Fully functional human robots, such as those being developed by Boston Dynamics, need numerous sensors to simulate a variety of human and beyond human capabilities. For the human part, the sensors provide the ability to see, hear, touch and move. In general, industrial robots employ sensors for a variety of activities. Some sensors provide environmental […]
At CES, Marketing Director Michael Rasmussen of the VELUX Group explains how a partnership between Velux A/S and Netatmo achieves the first smart roof, windows, blinds & shutters solutions using sensor technology to measure temperature humidity, CO2 and sunlight level. Velux provides the electrically operated hardware and Netatmo provides the sensing technology. The systems software […]
With its TMD2620 proximity sensor and TMD2725 ambient light sensor (ALS) modules, ams AG reduces the LED emitter-to-sensor gap to just 1.0 mm while eliminating the effect of optical cross talk. The TMD2620 and TMD2725 enable aperture size as small as 1.4 and 2.0mm respectively. This means that android smartphone manufacturers can reduce the sensor […]
One way to improve a successful sensor and expand its applications is design the package for more demanding environments. This was the goal for Carlo Gavazzi’s PD30ET Series of IP69K Stainless Steel Photoelectric Sensors. With AISI316L stainless steel housings, an IP69K environmental rating and ECOLAB certification, the sensors can operate reliably in applications exposed to […]
At Sensors Expo 2016, EcoReco Scooter and ROHM Semiconductor experts explain a demo showing electric scooter applications that sensors provide rider detection and a motion-based theft alert alarm. For more information, click: RPR-0521 proximity/ambient light sensor (ALS) and KXG03 6-axis accelerometer/gyro.
The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced a new high-accuracy digital ambient light sensor for consumer and industrial applications. The Vishay Semiconductors VEML6030 combines a highly sensitive photo-diode, low-noise amplifier, and 16-bit ADC in a miniature, transparent surface-mount package measuring only 2 mm by 2 mm by 0.85 mm. The sensor adopts Filtron […]
With dimensions of 1.145 x 1.66 mm and a height of 0.32 mm, ams says its TSL2584TSV is the world’s thinnest ambient light sensor (ALS) with an outline and height that are approximately half the size of competing ALS devices. Through-silicon via (TSV) package technology accounts for the small package size and improves performance by […]