As consumer-based internet of things (IoT) technologies advance, there have been many new developments in products and services that are now available to users. Personal devices can now turn your car on from yards away, cool down your home while you are out and track your sleep patterns. The combination of new wireless communication platforms, sensor miniaturization, and lower cost data transmission has fueled the growth of IoT in the home, transportation, and our personal devices. To achieve these connected solutions, sensing technologies must meet the requirements needed for collecting precise data for personal IoT applications. Learn more about some of the IoT-enabled sensors that TE Connectivity offers.
Wearable devices use sensor technology to provide consumers the data they desire. Miniature digital pressure sensors can be designed to measure altitude for movement and tracking assistance and depth in swim watches. TE can package sensors to survive environmental conditions such as exposure to corrosive liquids and low current consumption battery powered devices.
Learn how TE Connectivity (TE) can help with selecting the right board mount pressure sensor for your next design.
With the growing use of Bluetooth and IoT technology, sensors play a crucial role in meeting tomorrow's expectations. From factory floors to fitness trackers, from drones to thermostats, both industrial and consumer devices depend on sensors to deliver and perform.
Selecting the right board mount pressure sensor for your design is not always easy. Factors like environment, precision, power consumption and size come into play. With so many board mount pressure sensors available, where do you begin?
TE Connectivity offers a full line of printed circuit board mount pressure sensors for a wide range of applications and industries. Our sensors are compact, lightweight, and cost-effective. Choose the best solution for your needs from our selection of digital and analog PCB mountable pressure sensors, available in through-hole and surface mount configurations.
Engineered with leading MEMS technology TE pressure sensors provide superior performance, durability, and long-term stability.
Our board level pressure sensors include gage, absolute, differential, and compound pressure types (ranging from 0-2 to 30 inches of water and 0-1 to 500 psi).
Analog sensors output signal options include uncompensated mV, compensated mV, and amplified & compensated analog voltage.
Digital output signal options include I²C and SPI formats while operating at standard digital voltages that range from 1.5 to 5.0 VDC. Digital resolutions can be either 14 bit or 24 bit. Our digital sensors also contain a temperature sensor.
Use TE’s innovative board mount sensors to enhance your product’s performance.
Whatever your industry challenge, TE has the solution.
Learn more at TE.com/boardpressure
Our MS5839 is an ultra-compact digital altimeter that is optimized for applications where chlorine and saline are present. The robust, gel-filled design enables operation in harsh media environments while providing accurate and reliable digital measurements.
This MEMS based sensor offers advanced water resistance, chlorine resistance, shielding, low power consumption and digital interconnectivity in an ultra-compact, low profile package. The board level design delivers sensing accuracy for both pressure (±0.5mbar) and temperature (±2ºC) measurements. Take your devices to the next level with the MS5839 from TE Connectivity.
Sensors in the Home
Comfort, Efficiency, and Convenience
The smart and connected home uses sensors within various applications including appliances and HVAC equipment. In order to reduce energy costs, reduce waste, conserve water, and create a comfortable environment, sensors are used to provide data to measure the properties to make the difference. Applications can now use data to create more precise control where traditionally only an on and off switch was used before.
The HTU21D temperature humidity sensor provides calibrated, linearized signals in digital, I²C format. Setting new standards in terms of size and intelligence, it is embedded in a reflow solderable Dual Flat No leads (DFN) package with a small 3 x 3 x 0.9 mm footprint.
HTU21D temperature humidity sensor can be used in various home appliances such as refrigerators and humidifiers, as well as medical devices and printers. Learn about the sensor performance and find the latest sensor development boards to test and qualify the HTU21D sensor.
Sensor technologies are influencing the safety, comfort and efficiency of vehicles on the road. Sensors have evolved into smaller packages with multiple functions from the same device. This can be critical to automotive and off-road applications that strive to reduce weight, have less space, and applications that have emerged with pre-existing spacial constraints. More data from sensors also allows the vehicle to assist drivers beyond the engine and into an active role in the driving experience.
Technology is transforming vehicles into smart devices. Increasingly, cars can interact with other cars, roadway infrastructure, smart homes, and just about everything else. Learn how TE solutions for fast, reliable data connectivity are making vehicle-to-everything (V2X) interactions possible.
It’s the most awe-inspiring transformation in automotive history.
Cars are fast becoming smart devices on wheels.
Dashboard nav is a mere hint of what lies ahead.
In the future, cars will be able to connect with other cars and roads and street signs and be able to see things the driver could never foresee.
Cars with high speed data networks will be measuring speed in gigabits per second, not just miles per hour.
Cars with a nervous system of sensors will send micro-second to micro-second data to in-vehicle datacenters that will make faster than human driving decisions.
Cars with advanced wireless connectivity will be able to connect to the cloud and will be able to expand as the need expands.
AT TE, we are connecting every facet of the car to the cloud infrastructure.
