The sensor is expected to be used for (1) robot hands having a tactile sense, (2) mattresses that detect pressure for nursing care services, (3) input interfaces for mobile devices, etc.
Shimadzu Corporation announces the launch of the IRTracer-100 Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrophotometer. Combining high speed, sensitivity, and resolution with enhanced expandability and easy-to-use software, the IRTracer-100 quickly and easily obtains high-quality data for samples in such fields as pharmaceuticals, foods, chemicals and electronics.
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced the launch of “TB9080FG”, a three-phase brushless motor pre-driver IC for general automotive applications, which realizes low-noise and highly efficient motor operation through a sinusoidal wave drive and lead angle control1. Mass production is scheduled to start in September this year.
Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") has developed two inertial measurement units (IMU)*1. Housing a new type of high-performance gyroscopic sensor*2, the new M-G352 and M-G362 offer improved basic performance. Epson plans to begin shipping samples of the M-G362 and M-G352 in August and October of 2013, respectively.