Contents

Preface

About the Authors

1 Smart Sensor Systems: Why? Where? How?        Johan H. Huijsing

1.1 Third Industrial Revolution

1.2 Definitions for Several Kinds of Sensors

1.2.1 Definition of Sensors

1.2.2 Definition of Smart Sensors

1.2.3 Definition of Integrated Smart Sensors

1.2.4 Definition of Integrated Smart Sensor Systems

1.3 Automated Production Machines

1.4 Automated Consumer Products

1.4.1 Smart Cars

1.4.2 Smart Homes

1.4.3 Smart Domestic Appliances

1.4.4 Smart Toys

1.5 Conclusion

References

2 Interface Electronics and Measurement Techniques for Smart Sensor Systems        Gerard C.M. Meijer

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Object-oriented Design of Sensor Systems

2.3 Sensing Elements and Their Parasitic Effects

2.3.1 Compatibility of Packaging

2.3.2 Effect of Cable and Wire Impedances

2.3.3 Parasitic and Cross-effects in Sensing Elements

2.3.4 Excitation Signals for Sensing Elements

2.4 Analog-to-digital Conversion

2.5 High Accuracy Over a Wide Dynamic Range

2.5.1 Systematic, Random and Multi-path Errors

2.5.2 Advanced Chopping Techniques

2.5.3 Autocalibration

2.5.4 Dynamic Amplification

2.5.5 Dynamic Division and Other Dynamic Signal-processing Techniques

2.6 A Universal Transducer Interface

2.6.1 Description of the Interface Chip and the Applied Measurement Techniques

2.6.2 Realization and Experimental Results

2.7 Summary and Future Trends

2.7.1 Summary

2.7.2 Future Trends

Problems

References

3 Silicon Sensors: An Introduction        Paddy J. French

3.1 Introduction

3.2 ...

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