Pyreos announces gunfire detection sensor

Pyreos has chalked up a significant design win with Safe Zone Technologies Inc which supplies gunfire detection systems for indoor spaces.In this application ezPyro infrared detectors are used for high-speed muzzle-flash detection and analysis. The Pyreos sensor is integrated into a very small networked multi-sensor solution which is easily installed within public buildings such as retail stores, schools, and offices. Pyreos began shipping ezPyro sensor subsystems in volume to Safe Zone in late 2019. The design-in cycle lasted just four months and benefitted from Pyreos’ extensive range of reference boards, APIs, engineering application support, and comprehensive design information. ezPyro’s analysis speed, low cost and small form factor were all key factors in Safe Zone’s selection.


Panthronics demo kit enables NFC reader functionality on Synergy MCU platforms

Panthronics has announced an extension of the evaluation kit for its PTX100R NFC Reader IC helping to accelerate development of NFC applications on the Renesas Synergy family of 32-bit microcontrollers

Source: Panthronics demo kit enables NFC reader functionality on Synergy MCU platforms

SSDI Adds GaN FET with Enhanced Radiation Tolerance

La Mirada, CA – SSDI’s latest hermetic GaN FET device, SGR15E90M, utilizes a GaN FET in the place of a silicon MOSFET at the input stage to provide enhanced radiation tolerance. The SGR15E90M’s cascode device structure consists of a high voltage depletion mode GaN FET at the output stage and a low voltage enhancement mode GaN FET at the input stage. The GaN FET at the input stage offers a gate-source voltage of +6 to -4 V and since gallium nitride is inherently rad tolerant, it will improve radiation tolerance when compared to a silicon MOSFET.

Source: News 2021-02-15: SGR15E90M

Panthronics offers NFC Readers for POS & MPOS

The PTX100R marks a breakthrough in NFC system performance, power and size.The PTX100R is fully compliant with the specifications of the latest EMVCo 3.0 standard for contactless payments. It is supplied with an application-ready EMVCo 3.0 L1 interface. The Panthronics product includes a set of facilities which makes the integration of a third-party EMV L2 stack fast and easy. It also provides rich debugging capabilities allowing for rapid prototyping.

Source: Products – Panthronics

New Scale announces newest M3-LS cost-effective motion module

New Scale’s newest M3-LS Smart Stage is a cost-effective solution for instrument designers who need to embed precision motion into instruments designed for high-volume production and long life.

Source: See our newest Smart Stage. Win a Focus Module dev kit. Join us at Photonics West Digital Forum and Marketplace

Spirit Electronics Awarded HUBZone Certification 

Spirit Electronics, a Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned Small Business (VOWOSB, SDB) that provides electronic component distribution and value-added services to the Aerospace and Defense industry is pleased to announce its certification as a HUBZone business by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).

Source: Spirit Electronics Awarded HUBZone Certification | Spirit Electronics

Chips4Light offers 265 nm UV LED for Disinfection

Chips 4 Light extends its UV LED Portfolio and offers a highly effective UV LED in 265 nm for sterilization and disinfection applications. This UV LED developed by Stanley Electric Co., Ltd, proofs in a first scientific study in collaboration with Yamaguchi University in Japan to minimize the germ formation also for viruses such as the Corona SARS CoV-2. Generally, is the emission in this wavelength spectrum suitable for all kinds of surface, air and water disinfection. Further test and studies will be succeeded.

Source: New 265 nm UV LED for Disinfection » Chips4Light

10K/15K Resolution Line Can Image Sensor Enable Inspection Systems Throughput

Premstaetten, Austria (February 11, 2021) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, today launches the 4LS series, adding new faster and higher resolution line scan image sensors to its broad family of sensors for machine-vision applications. Use of cameras equipped with 4LS sensors will help operators of the latest smart factories to maintain the highest standards of quality control while increasing the volume of production output.

Source: 4LS – 4LS | ams

CRL Announces Strain Sensor for Curved Mounting Surfaces

Columbia Research Laboratories has introduced a new sensor designed to accurately measure strain on curved mounting surfaces. Series DT3747 sensors are customized to measure circumferential strain around the diameter of the surface to which it is mounted. Featuring the accuracy, ruggedness, and ease of installation found in Columbia’s flight-qualified Series DTD284, DT3747 models are available to compensate materials commonly used in aircraft structural fabrication. Similar devices have been utilized to monitor rocket motor expansion. They can also be used in many industrial and military applications involving pipe expansion measurements, explosive body applications, aircraft surface load, and engine monitoring of all types.

Source: Columbia Research Laboratories, Inc.

ams introduces world’s first AEC-Q102 and ISO 26262 compliant VCSEL flood illuminator 

Premstaetten, Austria (January 11, 2021) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today announces the pre-release of the new TARA2000-AUT family of VCSEL (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser) flood illuminators for automotive applications which are the industry’s first to be qualified to the AEC-Q102 automotive quality standard and the ISO 26262 functional safety standard.

Source: TARA2000-AUT – TARA2000-AUT | ams

ams announces accurate digital temperature sensor for wearable devices

Premstaetten, Austria (December 2, 2020) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today announced the launch of the AS6221, the world’s most accurate digital temperature sensor.The AS6221 achieves measurement accuracy of ±0.09°C, over a temperature range from 20°C to 42°C, making it ideal for the measurement of human body or skin temperature. No competing digital temperature sensor on the market today can achieve accuracy better than ±0.10°C. The digital temperature sensor AS6221 is housed in a WLCSP package with a footprint of just 1.5mm x 1mm, and draws 6µA at an output data rate of 4Hz. Stand-by current is just 0.1µA.

Source: AS6221 temperature sensor – AS6221 temperature sensor | ams

Taiyo Kogyo offers High Current PCBs with Copper Inlays for Power Semiconductor Applications

Copper Inlay PCB is well recognized in Japan and is becoming a trend for Heat Dissipation PCB. Taiyo Kogyo is the first company who developed and marketed Copper Inlay PCB.Taiyo Kogyo’s Copper Inlay PCB is widely used in many industry fields, and especially used in automotive parts which are important for human safety.

Source: Copper Inlay PCB | Taiyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. | Printed Circuit Company