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posted in April 2012
Innovative IC can't trap lightning, but can let you know it's coming
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4/30/2012   10 comments
Austriamicrosystems AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor IC senses approach via analog circuitry plus waveform-analysis algorithms
Microelectronic sensing system enables in-flight arrow ballistics measurement
Design How-To  
4/30/2012   4 comments
Packing MEMS and more in your arrow leads to an unusual data-acquisition system
Melexis LX92221 and MLX92241 Hall Effect sensors
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
Melexis' latest Hall Effect sensors are designed for stringent automotive applications requirements.
Multi-chip MEMS microphone delivers 63dB SNR acoustic performance in a 2.5x3.35x1.0mm footprint
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
Akustica has added a new analog MEMS microphone to its portfolio with the AKU340, a high-performance analog microphone that uses established surface-micromachining MEMS technology developed by Bosch.
Wireless sensor networks evaluation kit for measurement and control applications
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4/23/2012   Post a comment
Designed to test applications at designated locations, the s-net evaluation kit “DATA“ released by the Fraunhofer IIS comprises a master and five sensor nodes, which independently set up a radio network as well as a pre-installed application template.
RFID Market worth over USD70 billion across the next five years, says ABI Research
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4/22/2012   Post a comment
The market was boosted by a growth of USD900 million in 2011 and the market is expected to grow 20% YOY per annum.
Monnit launches OEMSensors.com with new, brandable wireless sensors
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4/20/2012   Post a comment
OEMSensors.com, recently launched by Monnit Corporation, offers a new line of OEM-ready wireless sensors, gateways, and back-end monitoring software targeting broad lines of commercial, industrial and M2M applications.
Trends in 3-D Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery
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4/20/2012   Post a comment
Minimally invasive surgical techniques have been in use for more than 100 years, so what advances can surgeons expect within the next decade?
austriamicrosystems TSL4531 ambient light sensor family
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4/19/2012   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems' ambient light sensor family enables sophisticated daylight harvesting for intelligent lighting systems and luminaires.
Sensor architecture allows real-time auto emissions monitoring, Pt. 2
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4/19/2012   Post a comment
As opposed to current periodic emission-control system testing—sensors, MCUs, and memory come together in an updated approach to real-time exhaust monitoring for improved pollution control. This part--sensing emissions and future challenges.
iPhone-based ECG is saving lives, even ahead of regulatory OK
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4/13/2012   Post a comment
Mass-market consumer products are bringing new options to medical instrumentation markets
Sensor architecture allows real-time auto emissions monitoring, Pt. 1
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4/12/2012   10 comments
As opposed to current periodic emission-control system testing—sensors, MCUs, and memory come together in an updated approach to real-time exhaust monitoring for improved pollution control.
Dual power booster adds serious muscle to op amp outputs
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4/9/2012   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic/Apex PB63 two-channel amp drives semiconductor, flat-panel test, motors up to ±75V/2A
Two-wire Hall sensors target body electronics
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4/6/2012   4 comments
Melexis switch & latch Hall effect sensors designed for rugged automotive, industrial, and consumer applications.
Bridging energy harvesting wireless sensor networks to TCP/IP
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4/6/2012   2 comments
Technology eliminates traditional installation barriers, opening new opportunities for building automation
Allegro Microsystems ACS716 current sensor IC
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4/5/2012   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems' latest 120 kHz bandwidth, high voltage, 3.3 V current sensor features integrated overcurrent detection.
MEMS in sport gains speed
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4/3/2012   6 comments
With sensors becoming ever smaller and less expensive, full-body motion-tracking systems are becoming increasingly available, demystifying sporting success and putting computer measurable science into physical training.


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