Many Hall-effect sensors specialize in one area of power monitoring—voltage, current, or power from either AC or DC signals. Allegro says its new IC monitors all of these metrics in one chip.
January 11, 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.
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 in Singapore have developed an AI system that recognizes hand gestures by combining wearable skin-like sensors with computer vision.
September 10, 2020 by Luke James
A new type of so-called drawn-on-skin electronics reportedly allows precise biological data to be harvested while the wearer is in motion.
August 14, 2020 by Luke James
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
The unipolar Hall-effect sensor, also known as a unipolar switch, animates a variety of proximity-sensing devices—from gear-shift levers to laptop screens.
July 30, 2020 by Jake Hertz
By means of four wrist-mounted thermal cameras, the detailed positions of 20 points on the human hand can be tracked in real time.
July 23, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
Uncomfortable cuffed armbands for blood pressure monitoring may be a technology of the past with continuous-wave radar systems.
June 29, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
There are many ways to do the job, each with its own set of advantages, disadvantages, and best use cases.
June 11, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
Partial or conditional autonomous vehicles leave critical blind spots. MEMs 6DoF inertial sensors plus GNSS, camera, RADAR, and LiDAR data may be a better bet.
June 03, 2020 by Robin Mitchell
Although robots may one day be omnipresent in operating theatres, speaking to AAC, EU Automation’s Mark Howard says that we are still “years away” from seeing this.
June 03, 2020 by Luke James
Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a small and precise gyroscope for navigating and tracking autonomous vehicles and drones without the use of GPS.
April 05, 2020 by Luke James
The MS5839 is a highly integrated, water- and chlorine-resistant device that utilizes delta-sigma A/D conversion to provide high-resolution digital data.
February 27, 2020 by Robert Keim
VocalZoom’s laser sensors measure location, motion, and vibration levels to monitor critical industrial processes.
February 06, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
This article takes a deeper look at the technical concepts at play in a specific proximity sensor, the VCNL36821S from Vishay.
February 02, 2020 by Robert Keim
The 3-channel device is built to simplify the design of non-contact motion detection products.
January 22, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
The KX132-1211 and the KX134-1211 are tri-axis, 16-bit accelerometers with built-in noise filtering.
December 16, 2019 by Gary Elinoff
The pre-engineered module aims to save developers the effort of finding and deploying separate sensing solutions.
November 06, 2019 by Gary Elinoff
The MLX90821 measures pressures that dip down to 50 mbars in the EVAP systems of internal combustion or hybrid engines.
October 23, 2019 by Gary Elinoff
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