Sensirion announces new production site in Hungary
Due to positive business trends and the increasing demand for its existing and new sensors, Sensirion is expanding its production capabilities by establishing a new production site in Debrecen, Hungary. The site is being built and financed by a local 'build-to-suit' partner. Sensirion has signed a long term lease agreement. This new production facility is an expansion, which means that no existing jobs in Switzerland are affected.
400 KHz Hall-effect sensors boast 5 kV isolation rating
Hall-effect current sensors offering 400kHz sensing bandwidth up to 180 A with low offset and better than 1% typical total accuracy over the full -40°C to 150°C automotive temperature range have been released by Allegro Microsystems.
Temperature sensor communicates over a 1-Wire bus
The MAX31825 temperature sensor from Maxim Integrated communicates over a 1-Wire bus that, by definition, requires only one data line (and ground) for communication with a microcontroller.
Smart mat sensor designed for social distancing in retail
InnovationLab has announced its innovative 'smart mat', a sensor-based distance-control floor mat that helps to ensure social distancing in retail outlets. With new research citing a 50% risk reduction of COVID-19 when maintaining two metres (approximately 6.6 feet) of distance between people compared to a one-metre distance, maintaining distance between both shoppers and cashiers in retail settings has never been more critica...
SICK SensorApps help people to keep their distance
Responding to the need for technologies to slow the spread of COVID-19, SICK has developed PeopleCounter and DistanceGuard SensorApps which help to ensure that people keep to the recommended distance apart in working and public spaces.
Inductive position sensor for motor commutation
Renesas has introduced the magnet-free IPS2200 inductive position sensor. Featuring high accuracy and speed, total stray field immunity, and efficient motor integration in a thin and lightweight form factor, the IPS2200 is suitable for use as an absolute position sensor in a wide range of industrial, medical, and robot applications.
Micropower magnetic node offers contactless 3D sensing
The Belgium-based global supplier of micro-electronic semiconductor solutions, Melexis has announced the MLX90395 Triaxis Magnetometer Node, an automotive-grade (AEC-Q100) monolithic sensor that uses the Hall effect to provide contactless 3D sensing in three dimensions. The dual-die version of the MLX90395 provides redundancy for demanding scenarios, such as gear lever position sensing in automotive applications. The functionality of the MLX...
Expansion board sensor eliminates need for A/D converters
MikroElektronika's MIKROE-4063 Compass 3 Click uses Memsic's 3-axis magnetic sensor MMC5883MA with on-chip signal processing and integrated I²C bus that is suitable for use in various applications.
Air flow sensors deliver enhanced accuracy
The PMF8300 series of mass air flow sensors from Posifa Technologies are for use in respiratory care and other medical and instrumentation applications.
Kaltiot solution to prevent exposure to COVID-19
COVID-19 infection among personnel can lead to extensive quarantine measures, or even temporary closure of the entire workplace if it is not possible to identify those potentially exposed to the virus, Kaltiot has a solution.