Depending on the type of drone and its function, there can be a few essential sensors or an extensive number of sensors on board. Whether the drones are civilian or military craft, the sensors fall roughly into three categories: Make Them Fly, Make Them Work and Diagnose & Prevent Problems. Make Them Fly An inertial […]
The SIKO GmbH has been known for Made in Germany measurement technology since 1963. With the new Optical Sensor LT5000, for measuring distances of up to 5,000 mm, SIKO is expanding its comprehensive range of measuring devices. Areas of Application – At Home in Automation Wherever large quantities of a product are manufactured, automation measures […]
Trimble has introduced the Trimble MB-Two GNSS module. The MB-Two delivers highly accurate GNSS-based heading plus pitch or roll in an advanced industry standard form-factor for system integrators. The module’s embedded Z-Blade GNSS technology uses all available dual-frequency GNSS signals equally, without any constellation preference, to deliver fast and stable centimeter-accurate position and heading information. […]
Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) now provides the base-and-stem Candlestick sensor for simultaneously measuring air temperature and velocity when characterizing thermal conditions inside electronic systems. The Candlestick sensor is narrow and low profile, in heights of 9, 12 and 20mm. These features minimize the disturbance of airborne heat flow in the test domain for more […]
Jennova Inc., a specialist in smart energy management solutions, has developed a new patented Wireless Diesel Tachometer specifically designed to provide a simple, self-powered solution for generating tachometry readings from nearly any motor. The process is based on the company’s patented Electrodynamic Energy Harvesting (EH) technology, which powers the device and enables the unit’s magnetic […]
With the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, innovative system designers should be able to create innovative changes for young and old. The Sensara Senior Lifestyle System addresses the needs of older users. Using a combination of 5 to 8 motion sensors and open/close sensors strategically placed in the home and wirelessly connected to […]
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, Heinz Oyrer, a senior marketing manager for ams AG explains the use of 76 of the company’s position sensors in a robot. For more information about ams position sensors, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, Jeannette Wilson, product marketing manager at Microchip Technology discusses the ease of interfacing the MM7150 motion module that integrates a SSC7150 coprocessor for performing nine degree of freedom (9DOF) sensor fusion on accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer inputs. For more information, including the evaluation board, click here.
In Freescale’s Internet of Tomorrow traveling exhibit at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2015, held May 17-21 in Phoenix, Iain Galloway, Technology Strategy Manager for Freescale Semiconductor explains the Whistle dog tracker. Similar to a human activity monitor, Whistle uses a 3-axis accelerometer to track a dog’s activity. For more information, click here.