EM Microelectronic’s augmented RFID powers green IoT
EM Microelectronic has announced the release of em|aura-sense, its Augmented RFID product for wireless sensing applications. The em|aura-sense enables mass deployment of cost-effective battery-less sensors for ubiquitous IoT applications.
Wireless medical sensor chip with machine learning
Ensilica has created a customisable single-chip medical sensor ASIC platform to speed the development of wearable medical / fitness vital-sign monitoring products.
Gas discharge tubes are space savers
Bourns FLAT Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) series are now available from distributor TTI.
Enhanced optical sensor modules offer wider power range
Yokogawa is launching new, more capable versions of its AQ2200 optical sensor modules. The AQ2200-212 is a single channel module, complete with an analogue output port, while the AQ2200-222 offers two channels.
SICK launches SensorApp for colour inspection and sorting
SICK is continuing the roll-out of its customisable SensorApps for ‘easy’ machine vision, with the launch of its Colour Inspection and Sorting App, a cost-saving and simple solution for common inline quality control tasks in automated production and packaging applications.
Next generation wireless earbuds charged on the wrist
Smart device developer, Aipower has announced the next product in its Wearbuds wristband-housed true wireless earbuds range, the Wearbuds Pro. The new model combines TWS earbuds and a fitness wearable for go-anywhere premium audio, on-wrist charging and modern style. Its unique design eliminates the need for carrying an additional charging case while adding powerful features for fitness tracking and phone notifications.
XENSIV 3D magnetic sensor family brings new options
Infineon Technologies has announced that it will expand its XENSIV 3D magnetic sensor family TLx493D. At its in-house digital trade show ‘Virtual Sensor Experience’, the chipmaker will present a new device for industrial and consumer applications: the TLI493D-W2BW.
FlightSense time-of-flight sensors help social-distancing
High-accuracy FlightSense proximity and ranging sensors recently released from STMicroelectronics are helping prevent disease transmission in innovative products developed by customers in response to the global pandemic situation.
Image sensor arrays accelerate AOI throughput figures
Toshiba Electronics has further strengthened its portfolio of advanced optoelectronic devices by introducing two new lens reduction type CCD linear image sensors. Predominantly targeted at implementation in Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) systems, though also suitable for barcode scanners, the TCD1105GFG and TCD1106GFG are 1500pixel monochrome devices that each have a 5.25μm pixel pitch.
TI launches zero-drift Hall-effect current sensors
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced zero-drift Hall-effect current sensors. The TMCS1100 and TMCS1101 enable the low drift and high accuracy over time and temperature while providing reliable 3kVrms isolation, which is especially important for AC or DC high-voltage systems such as industrial motor drives, solar inverters, energy-storage equipment and power supplies.