Honeywell Delivers Product Differentiation

Keeping in line with the company’s strategy to deliver high-performance differentiated sensors and switches, Honeywell Sensing and Control rolls out its Nanopower Series of magnetic sensors, aimed as a replacement for reed switches in a variety of applications. These anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs deliver high sensitivity and extremely low power for battery-operated devices, as…

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Teardown Compares Combo Sensors

A look inside three top combination sensors shows how vendors are taking very different routes to arrive at competitive products. We did chip teardowns of three of the leading nine-axis inertial measurement units (IMUs) released in 2013: the BMX055 from Bosch Sensortec, STMicroelectronics' LSM9DS0, and the InvenSense MPU-9250. Each player's cost is very similar, despite…

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Honeywell Unveils Nanopower AMR Sensor ICs

Minneapolis, Minn. – Honeywell has claimed the industry’s first Nanopower anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs that provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring only 360 nanoamps (nA). Offering low power requirements together with smaller packaging and higher durability and reliability than reed switches at the same sensitivity…

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DFARS Rule Will Hit Scofflaws in the Pocketbook

Penalties for non-compliance of government standards usually take the form of fees or fines, so it’s not surprising that scofflaws of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS Case 2012-D055) rule will get hit directly in the pocketbook. The ECIA this week has taken a close look at the legislation – which strives to eliminate…

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RS & Allied Will Carry Red Pitaya

RS Components( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web ) (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, have announced that they are inviting general orders for Red Pitaya, the pioneering single-board, open instrumentation and control platform that replaces many expensive laboratory and field…

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Opportunity for Young Supply Chain Pros

  The inaugural ThomasNet – ISM recognition program will showcase 30 under 30 year-old supply chain management and purchasing professionals for their accomplishments.  For example, contributions to their companies, professional associations, and the industry at large will all be considered.   Each of these young luminaries will receive complimentary membership in ISM for one year.…

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Avnet Hosts FinBoard Workshop

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today that Technical Marketing Engineer Mario Bergeron will co-present a hands-on workshop exploring hardware and software for image processing and video analytics on May 28 in conjunction with the Embedded Vision Summit. The in-depth tutorial, featuring the FinBoard Embedded Vision Starter Kit, will…

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