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The Internet of Things and the Cloud Require Innovative Hardware and Connectors

Learn how critical insight and application expertise are essential from vendors in sensing and connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Publish Date: 2015-07-28
Why Sensor Development for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is on a Fast Track

Learn about the Industry 4.0 revolution and how it’s being fueled by sensor advancement including products from Omron, SparkFun, and Freescale.

Publish Date: 2015-07-23
Sensors Provide Context Awareness for IoT and IoT Applications

Sensor fusion somponents and technologies help create contextual awareness for a variety of applications including smartphones and industrial applications.

Publish Date: 2015-07-16
Sensor Solutions for Electronic Braking Assist Systems

Sensors from Infineon and Analog Devices play a large roll in deveoping automatic breaking technology in automobiles.

Publish Date: 2015-07-09
Danger – Keep Out; Safety-Rated Sensors for Industrial Guarding

Safety at work has become ingrained in the industrial culture and is viewed as important for workers and employers looking to benefit from a good safety record.

Publish Date: 2015-06-24
Intelligence Comes to the Commutation Encoder

Intelligent rotary commutation encoders offer output options, zeroing ease, simplified BOM, and PC-based insight.

Publish Date: 2015-06-18
Employing Tamper Detection and Protection in Smart Meters

Learn how the emergence of smart meters has created additional opportunities for theft and enabled a broader set of sophisticated tamper-detection mechanisms.

Publish Date: 2015-06-17
Thin Sensors are in Vogue (for More than Fashion Reasons)

Learn how ultra-thin sensors are being employed in a wide variety of health, safety, and environmental applications where size matters and less is more.

Publish Date: 2015-06-11
Sensors for Temperature Measurement and Their Application

Six thermal measurement methods are reviewed: resistance thermometer, thermocouple, diode/transistor, optical probe, infrared and liquid crystal thermography.

Publish Date: 2015-06-04
Making the World Healthier and Safer through Sensor Innovation

Discover how sensors are making the world a healthier and safer place in applications ranging from heart-rate monitors to vehicle-crash detectors.

Publish Date: 2015-05-21
Energy Harvesting Aids Structural Health Monitoring of Public Roads and Bridges

The use of devices including energy transducers, power management ICs, and sensors to ensure safety of public infrastructure.

Publish Date: 2015-05-20
Strengthening the Weakest Link

A key issue of IoT security is access control including insecure web interfaces, weak authentication, and web services presenting open ports to the Internet.

Publish Date: 2015-05-14
Sensors Find their Way into the Corn Field

The integration of sensors in the farming business has helped farmers increase farm profitability, accuracy, and reliability.

Publish Date: 2015-04-30
Toxic Gas Sensors Replace Canaries and Mice in Mines

The use of oxygen and methane gas sensors to detect low to deadly levels of toxic gases in mines. Sensors include Parallax's MQ-2 and Honeywell's KGZ-10.

Publish Date: 2015-04-23
Hardware Security for a Worldly-Wise Internet of Things

Implementing proper security in IoT applications is essential to prevent unwanted sources from gaining sensitive information.

Publish Date: 2015-04-16
Adding Smarts to Environmental Sensors

Sensor fusion addresses the high accuracy, reliability, small form-factor, and low cost requirements with solutions available from Omron, ams, and TI.

Publish Date: 2015-04-09
The Five Senses of Sensors—Part II: Touch and Vision

Part 2 of updates to the previously published “Five Senses of Sensors” articles includes advances in sensor technology regarding touch and vision.

Publish Date: 2015-04-02
The Five Senses of Sensors—Part I: Smell, Taste, and Hearing

Reviewing the senses of sensors and how they mimic human smell, taste, and hearing along with advances in sensor technology due to the emergence of IoT.

Publish Date: 2015-03-26
Load and Strain Measurement in Industry and Healthcare

Understanding load sensor operating principles and likely error sources can help with selection and installation, ensuring accurate measurement and reliability.

Publish Date: 2015-03-19
Sensor-Based Wearables Move from Fad to Factory Floor Applications

Wearable steady progress from fitness monitoring into demanding tasks such as industrial and defense applications.

Publish Date: 2015-03-12