Sensors and Transducers

MOFs can sense and sort troublesome gases

From astronauts and submariners to miners and rescue workers, people who operate in small enclosed spaces need good air quality to work safely and effectively. Electronic sensors now developed by a KAUST team can simultaneously detect at least three critical parameters that are important to monitor to ensure human comfort …

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Pin-sized sensor could bring chemical ID to smartphone-sized devices

Imagine pointing your smartphone at a salty snack you found at the back of your pantry and immediately knowing if its ingredients had turned rancid. Devices called spectrometers can detect dangerous chemicals based on a unique “fingerprint” of absorbed and emitted light. But these light-splitting instruments have long been both …

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IECEx-certified processing units for intrinsically safe EGE sensors

  EGE now offers IECEx-certified signal processing units for the growing range IECEx-approved two-wire sensors. The certification greatly facilitates exporting the intrinsically safe sensors to many countries around the world – machine manufacturers and plant engineers can now use them in applications where they were previously barred or had to …

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Capacitive sensors measure thermal expansion under extreme conditions

Non-contact capacitive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are being used to measure the thermal expansion of star sensor carriers under extreme conditions. The star sensor measuring platform was developed by German company KRP Mechatec in cooperation with Micro-Epsilon. Star sensors are optical measuring instruments based on CCD elements or other optical …

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SensoPart celebrates jubilee year with extensive programme of events

Sensor manufacturer SensoPart is celebrating its 25th anniversary on 5 April. The jubilee year will be celebrated in style with multiple events organised for employees, customers, partners and members of the public. “We gauge ourselves not by what is possible today, but by our vision of what can be achieved” …

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Novel sensor system improves reliability of high-temperature humidity measurements

A new sensor system developed in Saarbrücken, Germany can not only carefully control drying processes in industrial ovens, but can deliver reliable air humidity measurements even at high temperatures and in the presence of other background vapours. Professor Andreas Schütze, project manager Tilman Sauerwald and their research team at Saarland …

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Renesas completes acquisition of Integrated Device Technology

Renesas Electronics has successfully completed the acquisition of Integrated Device Technology (IDT), a leading supplier of analogue mixed-signal products, including sensors, connectivity and wireless power. Together with IDT, Renesas will now deliver an even broader range of leading-edge technology and embedded solutions by combining IDT’s RF, high-performance timing, memory interface, …

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Magnetoresistive sensors for near future innovative development

Excluding the information recording and reading technology, in the next 15-20 years, hypersensitive sensors operating under the magnetoresistive principle will be applied in an extensive number of innovative areas. Among them are biomedicine, flexible electronics, position sensors, and human-computer interaction, various types of monitoring, navigation and autonomous transport. An article …

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Energy monitor can find electrical failures before they happen

A new system devised by researchers at MIT can monitor the behavior of all electric devices within a building, ship, or factory, determining which ones are in use at any given time and whether any are showing signs of an imminent failure. When tested on a Coast Guard cutter, the …

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ams and Wise Road Capital advance further development for environmental, flow and pressure sensors through creation of a joint venture

ams and Wise Road Capital announce today that they have signed an agreement to create a joint venture to advance the development and sales of environmental, flow and pressure sensor solutions for the global market.  Under the agreement, employees, IP, sensor products and solutions and related customers will transfer from …

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