Understanding Smart Sensors, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Here is a complete, authoritative summary of the latest applications and developments impacting smart sensors in a single volume, now updated to reflect IEEE 1451.2 smart sensor standards. Utilizing the latest in smart sensor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microelectronic research and development, you get the technical and practical information you need keep your designs and products on the cutting edge. Plus, you see how advances in fuzzy logic and neural networks continue to determine the direction of smart sensor development.

"...a complete summary of the latest applications & developments, now updated to reflect IEEE 1451 smart sensor standards...includes many new chapters & an extensive list of acronyms & a glossary."

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This volume provides an overview of smart sensor basics and advanced information regarding micromachining, the nature of semiconductor sensor output, transceivers, transponders, telemetry, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Also covered are the packaging, testing, and reliability of smart sensors, and the new IEEE standards for smart sensing. Frank is an application specialist in sensor technology who works as a technical marketing manager for ON Semiconductor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890063118
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: Artech House Sensors Library
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Randy Frank is Technical Marketing Manager with ON Semiconductor in Phoenix, Arizona. Author of over 200 technical papers, he received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, as well as his M.B.A. in Management, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and former chairman of its Sensors Standards Committee, and a member of the IEEE and its Sensor Terminology Taskforce.

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Table of Contents

Smart Sensor Basics. Micromachining. The Nature of Semiconductor Sensor Output. Getting Sensed Information into the MCU. Using MCUs/DSPs to Increase Sensor IQ. Communications for Smart Sensors. Control Techniques. Transceivers, Transponders, and Telemetry. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Beyond Sensors. Packaging, Testing, and Reliability Implications for Smart Sensors. Mechatronics and Sensing Systems. Standards for Smart Sensing. Implications of the Standards. The Next Phase of Sensing Systems.

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