highest precision, highest speed magnetic angle sensor, the ADA4571 has been released by Analog Devices. According to the company, the device is four times more accurate (0.5° max), 60% faster and uses 40% less power than competing angle sensors. To reduce noise, optimise smoothness and torque performance, the sensor directly measures motor position.
Gesture recognition module makes electronica debut
Omron Electronic Components Europe is to premiere its embedded face and gesture recognition module to the public at electronica. New relays and switches for smart meters, electric vehicles, renewable energy systems and general industrial applications will also be featured on Omron’s stand.
Ultrasonic flow sensors span wide temperature range
Morgan Advanced Materials’ ultrasonic flow sensors provide consistent readings across a temperature range of -10ºC to 120ºC that enable users to take precise measurements across a range of diverse applications and environments; including the oil and gas industry, large industrial ultrasonic flow systems and fuel measurement technologies.
Dual sensors support safety-critical applications
Reliable and precise sensing of the Electric Power Steering (EPS) torque in an electric power steering system has previously always required two sensors to function. Thanks to Infineon's dual-sensor package innovation, only one sensor chip is likely to be required in future.
Transducers use ASIC based on Hall effect technology
Designed for non-intrusive and isolated nominal measurements of DC, AC and pulsed currents from 100 to 2000A, four series of transducers have been released by LEM. The company have developed a way in which to make Hall effect technology realise the performance achieved by fluxgate technology, resulting in an ASIC based on Hall effect technology for use in closed loop mode.
Internet of Things sensors ready for electronica action
Bosch Sensortec is focusing on the Internet of Things applications at electronica (they will not be alone) and on the stand will demonstrate a broad range of ultra-miniature sensor building blocks for connected living, along with exciting new applications. The BMI160 is the first Inertial Measurement Unit with sub 1mA current consumption designed for high precision, always-on 6-axis and 9-axis applications in smart phones, tablets and wearables.