Mouser Electronics is now stocking what it claims is the world’s first Inductance-to-Digital Converter from Texas Instruments. This is a contact-less, short-range sensing technology that provides a revolution in sensing, states the company.
The LDC1000 Inductance-to-Digital Converter provides a sensing technology that enables low-cost, high-resolution sensing of conductive targets in the presence of dust, dirt, oil, and moisture, making it extremely reliable in hostile environments. Using a coil which can be created on a PCB as a sensing element, the device enables ultra-low cost system solutions.
Inductive sensing technology enables precise measurement of linear/angular position, displacement, motion, compression, vibration, metal composition, ideal for applications in markets such as automotive, consumer, computer, industrial, medical, and communications.
The device offers the benefits of inductive sensing in a low-power, small-footprint solution.