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      Miniature infrared sensor technology to drive new applications (27/06/2016)

      The now widespread use of accelerometers and gyroscopes has demonstrated how well the introduction of sensors can enhance applications and even drive new modes of engagement with computer systems.

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      IoT wireless sensors and the problem of short battery life (11/12/2015)

      Wireless sensors provide great insight in applications because they are simple to install, they can be deployed in a multitude of situations.

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      The toughest conformal coatings for the harshest environments (05/11/2015)

      In a typical car, electronic systems are critical to the smooth and safe operation of the vehicle. Even before the engine starts, electronics have already unlocked the car.

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      British engineering and sensor innovation (20/03/2015)

      In the early nineties, British engineer Jonathan May was involved in a project to develop a ship-borne weapon alignment system that would enable naval vessels to align their weapons more accurately and at lower cost.

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      The latest developments in medical sensors (16/10/2014)

      Air or gas embolisms, caused by small amounts of air entering the bloodstream and forming bubbles, can prove fatal. If air accidentally enters blood vessels through surgery, via an intravenous fluid line or during transfusion, the resulting bubbles can block blood flow, which may lead to a heart attack, stroke or thrombosis. While treatment is possible in the form of hyperbaric therapy, the unpredictable nature of air bubbles combined with the potential consequences, mean that prevention is pref

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      MEMS implementation advances medical sensing technology (16/07/2014)

      There are a broad range of opportunities for sensing devices within the healthcare sector; monitoring key dynamics or to enable the diagnosis of medical complaints. In the coming years, says Laurent Otte, Melexis, semiconductor innovations are likely to address these opportunities, nevertheless major technical challenges must still be overcome.

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      How working together can reduce time to market and lower total system costs (01/04/2014)

      There is a new kind of relationship between parts suppliers and OEMs, says Alex Geddes, Honeywell Sensing and Control, one where working in partnership carries through from initial design to final delivery.

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      Designing an ignition control for automotive applications (05/07/2013)

      This article discusses the design of an ignition control used in the electrical power steering (EPS) system of automobiles by using a microcontroller plus ASIC or a microcontroller supported by a programmable logic SoC. Such a system receives the ignition input from the user and a CAN transceiver and drives the three-phase brushless automotive motor.

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      Measuring air pressure pulses quickly and reliably (29/05/2013)

      The KP200 pressure sensor from Infineon Technologies is the key component in innovative systems that increase protection for pedestrians and vehicle occupants in collisions. The decisive capability of these pressure sensors is that they are able to measure air pressure pulses very reliably, quickly and independently of variations in ambient air pressure. This they have already proven for many years in a similar safety-related automobile application as side airbag sensors.