Sensors/​Data Acquisition

Transducers

You’ll find the essential developments in transducers technology including technical briefs, applications, and discussions covering piezoelectric, differential, and pressure transducers.

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers at Oxford University have used a sapphire optical fiber – a thread of industrially grown sapphire less than half a millimeter thick – that can withstand...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Would You Wear a Microgrid?

Our April issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a wearable microgrid that powers electronics by harvesting energy from the wearer’s body. The wearable (shown here) has three components: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wire harness is changing as vehicles become “computers on wheels.” A reader asks how electrification impacts the wiring harness.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
See leading manufacturers in a variety of sensor topic areas, including radar and encoders.
INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists around the world are working to develop electronic skins that attach to the body and monitor vital signs. These E-skins need to be comfortable, breathable, and flexible for...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken a first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of...

INSIDER: Wearables

The performance of flexible large-area organic photodiodes has advanced to the point that they can now offer advantages over conventional silicon photodiode...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have invented a miniature superconducting thermometer with big potential applications, such as monitoring the...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector. Based on...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers at the University of Houston report that they have designed and produced a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand capable of assessing vital diagnostic...

Products: Motion Control
This month: Sensors that measure weather, proximity, pH, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers have created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. It presents a step toward the practical realization of self-powered, human-integrated technologies.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

What if drones and self-driving cars had the tingling “spidey senses” of Spider-Man? They might actually detect and avoid objects better because they would process...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor monitors the flow of blood...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Laptop Computers

Eurocom, Nepean, ON, Canada offers Sky “C” Series laptop computers based on the Z370 Intel chipset and using CPU-upgrade-able, LGA1151 socket-based processors. They support up to...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed a new ultrasound transducer that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Conventional ultrasound scanners use piezoelectric crystals...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Many applications require detection of both very small and very large signals. High-gain detector amplifiers provide low noise, but are easily swamped by large signals. Logarithmic amplifiers provide a...

Blog: Transportation
A reader asks our industry experts: "How good are the simulation models for automotive ADAS sensors?"
Articles: Electronics & Computers
ALUMINUM-POWERED ELECTRICITY GENERATION

Aluminum has an incredibly high energy density — double that of gasoline and an order of magnitude greater than...

Briefs: Medical

Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry and in biomedical applications....

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See five of the new products released this week at Sensors Expo 2018.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rotary Position Sensors

Novotechnik, U.S. (Southborough, MA) announced industrial and redundant channel industrial versions of the SP 2800 Series rotary position sensors. The industrial version is...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
CMOS Linear Image Sensor

The S13774 from Hamamatsu Corporation (Hamamatsu City, Japan; Bridgewater, NJ), is a CMOS linear image sensor developed for industrial cameras that require...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optical Design Software

Lambda Research Corporation (Littleton, MA) announced the release of TracePro 7.8.3 and the Early Visibility release of its flagship TracePro software....

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month

Fluke Corp., Everett, WA, introduced the Fluke 3560 FC Vibration Sensors and Fluke 3502 FC Gateway for equipment vibration analysis. The sensors enable remote capture of...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
During the historic Apollo 11 mission, the astronauts, mission control specialists, and back-room support staff did plenty of communicating. The University of Texas at Dallas launched a project to make all of the moon-mission audio accessible.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new, ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Mouser Electronics, Mansfield, TX, offers TE Connectivity’s MEAS Microfused M5600 and UltraStable U5600 wireless pressure transducers. The 24-bit, analog-to-digital converter (ADC), pressure and temperature sensors...

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