This article discusses some concepts for ensuring motion detector designs will be robust to external disturbances by presenting an infrared detector assembly that can significantly reduce the parts count and improve product performance and reliability.
February 23, 2021 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
This design solution evaluates the accuracy of thermocouples used for high-temperature measurements as well as resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) used for local cold-junction-compensation (CJC) points.
April 11, 2019 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
Part 6 of this 12-part Resolving the Signal series focuses on output- versus input-referred noise, adding an amplifier at the input of an ADC, and low- versus high-resolution ADCs as they relate to amplifier noise.
June 19, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Part 1 of this two-part series discusses the key parameters and features a designer needs to be aware of and how they relate to inclination and stabilization applications, thus helping the designer choose the most suitable accelerometer.
December 12, 2017 by Chris Murphy, Analog Devices
Designing for the IoT comes with a unique set of challenges that require unique hardware solutions to overcome. Learn how smart passive sensors (SPSs)—sensors that function without a battery and without a microcontroller—are an example of IoT-specific design.
December 05, 2017 by ON Semiconductor
The industrial Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the broad transformation underway that will make pervasive sensing across connected machines not just a competitive advantage, but an essential fundamental service. The industrial IoT starts with the edge node, which is the sensing and measurement entry point of interest.
September 12, 2017 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices
As system designers search for power efficient signal conditioning components, they may find that there are very few ICs available under 100 μA supply current and even fewer that include a small package variant.
April 18, 2017 by David Plourde, Analog Devices
In the systems where custom sensors are required, it's imperative that the designer quantifies the environmental, mechanical, electrical, and magnetic parameters of the entire system so that a sensor which meets those operating conditions can be selected.
January 14, 2016 by Gwenn Gmeinder, Littelfuse