Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) has just released to production its new MS5805-02BA01 digital barometric pressure sensor module. With sealing designed for 2.5 x 1mm O-ring, this small altimeter requires only 4 large pads for operation and uses I2C communication. Operating at a low current consumption of 0.6μA (standby <0.1μA at 25°C) at 1.8 – 3.... (read more)
Measurement Specialties has added several popular options to its MEAS LT submersible level and pressure transducer product line. The MEAS LT transducers are now available in 0.25% or 0.10% FSO accuracies, 316 stainless steel or titanium body material, polyurethane, ETFE or PVC cable in custom lengths, mA or VDC outputs, standard or custom pressure ranges, vented gage, sealed gage or abso... (read more)
Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships is an international charity that operates the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world. They provide free health care and education to port cities in more than 70 developing nations. Presently, the focus is on West African countries.
Measurement Specialties supported the work of Mercy Ships by donating several 701 a... (read more)
Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) has just released to production its new MS5637-02BA03 digital barometric pressure sensor module. This ultra-compact 3x3x0.9mm micro altimeter requires only 4 large pads for operation and uses I2C communication. At a highest resolution of 0.016mBar, equivalent to 13cm of elevation, this 24-bit DS ADC integrated digital pressure senso... (read more)
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) launched Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission will provide additional information to the longest continuous data record of Earth's surface as viewed from space.
On-Board the Landsat 8 Satellite will be NASA GFSC space qualified temperature sensors. The specific... (read more)
Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) has just improved its existing board level pressure sensors, the MS4525 and MS4525DO, by adding a new vacuum pressure reference type. It is available at the 15psi pressure range in single sideport (SS), top port (TP) and dual sideport (DP) packages. Typical applications for use with the MS4525 and MS4525DO vacuum pressure sensors include medic... (read more)
Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) has just released its new U7100 pressure transducer for high volume industrial, engine and vehicle applications. Offering a pressure range from 0 to 15, up to 150 psi (10 Bar), this rugged automotive grade stainless steel pressure sensor has an operating temperature range from -40°C to +125°C and is water resistant up to 1M immersion.... (read more)
Measurement Specialties (MEAS), a worldwide leading manufacturer and pioneer in the development of sensors and sensor based systems, has just released an informative application note on how subminiature LVDTs provide accurate flight control feedback for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs). Read the application note here.
The complex systems employed on UAVs use a myriad of e... (read more)
Felix Baumgartner recently set a world record for skydiving. Jumping out of a helium balloon from a height of 24 miles, he landed ten minutes later after free falling at speeds up to 834.4 mph for about 4 minutes and then parachuting to the ground. This project was sponsored by Red Bull, an energy drink sold by the Austrian company Red Bull GmbH.
Strapped to Mr. Baumgartner’... (read more)
Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, has issued a 10-page application note with many details on how to select, handle and install LVDTs (Linear Variable Differential Transformers). The document provides unprecedented insight and responds to many questions which users typically ask when confronted with the task of using an LVDT. Such... (read more)