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April 11 - Day 5: Sensors in Extreme Applications
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4/11/2014  328 comments
The rules can change when sensor specifications exceed those for high-volume applications. High precision and accuracy sensors, as well as measurement extremes, often dictate different sensor technologies. This lecture will explore a few of the more challenging situations.
April 10 - Day 4: An Introduction to Intelligent Sensor Interfaces
Continuing Education Center 
4/10/2014  381 comments
Design considerations for interfacing sensors vary depending on the sensor’s output and the application’s requirements. This session will address some of the more common issues.
April 9 - Day 3: A Case Study: Developing a Smart Pressure Sensor
Continuing Education Center 
4/9/2014  406 comments
In this class, our lecturer discusses the development of a smart sensor from concept (including the physics of the base sensor) through the design trade-offs and manufacturability issues to deployment.
April 8 - Day 2: Sensor Compensation & Signal Conditioning for Piezoresistive Sensors
Continuing Education Center 
4/8/2014  404 comments
In this session, our expert addresses calibration, linearization, and signal integrity techniques for piezoresistive pressure sensors, perhaps the most common sensing technique.
April 7 - Day 1: The Basics of Specifying Pressure Sensors
Continuing Education Center 
4/7/2014  409 comments
While pressure sensors provide one of the most frequent physical measurements, these sensors also have several nuances that can cause problems for those who do not work with them on a frequent basis. Our lecturer will discuss the issues in this class.
Jan 25 - Part 5. Today’s Smart Sensors
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1/25/2013  187 comments
This tutorial provides information on what sensors are available today and insight into the types of sensors that are under development.
Jan 24 - Part 4. Transitioning From Analog Sensing to the Digital Control World
Continuing Education Center 
1/24/2013  223 comments
If you are not familiar with the problems that are involved with applying the output of an analog sensor to a digital control system, find out from our expert in this session.
Jan 23 - Part 3. A Case Study of Smart Sensor Development.
Continuing Education Center 
1/23/2013  224 comments
In this tutorial, our lecturer discusses the development of a smart sensor from concept (including the physics of the base sensor) through the design tradeoffs and manufacturability issues to deployment.
Jan 22 - Part 2. Basics of Sensor Compensation for Capacitive Sensors.
Continuing Education Center 
1/22/2013  213 comments
This tutorial explores the techniques and available options that simplify users’ design-in of capacitive sensors, which have more complex requirements than piezoresistive sensors.
Jan 21 - Part 1. Basics of Sensor Compensation for Piezoresistive Sensors.
Continuing Education Center 
1/21/2013  175 comments
In this session our expert addresses calibration, linearization, and signal integrity techniques for perhaps the most common sensing technique, piezoresistive sensors.
Oct 12 - Part V: Current Hot Topic 2: Sensor Fusion – Using the Newest Techniques for Advanced Sensors
Continuing Education Center 
10/12/2012  120 comments
Sensor fusion is an area that is rapidly advancing sensors' capabilities. The technology appears in automobiles, portable consumer electronics, and several other areas that affect daily life. In this tutorial, our expert will start with the basics and end with tools that can help interested listeners get first-hand experience in using and implementing sensor fusion.
Oct 11 - Part IV: Current Hot Topic 1: Energy Harvesting – Using Energy Harvesting to Power Wireless Sensors
Continuing Education Center 
10/11/2012  179 comments
Energy harvesting, or using the energy present in an application to recharge batteries or avoid their use entirely, can provide a sensing system that operates indefinitely. Knowing the capabilities of various energy harvesting techniques and understanding the energy budget are essential to the successful application of these designs. This tutorial provides the potential user with background as well as the design tools to get started.
Oct 10 - Part III: Fundamentals of Smart Sensors
Continuing Education Center 
10/10/2012  195 comments
Many technologies contribute to improving sensors that frequently get dubbed "smart sensors." The "smart" term is used loosely in many technical and non-technical areas, so what makes a sensor smart? Find out from our expert in this session.


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