Hardware

OmniVision announces world record for smallest image sensor

OmniVision, a developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, has announced that it has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records with the development of its OV6948 image sensor—it now holds the record for the ...

Semiconductors

This imaging sensor is powered by sunlight

A simultaneous imaging and energy harvesting sensor is in the news. Samuel Moore at IEEE Spectrum informed readers that a team of four from University of Michigan published their paper describing what they achieved. They ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Lighthouse: Home monitor is one smart sentry

A smart home device that serves as a security camera delivers service that goes beyond house sentry. What if you find a home device that not only acts as sentry but does double duty as private investigator/concierge/babysitter?

Engineering

Medically monitoring premature babies with cameras

Researchers at EPFL and CSEM have developed a contactless and wireless camera system to continuously monitor the vital signs of premature babies. This system could replace skin sensors, which cause false alarms nearly 90% ...

Hardware

Raspberry Pi reaches for 8MP camera sky

An 8-megapixel Sony sensor upgrade has been bestowed upon the Raspberry Pi. This low-price tiny computer enjoyed by so many students and tinkerers is in the news because the official camera module for it has been upgraded.