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      Advanced V2X application scenarios for collision-free driving tested by NXP & partners (06/10/2021)

      NXP & partners to present V2X-enabled prototypes at world’s largest event for smart mobility & digitalisation of transportation, ITS World Congress, from 11-15 October in Hamburg – including a smart V2X-enabled e-bike prototype from premium manufacturer, Riese & Müller. V2X electronics can help protect bikes & other road users from accidents. NXP has also released a new applications processor for advanced V2X & IIoT applications.

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      Facebook chooses u-blox timing technology to speed up its data centres – and open-sources the design (05/10/2021)

      Facebook has open-sourced the design of its Time Card (sharing the GitHub repository, including specs, schematics, mechanics, BOM & source code), which features the ultra-precise u-blox ZED-F9T timing module, providing easy access to nanosecond-level timing.

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      OKW’s EASYTEC IIoT/sensor enclosures now available in 4 new sizes (04/10/2021)

      Manufacturer of plastic & metal enclosures for OEM electronics equipment, OKW has added four new sizes to its EASYTEC range of fast-mount flanged enclosures. The new larger sizes suit more complex applications that require extra installation volume – such as IT network technology & smart factory sensor equipment.

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      EPDT October 2021 issue (inc. Sensors & Comms features) now available online (02/10/2021)

      This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Sensor technologies & Communications applications, plus EPDT's productronica show preview.

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      Top 10 questions to consider when selecting a measurement sensor (01/10/2021)

      Why do sensor suppliers ask detailed questions when it comes to solving a measurement task? With different measurement technologies & thousands of sensor variants to choose from, the answers to these questions help suppliers determine which sensor is best for your application, says Glenn Wedgbrow, Business Development Manager at measurement technology specialist, Micro-Epsilon UK.

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      Direction finding using Bluetooth Angle of Arrival (01/10/2021)

      Angle of Arrival (AoA) – used for locating & tracking of devices – was included in the Bluetooth 5.1 Core Specification, released in January 2019. As with most Bluetooth updates, there were several changes within that specification, but Angle of Arrival was the one that attracted most attention.

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      What is sensor linearity & what does it mean? (01/10/2021)

      Most analogue output sensors have general specifications such as linearity (or non-linearity), repeatability & resolution, as well as environmental specifications like operating temperature or shock & vibration, and dynamic specifications like response or bandwidth.

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      Gas detection techniques using pyroelectric sensors (01/10/2021)

      Gas detection is an essential aspect of many industrial & commercial applications, covering many potential sources, including carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide & several anaesthetic gases. Most of us have detectors in our homes to protect us from smoke & carbon monoxide. Other applications include measuring carbon dioxide expelled, termed capnography, for medical diagnostic purposes, air quality measurement in smart buildings & commercial portable gas analysis detectors.

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      Show preview: Green light for productronica 2021 (01/10/2021)

      It’s been a tough 18 months for industry trade shows & live events, with most having to cancel or postpone events through the pandemic & global lockdowns, and many offering digital alternatives.