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1. Development of Electromechanical Architectures for AC Voltage Metrology

    by Alexandre Bounouh, François Blard, Henri Camon, Denis Belieres. pp.1-15

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2. Design of Piezoelectric PZT Cantilever for Actuator Application

    by Abhay B. Joshi, Dhananjay Bodas and S. A. Gangal, pp.16-24

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3. Investigation Effect of Residual Stress On Pull-In Voltage of Circular Micro Plate Subjected to Nonlinear Electrostatic Force

    by  Farzad Choobdar Rahim, pp.25-34

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4. Numerical Analysis of Thin Film Junctionless pH-ISFET Sensor

    by Fayçal Djeffal, Mohammed Meguellati, Nedhal Abdelmalek and Toufik Bendib, pp.35-40

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5. Investigation of Squeeze Film Effect on Dynamic Characteristics of Electrically Actuated Fully Clamped Micro-Beam

    by Ali Asghar Keyvani Janbahan, Ahmad Ghanbari, Jafar Keyghobadi, pp.41-51

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6. Novel Method for Static Dielectric Constant Measurement of Liquids

    by Anil Tidar, S. P. Kamble, S. S. Patil, B. R. Sharma, P. W. Khirade and S. C. Mehrotra, pp.52-59

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7. Development of (Aluminium) U Tube Type Vibration Based Electromechanical Mass Flow Sensor

    by Pravin P. Patil, Satish C. Sharma, S. C. Jain, pp.60-68

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8. Accuracy and Metrological Reliability Enhancing of Thermoelectric Transducers

    by Bogdan Stadnyk, Svyatoslav Yatsyshyn, Bogdan Yatsyshyn, pp.69-75

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9. Mathematical Models of Methodical Error for Noise Thermometers

    by Bogdan Stadnyk, Ihor Mykytyn, pp.76-83

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10.Electrical Pressure Transducers Based on Graphene Oxide Polysiloxane Composites

    by Antonio Peluso, Mariano Palomba, Gianfranco Carotenuto, Francesca Nicolais, pp.84-90

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11.Humidity Sensing Characteristics of Bi2O3- added TiO2 Composites

    by Vedhakkani Jeseentharani, John Pragasam, Arunachalam Dayalan, Karachalacheruvu, Seetharamaiah Nagaraja, Boniface Jeyaraj, pp.91-99

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12.Photoconductive Phenomenon Observed from ZnS Layer Deposition for a Potential of IR Sensor Applications

    by Hariyadi Soetedjo and Gunawan S Prabowo, pp.100-105

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13.Fourier Analysis of Normal ECG Signal to Find its Maximum Harmonic Content by Signal Reconstruction

    by Satish Chandra Bera, Rajan Sarkar, pp.106-117

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14.Design and Optimization of Revolute Flexure Joints for Compliant Parallel Mechanisms

    by Qiaokang Liang, Dan Zhang, Quanjun Song and Yunjian Ge, pp.118-127

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Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converters UFDC-1 and UFDC-1M-16 are now in Europe


20 December 2010, Barcelona, Spain – Technology Assistance BCNA 2010 S. L., a spin-off SME, has announced a starting of production and distribution of popular IC of Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter UFDC-1 and its high speed version UFDC-1M-16 for the first time in Europe. Both ICs are fully digital, CMOS, two-cannel universal frequency-to-digital converters that can work with any sensors from frequency-time signal domain group and convert frequency, period, its ratio and difference, duty-cycle, duty-off factor, PWM signal, time interval, pulse width and space, rotation speed, pulse number and phase shift - to - digital. The UFDC-1 and UFDC-1M-16 have a high and constant selectable accuracy (programmable from 1 to 0.001 %) in a wide frequency range up to 7.5 MHz (120 MHz), scalable resolution from to 2.5´10-7 Hz to 45 Hz and non-redundant conversion time ...


Technology Assistance BCNA 2010 S. L.

