Small Sensors Make a Big Difference in Consumer Products New features and functionality result when consumer products include sensors. Full Story
EXERGEN'S EXTREME IRt/c
Exergen's Industrial Division introduces the new Extreme IRt/c, which can withstand extreme ambient temperature changes and hold true accuracy, with thermal shock. The rugged design allows for drift free output of a K type thermocouple, under very adverse ambient extremes. Click Here.
Sensors Address System-Level Design Issues The ability to sense common or unusual parameters is a great start for any control system. However, those sensors that take into account system-related aspects distinguish themselves from the competition. Full Story Pulse-Width-Modulation Digital-to-Analog Converter vs. Stand-Alone DAC
Is the almost-cost-free Pulse-Width-Modulation Digital-to-Analog Converter good enough for an application or does it need a higher-performance, stand-alone DAC? Full Story The System Aspects of Sensing
Author Rob Lineback discusses the increasing focus on the system aspects of sensors, including interfacing, communication (including wireless), packaging and ease of use. Full Story Total Recall Using In-Sight
ID technologies that have already proven themselves in other industries are now opening up previously untapped potential in hospitals for both safety and cost efficiencies. Full Story
Solving Sensor Interfacing Issues in Portable Multi-Sensor SystemsPart of Design News' new Sensor Solutions website! As the number of sensors increase and specifications tighten, the design challenges of the sensor interfacing portion of the system increase. Guest expert Andreas Heldwein from ZMD AG will explain the problems and a solution that can simplify interfacing multiple sensors. Watch Now
Robotic Jellyfish Swim and Fly at Hannover Fair - VIDEO The biggest draws at Festo’s Hannover Fair exhibits have been biologically inspired robotic creatures that show off cutting-edge automation technologies. Watch Now
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