From blood pressure monitors to weight scales, the quality, reliability and accuracy of sensor output often defines the performance of an end device.
Sensor technology advances including products from Honeywell and Texas Instruments being driven by military applications and their vast amount of data.
A look at today's sensor solutions which provide greater sensitivity, superior temperature range, and faster response times.
Whether choosing a sensor for high-volume low-performance commodity-type applications, one to work effectively in the harshest environments on (or off) the planet, or one that provides the utmost in accuracy, how do you decide what you need?
Heat can be the great enemy of more than just electronics. Modern day refrigeration and cooling systems are multi-billion dollar industries whose products keep us cool and comfortable.
What true error parameters can you count on when selecting a sensor? In a recent meeting with AJ Smith, director of global product marketing for Honeywell Sensing and Control, we discussed the realities and the myths regarding total error band.
This article describes the advantages of open-loop sensors over closed-loop current sensors. Examples of LEM and Honeywell open-loop sensors are described.
A look at the characteristics, implementation and performance of rotary shaft encoders including absolute, incremental and optical incremental parts.
The success of industrial processes is based in large part on creating stable, repeatable conditions in which they are carried out.
Android devices are now part of the array of gadgets offering sensor-based capabilities that let developers do everything.
An encoder is a device that returns position information to a circuit. They can be made from one of several different technologies (e.g., mechanical or optical) and can provide a bewildering variety of output data.
Flow sensors are used to measure flow velocity, volumetric flow rate, or mass flow of a liquid or gas. Mass flow for gases is specified in units of standard liters per minute (slm) or standard cubic centimeters per minute (sccm).
When selecting between negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs) accuracy and tolerance are key.
Medicine does not advance technology, technology advances medicine. This is especially true in diagnostics, maintenance, and monitoring for both interceptive and preventative medical techniques.
Push or pull? Likely if that's the action, and the field is electronics, a force sensor is involved. Simply put, force sensors are transducers that convert mechanical force input into an electrical output signal.
Pressure sensors are used in a variety of applications, ranging from medical equipment to portable devices.
Used in applications spanning fluid/gas flow, speed, level and altitude, pressure sensors typically measure the pressure of gas or liquid within a specific environment.
Get the basics on temperature sensors including thermocouples, thermistors, resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) and infrared sensors.
The embedded world in which we live is collectively developed from thousands of varying MCUs and CPUs. In support of the free flow of data and information, many are interconnected and often wireless.
Relative humidity (RH) is defined as the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor (in a gaseous mixture of air and water vapor) to the saturated vapor pressure of water at a given temperature.