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July 6, 2017 8:47 am
Oliver Rovini
Sensors and probes both play important roles in a data acquisition system, with each one providing specific information for analysis. Where probes convert signal and change impedance levels or offer convenient connection methods...
June 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Stephan Puri-Jobi
There was once a time when a temperature sensor was nothing more than a piece of silicon, which changed its resistance as the temperature changed. A pure analog device, it contained no logic elements. When the application...
June 12, 2017 2:23 pm
Tom Gregory
When it comes to the development of low-powered devices, thermal management is a design factor that is overlooked all too often. Given their limited energy consumption, many design engineers assume that such devices are unlikely...
June 12, 2017 1:56 pm
Christopher Campbell & Brooks Hanley
Antenna performance is crucial to every radar system. Antenna gain is a key variable in the radar range equation (see Sidebar) and therefore directly affects range. The gain value is defined as the maximum power, relative to the...
June 2, 2017 10:56 am
Shuji Yamamoto, Wireless Strategy Section, Business Initiative Department, New Field Development Center, IA Platform Business Headquarters, Yokogawa Electric Corporation
The greatest advantage of native wireless field instrument and actuator devices is their lack of cables for data transmission or power. Eliminating these tethers also eliminates their associated costs in time and money...
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