Sensors Finalists

Aug. 15, 2022

Empowering automakers to develop vehicles with increased visibility of their surroundings, the high-resolution 77-GHz AWR2944 single-chip automotive radar sensor from Texas Instruments can help automakers meet the latest automotive safety regulations and provides best-in-class radio frequency performance in a small form factor. The AWR2944 integrates a fourth transmitter to provide 33% higher resolution, enabling vehicles to detect obstacles more clearly and avoid collisions. The sensor’s unique hardware improves the ability to sense oncoming vehicles at distances up to 40% farther away.

Texas Instruments

2 Series Mixes Signal Oscilloscope

The 2 Series MSO is the industry’s first portable oscilloscope that provides benchtop performance in the field and lab without sacrificing functionality. Weighing less than four pounds and only 1.5 in. thick, its intuitive UI and sleek design feature a 10.1 in. touchscreen, conventional control knobs and optional hot-swappable battery back providing up to eight hours of power. The scope offers unmatched performance and portability, measuring bandwidths up to 500 MHz and providing an optional arbitrary function generator, built-in pattern generator, voltmeter and frequency counter.

Tektronix, Inc.


The Festo SDBT-MSX is the world’s first proximity switch with automatic switching point adjustment. Simply install the SDBT-MSX near the approximate end position, connect the cable to the controller and turn on the system. Since the switching point is learned during operation, there is no need for a power supply during installation. Programmable to PNP/NPN and NO/NC, as well as defining the switching window range reduces the variety of switches in inventory. SDBT-MSX is designed for T-slot mounting.


IMD-3101 Radar System For Motion Control Applications

With its special designed radar beam, the IMD-3101 offers reliable motion detection for sensor controlled light automation in warehouses. Its features perfectly meet the requirements of monitoring aisles in high-bay warehouses. The narrow aperture angle sets it apart from the typically wide-angled motion sensors. Thanks to the smart antenna design and modern signal processing, the detection focuses on a limited field to prevent interferences or unwanted triggers caused by movements in neighbored aisles.

InnoSenT GmbH

6VW Predictive Maintenance Multimodal Sensor

The 6VW series IoT sensor delivers insights via the Sensata IQ platform and can monitor each asset using six sensing modalities: vibration, temperature, acoustic emission, speed, humidity and magnetic flux. Using powerful AI-driven algorithms explicitly designed for rotary assets data from the sensor is analyzed at the edge for anomalies and then pushed to the Sensata IQ cloud-based platform for analysis and data visualization. The platform identifies potential faults, calculates the asset’s projected remaining useful life and delivers alerts to various users.

Sensata Technologies

LoRa Edge LR1120

The LoRa Edge LR1120 is an ultra-low power chip targeting global geolocation applications. It provides multi band LoRa and Long Range-Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (LR-FHSS) communication over sub-GHz and 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands and licensed S-Band for satellites. It integrates a Cloud-native multi-constellation global navigation satellite system scanner and a passive Wi-Fi MAC address scanner, both leveraging Semtech’s LoRa Cloud services.


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