As designers, we are a curious and creative bunch. This is how we think -- it’s ingrained in our nature and coded in our DNA. Now it’s your chance to stand out among your peers with a unique opportunity to conceive and prototype an idea regarding inductive sensing using a most unique, innovative, new data converter: the Texas Instruments LDC1000 Inductance-to-digital converter.
The sky’s the limit; use your imagination -- a metal detector that can sense what the metal is, a unique proximity sensor or lane-guidance on a highway, or something no one else but you have conceived!
The LDC1000 was just introduced, so you have the added advantage of creating an idea even more unique by using this compact, integrated, low-power device. The high resolution and flexibility to remotely locate the sensor where the electronics and PC board cannot be placed, are all features that have not been available before, which are now at your disposal as a design tool to creativity (not to mention the $3,000 prize and honor among your peers on Design News, EDN, and EETimes, and special recognition at DESIGN West 2014).
Hurry, because the first round is ending on October 18. Find all the details here and submit your concept today.
— Steve Taranovich is a senior technical editor at EDN.
This is the most excitement I have ever seen out of my mechanical engineering colleagues over an electronic product. TI's LDC1000 is an easy-to-use component for anyone to create greatness in their design.
Being a senior member of the IEEE, and former chairman of Educational Activities Committee on Long Island, ny---I will be contacting local engineering students as well as the Graduates of the last decade (GOLD) IEEE members. Seasoned veterans and novices alike will hopefully find this contest challenging.
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