Category: Sensors

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Arrow shows latest 96Boards and Mezzannine boards

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 21, 2018

Arrow shows some of their latest 96Boards and Mezzanine boards such as the Renesas ANT96 board based on the Renesas RZ Family Renesas RZ/G1E processor featuring a dual-core Arm Cortex-A7. Novtech Meerkat i.MX7D and Chameleon Cyclone V Altera/Intel FPGA board. NextBiometrics NB-2023-S fingerprint sensor mezzanine board, STM32 Sensor mezzanine board and more. Arrow has more than 5 Mezzanine boards in the pipeline and at least 2 base boards too. Oxalis Layerscape LS1012A.

Smart Hearing Aids, by Achin Bhowmik, CTO at Starkey Hearing Technologies

Posted by Charbax – September 3, 2018

Achin Bhowmik, CTO at Starkey Hearing Technologies, talks about redefining what a hearing aid is using sensors and AI, enhancing machine perception to augment the human experience.

Breath! controls breathing when doing Yoga and Pilates

Posted by Charbax – August 26, 2018

Breath! discusses their e-textile system which comprises of a smart garment and an app to monitor breathing through sensors within the garment.

Interviewed at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018

Microchip PIC16F18446 with 12bit ADC, Computation, ATMEGA4809 8-bit high-performance AVR RISC CPU

Posted by Charbax – August 9, 2018

The Microchip PIC16(L)F184xx 8-bit product family features high resolution Analog, Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) and communication along with eXtreme Low-Power (XLP) technology for a wide range of general purpose and low-power applications. The family offers a 12-bit ADC with computation (ADC2), multiple communications interfaces, a temperature sensor; along with memory features like Memory Access Partition (MAP) and Device Information Area (DIA). The 12-bit ADC2 automates Capacitive Voltage Divider (CVD) techniques for advanced touch sensing, averaging, filtering, oversampling and automatic threshold comparison. The products also have a highly effective power management features such as CPU IDLE/DOZE modes, peripheral module disable (PMD) and peripheral pin select (PPS).

The Microchip ATmega4809 is a microcontroller featuring the 8-bit AVR processor with hardware multiplier - running at up to 20MHz and with up to 48 KB Flash, 6 KB SRAM and 256 bytes of EEPROM in 48-pin packages. The series uses the latest Core Independent Peripherals with low power features. Including Event System, intelligent analog and advanced peripherals.

Sensel PressureGrid Force Sensing Multi-touch sensor

Posted by Charbax – August 4, 2018

https://sensel.com creates multi-touch, highly sensitive, low power, and mobile, Sensel’s PressureGrid makes computing more comfortable and creative.

Interviewed at the IDTechEx Show! USA http://IDTechEx.com/USA

Smart Tires by Silent Sensors, Energy Harvesting, RFID for rubbers elastomers, polymers

Posted by Charbax – August 1, 2018

Marcus Taylor, CEO of Silent Sensors (http://silentsensors.com) demonstrates their Energy Harvesting and RFID products for use in rubbers elastomers and polymers, with a special focus on tires. Tires, first and foremost, are safety products. About 20% of all accidents on the road are caused by underinflated tires. Underinflated tires also translate into increased fuel consumption and increased tire wear. All the components they use have to be automotive grade.

At the IDTechEx Show! Europe, Silent Sensors introduced a new supercapacitor that is very flexible and able to withstand high temperatures, which is necessary for tire manufacture and production.

Filmed at IDTechEx Show! Europe: http://IDTechEx.com/Europe

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XCo Tech precise motion tracking (2cm at 10ms) for elite sports

Posted by Charbax – July 25, 2018

XCo Tech (https://xco.io) provides 2cm accuracy in all movements for elite level sports teams and athletes, being able to monitor exact movements in sport, fitness and healthcare using precision location technology and unique cross platform software for their sensor based system.

Interviewed at the IDTechEx Show! USA: http://IDTechEx.com/USA

BOE under-display TFT Fingerprint sensor with Guillaume Chansin Irimitech

Posted by Charbax – July 11, 2018

BOE shows their new under-display fingerprint sensor at SID Display Week 2018. It is an optical sensor with a resolution of 500 dpi placed directly under an OLED display based on TFT circuitry that has been certified to meet the TEE standard. Other companies like Synaptics have shown similar concepts before, but this is the first time the under-display fingerprint sensor is made with TFT. Dr Guillaume Chansin who is a consultant in sensor technology at Irimitech gets a hands-on demo. He says there are advantages in using TFT instead of CMOS to make a large sensor that could potentially be the same size as the display in the future. According to BOE the sensor material is not silicon so it is cheaper to manufacture. They can make the sensor on glass or on flexible plastic (for matching with flexible OLED displays).

Holst Centre IMEC fingerprint sensor in display, organic photodiode frontplane, IGZO backplane

Posted by Charbax – June 22, 2018

Holst Centre demonstrated next-gen technology that integrates the fingerprint sensor into the display. Using flat-panel display (FPD) compatible processes, Holst Centre researchers created a 6x8-cm, 200 ppi active matrix imager with a solution-processed, ultrathin organic photodiode frontplane and an IGZOTFT backplane. The imager was demonstrated in a biometric palm print and multiple-finger detector. They believe the palm print is a more secure biometric than fingerprint scanning; and the processing of all building blocks in the palm print imager is compatible with existing FPD technology platform.

Filmed at the I-Zone demo and prototype area at SID Display Week, the world's largest and best exhibition for electronic information display technology.

BeBop Sensors, Smart Glove sensing with haptics, Drum Pad at CES 2018

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2018

BeBop makes fabric sensors that are piezo-resistive, they showed off their latest product the Forte Wireless Glove that can sense finger movements and incorporates haptic feedback. Ideally used in VR applications, this glove can work for 15 hours on a single charge, it is a one size fits all model, very fast response up to 150 frames/second for gaming applications, unique haptic actuators embedded at each finger tip. BeBop also showed pressure sensing foot pads and hand tracking system both using their fabric sensor technology. The company has been shipping its sensors into musical instruments sold by its sister company KMI, one such example was the BopPad a musical drum pad that is in the market already. BeBop is silicon valley based startup, expecting to go into mass production this year.