C/Riera de Tena local, nº9 local 4

08014 Barcelona, Spain

Tel.: +34 680 282 682



UFDC-1 and UFDC-1M-16



Differential Pressure Sensor with Extended Range for Medical Ventilation


Sensirion is launching the SDP2108-R as a high-quality sensor solution for measuring air flows in medical ventilation applications. The new differential pressure sensor in the popular SDPx108 family combines high speed and high accuracy with an extended measuring range of 0 to 3500 Pa. The SDP2108-R is based on the proven SDP1108-R, which covers a smaller measuring range of 0 to 500 Pa, and it has similar mechanical, electrical and physical characteristics. The SDP2108-R differential pressure sensor is fully calibrated and temperature compensated. It also features a very fast response time of 8 ms and provides an analog output signal with a range of 0-4 V. The root square output enables very accurate measurements at small differential pressure levels, while at the same time allowing the sensor to cover a wide dynamic measuring range ...


Mr.Tobias Loher

Marketing Manager


Laubisruetistrasse 50 CH-8712 Staefa ZH Switzerland

Tel.: +41 44 306 40 00, direct: +41 44 306 49 06, fax: +41 44 306 40 30



Differential pressure sensor SDP2108-R



Variable Capacitance Accelerometer Series with TEDS Capabilities


San Juan Capistrano, California, USA – Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has announced the recent introduction of Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) capabilities into its industry best-selling Endevco® model 7290D series, allowing it to be used within larger channel count applications. The model 7290D series is a high-accuracy, variable capacitance (VC) accelerometer family, offering exceptional thermal stability, reliability and performance within flight test, engine testing and other extreme temperature testing environments. Offered in five different models with available measurement ranges from 2 g to 100 g, the patented design of the Endevco® model 7290D series (U.S. patents 4,574,327; 4,609,968; and 4,999,735) incorporates a VC sensing element with gas damping and internal over-range stops, allowing the sensor to survive significant shock and acceleration loads of up to 10,000 g, with 2.5% total dynamic accuracy. Units feature excellent non-linearity, including hysteresis, of typically 0.2% for ranges of 2 g to 50 g ...


Mr. Gary Oria

Director of Product Marketing

Meggitt Sensing Systems – Measurement Group

30700 Rancho Viejo Road

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 USA

Tel.: 949.276.0486


7290D series accelerometer



New Low-cost, General-purpose Magnetic Field Sensor


Designed and manufactured in the UK by Bartington Instruments, the new single-axis Mag670 magnetic field sensor is suitable for a wide range of applications, including detection of magnetic materials, surveillance, navigation, and traffic detection. As well as its low cost, the sensor’s benefits include small size, a good noise performance and a wide bandwidth. Bartington Instruments designs and manufactures a wide range of magnetic measuring instruments. These are used globally in the defence, aerospace, geophysics and physics sectors. The products include single- and three-axis magnetic field sensors, fluxgate gradiometers and magnetic susceptibility measuring equipment. Custom magnetometer design and manufacture is also available ...


Ludovic Letourneur

Technical Sales Executive

Tel.: +44 (0) 1993 706565


Mag670 magnetic field sensor



Multiple Color Sensors for Accurate and Fast In-Line Color Measurement


With the principle of a multiple color sensor, MAZeT is pursuing a strategy that bridges the gap between the three-range sensors and spectral measurement devices for sensor applications. The new MMCS6 product family is based on the proven technologies of the compact and price-to-performance ratio-optimized semiconductor sensors with integrated interference filters. With the MMCS6, a color measurement with seven spectral characteristics in the range of 380 to 780 nm can be taken on the basis of spectral estimation. The evaluation of a color in this sensor is based not on the colorimetric but on the radiometric level. The initial result is not the chromaticity coordinate but the spectrum of a color, which can be then used to calculate the chromaticity coordinate. The advantages of such measurements lie in the much higher information density in terms of color measurement ...


Diane Damer


Gцschwitzer Strase 32

07745 Jena, Germany

Tel.:+49 3641 2809 039

Fax: +49 3641 2809 12


MMCS6 multiple color sensor



Vibration Transmitters for Monitoring Gas Pipeline Pumping Stations in Hazardous Areas


Depew, New York, USA - December 8, 2010 - IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., announces the availability of hazardous area-approved versions of the company's Series 640 industrial vibration transmitters for monitoring motors and pumps at natural gas pipeline pumping stations. These rugged and reliable two-wire, loop powered, 4-20 mA vibration sensors are manufactured to meet specific natural gas industry design requirements, including certification in accordance with ATEX and CSA for use in hazardous areas. Vibration monitoring of motors and pumps at natural gas pipeline pumping stations has proven effective for determining machinery health, planning maintenance intervals, reducing downtime, and avoiding catastrophic loss. IMI's Series 640 provides a 4-20 mA output signal that is proportional to the overall vibration level of the machine being monitored. Powered by a 12-30 VDC source, the output wire can be connected to any existing PLC, DCS, and SCADA systems ...


