Category: Sensors

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96Boards IoT Starter Kit with UART and Arduino-compatible Sensors Platform

Posted by Charbax – October 20, 2015

Grant Likely of Linaro introduces the http://96Boards.org IoT Starter Kit with retail price aimed at around $45 which includes the 96Boards UART also available at http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/96Boards-UART-p-2525.html and the Arduino-compatible 96Boards Sensors adapter board.

VKANSEE 2000dpi Optical Fingerprint Sensor

Posted by Charbax – October 6, 2015

VKANSEE shows the world's thinnest optical fingerprint sensor. It takes fingerprint images at 2000DPI resolution, 4 times higher precision than most competiting fingerprint sensor technologies yet on the market, higher resolution fingerprinting means more accuracy and more security. Read more at http://vkansee.com

Printed Temperature Sensor Demo at IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2015

Prof. David Britton from PST Sensors demonstrating their temperature sensing systems (printed silicon nanoparticle negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor) to Raghu Das (IDTechEx) at Printed Electronics Europe. PST sells the ability to put temperature sensing into everything, anywhere. Working with its customers, PST Sensors has developed a suite of temperature sensing systems which cannot be manufactured using other technologies. These include not only fully flexible and large area temperature sensing systems, but also sensor arrays. At the heart of PST Sensors' product range is a silicon nanoparticle negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor which can be printed on almost any material including paper, fabric and polymer film, with an almost infinite choice of form factors. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

IP500 Alliance Defines the Communication Platform for Smart Sensing Devices in the Home

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2015

Helmut Adamski, Chairman of IP500 Alliance at Internet of Things Applications Europe. IP500 are defining, developing, and providing a secure and vendor-neutral wireless communication platform for smart sensing devices for buildings and homes. The IP500® Alliance is an international industry initiative launched by leading manufacturers (OEMs), users and operators.  For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

ISORG Contactless 3D Gesture Recognition using Printed Electronics

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

Mr Laurent Jamet demonstrating ISORG's printed electronics devices for large-area photonics and image sensors; including their revolutionary user interface with contactless 3D gesture recognition at Printed Electronics Europe. ISORG is the pioneer company in organic and printed electronics devices for large-area photonics and image sensors, developing a disruptive technology converting plastic, paper and glass surfaces into smart surfaces. ISORG is a start-up company of CEA-LITEN, based in Grenoble (France). ISORG offers a new generation of high performance, thin and flexible optical sensors for large area digital imaging & scanning, motion & object presence detection, interactive surfaces and light measurement. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Solvay Piezoelectric Materials for Sensors and Actuators

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

Corinne Duffie from Solvay Specialty Polymers showing piezoelectric materials for sensors and actuators at Printed Electronics Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show! Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures over 1500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers; offering, as a leading global producer of innovative materials which consistently surpass the highest standards for sustainability, durability, chemical and temperature resistance, weatherability and transparency, the widest range of specialty polymers in the world which fulfils critical requirements of global customers involved in industries such as the Automotive, Aerospace, Chemical, Healthcare, Membranes, Plumbing, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas, Wire & Cable and Alternative Energy ones. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Nordic Semiconductor ARM Cortex-M0 Ultra Low Power Wireless IPv6 over BTLE

Posted by Charbax – July 9, 2015

Nordic Semiconductor shows their ultra low power Bluetooth Low Energy, Ant, 2.4Ghz ARM Cortex-M0 based system on chips for trying to simplify the development of Wearables, Internet of Things devices, they are working to make things as simple as possible. One of the features that Nordic Semiconductor is able to demonstrate is to send voice over Bluetooth Low Energy. Nordic Semiconductor's implementation of Thread and mbed are being demonstrated.

Makeblock Maker Open Shenzhen (Day 2), 48-hour Robotic Competition

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2015

Maker Open is a 48 hours international robotic competition held by Makeblock, SIAT and Shenzhen Government. Makeblock is a robot construction platform, which provide anodized aluminum extrusion mechanics, easy-to-use electronics and software that are supported by each other. Makeblock's mission is to lower the skill level requirement of making things!

There are 12 Maker teams from overseas and China joining the 2015 Shenzhen Maker Open, including students from MIT, university Utah, makers from Italy and Austria, as well as the students from Peking university, student from Shenzhen high schools and more. The Maker game theme is “music/chess/writing/drawing” in Chinese tradional archaism called“琴棋书画qinqishuhua”.

Maker Open came from Makeblock's company trandition activity - 24 hours makerathon! Makeblock brings it to Shenzhen Maker Week.

Makeblock's websites:
http://www.makeropen.org
http://www.makeblock.cc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Open/127115557619938
http://facebook.com/makeblock

http://twitter.com/makeblock
https://www.youtube.com/Makeblock
http://google.com/+Makeblock

NXP shows common usages in society for their NFC

Posted by Gennie – June 17, 2015

NXP show their latest NFC and wireless technology on Computex 2015,NFC enabled vending machine, with NFC mobile phone or other wireless devices, customer can purchase or sell products in more secured and faster way. With a swipe of NFC-equipped entrance passes, customer can traveling with bikes, buses, and metros very convenient.

ARM Cordio Radio IP and ARM Subsystem for IoT

Posted by Charbax – June 2, 2015

At Computex 2015, ARM launches their new ARM Cordio Radio IP ultra low power Bluetooth LE 4.2. It has an analog RF component, a digital baseband modem component and mbed IoT subsystem running on an ARM Cortex-M3, based around the mbed OS and mbed device server allowing to build a solution around IoT devices and to connect them to the web. The ARM mbed OS runs on ARM Cortex-M devices. ARM is partnering with TSMC using their 55ULP process to dramatically lower the power consumption getting a 40% reduction in dynamic power consumption and a 25% reduction in the leakage.

You can read more about ARM Cordio and ARM's new IoT subsystem here: http://www.arm.com/about/newsroom/arm-de-risks-design-cycle-for-iot-chips.php