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New sony sensor creates industry standard SXGA module

New sony sensor creates industry standard SXGA module
The first of a new series of SXGA modules - the Sony XCG-CG160, has been introduced by Sony Europe’s Imaging Sensing Solutions. The camera, which features a 1/3-type IMX273 sensor, is a low-disruption way to move from CCD to GSCMOS, proves a suitable replacement for cameras using the highly-regarded Sony ICX445 CCD sensor.
20th October 2017

Optical fibres help build a ‘billion sensors’ earthquake observatory

Optical fibres help build a ‘billion sensors’ earthquake observatory
Thousands of miles of buried optical fibres crisscross California’s San Francisco Bay Area delivering high-speed internet and HD video to homes and businesses. Biondo Biondi, a professor of geophysics at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, dreams of turning that dense network into an inexpensive “billion sensors” observatory for continuously monitoring and studying earthquakes.
20th October 2017

Duo develop smart 3D camera solution

Duo develop smart 3D camera solution
Licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, CEVA, has announced a partnership with LG Electronics to deliver a high-performance, low-cost smart 3D camera solution for consumer electronics and robotic applications. The 3D camera module incorporates a Rockchip RK1608 coprocessor with multiple CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision DSPs, which provide the processing power to perform a wide variety of 3D sensing applications.
18th October 2017


High speed illuminated image sensor for surveillance

High speed illuminated image sensor for surveillance
ON Semiconductor has released a new sensor, the AR0521, a 1-2.5” image sensor with a 5MP resolution, offering 60fps to incrrase video performance. The 2.2µm Back Side Illuminated pixel technology enables clear, sharp digital pictures while the sensor’s ability to capture both continuous video and single frames makes it well suited for security applications.
16th October 2017

Optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing

Optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing
The world of nanosensors may be physically small, but the demand is large and growing, with little sign of slowing. As electronic devices get smaller, their ability to provide precise, chip-based sensing of dynamic physical properties such as motion become challenging to develop. An international group of researchers have put a literal twist on this challenge, demonstrating a new nanoscale optomechanical resonator that can detect torsional motion at near state-of-the-art sensitivity.
18th September 2017

BE-A range of optical flow sensors from Panasonic

BE-A range of optical flow sensors from Panasonic
Conrad Business Supplies offers the BE-A range of flow sensors from Panasonic Electric Works Europe. The new sensors have been specially developed for laboratory automation. During the automatic dosing process of liquids, the highly reliable sensors detect air bubbles or liquid. In addition, the flow sensors can be used for level requests, level detection or level monitoring.
13th September 2017

Magnetic sensors modernise position sensing for the IoT era

Magnetic sensors modernise position sensing for the IoT era
Offering high power efficiency, flexible I2C configuration, and built-in tamper detection and temperature sensing, Silicon Labs brings Hall-effect sensing into the 21st century with a magnetic sensor portfolio. Silicon Labs’ new Si72xx portfolio includes what the company claims to be the most advanced, feature-rich magnetic sensors available today, outclassing reed switches and traditional Hall-effect devices in a wide range of open/close and position-sensing applications.
7th September 2017

Imaging sensors feature CMOS global shutter mode

Imaging sensors feature CMOS global shutter mode
  Sony Semiconductor Solutions has launched the first models featuring its 3rd generation CMOS Global Shutter with the IMX420 and IMX428 image sensors. Both models come with 7MP resolution, with the IMX420 reaching frames rates of up to 170fps at 10bit pixel depth. Both sensors achieve a saturation at 25.000e- for a pixel size of 4.5µm.
5th September 2017

CMOS image sensor for 4K network security cameras

CMOS image sensor for 4K network security cameras
Supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, Renesas Electronics, has announced a new high-sensitivity, high-resolution 8.48 megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor (RAA462113FYL) that supports 4K video cameras. In conjunction with the existing Renesas 2.12 MP product that is already in mass production, Renesas will be providing full-scale sales support for its high-end CMOS image sensor for network security cameras.
31st August 2017

Miniature PIR designed for outdoor luminaire integration

Miniature PIR designed for outdoor luminaire integration
  A miniature IP65-rated PIR presence detector has been launched by CP Electronics, allowing for maximum ease of integration and installation into outdoor luminaires.
9th August 2017


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