At Sensor Expo 2018 in San Jose, CA, an expert from NXP Semiconductors 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At Sensors Expo 2018 in San Jose, CA, Jeff Sather, the vice president of Customer Solutions at Cymbet Corporation, explained the various formats for the company’s EnerChip thin-film, solid-state batteries. The wafer fabricated batteries have 5 µAH and 50 µAH ratings. The 5 µAH CBC005-BDC is a rechargeable 1.75mm x 2.15mm x 200 microns thick […]
At Sensor Expo 2017, Jacob Hicks, the assistant product manager for Omron Electronic Components’ Sensors unit shows the capabilities of the D7S, a vibration sensor that can detect seismic waves, and Itron’s Riva development board for wireless communications. Partnering with Itron, Omron’s D7S sits on top of Itron’s Riva board. The D7S contains an ASIC, […]
In his keynote address at Sensors Expo 2017, Ori Inbar, co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.org tells how augmented reality (AR) is poised for considerable growth. (Excerpt from “Superpowers to Change the World: How Augmented Reality Helps Advance Humanity.”) In 2009, Inbar told a conference audience that in ten years everyone will use AR to experience […]
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.