@taimoortariq: The resolution of the LDC1000 output is 16 bits for eddy current losses, and 24 bits for inductance. However, the resolution as related to the customer measurement (e.g., distance or angle) will depend on the design and geometries of the end-system.
I think this would be a tremendous tool for safety devices in a press room and/or machine shops. Too often, in a punch press, ram and crank position is sensed by micro switches that can and do occasionally fail. Since OSHA, there are usually redundant safeties, but even now there are occasional failures.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.