Smart sensor interface for industrial applications

Industrial Embedded Systems — November 13, 2005

Sensors help translate the real world of signals and varying voltages into the digital processing realm. This article looks at several blocks that form a “smart” sensor interface along with CMOS processes capable of integrating these blocks on a single monolithic solution. This includes a look at how low- and high-voltage capabilities are being combined while assuring good shielding between noisy blocks and the sensitive analog signal path.

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