Learn about non-overlapping and overlapping Allan variance and how the Allan variance curve can be used to identify different types of random errors present in a signal.
July 08, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) vibratory gyroscopes can be a bit mysterious and math-intensive. Let's break the math down, and go over gyroscope basics and structures.
June 30, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about piezoelectric accelerometers, namely the piezoelectric effect, how piezoelectric materials generate electricity, the different accelerometer design modes, and their upper and lower frequency limits.
March 20, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about capacitive MEMS accelerometer specifications for measurement range, sensitivity, and noise performance for both digital- and analog-output accelerometers.
March 13, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
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
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
This high-level guide introduces common types of magnetometers, including scalar, vector, gradient, and more.
April 12, 2021 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
In this article, we’ll look at another interesting application of pressure sensing in mechanical ventilation.
July 08, 2020 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this article, we’ll look at additional applications of pressure sensors in mechanical ventilation.
May 08, 2020 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about the basics of mechanical ventilation in terms of subsystems, control loops, and algorithms.
April 12, 2020 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article explains the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of three CCD (charge-coupled device) architectures.
March 30, 2020 by Robert Keim
When working with high-precision sensors, it's crucial to consider housing. In this article, we discuss an approach to designing a custom board holder for an inclinometer subsystem.
January 15, 2019 by Mark Hughes
Learn the design steps for creating your own custom inclinometer PCB.
January 08, 2019 by Mark Hughes
This article explains some theory behind piezoelectric sensors and presents an equivalent circuit that you can use when you’re designing sensor systems.
October 15, 2018 by Robert Keim
Rotary position sensors such as the PHS series can help you track mechanical changes in a wide variety of applications.
May 26, 2017 by Robert Keim
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