Clean water, especially in the western U.S. has become both scarce and expensive. According to the

Clean water, especially in the western U.S. has become both scarce and expensive. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American homes lose one trillion gallons of water annually due to leaks. This is equivalent to the annual amount of water used in over eleven million homes. Leaks not only waste water, but the damage to a home from a leak can be incredibly expensive. A 1/8” crack in a pipe can leak two hundred and fifty gallons of water in a single day and the average insurance claim from a leak is almost $7000. Given the above statistics it makes sense for every smart home system to include technology to detect leaks. Historically leak detection has been the job of an alarm system. Most alarm panels support both wired and wireless leak detectors. These detectors would be placed in areas of a home that have the highest risk of water damage, such as: Unfortunately, just because these are the most likely places for a leak to occur doesn’t mean that the leak will follow the rule book and occur in a place where there is a water sensor. For example, a pipe run too close to a poorly insulated wall on the 2nd floor of a home could freeze while the family is on ...

TDK to Showcase Solutions for Automotive, IoT, AR/VR, and Consumer Electronics at Sensors Expo & Conference 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) will present the industry’s single source of innovative sensor solutions marketed under brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Chirp, and Tronics in Booth #416 at Sensors Expo and Conference 2019, McEnery Convention Center, June 26-27, San Jose, Calif. TDK will also present at the Sensors Expo Pre-Symposium on June 25. TDK’s portfolio meets the growing and diverse demand for sensor technologies in the automotive, industrial equipment, consumer electronics industries and beyond. TMR-based Current Sensors: The first Micronas TMR-based sensor family CUR 42xy was developed for current measurements in Automotive and Industrial applications and is marketed under the trademark curSENS. The CUR 423x sensors allow for non-intrusive, galvanically isolated contactless current measurements based on closed-loop TMR technology. The sensors are ISO26262 ASIL-B ready and AEC-Q100 qualified. A very good signal-to-noise ratio and a total error below 1% (full scale) over temperature enable precise current measurements and the smallest module integration since no magnetic-field core concentrator is required. TMR Angle Senso...