Q. What General functional-Architecture is associated with Smart sensor design?
Strictly speaking, smart sensor has definitions associated with it that IEEE experts developed (IEEE 1451). There are a lot of specific definitions. However, the term smart sensor is used by many companies and has many meaning associated with it. You really have to look at the data sheets. In more and more of the semiconductor sup[pliers sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and pressure sensor,the supplier uses the company's MCU to provide the smart capability. As these sensors are designed into more complete sensor modules, the architecture can vary significantly.
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