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Embedded Intelligence at Embedded World

Embedded World 2019 - pick up your free CambridgeIC development board. 

 

Embedded World's theme this year is 'Embedded Intelligence' exploring electronic systems, e-mobility, energy efficiency and Internet of Things. 

If your embedded application needs precision, non contact location of moving parts then do drop by to see CambridgeIC's demo at Hall 3, booth 341 and pick up a development board with our latest position sensing chip, the CAM312. 

Our unique resonant inductive sensor allows non contact measurement of moving parts that is tolerant of misalignment, robust to dirt, dust and moisture, and highly cost effective. A target is attached to the moving part and the sensor built into PCBs in your existing design, saving space and costs. The system is precise, responsive and is particularly good for multi axis sensing, including linear, rotary and arc sensing. 

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Our family of position measuring ICs has been used in a wide range of applications for nearly a decade to bring high performance and low costs even to the most challenging design. A wide range of designs are available to be built into PCBs and the ICs calculate position with excellent responsiveness and precision, which gives refined, repeatable control of fast moving parts. 

Find out more about our latest chip, the CAM312, here and if you would like to pick up a CAM312 development board at the show, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will reserve a board for you.*

 

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We look forward to seeing you at Embedded World!

 

 

*Please note: if you have not used a CambridgeIC development board before please have a look at our development kits for the accessories needed to test the system.

 

 

 

Inductive encoders for motor control

Effective motor control requires trade offs between reliability, motor size and energy use. Encoders are a popular option for motors that need to position targets with high reliability, but they are susceptible to dirt, magnetic swarf, moisture and shock. This means protection and careful assembly are needed to provide good long term performance and that adds cost to what should be a simple low cost system. 

Alternatives to encoders for motor control

However there are other ways; inductive position sensing provides a great alternative to optical encoders or magnetic encoders for motor control. For feedback for closed loop control, CambridgeIC’s position sensors replace encoders with a solution that is robust, precise and durable.multiaxissensing w550

Based on innovative resonant inductive technology, CambridgeIC’s sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure the position of a moving target. This gives an accurate sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute linear, rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications.

Their small footprint, high accuracy and durability are ideal for motor control. In stepper motors they provide precise position feedback that allows motors to detect step loss and recover from it without needing to start from home, meaning motors do not need to be driven so hard.

In short; by providing better feedback inductive position sensors help designers reduce motor size and energy use without sacrificing reliability.

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Rotary inductive position sensors

For engineers who need precise, robust rotary position measurement CambridgeIC’s inductive position sensors provide a good alternative to Hall effect or optical encoder solutions, allowing absolute rotary position measurement for challenging applications in complex product designs.

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Robust, precise, inductive position sensing

Based on innovative resonant inductive position sensing technology, CambridgeIC’s position sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure rotary position. This gives an accurate sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute linear, rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications.

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Position sensing for tight corners

How challenging? When compared to optical or Hall Effect encoders, this solution is very tolerant of dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and shock, misalignments and wide measuring gaps. It is particularly cost effective where there is limited room or the system needs to sense position on many axes.

This makes CambridgeIC linear position sensors suitable for many applications, including linear actuators and float level sensors.

Not just rotary measurement 

Designs are available for a huge range of geometries - arc position measurement, rotary position measurement and linear position sensing and support is available to design custom sensors.

Working with CambridgeIC position sensors is straightforward - sensor blueprints are available in Gerber format to integrate with customers PCB. These designs work with CambridgeIC’s central tracking unit chips (CTUs) to provide continuous calculation of target position. For evaluation or low volume production assembled sensor units are also available.

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Linear inductive position sensors

For engineers who need precise, robust linear measurement CambridgeIC’s inductive position sensors provide a good alternative to Hall effect or optical encoder solutions, allowing absolute linear position measurement for challenging applications in complex product designs.

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Robust, precise, inductive position sensing

Based on innovative resonant inductive position sensing technology, CambridgeIC’s position sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure linear position. This gives an accurate sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute linear, rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications.

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Position sensing for tight corners

How challenging? When compared to optical or Hall Effect encoders, this solution is very tolerant of dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and shock, misalignments and wide measuring gaps. It is particularly cost effective where there is limited room or the system needs to sense position on many axes.

This makes CambridgeIC linear position sensors suitable for many applications, including linear actuators and float level sensors.

Not just linear measurement 

Designs are available for a huge range of geometries - arc position measurement, rotary position measurement and linear position sensing and support is available to design custom sensors.

Working with CambridgeIC position sensors is straightforward - sensor blueprints are available in Gerber format to integrate with customers PCB. These designs work with CambridgeIC’s central tracking unit chips (CTUs) to provide continuous calculation of target position. For evaluation or low volume production assembled sensor units are also available.

Interested? To find out more, download an data sheet, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Position measurement using arc sensors

 

Arc Position Sensors from CambridgeIC

 

For engineers who need precise, robust measurement of angle CambridgeIC’s arc position sensors provide absolute position measurement for challenging applications in complex product designs.

Robust, precise, inductive position sensing

Based on innovative resonant inductive position sensing technology, CambridgeIC’s position sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure angle with a sensor arranged along an arc. This gives an accurate angle position sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications.

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Position sensing for tight corners

How challenging? When compared to optical or Hall Effect encoders, this solution is very tolerant of dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and shock, misalignments and wide measuring gaps. It is particularly cost effective where there is limited room or the system needs to sense position on many axes.

This makes CambridgeIC arc position sensors suitable for many applications, including surveillance camera control, satellite steering, intelligent valves and automotive suspension systems. 

 

multiaxissensing w550Not just angle measurement 

Designs are available for a huge range of geometries - arc position measurement, rotary position measurement and linear position sensing and support is available to design custom sensors.

Working with CambridgeIC position sensors is straightforward - sensor blueprints are available in Gerber format to integrate with customers PCB. These designs work with CambridgeIC’s central tracking unit chips (CTUs) to provide continuous calculation of target position. For evaluation or low volume production assembled sensor units are also available.

 

 

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