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"sensors" references for the Electrical Engineer
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ECN Design Network Webcasts Webcast Description: ECN is offering a variety of on-demand technical webcasts.
Compressive Sensing Resources Web-Page Description: This well organized online resource from Rice University describes itself thus: "The dogma of signal processing maintains that a signal must be sampled at a rate at least twice its highest frequency in order to be represented without error. However, in practice, we often compress the data soon after sensing, trading off signal representation complexity (bits) for some error (consider JPEG image compression in digital cameras, for example). Clearly, this is wasteful of valuable sensing resources. Over the past few years, a new theory of "compressive sensing" has begun to emerge, in which the signal is sampled (and simultaneously compressed) at a greatly reduced rate."
LVDT Tutorial Tutorial Description: A nice tutorial on Linear Variable Differential transformers, or LVDTs. The tutorial defines these as "a common type of electromechanical tranducer that can convert the rectilinear motion of an object to which it is coupled mechanically into a corresponding electrical signal"
Choosing the right ... Tutorial Description: Electronic Products magazine routinely runs articles entitled "Selecting a widget XYZ" or "Choosing the right widget XYZ". They are usually short, and to the point. They won't make you an expert, but can get you started if you are wondering how to make that next design decision.
The IEEE 1451.4 Standard for Smart Transducers Tutorial Description: Available on the IEEE web site, this paper discusses the history and basics of the IEEE 1451.4 Standard for Smart Transducers. 13 pages in length, this paper discusses usage, system details, mixed mode interfaces, data transfer and IEEE 1451.4 templates.
Introduction to PC-Based Data Acquisition Systems Tutorial Description: This 38 page introduction DAQ introduction covers not just the basic terminology, but also provides an introduction to some of the practical aspects of data acquisition: signal conditioning, isolation, triggering & timing.
Theory and Design of Micromechanical Vibratory Gyroscopes Tutorial Description: This 20 page excerpt from The MEMS/NEMS Handbook provides a "general approach to the analysis of the dynamics and errors of different types of micromechanical vibratory gyroscopes as well as calculation of their performances for application in the design of such gyroscopes."
MEMS Accelerometers Tutorial Description: This is a nice, 17 page, introduction to MEMS accelerometers. It starts with a basic introduction to MEMS, moves on to capacitive plate sensing and demodulation, sensor noise characteristics, applications and MEMS fabrication.
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Tutorial Description: A 258 tutorial written at a level to make it accessible to anyone. Topics cover include spectrum basics, active versus passive sensing, radiometric resolution, thermal imaging, multispectral scanning, radar basics, image analysis and more.
Techniques of RFID Systems: Architectures and Applications White Paper Description: This special report published by Microwave Journal in July 2006 provides a nice summary of historical and current developments in the world of RFID.
A Review of Your Flow Sensing Options Article Description: Tutorial published by Sensors Magazine on various sensor techniques used to measure material flows.
The art of capacitive touch sensing Article Description: This short tutorial from Planet Analog on the basic principles behind capacitive touch sensing will get you up and operational on the subject in short order.
sensors Magazine/Journal Description: Published monthly, this magazine focuses on electronic sensors of all varieties.
Vision Systems Design Magazine/Journal Description: Vision Systems Design is a publication of PennWell. Their tagline is "Vision and Automation Solutions for Engineers and Integrators Worldwide". The magazine offers an interesting mix of articles on cameras, vision systems, imaging and related fields.
Robust Micromachined Vibratory Gyroscopes Thesis Description: This 257 page PhD Thesis does a nice job of explaining the theory of MEMS angular rate sensors (AKA gyroscopes). It provides a basic introduction to the Coriolis response, which forms the theoretical basis for vibratory gyroscopes. It discusses different types of suspension structures, damping effects, drive mechanisms, etc.
System and Circuit Design for a Capacitive MEMS Gyroscope Thesis Description: This 279 page PhD Thesis from the Helsinki University of Technology discusses 1 and 2 degree of freedom resonators, the Coriolis Effect, mechanical-thermal noise, and bulk and surface micromachining. It reviews a number of published microgyroscopes, discusses synchronous demodulation, resonator excitation, capacitive readout and more.
Op Amps For Everyone Book Description: Published by Texas Instruments, edited by Ron Mancini, this is a full 464 page text on operational amplifiers.
Automating Manufacturing Systems with PLCs Book Description: The manuscript for a text being used for an undergraduate controls course.
TinyOS Programming Book Description: This textbook provides an introduction to TinyOS programming.
Op Amp Applications Handbook Book Description: Op Amp Manual from Analog Devices.
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"sensors" related tools for the Electrical Engineer
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TinyOS Embedded Operating Sysem Description: The TinyOS website states: "TinyOS is an open-source operating system designed for wireless embedded sensor networks."

"sensors" related organizations for the Electrical Engineer
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International Microelectronics And Packaging Society Professional Description: "The International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS) is the largest society dedicated to the advancement and growth of microelectronics and electronics packaging technologies through professional education. The Society's portfolio of technologies is disseminated through symposia, conferences, workshops, professional development courses and other efforts. IMAPS currently has more than 4,000 members in the United States and more than 4,000 international members around the world."
Mouser Electronics Distributor Description: Their site states: "Mouser Electronics, Inc., a privately-held company and subsidiary of TTI, is one of the fastest growing electronics distributors in the electronics industry. Dedicated to supplying its customers with the latest NEW products and NEWEST technologies, Mouser is the only catalog distributor of electronic components to issue a NEW 1,700+ page print catalog every 90 days. "
DigiKey Distributor Description: Online distributor for: Analog Devices, Micrel, Taiyo Yuden, Altera, KEMET, Murata, Philips, NorComp, Xilinx, STMicroelectronics, Rohm
Arrow Electronics Distributor Description: "Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and computer products."
Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance Consortium Description: The WINA website states: "The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA) believes that industrial end users deserve access to clear, unbiased technical information on comprehensive wireless solutions. WINA is a coalition of companies, industry organizations, technology suppliers, software developers, systems integrators, and others interested in accelerating the adoption of wireless solutions for industry. WINA activities build industry understanding of and confidence in industrial wireless systems to help industry take advantage of the technology and to grow the entire market."