Showing posts with label Sensors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sensors. Show all posts

Friday, January 09, 2015

IMU - Accelerometers and Gyroscopes

The ADXL345 from Analog Devices is a small, thin, low power, 3-axis accelerometer with high resolution 13-bit measurement at up to ±16 g.

Ben's HobbyCorner - Software - Bascom-examples On the right the ADXL345, connected to the I2c-bus, and when connected well, you will find it in the I2c-scanner. This is the Bascom-AVR code for the I2c-scanner. When the ADXL345 and the HMC5843 are fixed on the board you should see this in Hyperterminal.

 Bascom-examples ADXL345 connected to the I2c-bus

A Guide to using IMU in Embedded Applications

This guide is intended to everyone interested in inertial MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors, in particular Accelerometers and Gyroscopes as well as combination IMU devices (Inertial Measurement Unit).

See also on this blog - Accelerometers in Electronics

Read More Here - IMU - Accelerometers and Gyroscopes

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Erlich Industrial Development Corporation

High-end computerized lab equipment, accessories and sensors. They also manufacture OEM transducers, signal conditioners, industrial standards interface boards and kits. (USA Firm)

Erlich Industrial Development Corporation

Erlich Industrial Development Corporation (EID) is an OEM manufacturing and R&D Company specializing in the development of high technology biological, medical and chemical research products.

Adjustable Output Positive Voltage Power-Supply Kit

Interface board conductivity

An electronics board (kit) that allows you to connect up to 30V AC or DC on one side of the board and get adjustable VDC regulated on the other side. Every lab should have a few of these boards handy. The boards will allow you to easily power all your analog components (i.e. op-amp). The Terminal Block TB connector is included and makes it easy to use.

Interface board conductivity cell with DIN Rail clip

Interface board conductivity

Build your own Conductivity meter and/or controller and save. Simply connect your Conductivity cell (conductivity electrode, Probe) to the input via Terminal Board (TB) and the output to analog to digital converter (ADC), Digital voltmeter (DVM), Analog Voltmeter, micro-controller (MC) or PLC. Power the board and get reading.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Avago Technologies Semiconductors

Analog, Mixed-signal and Optoelectronic Components and Subsystems

Avago Technologies Semiconductors 
 
Avago Technologies brings together the capabilities and track record of an established global leader with the "energy and responsiveness of a startup. We spent our first three decades as part of HP, ......"
  • Color Management & Sensors
  • ASICs
  • Motion Control Solutions
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  • Infrared Transceivers
  • Fiber Optics
Precision Optically Isolated Voltage Sensor

"Optical isolation amplifiers designed specifically for voltage sensing. Its 2V input range and high 1GΩ input impedance, makes it well suited for isolated voltage sensing requirements in electronic power converters applications including motor drives and renewable energy systems.."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Allegro MicroSystems - Power ICs and Hall-effect sensors

Manufacturer of Hall-Effect Sensor ICs, Power ICs, Power Management Chips. These are used in Home Appliances, Automotive, LED Lighting and Office Automation.

Allegro MicroSystems - Power ICs and Hall-effect sensors

Sanken Products include Regulator ICs, Switching Regulators, Off-Line Flyback Regulators, Stepper Motor Unipolar Drivers, Inverter Power Modules.

50 to 200 A Integrated Conductor Sensor ICs

ACS756 Fully Integrated Hall Effect-Based Linear Current Sensor

"The device consists of a precision, low-offset linear Hall sensor circuit with a copper conduction path located near the die. Applied current flowing through this copper conduction path generates a magnetic field which is sensed by the integrated Hall IC and converted into a proportional voltage. Device accuracy is optimized through the close proximity of the magnetic signal to the Hall transducer."

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC,
Worcester Facility 115 Northeast Cutoff, Worcester, MA 01606, USA

Friday, January 20, 2012

Piezoelectric Energy Harvester – Mide Technology

Converts normally wasted mechanical energy in the form of vibrations into usable electrical energy. It uses the piezoelectric effect to generate energy from Vibrations.

Vibration Energy Harvesting With Piezoelectrics

Some sources are Machinery in Oil and Gas drilling to refining. Machines in Industry and Manufacturing. Wind, Tide, streams also can be harnesses with small fixtures, jigs or devices for vibration sensor arrays.

Applications - Wireless Sensors and small instruments need a way to recharge their lithium cells or even supercaps. Using solar and vibration harvesting, enough power can be derived to power efficient electronics. Recharge small computers and tablets.

Energy Harvesting Kit: VLT-9001 - Mide

Energy Harvesting Kit: VLT-9001

Midé's VLT-9001 piezoelectric energy harvesting kit has everything you need to start harvesting vibration energy. The kit includes the PPA-2011 piezo and the PPA-9001 clamp kit that has hardware necessary for clamping and adding tip masses.

From - Mide Technology

They are specialists in smart engineering materials technology. They create state-of-the-art solutions to uncommon engineering challenges. They are also a Engineering Service and design, develop, and test a turn-key custom prototypes.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

LM335 Cold Junction Compensation

Temperature Sensors like Thermocouples need cold junction compensation as a part of front end signal conditioning, this is done at the terminal block where the Thermocouple wires are terminated. This design has to be more accurate and broad, if the design we make has to work well in both Tropical and Temperate Climate Zones.

LM335 Cold Junction Compensation

Another Method using a Copper Resistor

If wires of two dissimilar metals are joined at both the ends and the junction formed at one of the ends, is heated more than the other junction, a current flows in the circuit due to Seebeck thermal emf. This effect is used in thermocouple temperature sensors.

The Peltier effect is the converse of above Seebeck effect, which means that if a current is forced through junctions of dissimilar metals, the junction will generate heat or absorb heat (cooling) depending on direction of the applied emf. This effect is used to make portable and small refrigerators. Thermocouple Temperature DPM - DMM

Thermocouple Temperature DPM - DMM

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Microbridge - Rejustors and Strain Gauge Sensors

Microbridge - Rejustors and Strain Gauge Sensors

Microbridge - Rejustors and Strain Gauge Sensors

"The Rejustor, from Microbridge, is an electrically adjustable resistor that can be precisely adjusted, in-circuit, to calibrate and compensate analog circuits and systems. Low-TCR Rejustors are resistance-only adjustable, available in standard and low-power duals and low-power singles."

Quick Design Ideas - Microbridge

Products Include - Sensors and Micro Flow Sensors and Sensor Conditioning with Rejustors.