Technical Documents: Sensors and Transducers
Pressure Transmitter Delivers Exceptional Performance for Off- Highway Application
Web article from: Danfoss, Inc. - Industrial Automation Division
Description: Made to perform in rugged conditions and challenging terrain, off-highway equipment has become increasingly sophisticated and versatile. As a result, the control systems of these heavy-duty machines
Clamp-On Current Monitors Achieve Wide Bandwidth (.pdf)
PDF from: Pearson Electronics, Inc.
Description: Viewing and measurement of electric current is so important that a variety of devices and methods have been developed and refined over the years. In its simplest form, current may be measured by
Pressure Sensor Technology: Part 2 in a 5-Part Series
Description: The three most common pressure sensor principles described below include metal thin-film and ceramic thick-film pressure sensors, which are the two most common implementations of resistive pressure
Safety Critical Protection Systems: Implementing Pressure Sensor Signal Redundancy to Lower Costs
Description: In today's world, safe working conditions are increasingly mandated by legislation and voluntary codes of practice. Automated load monitoring systems using pressure transmitters are becoming
Electronic Pressure Measurement Principles: Part 1 in a 5-Part Series
Description: Electronic pressure measurement contributes to the safe, accurate and energy-saving control of processes. Alongside temperature measurement, it is the most important and most commonly-used technology
A Pressure Transducer that Can Handle Just About Anything
Description: Have you ever had a pressure transducer succumb to high pressure, extreme heat, or cold? Have you had an application fail because a pressure transducer did not live up to its expectation? WIKA offers
Scientific CMOS Technology - High Performance Imaging (.pdf)
Description: Many scientific imaging applications demand multi-megapixel focal plane sensors that can operate with very high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. Furthermore, it is often desirable that these
How to Design Capacitive Touch & Proximity Sensing Technology into Your Application (.pdf)
PDF from: Silicon Labs
Description: What defines good human interface design, and how can system designers implement a smarter, friendlier and more intuitive solution? This in-depth Silicon Labs white paper examines these questions and
Making Light Barriers Insensitive to Sunlight
Web article from: iC-Haus GmbH
Description: The light barrier is in itself a relatively simple construction. Most of us are probably familiar with it from our physics lessons or from electronics kits, where the apparatus consists of a light
Probing for EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) using Agilent EMI Analyzer
Web article from: Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
Description: Martin Jahn reviews the test equipment (Agilent E7405A EMI Analyzer, Agilent 11941A Close Field Probe and Agilent 8447F Preamplifier) to the IEEE UCSD College students. He also demonstrates how to
The Vernier Scale Goes Digital
Web article from: iC-Haus GmbH
Description: Nonius interpolation provides excellent differential linearity and higher resolution for linear displacement measurement systems or rotary encoders. Mixed-signal submicron CMOS technologies permit
A-10 Pressure Transmitter Helps Generate Wind Energy
Description: As soaring oil prices and greenhouse gas emissions propel the search for cheaper and cleaner sources of energy, wind energy has become the leading alternative to solve these issues. The conversion of
Getting Started with the KXTF9 (.pdf)
PDF from: Kionix, Inc.
Description: This application note will help developers quickly implement proof-of-concept designs using the KXTF9 tri-axis accelerometer.
WIKA MH-2 Mobile Hydraulic Pressure Transmitter
Description: When thinking of hydraulic cranes, we tend to think of the enormous objects being moved by a large arm with very little effort. What we don't see is what goes into the moving of these "immovable"
Is it a Transmitter or a Transducer?
Description: The difference between a pressure transducer and a pressure transmitter depend upon the country providing the sensor, the specific manufacturer, and even the specific industry using pressure sensors.