Greg Slabodkin

Technical Marketing Manager

IMI Sensors/PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

3425 Walden Avenue

Depew, NY 14043

Tel.: (716) 684-0002 ext. 2374


Series 640 industrial vibration transmitter



High-Performance Analog and Digital Servo Inclinometer Series with <±0.02 % Full-Scale Linearity


San Juan Capistrano, California, USA – Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the North American market introduction of the Sensorex SX41100 series, a high-performance servo inclinometer family featuring analog and digital outputs and a maximum linearity error of less than ±0.02% FS. The series is designed to provide high-precision angular measurements within extreme testing environments, such as those typically found within civil structural alignment, crane and offshore platform safety systems, roadway and rail track leveling applications. The highly robust Sensorex SX41100 series is designed to provide an output signal, proportional to the angle being measured, over a range of ±1° to ±70 °. The series is also part of the company’s best-selling Rugged Enhanced Digital Sensor (REDS) family, incorporating Meggitt’s own proprietary Sensorex digital hybrid compensation circuit design (HCN module), resulting in high-performance inclinometers with ±5V analog, 4-20 mA or RS232 and RS485 ASCII digital outputs and built-in active digital temperature compensation, reliably operating over a temperature range of -40° to +85°C (-40° to +185°F) ...


Cedric Maliba

Product Manager

Meggitt Sensing Systems – Measurement Group

San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

Tel.: +33 (0) 450 95 43 70


Sensorex SX41100 series servo inclinometer



New MSR255 Datalogger: a Robust Multitalent with LCD Screen


Henggart, 1st December 2010 – Swiss technology company MSR Electronics GmbH introduces an autonomous logger with an LCD display into its universal range of mini dataloggers for daily use. The handy MSR255 simultaneously measures and saves up to five different measurement parameters. The voltage signals from four additional analogue channels can also be recorded. The measuring tasks undertaken by the user define the way in which the MSR255 is configured: There is a choice of temperature, humidity, air pressure and light sensors (which can be fitted as required either internally within the case or externally on a cable) together with a sensor for monitoring acceleration/movement in all three co-ordinate axes ...


MSR Electronics GmbH

Wendelin Egli,

Managing Director


CH-8444 Henggart, Switzerland

Tel:. +41 52 316 25 55, fax: +41 52 316 35 21


MSR255 datalogger



Piher's New Ultra Miniature SMD Rotary Sensor Offers Size and Functionality Breakthroughs


The MTS360 provides a true breakthrough in contactless sensor technology by combining a through-shaft design with 3600 absolute position feedback in an ultra miniature size. The result is the smallest fully featured rotary sensor on the market with reliability up to 25 million cycles. With its tiny size of only 6 mm x 17 mm x 18 mm (HxWxL), engineers can now integrate a fully featured rotary sensor directly on their PCB without the packaging issues that typically accompany encoders or other absolute position devices. The exceptionally low profile fits easily in places that were previously too small for pre-packaged rotary sensors ...


Antonio Beasain


Polнgono Industrial Municipal

Vial T2, 22

31500 Tudela - Navarra, Spain

Tel.: +34 948 82 04 50, fax: +34 948 82 40 50


Rotary Sensor MTS 360



Breakthrough Towards Lab-on-Chip System for Fast Detection of Single Nucleotide Variations in DNA


San Francisco, California, USA – IEDM – December 8, 2010 – Panasonic, core partner within imec’s Human++ program, and imec today presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco various critical components of a biomedical lab-on-chip sensor enabling fast detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in DNA, such as a miniaturized pump for on-chip generation of high pressures, a micropillar filter optimized for DNA separation achieving world-record resolution, and a SNP detector allowing on-chip detection using very small sample volumes. A SNP is a single nucleotide replacement in a DNA sequence which can result in different reaction by people to pathogens and medicines. Detection of these SNP’s is therefore becoming increasingly important with the move towards more personalized healthcare ...


Katrien Marent,

Imec, Belgium

Director of External Communications

Tel.: +32 16 28 18 80


Lab-on-Chip System






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to Wireless Systems

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