Proximity Sensor IC features 16-bit effective resolution.
Housed in 4.85 x 2.35 x 0.83 mm SMT package, Model VCNL3020 combines IR emitter, photo-pin-diode, signal processing IC, and 16-bit ADC. Unit supports I-²C bus communication and features interrupt function. Sensor's programmable LED drive current from 10–200 mA allows distances up to 200 mm, and to more than 1 m when integrated emitter driver is used to drive external emitters. With standby...Read More »
Magnetic Switch Sensors feature TMR technology.
Integrating tunneling magnetoresistance sensors and signal processing ASICs within SOT-23 or TO-92 package, Model MMS101H features bipolar operation with digital latching output, while Model MMS201H provides omnipolar operation that can be triggered by south or north pole. Sensitive operate and release points are -Read More »
Ambient Light/Proximity Sensor targets mobile and smart phones.
Combining ambient light and proximity sensor with integrated IR transmitter in DFN package, Model APM-16D25-11-DF8 operates from 2.5–3.6 V while consuming 90 -µA. Proximity sensor, providing refresh time from 10–270 ms,- comes with background noise cancellation algorithm to optimize performance under influence of ambient IR light produced by lamps or sunlight. To closely mimic human eye...Read More »
AutomationDirect Adds to Capacitive Proximity Sensor Lineup
AutomationDirect's line of capacitive proximity sensors now includes 12mm metal round bodied DC models with shielded and unshielded mounting options, PNP, normally-open outputs, potentiometer adjustment and M12 quick disconnect. Unshielded 18mm DC plastic bodied models with selectable normally-open/normally-closed outputs feature logic auto detection. Additional unshielded 30mm models feature AC...Read More »
A Guide to Quality Control of the SMT Process
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Motion Detection Sensors serve high bay, occupancy applications.
Suited for lighting loads up to 1,200 W, Line Voltage Ceiling Sensors do not require- power pack and have terminal wiring. Walk through mode turns on light upon detecting human presences and switches light off after- 3 min without any detected movement or presence. Available in series for wet and dry locations, High Bay sensors suit spaces with high bay ceilings that require motion detection....Read More »
STMicroelectronics Starts High-Volume Production of Motion and Orientation Sensor Solutions for Windows 8-Based Tablets
MEMS sensors and sensor-hub solution from ST begin shipping in third-party Windows 8-based tablets and convertible laptops Geneva - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the world's top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer, has collaborated with Microsoft Corp. to develop a motion and...Read More »
Siemens and Streetline Bring Next Generation, Smart Parking Technology to Braunschweig, Germany
Leading sensor technology and award-winning mobile app Parker to lessen traffic congestion and provide motorists with guidance to available parking VIENNA - Siemens and Streetline, Inc. have launched the first of its kind smart parking project in the City of Braunschweig, Germany to provide parking relief to residents and local businesses. The project is locally-led by BELLIS, a public-private...Read More »
Infrared Warning System helps prevent forklift accidents.
Designed to minimize risk of traffic-related accidents in warehouses, SpotMe-® utilizes infrared direction sensitive sensors to detect approaching traffic. System can be used at junctions to alert forklift drivers and pedestrians of what is approaching around corners. In addition to contributing to overall smooth traffic flow, SpotMe minimizes panic braking to preserve forklifts. Unit can be...Read More »
Wireless Photoelectric Sensor is completely self-contained.
Facilitating addition of wireless communication, SureCross Wireless Q45 Series incorporates sensor, radio, and internal battery power supply in one IP67/NEMA 6 housing. Sensing modes allow for- range of- functions: presence/absence, alignment, position, counting, monitoring, and detection. Battery life is rated up to 5 years, while radio provides PLC level functionality and reliability over...Read More »
Light Grids detect and identify objects.
Housed in IP67-rated enclosure with control unit integrated into receiver module, LGS Series- can be programmed using capacitive touch field located on receiver, with no PC software required. Plug-and-play mounted units offer beam blanking function, height- monitoring capability,- and ability to remotely communicate data via IO-Link interface.- Available in lengths from 100–3,200 mm, light...Read More »
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