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This 16-button stainless steel keypad, which utilizes TI's inductive touch technology, demonstrates highly sensitive buttons on a single piece of 0.6mm thick stainless steel metal.  The design utilizes a MUXed approach to implement many buttons with a single LDC1614. The design is (...)

Key Features

  • Completely enclosed design with 0.6mm thick stainless steel panel as the button interface
  • High sensitivity to measure metal movement in the sub-micrometer resolution
  • Measures force applied to implement multiple functions on a single button
  • Robust contactless design immune to water, dirt, dust, and (...)

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  • Inductive Sensing

Description

The physical case surrounding a smart meter is the first line of defense against tampering. Smart meter designs must incorporate some way to detect when the meter case is opened in order to alert service providers to a possible tamper attack.  This reference design implements a new method for (...)

Key Features

  • Contactless detection of case tampering events
  • Accurately detects case movement as small as 4mm
  • Single inductive sensor detects opening of terminal block cover and main cover
  • Consumes approximately 2 µA while sampling at 1Hz
  • Immune to DC magnetic tampering

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  • Inductive Sensing

Description

This TI Design uses Texas Instruments' inductance-to-digital converter technology to provide a high-precision method to sense button presses on a metal surface and TI's Haptic Drivers provide high quality haptics feedback to the user. TIDA-00314 demonstrates techniques for system design (...)

Key Features

  • Replaces Mechanical Buttons With High-Resolution Inductive-Sensing Based Touch On Metal Detection
  • Customizable Haptic Feedback and Waveforms Provide High Quality User Experience
  • Programmable Force Touch Button Sensitivity (from Light Touch to Hard Press)
  • One Continuous Sheet of Metal Sealed and (...)

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  • Inductive Sensing

Description

The LDC1314's unique inductive sensing capability is used to implement a contactless, 16 button, multi-function keypad. It uses standard PCB technology and easily manufactured components to implement a low cost solution.

This reference design uses the LDC1314.  This reference design can also be (...)

Key Features

  • Contactless buttons, with superior reliability over electrical/mechanical contact solutions
  • Can be easily used to implement ruggedized, environmentally sealed keypad and keyboard solutions for harsh environments
  • Supports simultaneous button presses
  • Temperature stable
  • Easily scalable to larger key arrays (...)

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  • Inductive Sensing

Description

Typical implementations of linear position measurements use expensive rare-earth magnets. To lower the overall system cost, this reference design describes the implementation of using the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converters (LDC) from TI for linear position sensing without the (...)

Key Features

  • Ultra-low power
  • Non-contact detection and measurement
  • Insensitive to environmental contaminations
  • High resolution and accuracy
  • Increased Flexibility and Performance without requiring analog trimming techniques

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  • Inductive Sensing

Description

An inductive sensing (LDC)-based event counting design providing a robust and low-cost interface for speed measurement and event counting applications.  The solution doesn't require magnets and reliably operates in environments with dirt, moisture or oil that usually pose challenges for (...)

Key Features

  • Highly reliable, contactless event counter using LDC technology
  • No calibration required
  • Measurement of >300 events / second
  • No permanent magnets required; operates effectively even with magnetic or electrical enviromental interference

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  • Inductive Sensing

Description

An inductive sensing based incremental encoder knob design can provide a robust and low-cost interface for control inputs.  It can reliably operate in environments which have dirt, moisture, or oil which would pose issues for alternate sensing technologies. This solution requires no magnets.

Key Features

  • High reliability, contactless, encoder implementation suitable for dirty, wet, and other challanging environments
  • Scalable to support multiples of 4 positions/rotation
  • Minimal MCU requirements
  • No permanent magnets required; operates effectively even with magnetic or electrical enviromental interference (...)

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  • Inductive Sensing

Description

An inductive sensing based incremental encoder knob design can provide a robust and low-cost interface for control inputs.  It can reliably operate in environments which have dirt, moisture, or oil which would pose issues for alternate sensing technologies. This solution requires no magnets.

Key Features

  • High reliability, contactless, encoder implementation suitable for dirty, wet, and other challenging environments
  • Scalable to support multiples of 4 positions/rotation
  • Minimum MCU requirements
  • No permanent magnets required; operates effectively even with magnetic or electrical environmental (...)

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  • Inductive Sensing

Description

The TIDA-00563 TI Design offers highly integrated complete analog front end (AFE) inductance-to-digital converters (LDCs) optimized for use in industrial proximity sensors for contactless and robust applications such as presence detection and event counting. Inductive sensing technology provides (...)

Key Features

  • Inductive sensing technology
  • Non-contact detection of metallic targets at shorter ranges
  • Increased flexibility and performance without requiring analog trimming techniques
  • Operating distance: 6 mm and programmed for hysteresis of 1 mm
  • Insensitive to environmental contaminations
  • More reliable operation (...)

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  • Inductive Sensing

Description

The LDC1314's unique inductive sensing capability is used to implement a contactless rotational position sensing solution that is accurate to 1 degree. It uses standard PCB technology and easily manufactured components to implement a low cost solution.

This reference design uses the LDC1314.  (...)

Key Features

  • Absolute angle sensing with 1 degree accuracy
  • 0.1 degree resolution
  • Does not use magnets
  • Temperature stable
  • Automatically corrects for z-axis wobble

Products Matched

  • Inductive Sensing

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