Temperature & Heat & Humidity Sensors

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Reference Design Kit creates solar-powered sensor beacons.

June 23, 2016

With CYALKIT-E02 Reference Design Kit, users can develop solar-powered Wireless Sensor Node that can sense temperature and humidity around its location and transmit data using Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity. Measuring 25 mm in diameter, battery-free sensor integrates Energy Harvesting PMICs, EZ-BLE™ PRoC™ module, and 15 x 15 mm solar cell that enables operation using 100 lux of ambient light. BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board can be connected to host PC to receive sensor data. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Predator C Avenger Flies with Ms-177 Long-Range Sensor

June 16, 2016

Demonstrates U2-class Surveillance Capability from Significant Standoff Ranges SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced the successful flight tests of Predator® C Avenger®, equipped with a MS-177... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

WDR SWIR Camera Systems serve fast triggered imaging applications.

June 16, 2016

Without any processing or tone mapping, New Imaging Technologies (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) SWIR sensors and camera systems deliver dynamic range >140 dB in one snapshot. InGaAs photodiode array features ROIC and comes in 640 x 512 (15 micron pitch) or 320 x 256 (25 micron pitch) pixel resolution; both operate in from 900–1,700 nm. Under all lighting conditions, internal Fixed Pattern Noise correction offers images with optimized uniformity. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

SWIR InGaAs Linear Array delivers low read noise.

April 27, 2016

Designed for spectroscopy and machine vision, 1024L1-12.5-T provides 1,024 x 1 resolution with 12.5 micron pitch and delivers read noise of <550e- for 250 µm tall pixel. Suppression circuit achieves read noise levels down to to <100e- for certain spectroscopy applications. Able to image Vis and SWIR bands with response from 0.4&ndash;1.7 µm, product integrates digital ROIC chip and 14-bit ADCs. Latter maximizes dynamic range (>6000:1) and minimizes noise while delivering 34 klines/s at 1024 elements. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Transmissive Optical Sensors support automotive applications.

April 13, 2016

Offered in compact 5.5 x 4 x 5.7 mm package, single-channel TCPT1600X01 includes IR emitter and phototransistor detector located face-to-face in surface-mount package, while dual-channel TCUT1600X01 includes IR emitter and 2 phototransistor detectors. AEC-Q101-qualified devices have tall dome height, offering vertical headroom for code wheel in turn-and-push applications. Delivering typical output current of 1.6 mA, sensors operate at wavelength of 950 nm and at temperatures from -40 to +105°C. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

RGB-IR Sensors support dual band color filters.

April 8, 2016

Leveraging innovative color array pattern, 1/3 in. CameraChip&trade; OV4686 and OV9756 can capture quality infrared images and video, even from long ranges, with minimal color aliasing. Model OV4686, built on 2 micron OmniBSI-2&trade; pixel, captures full-resolution 1080p HD video at 120 fps and 720p HD at 180 fps. Utilizing 3.75-micron OmniPixel3-HS&trade; high-sensitivity pixel architecture, Model OV9756 can operate in extremely high- and low-light conditions, delivering full-resolution 720p video at 60 fps. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Ametherm to Showcase Leading Inrush Current Limiters and NTC Sensing Thermistors at APEC 2016

March 15, 2016

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Ametherm today announced its product lineup for the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) 2016, taking place March 20-24 in Long Beach, California. In booth 1833, the company will be showcasing a wide range of its leading inrush current limiters for reliable circuit protection and NTC sensing thermistors for high-accuracy temperature compensation and... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fast Proximity Sensor eliminates need for DACs.

February 22, 2016

With band-pass filter tuned to 56 kHz and monotonic sensitivity vs. frequency response curve from 30&ndash;54 kHz, TSSP4056 provides proximity sensing from 10 cm to 2 m in various systems. This fixed-gain IR sensor, which may also be used as reflective sensor, detects modulated pulses from separate IR emitter with sensitivity of 0.4 mW/m². Offering readings in under 5 msec using successive approximation techniques, sensor determines distance by varying carrier frequency used to drive emitter. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Programmable PIR Sensors operate in occupancy, vacancy modes.

February 22, 2016

Featuring PIR (passive infrared) detection, MINI sensors offer coverage area of 32 ft (10 m) when mounted at ceiling height of 8 ft. Sensors can be programmed for occupancy or vacancy mode, and all settings can be remotely adjusted using password-protected Android or iOS smartphone apps. Able to be used in indoor or outdoor applications, sensors feature integrated photocell. Up to 4 secondary sensors can be added to extend coverage. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Future Electronics Promotes EPCOS PTC Thermistors from TDK

February 12, 2016

Pointe Claire, Quebec - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate availability of EPCOS PTC thermistors from TDK, offering superior solutions for circuit protection. PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) thermistors are able to offer more reliable protection than NTC thermistors in certain cases with particularly demanding... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

