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Cal Sensors LMA infrared detector arrays
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3/28/2011   Post a comment
Cal Sensors’ latest line of infrared detectors features a 256-element array, providing sensitivity in the 1.0 to 5.5 µm wavelength region.
Honeywell SL353 Hall-effect sensors series
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3/28/2011   Post a comment
Honeywell has launched a series of Hall-effect sensor ICs that features a low supply voltage and typical current, promoting energy efficiency in battery-operated applications.
Macro Sensors CD 375 series LVDT position sensors
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3/24/2011   Post a comment
Macro Sensors has developed miniature LVDT position sensors that provide accurate position feedback in robotic applications.
Loudspeakers: Objective evaluations - Part 5: Professional monitor loudspeakers
Design How-To  
3/23/2011   1 comment
In part 5 of an excerpt from "Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms," Floyd Toole examines the objectives and measured performance - with examples - of professional monitor loudspeakers designed for use in recording studios.
Multi-protocol wireless router connects ZigBee sensor networks to the Internet
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3/20/2011   Post a comment
The Meshlium Xtreme multi-protocol router from Libelium supports five wireless standards, WiFi, ZigBee, GPRS, Bluetooth and GPS, as well as wireline Ethernet.
Wireless sensor system for industrial measuring and control
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3/20/2011   Post a comment
At the centre of the Wireless Sensor System is a simple-to-use Base Station designed to receive data from remote wireless devices.
Wireless sensors push smart machines into Green revolution
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3/20/2011   3 comments
STMicroelectronics, ARaymond and Micropelt are jointly presenting thermal-energy harvesting-based solutions to power 'smart sensors' and 'smart microsystems' at the Hannover Fair under the common theme of 'Green Solutions.'
Capacitive sensing applications widen
Design How-To  
3/18/2011   3 comments
HMI technologies have gone through a paradigm shift. This article highlights the importance of capacitive sensing in HMI evolution as well as applications beyond automotive infotainment systems.
Power efficiency trade-offs key to wireless sensing success
Design How-To  
3/14/2011   1 comment
Understand the power efficiency trade-offs in this "hot" application area
Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and measurements - Part 2: NFC RF measurements
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3/14/2011   7 comments
Part 2 of this white paper reviews RF tests on NFC enabled devices and looks at some example setups for tests on NFC phones in polling and listening mode.
Some (components) do like it hot, and that's good for extreme designs
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3/10/2011   11 comments
If you have to stand the heat, and can't get out of the kitchen, there are some new IC options
Vishay NTCALUG03 thermistors
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3/10/2011   Post a comment
This latest thermistor series provides what Vishay says is the industry's smallest lug mounting space of 65 mm˛ / 0.1 in˛.
Analog Devices AD8218 current-sense amplifier
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3/10/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices has released for general availability its latest bi-directional current-sense-amplifier that combines high bandwidth and low drift in an 8-lead MSOP package.
Why hasn't that steering wheel gone away?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/7/2011   111 comments
There's no reason the ubiquitous steering wheel can’t be replaced by a joystick—or is there?
Spending on wireless-enabled sensors grew more than 80 percent in 2010, says ABI
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3/6/2011   Post a comment
Wireless sensors are bringing greater control and energy efficiency to the Building Automation Systems (BAS) market with adoption growing during the second half of 2010.
Motion control set to transform next generation consumer devices
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3/3/2011   19 comments
Motion sensing and control is clearly going to be the enabling technology for a whole new generation of consumer devices, just how easy is it to implement in practice?


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