We’re taking everything we know about wireless communications and networks, data communications and automotive engineering and creating not just the car of the future, but the entire linked network.
We provide all the pieces to enable the connectivity stream.
Whatever comes from the car to the cloud, we can handle it.
Together with automotive manufacturers, we’re designing the reliable, and secure components that will move data from point A to Point Everywhere at the speed of light.
A future where sensors, connectors, and antennas redefine what we mean by car… It’s going to be awesome.
The HTD2800 digital sensor provides output signals for relative humidity, temperature and pressure from a single device. Based on a rugged and qualified combo sensor, the TRICAN HTD2800 is designed for automotive and truck applications where a reliable and accurate measurement is needed.
TE Connectivity (TE) is committed to making vehicles safer, greener and more connected. To transport passengers safely and efficiently, vehicles need data. Our vehicle sensors can sense and respond to changing conditions, inside and out. View the various automotive sensors available from TE.
Sensors for Personal Health
Optimizing Personal Health
TE Connectivity sits at the heart of enabling sensification in personal healthcare devices. Our broad product portfolio includes the connectors, sensors, and 5G-ready solutions needed to take personal healthcare devices to the next generation of innovation. From blood pressure sensing to monitoring devices, our sensors and product solutions are enabling the collection of localized data to better serve the personal healthcare space. Learn more about the TE Connectivity Sensors for personal healthcare.
TE Connectivity (TE) designed a survey for engineers on a variety of topics related to IoT design. We got responses from 180 engineers ... primarily senior engineers with a stated interest in consumer, industrial, and automotive IoT. Our survey explored IoT applications and design methods and then identified common challenges that exist across this space.
The Internet of Things is changing everything — everywhere. Yet the path and scope of those changes seem very unsettled — particularly for design engineers who have to fully understand and embrace the changes and how to best leverage them in new designs.
With this in mind, TE Connectivity (TE) designed a survey for engineers on a variety of topics related to IoT design. We got responses from 180 engineers ... primarily senior engineers with a stated interest in consumer, industrial, and automotive IoT. Our survey explored IoT applications and design methods and then identified common challenges that exist across this space.
So where do we stand just now, and is it just hype?
We think our survey assesses the opportunities and separates the hype from the reality. Here’s what we learned.
First, 5G will continue to expand the proliferation of IoT.
5G networked devices can be just about anything. With the ability to connect to thousands of devices at once at exceptionally fast speeds and low end-to-end latency, engineers anticipate 5G will have a significant impact on IOT applications. Nearly 60 percent of respondents believe the advent of 5G will mean getting data faster and that, in turn, will result in new applications of all kinds for IoT.
Second, engineers see several areas that they expect to dramatically shape IoT.
Here’s what we learned.
- 29% said the ability to capture different kinds of data was critical.
- 26% said gathering more data faster from applications was significant.
- 25% cited lower current consumption in IOT devices that would enable networks to reduce power consumption overall and therefore also diminish strain on data transmission.
- 19% mentioned the importance of smaller, miniaturized components.
Third, engineers think IoT requirements are not being fully met in a number of areas, and ranked these areas as most important:
- Hardware endurance: 57%
- Measurement accuracy tied with measurement stability: 52%
- Sensor intelligence: 46%
- Processing speed: 31%
- Cloud analytics: 16%
These last two areas – processing speed and cloud —were considered less vital.
Fourth, we found that miniaturization is universally seen as key to IoT development.
- 85% of survey participants overwhelmingly agreed, and 47% thought this was very true.
- Another 38% felt it was somewhat significant to the continued proliferation of the IoT.
- At the same time, 15% believe sensor miniaturization has already gone as far as is needed.
Fifth, we talked about how IoT is expected to evolve into what experts predict will be a pervasive network that connects virtually every aspect of our lives.
Survey participants see three common major challenges when designing for IoT.
The first two challenges were finding the right hardware and connectivity. Nearly half of respondents — some 49% mentioned these two challenges. We don’t think that is surprising given that today there are multiple wired and wireless options to connect IoT devices. All of these connectivity standards and technologies serve valuable purposes yet taking on all of those standards from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth to Ethernet is a significant undertaking.
The third challenge was security — 44% mentioned this. Others mentioned developing the right software at 43% and cloud computing issues, trailing at 14%.
Sixth, when we asked how many engineers have really started their IoT solution design — we discovered that most seem to start at the same point.
The vast majority of engineers are beginning with hardware choices — 78% — while only 22% started by specifying software.
At TE Connectivity, we think all of these findings are exceedingly relevant today. We believe we are in the midst of what we call the fourth industrial revolution — the convergence of physical things with the Internet of Things. It’s why we think this data and our analysis is so important.
From the data, it is clear that IoT is here to stay, it’s growing, and will impact design engineers moving forward. TE Connectivity has extensive experience with engineers worldwide. We expect the growth of connected things within the next five to ten years to be very significant — and we plan to play a key role with our products. Let’s work together on the IoT opportunity.
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