Vishay Intertechnology Announces Technology Lineup for ELECRAMA-2016

February 8, 2016

Industry-Leading Passive and Semiconductor Components Deliver High Performance for High-Voltage, Solar Energy, Smart Grid, Wind Turbine, and Traction Applications MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for ELECRAMA-2016, taking place Feb. 13-17 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center in India. In hall 3B, booth H3M5, the... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Ametherm's ACCU-Curve Series of Interchangeable Thermistors Now in Stock at Mouser

February 1, 2016

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Ametherm today announced that its ACCU-Curve series of interchangeable thermistors is now being stocked by Mouser Electronics. The components are available worldwide via Mouser's award-winning website, www.mouser.com, and its comprehensive resource catalogs. Manufactured in the company's Carson City, Nevada, facility,... Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Temperature/Humidity Sensor features 3-digit 7-segment LCD.

January 14, 2016

Compatible with ENVIROMUX-2D/5D/16D Enterprise Environment Monitoring Systems, ENVIROMUX-STHS-LCD can be used to detect and view real-time temperature and non-condensing relative humidity values from -4 to 140°F and 0&ndash;90%. Wall-mountable sensor has temperature accuracy of ±0.72°F for 14&ndash;140°F and ±0.90°F for -4 to 14°F. Humidity accuracy is ±3% at 0&ndash;80% RH and ±4% at 80&ndash;90% RH. Using touch-sensitive Mode button on LCD, personnel can alternate between temperature and humidity readings. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Onset Now Offers NIST RH Calibration

December 10, 2015

Access Your Data via Mobile Device using the HOBOmobile® App! CHESTERLAND, OH — CAS DataLoggers is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Onset now offers testing and certification of HOBO data logger and sensor RH (relative humidity) accuracy using standards traceable to the U.S. National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST). This includes Single-point (50% RH @ 25°C) or... Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Noncontact Temperature Monitoring in Hazardous Areas: Proven Raytek® MI3 Sensors Now with Ex-proof Certification

November 9, 2015

BERLIN, Germany – All models of the versatile Raytek® MI3 Compact Series infrared sensors are now also available as intrinsically safe versions for use in hazardous environments. Intrinsically safe devices prevent explosions in hazardous locations by limiting the energy and surface temperature of the device under normal operation, or when conditions arise that could become hazardous. Devices... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Noncontact Temperature Monitoring in Hazardous Areas: Proven Raytek® MI3 Sensors Now with Ex-proof Certification

November 5, 2015

BERLIN, Germany – All models of the versatile Raytek® MI3 Compact Series infrared sensors are now also available as intrinsically safe versions for use in hazardous environments. Intrinsically safe devices prevent explosions in hazardous locations by limiting the energy and surface temperature of the device under normal operation, or when conditions arise that could become hazardous. Devices... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Tilt Sensor features integrated CANopen output.

November 2, 2015

Based on MEMS technology, N5 Tilt Sensor comes in 1-axis and 2-axis versions with measuring range of 360° and 180°, respectively. Unit is also available with up to 4 configurable switching points and selectable switch-on/switch-off delay per switching point. Neutral position signal can be adjusted using infrared remote control or via CAN bus. Featuring flat housing for mounting in any confined space, IP67-rated sensor operates from -40 to +85°C with supply voltage of 9&ndash;32 Vdc. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Interchangeable Thermistors feature tight tolerances.

October 29, 2015

Offering alternative to RTD probes and thermocouples, 2.4 mm dia ACCU-Curve series provides long-term stability and reliability for temperature sensing, control, and compensation in medical, industrial, and automotive applications. Epoxy-coated thermistors have 32 AWG tinned-copper leads and come in 4 resistance values &ndash; 2.252, 3.0, 5.0, and 10 k&Omega; &ndash; at 25°C with dissipation constant of 1 mW/°C and thermal time constant of 10 sec. Tight tolerances is ±0.2°C from 0 to +70°C.<br /> Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Monitoring System Helps a Small Specialty Business

October 27, 2015

Wireless TD Temp & Humidity System Improves PQ CHESTERLAND, OH – CAS DataLoggers recently provided the temperature monitoring solution for Tulip Tree Creamery, a small business located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. After 20 years of international consulting for other creameries, owner Fons Smits decided it was time to make dairy products for himself, specializing in hand-crafted... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

CMOS Image Sensor features iris recognition technology.

October 13, 2015

Supporting iris recognition, 2.1 MP T4KE1 optimizes security on mobile devices. Sensor features optical size of 1/7.3 in., pixel pitch of 1.12 µm BSI, and image output of 60 fps at 1080p. MIPI CSI-2 serial interface facilitates integration into end products, while picture flipping function allows images to be flipped horizontally and vertically. By omitting color filter in pixel structure, sensor can capture images for recognition with higher sensitivity than conventional CMOS image sensors. Read More