Ultrasound Touch Sensors

There’s a new type of button that will make it’s way into consumer and industrial IoT devices. UltraSense Systems has emerged from stealth to launch the smallest ultrasound touch sensor that enables touch sensing through any material and any thickness. It even works in applications that require gloves and external covers/cases.

Devices are already sampling are expected to be incorporated into devices in 2020.

New SensorTile.box board

STMicroelectronics has a new STEVAL-MKSBOX1V1 box board supplied as a small plastic box with a long-life rechargeable battery. It can be controlled by a supplied mobile app or can be programmed using the STM32 Open Development Environment (STM32 ODE).

The board includes temperature, accelerometer, magnetometer, pressure, sound and humidity sensors and uses Bluetooth.