ams – Accurate relative humidity and temperature sensor IC ideal for space- and power-constrained designs


The ENS210 from ams is a single-die sensor IC providing extremely accurate, pre-calibrated measurements of relative humidity and ambient temperature. The ENS210 provides a digital temperature output in Kelvin, accurate to a maximum ±0.2°C over the range 0°C to 70°C. It also provides relative humidity measurements as a digital output accurate to a maximum ±3.5%. […]

ams – XYZ colour sensor provides integrated platform for consumer and industrial colour analysis devices


ams has introduced an integrated colour-point sensor IC which provides dramatically improved accuracy and stability compared to conventional RGB colour sensors while cutting bill-of-materials and production costs for manufacturers of handheld colour analysis instruments. The new AS7261 JENCOLOR® XYZ sensor is a complete platform for colour sensing, which eases design-in and simplifies production processes for […]

Littelfuse – Compact reed sensor offers various contact options


The 59022 Firecracker from Littelfuse is a cylindrical reed sensor available with a choice of Normally Open (NO), Normally Closed (NC) or Change-Over (CO) contacts. A magnetically-operated proximity sensor with hermetically-sealed contacts, the 59022 operates through non-ferrous materials such as wood, plastic or aluminium. Its magnetic principle of operation makes it well suited to use […]

Panasonic – Compact PIR sensors offer wide choice of lenses and detection characteristics


Panasonic’s PaPIR family of Pyroelectric Infrared (PIR) sensors are complete systems for human motion detection, including lenses. The digital output of the PaPIR products, provided as TTL and LVTTL signals, may be directly connected to a microcontroller, making it easy to integrate the sensors into circuit designs and allowing the fastest possible development time. The […]

ROHM Semiconductor – Accelerometers offer extended measurement range for use in sports and industrial applications


The KX222 and KX224 from Kionix, a ROHM Group company, are accelerometers which offer user- configurable full-scale measurement ranges of ±8g, ±16g and ±32g. These latest accelerometers from Kionix have a sense element fabricated using proprietary plasma micromachining process technology. Acceleration sensing is based on the principle of a differential capacitance arising from acceleration-induced motion […]

ROHM Semiconductor – Upgraded tri-axis accelerometer offers low trigger threshold of 3.9mg


The KXTJ3 from Kionix, part of the ROHM group, is a new and improved version of the company’s family of tri- axis MEMS accelerometers. Housed in a 2mm x 2mm x 0.9mm, 12-pin LGA package, it is pin-compatible with the earlier KXTJ2 series, and thus provides an easy upgrade path for users of the older device. […]

STMicroelectronics – 5V CMOS op amp offers very high accuracy and almost zero temperature drift


STMicroelectronics’ TSZ182 is a dual operational amplifier which features a very low input-offset voltage and almost no temperature drift. The offset voltage is a maximum 25μV at 25°C, and just 35μV over the full operating- temperature range of -40°C to 125°C. Offset voltage drift is a tiny 0.1μV/°C. The TSZ182, which has a 3MHz gain- […]

STMicroelectronics – High-performance MEMS microphone features fully differential output


STMicroelectronics’ MP23AB01DH is a compact, low-power MEMS microphone which offers excellent acoustic performance, including low noise and high sensitivity. It consists of a capacitive sensing element and an IC interface. The sensing element, capable of detecting acoustic waves, is manufactured using a special silicon micromachining process dedicated to the production of audio sensors. This advanced […]

STMicroelectronics – Three-axis accelerometer includes internal motion-detection engine


The LIS2DW12 from STMicroelectronics is an ultra low-power and high- performance three-axis linear accelerometer used to detect motion and acceleration. The LIS2DW12 has user-selectable full scales of ±2g, ±4g, ±8g or ±16g, and is capable of measuring acceleration at output data rates from 1.6Hz to 1.6kHz. The LIS2DW12 has an integrated 32-level First-In, First-Out (FIFO) […]

TE Connectivity – Development boards for sensor applications


Sensor development board for pressure, temperature and humidity measurement The MEAS PICtail® Plus for Microchip Explorer 16 from TE Connectivity (TE) is a simple way to interface with TE’s board-mountable sensors. The board features a PIC24FJ128GA010 microcontroller from Microchip. The board features the following TE sensors: HTU21D – a digital humidity sensor with temperature output. […]