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1. Biosensors Development Based on Potential Target of Conducting Polymers

    Ravindra P. Singh and Jeong-Woo Choi, pp.1-18

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2. Designing Binocular Stereo Omni-Directional Vision Sensors

    Yi-ping Tang, Chen-jun Pang, Yi-hua Zhu, pp.19 -32

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3. A Stainless Steel Electrode Phantom to Study the Forward Problem of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT)

   Tushar Kanti Bera and J. Nagaraju, pp.33-40

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4. Single-mode D-type Optical Fiber Sensor in Spectra Method at a Specific Incident Angle of 89°

    Ming-Hung Chiu, Po-Chin Chiu, Yi-Hsien Liu, Wei-Ding Zheng, pp.41-46

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5. Effect of Low Frequency Pulsed DC on Human Skin in Vivo: Resistance Studies in Reverse Iontophoresis

    Pavan Kumar Kathuroju and Nagaraju Jampana, pp. 47-57

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6. Low Frequency Noises of Hydrogen Sensors

    Zara Mkhitaryan, Ferdinand Gasparyan, Armine Surmalyan, pp. 58-67

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7. Fe2O3 - ZnO Based Gas Sensors

    L. A. Patil, pp. 68-75

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8. Effect of Yttria on Gas Sensitivity of Tungsten Trioxide

    M. H. Shahrokh Abadi, M. N. Hamidon, Rahman Wagiran, Abdul Halim Shaari, Norhisam Misron, Norhafizah Abdullah, pp.76-86

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9. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Sensing Properties of Nanosized Sprayed CdIn2O4 Thin Films

    R. J. Deokate, R. R. Salunkhe, K. Y. Rajpure, pp.87-95

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10.Optimization of a Novel Humidity Sensing Mechanism Strip Length

    Souhil Kouda, Zohir Dibi, Abdelghani Dendouga, Samir Barra, pp.96-108

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11.Humidity Sensing Studies of WO3-ZnO Nanocomposite

     N. K. Pandey, Anupam Tripathi, Karunesh Tiwari, pp.109-118

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12.Electrochemical Reduction of Potassium Ferricyanide Mediated by Magnesium Diboride Modified Carbon Electrode

    WeeTee Tan, Farhan Yusri and Zulkarnain Zainal, pp.119-127

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New Low-Cost Universal Triaxial Accelerometer


Issaquah, WA, USA - Silicon Designs, Inc. announces a new 2460 triaxial accelerometer that meets the market’s needs for a rugged, easy-to use tool for measuring shock and vibration. This universal module goes against the industry norm of specialization and instead will work in a wide variety of applications, saving valuable time and money for customers. The model has an Anodized Aluminum Case with an integrated amplifier, full-scale ranges from 2 to 400 g’s, -40 to +85°C operating temperature ranges, and weighs in at only 30 grams. It has a differential output that can drive up to 15 meters of cable, it can accept +8 to +32 V DC power, and it responds to DC and AC acceleration. The 2460 really stands out from competing products economically by costing over 10% less while delivering better performance under an enormous range of applications ...


Kati Cole

Silicon Designs, Inc.

1445 NW Mall St

Issaquah, WA 98027

Tel.: (425) 391-8329

E-mail: marketing@silicondesigns.com


2460 triaxial accelerometer



Surface Mount Humidity Sensors that Operate at a Lower Supply Voltage


May 11, 2009 - Honeywell has introduced its HIH-5030/5031 Series humidity sensor that supports demanding system performance requirements, providing enhanced stability, accuracy, and response time over the entire humidity range of 0~100% RH. The HIH-5030/5031 Series includes a Surface Mount Device (SMD) product on tape and reel that allows for use in automated, high-volume, lower cost pick-and-place manufacturing (1,000 units per reel), reducing lead misalignment to printed circuit board through-holes. Low supply voltage (down to 2.7 Vdc) and low current draw often allows for use in low drain, battery operated systems ...


Robyn Seykora


1985 Douglas Drive Golden Valley,

MN 55432 USA

Tel.: (763) 954-5378

E-mail: Robyn.Seykora@Honeywell.com

HIH-5030/5031 Series humidity sensor



Evaluation Board Supports Quick and Easy Sensor Systems Developments


Toronto (Canada), Barcelona (Spain) – 18 May 2009. OPTYS Corporation and International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) have announced their joint development - an Evaluation Board for popular integrated circuits of Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converters UFDC-1 and its high speed version UFDC-1M-16, which is designed for high performance sensor systems. Evaluation board demonstrates a wide range of UFDC integrated circuits features and reduce design time and development cost for sensors systems ...


International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA)

CDEI-UPC, C/Llorens Artigas, 4-6, planta 0,

Edifici U, Campus Sud,

08028. Barcelona, Spain

Tel.: + 34 696067716, fax: +34 93 4011989

E-mail: ifsa@sensorsportal.com

Evaluation Board EVAL-UFDC-1/UFDC-1M-16



 New Stainless Steel Tape Position Sensor


Elmhurst, IL (May 5, 2009) - ASM Sensors, Inc. has expanded its line of absolute linear position sensors with the new POSITAPE® WB17KT series of stainless steel tape sensors with measurement ranges of 137, 255 and 393 inches. This robust sensor features an extremely high service life in a very compact housing. The WB17KT series is available with analog 0-10V, 4-20mA or 1 kOhm outputs. This sensor is also available with either absolute digital SSI or CAN-Bus outputs. The electrical connection can be made with either a M12 or D8 connector ...


Nicole Manz

Marketing Manager ASM Sensors, Inc.

