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Instrumentation Reference Book, 4th Edition by Walt Boyes

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Chapter 37. Design and Construction of Instruments
C.I. Daykin and W.H. Boyes

37.1. Introduction

The purpose of this chapter is to give an insight into the types of components and construction used in commercial instrumentation.
To the designer, the technology in Instrument Technology depends on the availability of components and processes appropriate to his task. Being aware of what is possible is an important function of the designer, especially with the rapidity with which techniques now change. New materials such as ceramics and polymers have become increasingly important, as have semicustom (ASICs) and large-scale integrated (LSI and VLSI) circuits. The need for low-cost automatic manufacture is having the greatest impact on design techniques, ...

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