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CambridgeIC's CAM204 in Elektra 2011 Finals

CambridgeIC's CAM204 chip has been shortlisted for an Elektra 2011 award by a panel of independent judges.  The CAM204 is a processor for resonant inductive sensing.  Used with sensors built from PCBs, it detects the precise position of low-cost, sealed targets without contact.  Sensors are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes for both linear and rotary sensing.

CambridgeIC's CAM204 chip, enhanced to show markings
The CAM204 chip has been shortlisted for the "Semiconductor Product of the Year - Analogue" category of Elektra 2011, the European Electronics Industry Awards competition.  The winners will be announced at an Elektra Awards Dinner and Christmas Party, which takes place on Wednesday, December 14 at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London.

Applications for CambridgeIC's CAM204 chip include renewable energy, for example measuring the precise angle of mirrors used for concentrated solar power plants.  A single CAM204 chip tracks both axes of angular motion, so that mirrors can be accurately aligned relative to the sun and collecting tower to yield maximum power delivery.  Sensors do not have any wearing parts and work though dirt, dust, sand and water.  The system tolerates extremes of temperatures with minimal change in reading.  It is therefore ideally suited to long-term deployment in the harsh conditions.

More on Elektra 2011 Awards and shortlisted entries.

Tuesday 20 September 2011