Coping with the application environment is one of the more complex issues that sensors must address. To survive in harsh environments, sensors manufacturers improve the ruggedness of their sensors in many different ways. Three recently announced products exemplify the differences. For dusty and wet environments, Sensata Technologies ACW4 single turn and TCW4 multi-turn absolute Hall […]
The short answer is with development boards. For more details, at Sensors Expo 2018, an expert from Microchip Technology explains how his company expands the capability of microcontroller (MCU) evaluation boards with numerous MikroElektronika plug-ins using a microbus connector for a variety of applications. In addition, with the MPLAB Code Configurator, base code can be […]
At Sensors Expo 2018, Jason Wellman from the 8-bit marketing division at Microchip Technology demonstrates the noise improvement and other capabilities of the advanced analog to digital converter (ADC) on the company’s recently introduced ATmega4809 microcontrollers (MCU). As a Core Independent Peripheral (CIP), the ADC filters and averages random noise as well as periodic noise […]
At Sensors Expo 2018, Tim Bergeson from Microchip Technology shows how the company’s TimeFlash 2 Field Programmable Kit programming tool allows users to quickly and easily program MEMS oscillators anywhere and anytime. After setting the frequency of the tool to 140.3253 MHz with a selected 10 parts per million (PPM) tolerance, within a matter of […]
At Sensors Expo 2018 in San Jose, CA, Martin Squibbs, Product Marketing Manager for Microchip Technology discusses the company’s newest SAM L11 microcontroller (MCU), the first on the market to have the Arm Cortex-M23 core with TrustZone. Leveraging TrustZone, the three differentiating features of the 32-bit MCU are high security, parallel capture (through a two-stage […]
Replacing a mechanical switch with a digital output touch sensor is a lot easier if the system designer does not have to write any code. With that goal in mind, Microchip Technology developed its MTCH102-5-8 capacitive touch controllers. The 2-, 5- and 8-channel controllers replace mechanical buttons with a simple digital output in a hardware-only […]
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, John Austin, senior product marketing manager from the Analog and Interface Products Division of Microchip Technology discussed the capabilities of the MCP9600, a thermocouple conditioning circuit with numerous features to simplify the use of the ubiquitous thermocouple. For more information about the MCP9600, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, John Austin, senior product marketing manager with from the Analog and Interface Products Division of Microchip Technology explains the capabilities of the PAC1921, a high-side current/power sensor with a configurable analog output and a 2-wire digital bus. A evaluation board (part # ADM00592) is available. For […]
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, Jeannette Wilson, product marketing manager at Microchip Technology discusses the ease of interfacing the MM7150 motion module that integrates a SSC7150 coprocessor for performing nine degree of freedom (9DOF) sensor fusion on accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer inputs. For more information, including the evaluation board, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2014, Dave Richkas, Bluetooth Product Line Manager for the Wireless Products division of Microchip Technology demonstrates the RN4020 Bluetooth LE module using two demo boards for a UART interface and command and control. To watch the video, click here. For more information about the Microchip RN4020 Bluetooth LE module, click here.