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By Dr. Markus Arzberger 2022/04/28 Products | Technologies

Tracking health and monitoring medical conditions using consumer devices

Millions of people measure their heart rate or monitor their sleep with smart watches. Innovative optical sensor solutions now improve performance and enable the monitoring of medically-relevant conditions to detect potential health issues – early or even before they occur.

By Kevin Jensen 2021/10/11 Products | Technologies | Industrial

How to get ripe fruit to the supermarket shelf? A new solution combines sensing and light

Equipment for testing the ripeness of fruit today is expensive or creates waste. New technology developed by ams OSRAM promises a high-performance, portable alternative at an affordable price.

By Peter Vandersteegen 2021/08/26 Products | Industrial

Mira: the driving force behind 2D/3D industrial applications

2D and 3D embedded optical solutions have become system critical. A perfect fit for NIR illuminated systems, the Mira family enables engineers to design new power-efficient solutions, even in space-constrained designs.

By Dina Aguiar 2021/08/11 Products | Health Sensing | Industrial

NanEye: the smallest digital camera module has a huge vision

Good things are said to come in small packages. Enabling developers to integrate a solution in the tiniest space can be the greatest challenge of all. The ultra-compact NanEye camera module can now go where no camera module has gone before.

By Dominik Schulten 2021/08/04 Products | Technologies | Industrial

Robotic Vehicles Get a 360-Degree View

Rapidly growing e-commerce and increased focus on safety in the workplace are driving massive growth in the Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) and Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) markets. They are now getting an expanded field of view.

By Firat Sarialtun 2021/07/14 Products | Technologies | Automotive

Invisible helpers – infrared light for the vehicle interior of the future

The car as a simple means of transportation is becoming a thing of the past. Instead, the car of tomorrow will be a mobile extension of our living space, with Infrared light applications taking center stage.

By Kevin Jensen 2021/06/23 Products | Technologies | Industrial | Smart Home

New optical technology for smoke alarms detects fire faster – and helps save lives

Combination of multi-spectral sensor and white LED emitter recognizes the unique spectral signatures of different types of smoke:

By Dominik Kullnig 2021/05/11 Products | Smart Home

Reliability to switch on: Small position sensor keeps consumer products running

The ams AS5600 position sensor saves our customers space and weight in household appliances and toys. It replaces failure-prone mechanical switches thus increasing the reliability of the whole product.

By Pierre Laboisse 2021/03/31 Products | Technologies | Industrial

Mission to Mars: ams CMOS image sensors for pictures that are out of this world

The ams CMV20000 and CMV4000 CMOS image sensors are part of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and meet and perform in the demanding conditions on Mars making them also perfect for the most demanding industrial applications on Earth.

By Andreas Zenz 2021/03/09 Products | Automotive

Capacitive sensor introduces intriguing new capabilities in fluid level sensing

AS8579 sensor can accurately measure the level of more than one liquid in a container. If you care how well a washing machine cleans clothes, take note!

By Christian Feierl 2021/01/29 Products | Technologies | Mobile & Wearables

Hear the difference with ams’ new acoustic reference design for noise-cancelling loose-fit earbuds

Bonsai earbuds and the ams Augmented Hearing app show how well the Adaptive Leakage Compensation (ALC) technology adapts to the constant changes in noise which leak into the ear when wearing loose-fit earbuds.

By David Smith 2020/11/25 Products | Mobile & Wearables | Computing | Industrial

1D ToF family for mobile and industry brings the right combination of performance, size, and cost

ams 1D time-of-flight ranging sensor family offers mobile and industrial customers the right combination of performance, size, and cost to meet their needs.

By Nikolai Haslebner 2020/06/16 Products | Technologies | Health Sensing | Mobile & Wearables | IoT

Digital Temperature Sensors for better precision, calibration, and ultra-low power

Putting digital temperature sensors in leading industrial applications – from process automation and monitoring through to medical and mobility – is a no-brainer and here’s why.