650W. Grand Ave., Unit 205

Elmhurst, IL 60126, USA

Tel.: 1-(630)-832 3202

Fax: 1-(630)-832 3204

E-mail: info@asmsensors.com

Absolute Linear Position Sensor WB17KT



Extreme Compact Inclinometers for Mobile Applications


As system supplier of total automation solutions, Inter Control recently extended their product range by advanced inclinometers based on reliable micromechanics technology. In order to achieve the requirements of various applications like automatic levelling of vehicles or cage levelling of aerial work platforms, inclinometers with 1 and 2 axes have been developed. They are available in various measurement ranges from +/-10° to 360°. Because CANbus is the basis of all Inter Control products, such as controllers and human machine interfaces, the new inclinometers are also available with CANbus interface and CANopen communication. Beside the CANbus versions, also standard signals like 0-10 V and 4…20 mA are available ...


Joachim Stratmann

Sales Manager Electronic Division

Inter Control Electronics

Tel.: +49-(0)911-9522-855

Fax: +49-(0)911-9522-857

E-mail: Stratmann.Joachim@intercontrol.de




The First Integrated Linear Hall Encoder with Submicron Resolution Range


Unterpremstaetten, Austria – austriamicrosystems has introduced AS5311, the first Hall-effect sensor based linear magnetic encoder to offer submicron resolution. This integrated linear Hall encoder can be used as an alternative to optical encoders. For linear motion sensing, a multi-pole magnetic strip is used and for rotary motion sensing the magnetic strip is replaced by a multi-pole magnetic ring. For applications like this, an incremental output with a resolution of 10 bit per pole pair and a travelling speed up to 650mm per second is available. Using for example a multi-pole magnetic ring with a diameter of 41.7 mm, a resolution of 16 bit (65.536 steps per revolution) can be achieved. In conjunction with a 2 mm pole-pair magnetic strip, the AS5311 provides a 1.95 micrometer resolution signal at its incremental output and a 488 nanometer resolution signal at its serial output ...


Hannelore Jurosek

Corporate Communications Assistant

austriamicrosystems AG

Tobelbaderstrase 30, 8141 Unterpremstaetten, Austria

Tel.: +43 3136 500 5995, fax: +43 3136 500 5420

E-mail: hannelore.jurosek@austriamicrosystems.com

Linear Hall Encoder AS5311



TempTrackr™ Wireless Temperature Measurement Solution with Multi-sensor Capabilities


HUDSON, NH - May 12, 2009 - SenGenuity, the Sensors division of Vectron International, today announced its TempTrackr™ Wireless Temperature Measurement Solution. This unique measurement system allows for parallel interrogation of several independent passive temperature sensors. Through use of independent frequency bands the sensors maintain unique identification within the system architecture. And because the sensors are SAW based they require no power source. This solution is ideal for applications where providing power and communication to the sensor is restricted (e.g. rotating equipment, high temp/pressure/power environments, restricted access locations, etc.) ...


Karin Jans

Input International

Tel.: +32 (0) 12 67 20 02

Fax: +32 (0) 12 67 20 03

E-mail: karin@inputint.com

TempTrackr™ Wireless Temperature Measurement Solution



Mini Datalogger Now Has 5x More Capacity


Henggart – Now you can easily measure and record humidity, temperature, pressure, light and position/acceleration simultaneously over a whole year. The Swiss Engineering firm MSR Electronics GmbH now offers the award-winning MSR145 mini datalogger with a 900 mAh lithium-polymer battery and light sensor. Long-term measurements are often inevitable in order to get to the root of a problem. Only clear results allow the user to make a correct evaluation. In order to accommodate these requirements we have fitted the MSR145 datalogger with a 900 mAh battery providing a five times greater capacity over the standard battery. This allows you to easily record measurement parameters over a whole year and even over a period of up to two years, depending on the measurement rate ...


Wendelin Egli,

Managing director

MSR Electronics GmbH

Phone +41 52 316 25 55

Fax +41 52 316 35 21

E-mail: w.egli@msr.ch

MSR145 mini datalogger



Miniaturized Biological/Chemical Sensor


Sporian Microsystems, a developer of sensors and sensor systems, has been awarded a contract from the US Army to develop a small, modular, field-deployable Chemical/Biological sensor for use in remote monitoring applications based on the innovative combination of novel optoelectronics, optical spectroscopy, and nano-technology. The effort leverages Sporian's expertise in areas including analytical chemistry, molecular biology, optics, low power design, wireless communications and electro-mechanical packaging ...


Sporian Microsystems, Inc.

515 Courtney Way, Suite B

Lafayette CO, 80026

Tel.: 303-516-9075; Fax 303-516-9116

E-mail: info@sporian.com





austriamicrosystems Introduces Advanced Through Silicon Via Technology for 3D Sensor Integration


Unterpremstaetten, Austria (May 27, 2009) – austriamicrosystems business unit Full Service Foundry today announced the availability of its patented Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology for foundry customers. With the TSV technology two eight inch wafers can be electrically connected. With typical TSV depths of 200 µm to 300 µm, it is especially targeting 3D integration of CMOS ICs and sensor components. Due to a flexible manufacturing concept customer specific modifications as well as varying wafer thicknesses can be supported. The patented TSV manufacturing technology is electrically proven and available for production ...


Andreas Wild

Product Marketing Manager Full Service Foundry

austriamicrosystems AG

Tel: +43 (0) 3136 500 4400

Fax: +43 (0) 3136 500 5420

E-mail: andreas.wild@austriamicrosystems.com

Through Silicon Via Technology




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