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Oct 12 - Part V: Current Hot Topic 2: Sensor Fusion – Using the Newest Techniques for Advanced Sensors
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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.
Oct 9 - Part II: Basics of Specifying/Selecting Pressure Sensors
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10/9/2012  158 comments
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 tutorial.
Oct 8 - Part I: Sensor Specs 101
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10/8/2012  257 comments
Obtaining the expected performance for a sensor in a system requires a solid understanding of the terms used to specify performance. In many cases, it is absolutely necessary to sort through the marketing hype about a sensor's capability, but even data sheets are non-uniform and can be confusing. In this course, our expert explains the essentials to avoid application pitfalls.


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