The MEDLI2 sensor package on the Perseverance rover is not only gathering data for future missions; it's also demonstrating how commercial-off-the-shelf parts can be used in space.
3 days ago by Rushi Patel
As the fifth rover sent to Mars, Perseverance is outfitted with a whole suite of new technologies to search for microbial life.
February 18, 2021 by Jake Hertz
Sensor R&D has targeted all of the five human senses—including smell. Here are a few ways "electronic noses" have advanced even further in recent months.
February 02, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
Innovations in smart technology call for innovations in sensor ICs. Here are a few that have stood out in the first few days of CES 2021.
January 13, 2021 by Jake Hertz
TDK's recently-announced single-axis MEMS accelerometer aims to bring a bit more bandwidth to the table in a bandwidth-hungry industry.
December 18, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Once again, researchers have turned to natural phenomena to drive advances in electronics—this time, in hydrogen sensors.
December 07, 2020 by Luke James
Altimeters have taken off since the 1920s. Now, with piezoresistive ICs and LiDAR-like technology, they're more advanced than ever.
October 30, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
A joint research effort between China and the United States has culminated in a method for printing sensors directly onto human skin at room temperature.
October 22, 2020 by Luke James
Army researchers have developed a new microwave radiation sensor that’s said to have 100,000 times higher sensitivity than currently-available commercial sensors.
October 16, 2020 by Luke James
Researchers in Japan have turned to heterogeneous silicone to "bounce back" stretchable sensors that have been stretched a touch too far.
October 15, 2020 by Luke James
Scientists at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in Korea have developed a new technology that visualizes the invisible.
September 17, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Australian researchers claim their e-skin prototype can react to pain, similarly to human skin. If developed, this could lead to major leaps in robotics and medical prosthetics.
September 11, 2020 by Luke James
There are many different types of temperature sensors. But one type is specially equipped to handle the precision and scalability of cold chain management.
September 09, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Power lines are a consistent obstacle for small autonomous drones. Now, U.S. Army researchers say they have a solution.
September 07, 2020 by Luke James
Smart ring company Oura has partnered with both the NBA and WNBA to keep players safe while the season resumes.
August 14, 2020 by Jake Hertz
To monitor building occupancy post-COVID-19, many companies are turning to people-counting systems—with versatile radar technology as the key ingredient.
August 06, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
Reopening businesses are honing in on social distancing. Time-of-flight proximity sensors may be the answer to cost-effective, easy-to-integrate designs for such use cases.
July 23, 2020 by Maya Jeyendran
Optical sensors have made it big in the medical device industry. And with wearables taking on increasing roles for health monitoring, size is paramount.
July 11, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Smartwatches are increasingly used as medical devices. What's going on at the circuit level for these bio-metric wearables?
July 09, 2020 by Nicholas St. John
You may be familiar with current-sense amplifiers to mitigate drift. Now, Texas Instruments offers what they call the "industry’s first zero-drift Hall-effect current sensors."
July 08, 2020 by Jake Hertz
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