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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
Driving a Health Meter on a Chip

Microcontrollers and other components from TI, Freescale, and Analog Devices contribute to the miniaturization of health monitors and other medical devices.

Publish Date: 2015-03-05
Accelerometers Tackle Football Concussions

Sensing devices for real-time impact monitoring make it possible to see what is really happening when collisions occur on the football field.

Publish Date: 2015-02-26
New Integrated NFC Tag/Sensor Devices: How Low-Cost/Low-Power RF Technology Enables New Applications

Medical advances for diabetic patients could allow NFC tag/sensor devises to measure blood glucose levels in diabetic patients.

Publish Date: 2015-02-19
Miniature Sensors for Medical Applications Offer Lots of Design Options

The ability to design in reliable, accurate sensor functionality within the constraints of an ever-shrinking space is critical in a wide range of applications.

Publish Date: 2015-02-12
Specialized ICs, PV Cells Enable Energy Harvesting from Indoor Lighting

Specialized devices from manufacturers such as Cymbet, IXYS, and Texas Instruments offer engineers quick implementation into energy-harvesting designs.

Publish Date: 2015-02-04
The IoT Dons Sensor-based Wearables

The continued adoption of wearable technology developments will ultimately reduce costs which opens up even greater use across new applications.

Publish Date: 2015-01-29
Miniaturization in MEMS sensors

A look at how micromachining optimizes the miniaturization of sensors and reduction of sensor element sizes via standard semiconductor manufacturing technology.

Publish Date: 2015-01-22
“Black Boxes” Collect Hundreds of Sensor Parameters, Aid in Crash Analysis

Learn about the sensing devices that make it possible to diagnose what went wrong in the event of a plane crash.

Publish Date: 2015-01-15
Specialized Devices Tackle High-Voltage Energy Harvesting

Specialized ICs from suppliers including Linear Tech and TI that can help simplify design while maximizing energy conversion.

Publish Date: 2015-01-14
Smarter Sensors Save Space and Power

Motion tracking and location awareness provide the key to new features and applications in consumer equipment, helping to enable new market opportunities.

Publish Date: 2015-01-08
The Not-So-Secret Ingredient behind White-Goods Innovation

Household appliances are major energy users and sensors are used to help reduce power consumption and thus CO2 emission.

Publish Date: 2014-12-18
Specialized ICs Squeeze Large Capabilities into Tiny Energy-Harvesting Solutions

For rapidly growing markets such as the Internet of Things (IoT), energy harvesting can significantly enhance battery life or even enable battery-free designs.

Publish Date: 2014-12-17
Sun Sensor for Sensible Exposure

An outline of approaches to UV exposure monitoring, focusing on photodiodes for UV and IR sensing, is presented with an integrated approach from Silicon Labs.

Publish Date: 2014-12-16
Infrared Sensors Evolve from Military to IoT Applications

Learn how IR sensors are gaining traction in Internet of Things M2M applications, including medical diagnostics, imaging and industrial process controls.

Publish Date: 2014-12-11
How to Integrate Inertial Sensing into Wearable Equipment

Review of accelerometers with digital interfaces that are an ideal fit for wearable applications that require motion sensing.

Publish Date: 2014-10-30
Sensor Technology for Wearable Designs

Examine sensors suitable for wearable applications and new design architectures aimed at reducing the system size and weight and extending the battery life.

Publish Date: 2014-10-16
Low-Power Wireless Communication Enables Wearable Sports, Fitness, and Medical Device Design

This article discusses the designs and specifications of low-power wireless wearable devices and provides component solutions from TI and InvenSense.

Publish Date: 2014-09-25