CambridgeIC's linear sensor designs measure the precise linear position of a target. Sensors are built using conventional PCB technology, so they are accurate, stable and cost effective.
Sensors work with CambridgeIC’s Central Tracking Unit (CTU) family of single chip processors to provide high-quality position data to a host device.
Standard sensor designs are available as Sensor Blueprints in Gerber format. This enables a customer's PCB designer to integrate the sensor design with their own PCB. In turn this allows them to select a mounting and connection scheme. It also allows a customer's electronics to share the same PCB as the sensor.
CambridgeIC sells sample quantities of assembled sensors for evaluation and customer prototyping.
Axial linear sensors measure the position of a target which is allowed to rotate about the axis of measurement. This configuration suits applications where the moving part's rotation can not be constrained, such as float level sensors, variable area flow meters and syringe plunger position measurement.