Ultraviolet (UV) light, illuminance, temperature and humidity are all very harmful factors in a museum or an archival institution. These factors can all negatively affect the quality and longevity of a piece of art or artifact if the piece is exposed to extremes for too long. Data loggers that measure/monitor critical parameters and communicate with […]
What image sensor kits are available for miniature cameras?
If including a miniature vision sensor in an upcoming design is on your New Year’s list, there are two new choices. Based on its NanEyeC miniature image sensor, ams has developed the NanoVision and NanoBerry evaluation kits. Targeting video applications where the camera must be invisible to the end user or mounted in an extremely […]
How are gas sensors impacting the HVAC market?
An integral part of smart buildings and even regular homes and commercial buildings, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems strive to reduce air extraction and limit energy consumption. In the process, limiting humidity and CO2 concentration and providing optimum and efficient comfort must also be achieved. To address these issues, the sensors need to […]
What types of sensor outputs can you get from magnetic sensors?
At Sensors Expo 2019, Eduardo Montalvo, an application engineer from Coto Technology, explains a RedRock demo board with the different output responses provided by his company’s sensors. RedRock’s tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) technology can provide both analog and outputs based on the magnetic field. The sensors can be used for proximity detection or position detection such […]
How can you get sensors online quickly and securely?
At Sensors Expo 2019, Bob Martin, a senior staff engineer for Microchip Technology describes how a security encryption element on two demo boards can securely connect sensors to the Internet for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. The AVR-IoT and the PIC-IoT development boards provide instant connectivity through bus connectors to the MikroElektronika Wi-Fi PLUS click. […]
What types of problems can fiber optic kinetic sensor solve?
At Sensors Expo 2019, Dennis Horwicz, Product Manager at Micronor explains how his company’s fiber optic sensors for mechanical motion applications can be used in challenging applications that include electromagnetic interference (EMI)/ radio frequency interference (RFI), radiation, high voltage, magnetic field, temperature extremes and even an explosive atmosphere. A fiber optic kinetic sensor to measure […]
What’s Programmable in Reflective Optical Sensors?
At Sensors Expo 2019, Sergey Komarov, a field application engineer for Sensors and Specialist Components at TT Electronics discusses the capabilities of his company’s OPB9000, a programmable surface mount device (SMD) reflective optical sensor. The sensor does not require additional peripheral circuitry such as op-amps, data converters or comparators, since all analog signal conditioning is […]
When is the next Hilton Head Sensor Conference?
The Hilton Head Workshop 2020: A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop will be held May 31 – June 4, 2020 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC. Occurring biennially since 1984, the Hilton Head Workshop has been an Americas regional meeting restricted to North or South American professionals as well as past […]