In this article, learn about the different methods for mounting accelerometers, their effect on accelerometer frequency response, and solutions for mounting a MEMS accelerometer.
February 20, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this article, learn about zero-g offset and zero-g bias level, how it pertains to capacitive MEMS accelerometers, as well as accelerometer offset calibration to trim out offset error.
January 23, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about frequency response and bandwidth specification of MEMS accelerometers.
December 29, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this article, we'll learn about deriving the transfer function of a mass-spring-damper system used in a capacitive MEMS accelerometer.
December 19, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this article, we'll discuss how to use capacitive sensing to measure acceleration.
December 12, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
What's the difference between high-side and low-side resistive current sensing? This article explains the basics, as well as when each is the more appropriate design choice.
August 01, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn the basics of Hall effect current sensors in this technical article.
July 25, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about the polarity of the B-field, unipolar switches, omnipolar switches, Hall effect latches, and bipolar switches in this technical article.
July 22, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about how various decisions regarding Hall effect sensing solutions—specifically for slide-by configurations—can effect your designs.
July 19, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about how the Hall effect is used in position sensing applications.
July 04, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
Looking for a succinct intro to LVDTs? This article will explain LVDT basics, including structure, circuit, transfer function, linear range, sensitivity, and more.
May 09, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
Measuring the minuscule resistance changes in resistive sensors can be a daunting task. Here are two hardware methods to eliminate bridge non-linearity errors.
May 02, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
This high-level guide introduces common types of magnetometers, including scalar, vector, gradient, and more.
April 12, 2021 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
Learn the basics of magnetometers, including their relation to hysteresis curves and their applications.
March 19, 2021 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
Learn about the differences between silicon photodiodes and photodiodes made from other semiconductor materials.
December 21, 2020 by Robert Keim
In this article, you'll learn the basics of the CMOS image sensor, including its core components, its block diagram, its strengths and weaknesses, and its applications.
November 09, 2020 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this article, we’ll look at another interesting application of pressure sensing in mechanical ventilation.
July 08, 2020 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article explains how CCD construction, operating parameters, and external signal-processing circuitry contribute to the maximum variation in luminance that CCD imaging hardware can capture.
May 29, 2020 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll draw upon our knowledge of noise sources and combine it with some new information to create a comprehensive model for CCD noise performance.
May 25, 2020 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll take a look at electrical and optical conditions that contribute to reduced image quality in CCD camera systems.
May 22, 2020 by Robert Keim
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