WEBENCH® Inductive Sensing

Design your sensor coil and start your system design in seconds

WEBENCH® Inductive Sensing design tools support TI's ground-breaking family of inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) products and provide three tools for PCB coil design. LDCs use coils and springs as inductive sensors to deliver higher resolution, increased reliability, and greater flexibility than traditional sensing solutions at a lower system cost. The WEBENCH LDC design tools consist of Inductive Sensing Designer for position sensing and on/off sensing and Coil Designer to enable quick and easy generation of custom PCB coils. These tools allow you to export your custom coil into your preferred PCB CAD environment.

Want to sense axial position:

Want to sense on/off conditions  

If you know the inductance required for a fully custom PCB coil:

Use this tool for axial position sensing applications and to generate PCB coils. You will need to enter your specific measurement and resolution needs. Select the Sensors page and Position sensing menu item on the WEBENCH Designer panel for axial position sensing applications.

Use this tool for sensing on/off conditions by entering the switching distance requirements. Select the Sensors page and On/off sensing menu item.

Use the interactive Coil Designer for additional coil customization with input parameters such as shape, size, and number of turns to directly compute performance parameters such as inductance and Q. Select the Sensors page and Custom coil designer menu item on the WEBENCH Designer panel.

See Inductive Sensing Designer for step-by-step instructions on how to use the positioning sensing tool.

See Inductive Sensing Designer for step-by-step instructions on how to use the positioning sensing tool.

See PCB Coil Designer for step-by-step instructions on how to use the tool.

WEBENCH® Inductive Sensing

WEBENCH® Inductive Sensing design tools support TI's ground-breaking family of inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) products and provide two methods for PCB coil design. LDCs use coils and springs as inductive sensors to deliver higher resolution, increased reliability, and greater flexibility than traditional sensing solutions at a lower system cost. The WEBENCH LDC design tools consist of Inductive Sensing Designer and Coil Designer to enable quick and easy generation of custom PCB coils for your inductive sensing applications. Both tools allow you to export your custom coil into your preferred PCB CAD environment.

Use Inductive Sensing Designer for axial position sensing applications and to generate PCB coils with your specific measurement and resolution needs. Use the interactive Coil Designer for additional coil customization with input parameters such as shape, size, and number of turns to directly compute performance parameters such as inductance and Q.

Which inductive sensing tool is right for you?

Feature WEBENCH Inductive Sensing Designer – Position or On/off sensing WEBENCH Coil Designer
Enter max sensing distance Yes _
Enter desired resolution Yes _
Enter coil shape _
Yes
Helps you select the best sensing IC Yes _
Export coil to CAD tools Yes Yes
Automatically designs coil and calculates
resolution
Yes _
Enter coil diameter, trace width and trace spacing _ Yes
Generates inductance _ Yes