Last time I checked thermistors also were analog. Of course the subject of the video is to advertise their semiconductor based analog temperature sensors, but they completely forgot about stability, aging, and noise of those. Everything depends on the application, and there are linear thermistors available as well. The most stable temperature sensors are platinum and ceramic NTC thermistors, and of course an experienced designer would never build a circuit like that. Our metrology grade thermistor instruments are capable of less than 100 micro-degrees peak to peak readout noise, with annual aging in the order of milli-degrees - you just can't get that with any semiconductor based temperature sensor. And what about the maximum temperature? Semiconductors only survive relatively low temperatures compared to other sensors.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Wearables are changing the way we see ourselves. With onboard sensors that have access to our bodies, we are starting to know our physical selves like never before, quantifying our activity, our heart rate, breathing, and even our muscle effort.
Last week, the bill for reforming chemical regulation, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, passed the House. If it or a similar bill becomes law, the effects on cost and availability of adhesives and plastics incorporating these substances are not yet clear.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
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