At Sensors Expo 2018, Mike Mays from Analog Devices explains the LTC2983, a temperature to bits IC. The IC is designed to be an extremely easy to use part. Everything necessary to measure temperature is performed by the chip and its output is in direct degrees C. In the display, an “EMI (electromagnetic interference) Hairball […]
What’s new in microcontrollers for sensing?
At Sensors Expo 2018, Jason Wellman from the 8-bit marketing division at Microchip Technology demonstrates the noise improvement and other capabilities of the advanced analog to digital converter (ADC) on the company’s recently introduced ATmega4809 microcontroller (MCU). As a Core Independent Peripheral (CIP), the ADC filters and averages random noise as well as periodic noise […]
How can sensors make a smart ball?
At Sensor Expo 2018 in San Jose, CA, an expert from NXP describes the Internet of Things (IoT) smart ball demo that NXP had in its booth. Sensors in the ball provide real-time data and the system can publish the data to the cloud using IBM Bluemix Services. The data includes 3-axis measurements from an […]
Harsh media compatible pressure transducer features O-ring package seal
DunAn Sensing has announced here at the Sensors Midwest, the availability of its MP Series of harsh media compatible pressure transducers. The MP series uses DunAn Sensing’s proprietary DURAsenseâ unique packaging and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) pressure sensor integration strategy with a hermetically sealed pressure fitting at a low cost while eliminating the troublesome and highly […]
How fast can a MEMS pressure sensor respond?
At Sensors Expo 2018, Giovanni De Majo from audio and pressure sensor product marketing at ams AG, discusses the company’s pressure sensor demo. Using two pressure sensors, the demo indicates relative height. Manually moving the pressure sensor up a measuring stick that shows the height change, a display also provides a continuous measurement from a […]
How quickly can you get a custom frequency MEMS oscillator?
At Sensors Expo 2018, Tim Bergeson from Microchip Technology shows how the company’s TimeFlash 2 Field Programmable Kit programming tool allows users to quickly and easily program MEMS oscillators anywhere and anytime. After setting the frequency of the tool to 140.3253 MHz with a selected 10 parts per million (PPM) tolerance, within a matter of […]
Heilind Electronics stocking Standex Electronics reed switches
Heilind Electronics is now offering a broad variety of reed switches from Standex Electronics – a leading manufacturer of custom electromagnetic components and the world’s largest producer of reed switches. Standex’s portfolio includes a diverse selection of magnetic reed switches covering the majority of low power switching requirements. The switches are designed to carry as low […]
Encoder series adds multi-turn output option
CUI’s Motion Group announced that its AMT21 series of absolute modular encoders has added models with multi-turn output capability. Offering 12 bits or 14 bits of absolute position information, the multi-turn AMT21 series implements a 14-bit signed number turns counter for applications rotating beyond 360 degrees. These features provide users with the ability to keep […]
Temperature range of sensors extended -10 °C up to +300 °C
TDK Corporation presents the K525, a new EPCOS NTC temperature sensor that is designed for the extended measuring range from -10 °C up to +300 °C. Thanks to its ceramic sleeve that is filled with a ceramic, the sensor is suitable for applications under harsh operating conditions and is resistant to aggressive media such as […]
Compact touchless position sensors for wear-free operation
Novotechnik U.S. has introduced the TFD series of touchless linear position sensors that provide wear-free operation in tight spaces. Maximum sensor dimensions are 40 x 27 x 7 mm. The TFD-4000 series uses a magnetic position marker to provide a stroke length of 0 to 14, 24 or 50 mm—depending on the model. These sensors […]