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Pressure sensor measures height to +/-5cm Infineon Technologies AG, has launched a MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) pressure sensor for use in mobile and wearable gadgets and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The DPS310 is a barometric pressure sensor that can measure relative vertical position to within +/-5cm and thereby enables enhanced navigation, location, wellbeing, gesture recognition and weather monitoring applications. The ability to calculate elevation gain and vertical speed suits activity tracking in mobile and wearable health and sports gadgets, while ultra-precise pressure measurement opens up new possibilities for gesture recognition and the detection of rapid weather changes. The Infineon DPS310 pressure sensor is based on the capacitive sensing principle rather than the piezo-electric principle employed in most other digital pressure sensors. This guarantees high precision across a broad range of temperatures even when temperature changes rapidly. The DPS310 operates at a supply voltage of 1.7V to 3.6V and icomes in a package measuring 2.0mm by 2.5mm by 1.0mm. Current consumption is 3-microamps at one measurement per second, falling to just less than 1-microamp in standby mode. An integrated FIFO that stores the last 32 measurements helps to further reduce overall system power consumption by extending the time that a host processor can remain in sleep mode between sensor readouts. The DPS310 measures pressures from 300hPa to 1200hPa and at temperatures from -40°C to 85°C. Infineon Technologies AG www.infineon.com International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management Nuremberg, 19 – 21 May 2015 More information at +49 711 61946-0 pcim@mesago.com or pcim-europe.com Reader O f f er 5 RIoTboards for your connected applications Following up on its previous reader offer, Freescale is now giving away five RIoTboards, worth $74 each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. Designed to run Android operating systems efficiently or to run under Linux, the board is based on the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor; using the ARM Cortex- A9 architecture. The RIoTboard platform also includes a rich set of peripherals including a 10M/100M/Gb Ethernet port, 1 USB 2.0 OTG High Speed and 4 USB 2.0 High Speed 2.0 Hosts, LVDS, HDMI and Parallel RGB interfaces, micro TF and SD card interfaces, analog headphone/microphone jacks, camera interface, serial ports, JTAG and boot configuration interfaces. This together with a low power consumption makes it fit for the design of IoT data hubs. The BOM-optimized platform includes not only the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor running at speeds up to 1GHz, but also the Freescale Kinetis K20 MCU, the Freescale MMPF0100Power management integrated chip, 1GByte of 32-bit wide DDR3 at 800MHz and a 4GB eMMC. Freescale www.freescale.com Check the reader offer online at www.electronics-eetimes.com Power meets electronics– Join the PCIM Europe! Your market place for power electronics 46 Electronic Engineering Times Europe March 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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