Publisher description for Intelligent sensor design using the microchip dsPIC / by Creed Huddleston.


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The use of intelligent sensors that not only measure parameters but also enhance and/or interpret those measurements is spreading rapidly across all industries. A new class of embedded computing element, the digital signal controller, is proving to be an optimal way of adding intelligence to such sensors because it combines the best features of both microcontrollers and digital signal processors. Through concrete, robust
examples and in-depth information on real-world sensor systems, this book enables system designers to quickly become proficient in the application of the most popular digital signal controller, the dsPICÒ from Microchip, to problems in intelligent sensing.

Unlike many embedded systems books that confine themselves strictly to firmware/software, this book also delves into the supporting electronic hardware, providing the reader with a complete understanding of the issues involved when interfacing to specific types of sensor and offering insight into the real-world problems designers will face. Meaningful software examples are implemented in both C and assembly
language, with source code being included on an accompanying CD. To further aid the reader, the
examples provide a complete, easily extensible code framework for sensor-based applications as well as
basic support routines that are often ignored or treated superficially. The goal throughout is to make the reader truly productive in as short a time frame as possible while providing the thorough understanding necessary to design robust systems.

The reader will gain in-depth, real-world design information that will help him/her be more productive and get up to speed on sensor design skills more quickly. The book provides designers and students a leg up in a relatively new design area, imparting knowledge about a new microcontroller that offers some of the functionality of a DSP chip.

• Quickly teaches the reader to design the new wave in sensor technology, "intelligent" sensors

• In-depth design techniques, real-world examples, detailed figures and usable code

• Application chapters thoroughly exploring temperature, pressure and load, and flow sensors

• A FREE CD that provides a toolkit of software models in both C and assembly language


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Detectors -- Design and construction.
Intelligent control systems.
Signal processing -- Digital techniques.