One of the more common techniques for accelerating designs and avoiding unexpected design problems involves software tools. For energy harvesting (EH) applications, Mentor Graphics on-line modeling and simulation platform called SystemVision, a cloud-based design system, provides component/system suppliers and users the basis for a new EH design tool. Since many designers are intrigued by the […]
Monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ) is an essential aspect of a smart (or any) building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC ) system – especially as the sealing to minimize cooling or heating leakage has improved. One recent study found that well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) resulted in […]
At the MEMS & Sensors Group Executive Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, Paul Meissner, founder and President of i-BLADES explains how his company’s i-BLADES Smartcase platform helps other companies get their sensor products to market faster. For more information about i-Blades, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2016, Bill Carrick, Director of Supplier Business Development from Digi-Key Electronics displays sensor products and evaluation boards from several suppliers that are available through his company. For more information, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2016, Mike Stanley from NXP Semiconductors explains machine learning techniques in a closed loop water circulation system by sensing normal and abnormal vibrations using a Data Logger Reference Design. For information about the RD-KL25-AGMP01 10-Axis Sensor Data Logger Reference Design, click here.
Promoted as the industry’s first resolver sensor interface with an integrated power supply, exciter amplifier and functional safety features, Texas Instruments’ PGA411-Q1 resolver-to-digital converter’s architecture offers designers a lot from a 64-pin thermally enhanced thin quad flat pack (HTQFP) PowerPAD package. The high level of integration means the IC is capable of simultaneously exciting the […]
With today’s extensive technical capabilities, an evaluation kit is the key to a quick, successful design in. Improving on its previously released eval kit, ROHM has announced the availability of its SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101. The second-generation sensor shield integrates 10 on-board sensors. Providing a lower cost alternative to the previous version, the new kit includes standard Arduino […]
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, Peter Hauck from Freescale Semiconductor demonstrates the capabilities of a cube with an integrated microcontroller and a 3-axis accelerometer, and a 3-color LED output to indicate various motion situations. For more information about the MMA9559LKUBE, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, George Clernon, tools engineering manager for Core Markets at Analog Devices, explains the company’s cloud-based reference design demos for weigh scale and toxic gas sensor applications. For more information about the weigh scale click here and for the toxic gas sensor, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, Art Muir, business development manager for the Artificial Muscle Business Unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation demonstrates the capabilities of the company’s electroactive polymer (EAP) technology to deliver a strain sensor that can be stretched almost 100%. For more information about Parker’s EAP technology, click here.