Lidar Systems and Automotive – Requirements to Be Met by Sensors

  • Dr. Marc Schillgalies
  • May 2019

Research and industry are gradually getting closer to the dream of autonomous driving. Lidar systems are an elementary part of a car that is less and less dependent on active control on the part of the driver. In this blog, we have summarized which functions such systems are already taking on today and what role sensors play in particular.



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Four questions on using differential pressure sensors in HVAC systems

  • Patrick Niedenführ
  • February 2019

In practice, the measurement of flow data in HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, cooling) systems asks a lot of the measurement technology used. In addition to temperature fluctuations, sensors are also exposed to a lot of dust.

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The Piezoresistive Effect and Measuring Pressure

  • Patrick Niedenführ
  • February 2019

Today, innovative sensor technologies provide you with the right pressure sensor for every measuring task. Not only can you choose between relative, absolute and differential pressure sensors that work with different reference values, modern pressure sensors also allow you to choose between different measuring principles based on different physical effects. Piezoelectric and piezoresistive effects are mainly used in modern pressure sensors. 

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How do MEMS inertial sensors work? An overview:

  • Dr. Thomas Frasch
  • November 2018

Measuring inclination, acceleration and vibration in a technical application requires high-precision inertial sensors: tiny MEMS (Micro Electromechanical Systems) based on single crystal silicon sensor elements and the latest micromechanical manufacturing processes. 

 

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What requirements must pressure sensors meet in HVAC?

  • Patrick Niedenführ
  • January 2018

HVAC systems require high-sensitivity pressure sensors to minimize energy costs and meet regulatory requirements.

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Learn the basics of silicon photomultipliers

  • Marek Gali
  • January 2018

Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) are innovative optical sensors for the detection of ultra-low light levels down to single photons.

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What you have to consider when measuring pressure

  • Patrick Niedenführ
  • November 2017

The choice of the right measuring method is decisive for your pressure measurement task. We explain the difference between absolute, gage and differential pressure and give application examples.

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How do zirconium dioxide oxygen sensors work?

  • Patrick Niedenführ
  • October 2017

We explain the physical background, operating principle and construction of non-consumptive zirconium dioxide oxygen sensors

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