Freescale offers on-chip security features for prevention of automotive electronics tampering
The security of automotive electronics systems is an escalating topic of concern for automotive OEMs, owners and the insurance industry. Electronic control of automotive systems is steadily increasing, with large amounts of data streaming through body control modules (BCM)/gateways. Freescale Semiconductor is helping significantly reduce the security risks for that data with new additions to its MPC56xx family of Qorivva 32-bit microcontrollers (...
IR Sensors for Measuring Radiation Temperatures
The Smartec infrared sensor SMTIR9901 and SMTIR9902 are sophisticated full silicon infrared sensors. The sensors can be used in measuring the radiation temperature without any contact. For the different radiation temperature ranges various filters are available. The sensor type SMTIR9902 contains a temperature sensor for measuring the temperature of the sensor itself. The temperature range of the sensor-element is between -40°C to +100°C. The s...
DSI Consortium announces version 1.0 Technical Specifications for the DSI3 standard
The Distributed System Interface (DSI) Consortium has finalized and released the DSI3 version 1.0 technical specifications.
SMA560 MEMS acceleration sensor for airbag control units Bosch acceleration sensors – more functions in even less space More than 40 percent space saving
The dual-axis SMA560 model for airbag control units marks Bosch’s entry into the fifth generation of micro-mechanical acceleration sensors. As opposed to sensors of the previous generation, this new model, in its SOIC8 housing, combines space savings of more than 40 percent with an unprecedented variety of functions. This means that circuit designers can assign one of four measuring ranges to each sensing axis independently. Via the serial peri...
Thermex Sensor Film Allows Engineers to Quickly Check and Correct Surface Temperature Variations in Heat Sinks
Since thermal management is critical to heat sink performance, testing with Thermex temperature distribution film has become a useful design and assembly quality control check. Thermex®, from Sensor Products Inc, is an economical thin sensor film that can be used in virtually any application to test and monitor heated contacting surfaces from 200° to 300°F (93° to 149°C). It can be used alone or in conjunction with Fuji Prescale® pressure ...
MAX44007/09: Maxim's digital ambient-light sensors cut power consumption by over 100x
At Mobile World Congress 2011, Maxim Integrated Products is introducing the MAX44007/MAX44009, digital ambient-light sensor (ALS) ICs with a unique adaptive-gain block. Designed using the Company’s proprietary BiCMOS technology, these ICs integrate two optical sensors, an ADC, and digital functionality into a tiny 2mm x 2mm x 0.6mm package. This integration saves valuable board space while delivering the industry’s highest performance.
Saelig Weighs in With Smart Load Sensor
Saelig announced LoadSense - an intelligent load sensor that can be integrated with a crane hook, fork lift or other handling device for intelligent feedback of loading events. It has an on-board single-chip computer for recording, analyzing and archiving readings, and wireless communications to transfer data in real time to a host computer. LoadSense provides the real-time information needed to optimize efficiency and increase profitability in a...
Measurement Specialties Releases World's Thinnest High-Resolution Altimeter and Barometer Modules
Measurement Specialties releases two new 24-bit ultra-thin digital pressure sensors. These new miniature sensors, with respective heights of one millimeter, were specifically designed for smart phones and other multi-sensor devices.
Aptina Rolls Out New Full HD 1080P60 Digital Video Sensor With Image Stabilization Support For Consumer Digital Video Applications
Aptina today introduced its new 1/3-inch native full high-definition (HD) 1080p60 video sensor with support for electronic image stabilization (EIS). The sensor can support all HD video modes (1080p60, 1080p30 and 720p60) without losing field of view, a tremendous benefit for consumer pocket digital video (DV), camcorder, web, sports action and video conferencing camera applications.
ON Semiconductor Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit from Cypress
ON Semiconductor and Cypress Semiconductor today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed for ON Semiconductor to acquire the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit (ISBU) from Cypress in an all cash transaction for approximately $31.4 million. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2011, subject to customary closing conditions.