Reflex array sensors on the leading edge
SICK has unveiled its next-generation family of smart photoelectric light array sensors, the RAY10 and RAY26, to reliably detect even difficult-to-see objects in electronics and surface mount production. The SICK RAY10 and RAY26 Reflex Array Sensors create a wide 2D light band to reliably detect small, flat, clear or irregularly-shaped objects with protrusions or leading edges that are just a few millimetres thick.
How laser diodes help devices to see the world
Tiny laser diodes offer 3D sensing functionality for consumer electronics like smartphones and robots like self-driving cars. In this article, the technology consulting firm IDTechEx demonstrate how advances in laser technology and decreases in laser price enable novel applications in optical sensing.
Time-of-Flight sensors meet low power demands
A range of Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors designed to meet the changing needs of design engineers and address demand for 3D information and extended range created by new use cases are being shipped by Farnell.
Enabling industrial proximity sensing with ultrasonic
An overview of the ultrasonic journey through a factory. Ultrasonic sensing is a low cost method of proximity and obstruction sensing that is robust in outdoor and harsh environments.
Data logger with flex-connector allows for wide sensor choice
Saelig has introduced the new MSR145W2D WiFi Data Logger, a miniature data-gathering device that is easy to use, takes accurate measurements, offers quick data transfer, and is designed with great flexibility of sensor choice, using WiFi as an instant data delivery method. The MSR145W2D miniature data logger can record physical parameter data from a selection of internal sensors and up to five external sensors.
3D sonar sensor for close range perception in ADAS
Toposens recently announced the release of their current flag-ship product TS3, a 3D ultrasonic sensor suitable for a wide range of applications in the autonomous systems market that require reliable object detection and situational awareness.
Ambient light sensor targets wearables and smartphones
The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology has launched an ambient light sensor for small form factor applications such as smart watches and sport bands where very high sensitivity is needed to allow light to be sensed through an often very dark cover glass.
New whitepaper on automotive cyber security and safety
UltraSoC has announced that it has joined AESIN (the Automotive Electronics Systems Innovation Network) to further its development of secure automotive systems with embedded monitoring capabilities. Such technology helps developers to verify that their products function securely and safely in the lab, and can also be used in-life, providing ongoing monitoring while the production system is in use.
Partnership to speed delivery of 3D and NIR sensors
ams has signed a formal letter of intent to collaborate in the field of Image Sensors with SmartSens Technology, a global supplier of high-performance CMOS image sensors. This collaboration complements ams’ strategic approach to further broaden its portfolio for all three 3D technologies while accelerating time to market for a more differentiated set of new products.
CAN bus IMU improves autonomous car safety
ACEINNA has announced the availability of a new whitepaper for engineers involved in developing autonomous car navigation, safety and communication systems. This new whitepaper explains WHY and HOW to integrate Inertial Measurement Unit sensor technology with CAN communications in a variety of vehicle types and classes.