Frost.com - Sensors and Instrumentation Research http://www.frost.com/c/10463/home.do - Sensors and Instrumentation Research Sat, 24 Feb 2018 2:29:23 Advancements in Occupancy Detection, Spectrometers, Optronic Systems, Lighting detection, and Air Quality Monitoring Networks http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-6D-00-00 This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles innovations in occupancy and presence detection, spectrometers for studying photons, optronic systems, lighting detection, and urban air quality sensing networks. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Occupancy detection, presence detection, IR LED, plenoptic, spectrometers, photons, optronic, multispectral cameras, lighting detection, electrostatic, air quality sensing Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Fingerprint Sensors, Hall Effect Sensors, Imaging Systems, Transistor Force Sensors, and Magnetic Field Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-6C-00-00 This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE highlights advancements in glass-based fingerprint sensors, Hall effect sensors, imaging systems, and vision sensors, transistor force sensors, and magnetic field sensors. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Fingerprint sensors, MEMS sensors, silicon sensors, Hall effect sensors, vision sensors, imaging, thin film sensors, force sensors, transistor sensors, magnetic field sensors, silicon sensors Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biosensors, Image Sensors, MEMS Ultrasonic Sensors, Vision Sensors, and Dissolvable Pressure Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-6A-00-00 This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE highlights innovations in smartphone-integrated biosensors, high-resolution image sensors with improved pixel sensitivity, MEMS piezoelectric ultrasonic sensors, ultra-low power vision processor chips, and biodegradable pressure sensors. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Biosensors, image sensors, ultrasonic sensors, pressure sensors, vision processors, MEMS, piezoelectric, implantable sensors Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Laser Triangulation Sensors, Blood Oxygen Measurement, Time of Flight Imaging, Long-range Backscatter Systems, and Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-69-00-00 This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE highlights advancements in laser triangulation-based sensors, blood oxygen assessment, time of flight imaging for self-driving vehicles, a long-range backscatter system for transmitting sensor data, and distributed fiber optic sensing. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Laser triangulation, blood oxygen saturation, blood oxygenation, hypoxia, hyperoxia, time of flight imaging, self driving cars, backscatter, radio signals, flexible electronics, distributed sensing, fiber optic sensors Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Signals intelligence Sensors, Switch Detection Interfaces, Connected Cockpit Vehicle Platforms, Fruit Ripeness Detection, and Air Quality Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-68-00-00 This Sensor Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine profiles developments and opportunities in air quality sensors, switch detection interfaces, connected cockpit vehicle platforms, and fruit ripeness detection. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Low power sensors, switch detection, connected cockpits, ADAS, autonomous vehicles, fruit ripeness detection, electrochemical sensors, micro gas chromatographs, electronic nose, ethylene, VOCs, air quality sensors, smart cities Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Transformation through Sensor Innovation Drives the Automotive Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298201302 Sensor technology is enabling the development of advanced systems for vehicle safety, efficiency, and control. Automotive manufacturers are increasingly using electronics systems to improve vehicle performance, passenger safety, and comfort. Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in LiDAR Sensors, Smart Image Sensors, Near Infrared Imaging, CMOS Image Sensors, and Stereoscopic Cameras http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D727-00-67-00-00 This issue of Sensor TOE depicts key developments in LiDAR sensors that can fuse data from a video camera, CMOS image sensors, silicon on insulator (SOI) substrates for improved imaging in near infrared applications, and dual camera systems with improved depth information. Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: LiDAR sensors, CMOS image sensors, silicon on insulator, near infrared sensing, dual cameras, stereoscopic cameras, autonomous vehicles, ADAS, consumer electronics Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Intelligent Sensors for Connected Home Appliances http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7FE-01-00-00-00 Intelligent sensors transform conventional home appliance devices to connected ones leveraging Internet. Connected home appliances integrated with intelligent sensors are smart electronic devices, which can be remotely accessed, monitored, and controlled using personal computers, laptops and smartphones. The key research focus areas in connected home appliances include: increasing the energy efficiency; resource conservation; and ability of appliances to communicate with each other (for example: a refrigerator can instruct an oven to achieve a certain temperature for cooking an item); and reduce costs by allowing the consumer to achieve energy efficiency and by using components, such as lower cost sensors and integrated chips (ICs). Sensor technology, along with Artificial Intelligence, Big Data analytics, and IoT- enabled devices, will drive the adoption of smart home appliances as they provide competitive safety and security advantages and ubiquitous solutions. Threats from the lack of practical knowledge processing and consumer awareness as well as consumer misperceptions and concerns over data security have restrained rapid realization of smart homes. Collaboration with start-up companies will facilitate rapid growth. Key questions answered in the technology and innovation report: 1. What is the significance of sensors in connected home appliances? 2. What are the technology trends and key enabling technologies? 3. What are the factors that influence technology development and adoption? 4. Who are the key innovators driving developments? 5. What are the opportunities based on patent and funding trends? 6. What is the Impact of megatrends? 7. What are the future prospects of the technology? 8. What sort of strategies and business models do OEMs need to embrace to gain entry and sustain the competitive market? Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000