Osram promises better facial recognition with IR VCSELs
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Osram promises better facial recognition with IR VCSELs

Osram Opto Semiconductors is launching a new product family with Bidos PLPVQ 940A, its first Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) for new areas of application such as 3D sensing and facial recognition for mobiles. [via] This announcement comes shortly after the...

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CO2Meter uses GSS sensors for new CO2 alarms
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CO2Meter uses GSS sensors for new CO2 alarms

CO2Meter is using Gas Sensing Solutions’ (GSS) ExplorIR-W LED-based CO2 sensor to measure concentrations of up to 100% in its extended range of CO2 detection devices. [via] CO2Meter recently added the iSense alarm (CM-0052) to its range of CO2 alarms, which can handle up to...

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TI’s digital humidity and temperature sensor for smart devices
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TI’s digital humidity and temperature sensor for smart devices

Distributor Mouser Electronics has added Texas Instruments’ HDC2080 humidity and temperature digital sensor. It offers high accuracy and low power consumption in a compact package, reports the distributor and is suitable for a range of IoT and environment monitoring applications. The...

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MicroSemi’s Precision Colour Sensor AS73211
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MicroSemi’s Precision Colour Sensor AS73211

Precision colour sensing made easy Austrian MicroSemi recently divested itself of its transceiver portfolio, leaving standards such as AS-I stranded. Sensors were selected as the new main field of business, leading to the introduction of a few extremely interesting products such as the...

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Introduction to the silicon photomultiplier (SiPM)
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Introduction to the silicon photomultiplier (SiPM)

App note from ON Semiconductors about SiPM sensors, explaining the working principle and primary performance parameters. The Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) is a sensor that addresses the challenge of sensing, timing and quantifying low-light signals down to the single-photon level....

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Fully-integrated smoke detector reduces false alarms
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Fully-integrated smoke detector reduces false alarms

With the introduction of the ADPD188BI, Analog Devices (ADI) kills two birds with one stone: First, this smoke detector meets the latest international regulatory standards. Second, the device that integrates two LEDs, photodiode, and analog front-end (AFE) in a single package, help...

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Humidity Sensor for Battery-Driven Applications
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Humidity Sensor for Battery-Driven Applications

Sensirion, the expert in environmental sensing, presents the new ultra-low power humidity sensor SHTC3 for mobile and battery-driven applications. The SHTC3 is a digital humidity and temperature sensor optimized for battery-driven applications and high-volume consumer electronics. The...

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Rutronik UK offers first integrated MEMS gas sensor from Bosch Sensortec
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Rutronik UK offers first integrated MEMS gas sensor from Bosch Sensortec

Integrated environmental sensors from Bosch Sensortec, the BME680, for wearables and mobile use, is available from Rutronik UK. The Bosch Sensortec BME680 expands Rutronik UK’s portfolio to include the first integrated MEMS sensor measuring individually, highly linear, and precise,...

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