“New and improved” are frequently used terms for consumer products. Sensor suppliers also frequently improve existing and often well-established products and the improvements can address many different product attributes. In some instances, the improvements result in the creation of a new product family based on company patent(s) or proprietary techniques used in the established product(s) […]
Pricing is one of the top criteria for selecting one sensor supplier over another and often for specifying a specific sensor over another for a new design. Some sensor companies, such as semiconductor companies that supply microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other semiconductor-based sensors, have a buy page on their website with low volume pricing. For […]
At Sensors Expo 2016, Dan Zaleski, a product applications engineer from Analog Devices explains the motor control demo that he designed. Reminiscent of an Erector Set project, the demo uses sensors to control motors. For more information, about the ADA4571 AMR sensor and signal conditioner, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, George Clernon, tools engineering manager for Core Markets at Analog Devices, explains the company’s cloud-based reference design demos for weigh scale and toxic gas sensor applications. For more information about the weigh scale click here and for the toxic gas sensor, click here.
Development kits for access to the Intent of Things (IoT) can greatly expedite a company’s involvement. Specifically targeting industrial systems access, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) offers a suite of comprehensive development kits. Featuring two multi-sensor-node boards, the kits include all the hardware and software aspects designers need to create wireless sensor networks and communicate sensor […]
At Sensors Expo 2014, Neil Wilson, an applications engineer for Analog Devices, explains the company’s magnetic sensing demo that uses magnetoresistive technology. To watch the video, click here. For more information about Analog Devices magnetic sensing, click: CN0332 and CN0341.
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) with 10-degree-of-freedom (DoF) measurements provide greater accuracy for orientation sensing in platform stabilization, navigation and instrumentation applications. However, in addition to a tri-axis gyroscope, tri-axis accelerometer, tri-axis magnetometer and a pressure sensor, the sensor must also have a sensor fusion algorithm to combine the readings from each device. With its ADIS16480, […]
A vibration monitor can prevent a myriad of problems – if it can fit within the monitored system’s space constraints and has the right performance. For noise sensitive applications with limited space, Analog Devices’ ADIS16228 iSensor vibration monitor could be that solution. An embedded programmable processor in the MEMS-based vibration analysis system provides directional sensing […]
Jeff Watson, a systems applications engineer in the High Temperature Strategic Marketing Group of Analog Devices, explains the high temperature measurements in ADI’s demo at Sensors Expo 2011 to Randy Frank. With the 175°C rated ADXL206 accelerometer and the 210°C rated AD8229 instrumentation amplifier, rotation can be measured inside an oven. For more information about […]