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Murata pursued sensing functions making full use of MEMS and processing technology, and magnetoresistive elements including ceramic material technology in order to develop highly efficient and highly reliable devices, modules and systems. A lineup of various sensors respond to the sensing needs of various applications for automobile, wearable, medical care and health care.
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 Temperature
 Thermistors : The resistance changes with the temperature.

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 Infrared/Light
 Pyroelectric infrared sensors : The sensor reacts to the infrared radiation emitted from the human body to output an electric charge.
 Ambient light sensors : The built-in photo diode detects ambient light and infrared light.

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 Distance
 Ultrasonic sensors : The sensor sends and receives ultrasonic waves in order to detect distances from the state of the reflected wave.

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 Proximity/Open/Close
 Proximity sensors : The sensor sends and receives infrared light in order to detect the proximity from the state of the reflected light.
 Magnetic switches : This switch switches built-in ICs when the magnetoresistive element detects the magnetic proximity.

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 Inertial force
 Shock sensors : This sensor generates an electric charge according to the acceleration (stress) applied to the piezoelectric element.
 Accelerometers : This sensor detects the acceleration from the change of the capacitance which occurs in the 3DMEMS element.
 Inclinometers : This sensor detects the gravitational acceleration of the Earth to calculate the angle of gradient.
 Gyro Sensors : This sensor detects the angular velocity from the change in the capacitance which occurs in the 3DMEMS element.

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 Pressure
 Barometric pressure sensors : This sensor detects the atmospheric pressure applied to the 3DMEMS element by the capacitance.

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Magnetic
 Rotary sensors : This sensor detects the motion of magnetic gears by a built-in magnet and magnetoresistive element.
 Magnetic switches : This switch switches built-in ICs when the magnetoresistive element detects magnetism.
 Magnetic pattern Recognition sensors : This sensor identifies magnetic ink by the combination of a built-in magnet and magnetoresistive element.

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Angle
 Rotary position sensors : The resistance changes in proportion to the angle.