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Sensors Technical Articles
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Introduction to Capacitive Touch Sensing
In this article, we will take a detailed (but not too detailed) look at the electrical principles that allow us to detect the presence of a human finger using little more than a capacitor....
May 24, 2016
Introduction to Temperature Sensors: Thermistors, Thermocouples, RTDs, and Thermometer ICs
Learn about various types of temperature sensors and each of their advantages and disadvantages.
June 05, 2017
How Sensor Fusion Works
Sensor fusion is the art of combining multiple physical sensors to produce accurate "ground truth", even though each sensor might be unreliable on its own....
July 19, 2016
Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)
This article explores basic characteristics and common applications of a technology that has been incorporated into a wide variety of high-performance electronic devices....
December 04, 2018
Industrial Instrumentation and Control: An Introduction to the Basic Principles
In part one of this instrumentation and control (I & C) series, we'll go over the fundamental terminology and concepts used when working with industrial plants....
September 28, 2016
Understanding and Applying the Hall Effect
Learn about the Hall effect and how it enables accurate, isolated current measurements.
July 03, 2015
Don’t Get Lost in Deep Space: Understanding Quaternions
Quaternions are mathematical operators that are used to rotate and stretch vectors. This article provides an overview to aid in understanding the need for quaternions....
March 10, 2017
Understanding and Implementing Charge Amplifiers for Piezoelectric Sensor Systems
In this article we’ll explore a circuit that produces an output voltage proportional to the charge generated by a piezoelectric transducer....
October 22, 2018
Understanding and Modeling Piezoelectric Sensors
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
Circuits and Techniques for Implementing Capacitive Touch Sensing
This article presents some basic cap-sense circuit configurations and discusses how to deal with low- and high-frequency noise.
May 30, 2016
How to Design a Bluetooth Low Energy Circuit with Sensor Technology
Tutorial on designing a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) circuit with the ability to measure 9-axis motion, humidity, and temperature.
October 14, 2016
How to Design Charge Amplifiers for Piezoelectric Sensors
This article explores charge-amplifier design details, including ESD protection and frequency response.
October 23, 2018
How to Use a Diode as a Thermometer
This article, part of AAC’s Analog Circuit Collection, presents a straightforward circuit that allows you to measure temperature with little more than a diode and a BJT....
February 16, 2018
Analysis of Forward Conducting Diodes
In this article, we will learn how to analyze circuits that utilize forward conducting diodes. We will also talk about the exponential model, constant voltage drop model, as well as the ideal...
June 17, 2016
Structures for Implementing Finite Impulse Response Filters
This article will review some basic structures to implement Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters.
October 04, 2017
Interpreting Current-Voltage Curves of Different Materials
This article discusses the ideas involved in measuring and interpreting the current-voltage curves of solar cells, batteries, and unknown materials....
February 24, 2017
Measuring and Calculating Lux Values
Learn how to translate the output of a photosensor into an illuminance measurement.
January 13, 2016
The Circuit Designer’s Guide to Photovoltaic Cells for Solar-Powered Devices
This article presents the equivalent circuit for a solar cell and discusses some implementation details.
May 30, 2018
The Inverting Configuration of an Amplifier
Mentioned in the previous article, an operational amplifier is usually connected to components in a feedback circuit. In this article, we will discuss one of two amp configurations that are...
April 13, 2016
How to Turn a Schematic into a PCB Layout: PCB Design for a Custom Inclinometer
So you have a schematic. How do you lay out your custom board? In this article, we'll go over the challenges and solutions I came across in designing a custom PCB for an inclinometer...
January 11, 2019
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