Topic: Technologies in Depth

Highly Accurate Motion Sensing and Control for Industrial Applications

Until recently, inertial measurement units (IMUs) traditionally have been associated with military uses (for high-end IMUs) or consumer products (for low-end IMUs) but the marketplace has lacked an IMU that balances high performance and cost sensitivity for industrial applications. The S4E5A0A0 represents a new category of IMU, offering a combination of high accuracy, small size, and low power consumption.

Ultrasonic Transmitters vs. Guided-Wave Radar for Level Measurement

With more than 20 different level measurement technologies on the market today, it is important to choose the right level transmitter for your process conditions. This article provides information on two of the most commonly used level measurement technologies—ultrasonic and guided-wave radar (GWR).

Noise Measurement

This article provides general guidelines for characterizing the noise performance of MEMS accelerometers.

Designing Systems that Combine HF RFID with Sensors

High water-content items such as ice, water, produce, meat, and beverages can cause problems for some RFID technologies. This article discusses the differences between available RFID technologies and describes an HF-enabled energy harvesting sensor IC and HF RFID reader.