Highly- Accurate Power-thrifty Temperature Sensor
The new XC3101 series from Torex is a CMOS bandgap-type temperature sensor IC which comes with analog (VAOUT) and alarm (VDOUT) outputs, and consumes only 3.5µA. Its low consumption, combined with its small size, make it well-suited for battery-powered devices or other low-profile power-conscious applications.
Murata launches low cost series of surface mount rotary position sensors aimed at consumer and automotive applications
Murata announced the mass production of the SV03 series of low profile surface mount rotary position sensors. Measuring just 11 x 12 x 2.1 mm and weighing only 0.4 g, these compact sensors are idea for use in a broad range of consumer electronics appliance and are also suited to automotive applications. By detecting the angle of rotation of a switch the sensors provide a cost effective rotary switch and feedback sensor. An example application is ...
Delphi Highlight Crash Avoidance
A portfolio of active safety technologies that will help reduce crash effects or even prevent them was demonstrated by Delphi Automotive at last month's IAA International Motor Show. Delphi's latest safety technologies will help to protect a wide range of road users including vehicle occupants, cyclists and pedestrians
Gems Sensors and Controls launches precision magnetostrictive level sensors
Gems Sensors and Controls, has launched an innovative range of magnetostrictive level sensors. The new XT-1000 sensors have been designed for use in a wide range of OEM and end user applications, providing continuous operation with extremely high levels of precision and reliability.
New Range Of MEMS Rate Sensors Deliver Better Than 1 Percent Per Hour In Run Drift
ETLG Inertial is introducing a new high performance range of digital quartz MEMS, single axis rate sensors designed for demanding military and commercial applications. Designated the SDD3000 the three models in this range are manufactured by US based Systron Donner Inertial The three models have bias of 1, 3 and 10º/hour with calibration every 20 years.
Second-generation Parking Assistant Bay Parking Also Possible With Bosch Technology Making Drivers’ Lives Easier
Parking, and the manoeuvring that goes with it, is still a risky undertaking. Using accident data from the AZT, a German accident research institute, Bosch accident researchers conclude that roughly half of all German traffic accidents involving damage to property are a result of shunts during parking. And the fact that modern cars are becoming increasingly streamlined does not help matters, since this also restricts drivers’ field of vision. T...
New Bosch Mid-range Radar Sensor
Bosch is currently readying a new mid-range radar sensor (MRR) for series production. It works in the same way as the current LRR3 long-range radar sensor in the 77 GHz frequency band, which means it can record the distance and position of obstacles with great precision, but is far less costly. When installed in the front of the vehicle, the new sensor has a range of up to 160 metres and a detection angle of 45 degrees. “The new mid-range radar...
Reducing The Risk Of Rear-end Collisions
In future, the Bosch predictive emergency braking system will also function at low speeds. If the system detects an impending rear-end collision, it now automatically triggers optimum emergency braking even if the vehicle is travelling at less than 30 kilometres per hour. This function often helps prevent rear-end collisions altogether. The “Centre for Technology” of German insurance company Allianz calculated the benefits of such emergency b...
New Collision Avoidance System By Melexis and Based on SoftKinetic Technology to be Demonstrated at The International Motor Show in Frankfurt (IAA)
Melexis is proud to introduce a new solution based on Melexis’ range-sensing technology , licensed from SoftKinetic. The solution will be demonstrated at the International Motor Show next week in Frankfurt, Germany. The optical based technology, DepthSense, was invented by SoftKinetic, and subsequent advances and developments have been the result of close cooperation between SoftKinetic and Melexis. Melexis integrates DepthSense in solution...
Fail-safe Imems Gyroscope Provides Unmatched Shock And Vibration Immunity For Automotive Applications
For automotive electronic stability control, rollover detection, and pitch detection applications, Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced the ADXRS800 iMEMS gyroscope, featuring a patented differential quad-beam architecture designed to minimize the influence of linear shock and vibration. Qualified for automotive safety applications, the ADXRS800 is the most stable, vibration-immune automotive-grade gyro available while a continuous electro-mecha...