Sensors and Transducers

Paragraf and NPL demonstrate that Paragraf’s graphene Hall Effect sensors are ready for high-radiation applications

Paragraf has demonstrated the ability of its graphene Hall Effect sensors to withstand high levels of radiation. The discovery, based on testing from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), proves that ‘unpackaged’ Hall Effect sensors can be used in high-radiation environments such as space. The project was funded by Innovate UK, …

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AMA Association reports industry development in the second quarter of 2020

The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement (AMA) recently polled its approximately 450 members about economic development in the second quarter. According to their own statements, the industry generated a drop in sales of eight percent in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter. It is interesting to note that …

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Novel virus-based colourimetric sensor can show true colours of airborne threats

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the world needs technology that can quickly and accurately identify invisible dangers, including harmful substances or airborne environmental pollutants. Colourimetric sensors – devices that intuitively reveal information about their environment through colour changes – are an attractive option in this regard. But, for …

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Analog Devices introduces automotive industry’s first wireless battery management system for electric vehicles

Analog Devices has announced the industry’s first wireless battery management system (wBMS), which enables automotive manufacturers increased flexibility to scale their electric vehicle fleets into volume production across a wide range of vehicle classes. This is the first wireless battery management system available for production electric vehicles, and it will …

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Why indoor air quality is important to minimise the spread of COVID-19

Tenants of serviced offices are starting to ask questions about environmental monitoring in their office spaces. Temperature, humidity, CO2 and ventilation levels are known to have an impact on comfort and even productivity of occupants of an office building. Add in safety concerns about COVID19 transmission in the workplace and …

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TTI secures sixth consecutive ‘Global Distributor of the Year’ award from Molex

TTI has been awarded ‘2019 Global Distributor of the Year’ by Molex. The award recognises the outstanding global channel partner each year for advancing Molex technology solutions through demonstrated growth in worldwide sales, coupled with global financial, operational, and executive management excellence. This award demonstrates that for the past year, …

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An improved wearable, stretchable gas sensor using nanocomposites

A stretchable, wearable gas sensor for environmental sensing has been developed and tested by researchers at Penn State, Northeastern University and five universities in China. The sensor combines a newly developed laser-induced graphene foam material with a unique form of molybdenum disulfide and reduced-graphene oxide nanocomposites. The researchers were interested …

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Pressure sensor with IO-Link wins the Innovations Showcase Award

At the Process Expo in Chicago, a panel of experts from the food processing industry selected the Baumer PP20H pressure sensor as the winner of the Innovations Showcase Award in the dairy product category. The pressure sensor prevailed among the 17 finalists due to its condensate-resistant silicon measuring cell, exceptional …

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Predicting a crisis before it happens: Sensors in the water network

The UK has recently experienced a heatwave – London, for example, had the longest stretch of hot weather in almost 60 years. With an increase in temperature, there is an increase in demand for tap water. One area which is affected is the South West Water network, with water shortages …

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Allegro MicroSystems announces General Counsel transition

Allegro MicroSystems today announced that Chris Brown has joined the executive leadership team as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Chris is the successor to Richard Kneeland, Allegro’s General Counsel since 2007, who has transitioned to the role of Senior Vice President, Special Counsel and Corporate Secretary …

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