What are you sensing?

From object detection in an automobile to monitoring the temperature of a PCB, TI's sensing solutions offer the latest innovations to meet today and tomorrow's sensing needs.

Browse TI sensing technology by function

Biosensing

Biosensing

Tiny low noise, low power ECG analog front end enables portable implementations with 1/3/5/12 leads.

  • Lead off detection
  • Simultaneous ECG / PACE
  • Wilson/Goldberger reference terminal generation

TI’s highly integrated optical biosensing analog front ends support biosensing applications such as heart rate monitoring and SpO2.

  • Ultra-small
  • Accurate
  • Integrated functions

mmWave Sensors can be used to detect vital signs such as breathing rate and heart rate by sensing body vibrations on the order of hundreds of micrometers.

  • Non-contact sensing
  • Detection possible through clothing, bedding, other materials
  • Small form-factor
Current / power monitoring

Current / power monitoring

Most precise current sensing portfolio in the industry offers ease of use, low power, small size and cost efficiency for a wide range of applications.

  • High accuracy
  • Ease of use
  • Balanced solutions

Magnetic sensing includes Hall Effect and Fluxgate solutions that can detect very high current levels.

  • High magnetic sensitivity
  • Closed-Loop and Open-Loop
  • Up to 1000A

Ultra-low-power MSP430 MCUs with smart analog peripherals offer integrated current sensing solutions.

  • 50pA low-leakage transimpedance amplifier
  • 10-12 bit SAR ADCs
  • Up to four independent 24-bit sigma delta ADCs for simultaneous sampling
Flow sensing

Flow

Ultrasonic sensing enables low power and precise flow meter solutions for meeting new smart grid metering standards.

  • Supports dual transducer applications
  • Programmable excitation for transducers
  • Programmable receiver threshold

Ultra low-power MSP430 MCUs with integrated ultrasonic sensing AFE for flow metering applications.

  • 8 MSPS 12-bit sigma-delta ADC
  • Low energy accelerator (LEA) for advanced signal processing
  • Extended scan interface for LC sensing
Fluid and gas indentification

Fluid and gas

Ultrasonic sensing provides precise liquid concentration measurement using time of flight techniques.

  • Non invasive sensor placement
  • Easy system calibration
  • Can be also used with metal tanks

Electrochemical and NDIR sensor AFEs provide a fully-integrated and small solution for signal conditioning.

  • Highly programmable
  • Complete signal path solution
  • Flexible to sense numerous gas types

DLP Spectroscopy material composition via absorption or emission of different wavelengths of light.

  • Chemical Identification
  • Material Identification
  • Food & Drug Inspection

Ultra-low-power MSP430 MCUs with integrated signal chain for fluid and gas sensing.

  • 12-bit SAR ADC and 12-Bit DAC
  • Low energy accelerator (LEA) for advanced signal processing
  • Integrated LCD for HMI

Featured products

  • LMP91000 - Configurable AFE Potentiostat for Low-Power Chemical Sensing Applications
  • LMP91050 - Configurable AFE for Nondispersive Infrared (NDIR) Sensing Applications
  • TDC1000 - Ultrasonic Sensing Analog Front End for Level, Concentration & Flow Sensing
  • MSP430FR5994 - With integrated low energy accelerator (LEA) and up to 256KB memory
  • MSP430F6659 - Featuring integrated 12-bit ADC and 12-bit DAC, up to 512KB memory
Humidity sensing

Humidity

TI's HDC family provides a fully-integrated, fully-calibrated humidity sensor solution with integrated temperature sensor.

  • Small size, integrated humidity and temperature sensor
  • Extremely low power consumption
  • Programmable resolution

Ultra-low-power MSP430 MCUs with smart analog peripherals offer integrated current sensing solutions.

  • 50pA low-leakage transimpedance amplifier
  • 10-12 bit SAR ADCs
  • Up to four independent 24-bit sigma delta ADCs for simultaneous sampling

Technical articles

Featured products

  • HDC1010 - Low Power, High Accuracy Digital Humidity Sensor with Temperature Sensor
  • HDC1080 - Low Power, High Accuracy Digital Humidity Sensor with Temperature Sensor
  • MSP430FR231x - Featuring integrated low leakage transimpedence and rail to rail op-amps
  • MSP430FR41xx - Featuring an integrated LCD controller, 10-bit ADC and multiple serial communication ports
Level sensing

Level

Capacitive sensing technology enables precise level measurement through its Out-of-Phase (OoP) technique.

  • Reduces parasitic interference from the system environment
  • Flexible sensor placement
  • Easy system calibration

Ultrasonic Sensing enables non-intrusive level measurement using a time of flight technique.

  • Non invasive sensor placement
  • Easy system calibration
  • Adapts to varying tank sizes and materials

mmWave Sensors integrate an RF front-end with ARM and DSP processing cores for single chip range measurement in challenging environments.

  • Measurement range from a few cm to 100m and more
  • Very high accuracy
  • Ultra-small form-factor

Featured products

  • IWR1443 - Single-Chip 76-to-81GHz mmWave Sensor Integrating MCU and Hardware Accelerator
  • TDC1000 - Ultrasonic Sensing Analog Front End for Level, Concentration & Flow Sensing
  • FDC1004 - 4 Channel Capacitance to Digital Converter for Capacitive Sensing (Cap Sensing) Solutions
Light sensing

Light

Precision light metering with integrated light sensors.

  • Human Eye Response
  • Broad Spectrum
  • Ultra-low power

DLP spectroscopy variation in light intensity versus wavelength can be measured and recorded.

  • Optical item analysis
  • Programmable wavelength
  • No moving parts
Position / motion sensing

Position / motion

Hall effect sensors are used to detect the presence of a magnetic field to detect position in a wide range of industrial and automotive applications.

  • Immune to environmental factors
  • Integrated protection features
  • Superior sensitivity stability over temperature

Resolver to digital converters are used for measuring the angular position and velocity of motor shafts.

  • RDC with integrated exciter amplifier, analog front end and boost power supply
  • Fault diagnostics for ASIL-D/ISO26262 functional safety
  • High levels of integration simplifies system and safety design compared to discrete implementation

Inductive sensing technology enables precise and high resolution measurements for axial, lateral, and rotational position or motion.

  • Sub-micron resolution achievable
  • Insensitive to non-conductive contaminants such as oil, dirt, dust and moisture
  • Flexible and low-cost sensor design

DLP technology facilitates 3D Machine Vision by utilizing a DMD as a spatial light modulator.

  • High depth accuracy
  • Adjustable bit-depths
  • Precise 3D measurements

Ultra-low-power MSP430 MCUs are a companion to TI’s hall and inductive sensor products.

  • 50pA low-leakage transimpedance amplifier
  • 10-12 bit SAR ADCs
  • Data logging and backup through power loss

mmWave sensors enable high accuracy, non-contact measurement of the range, velocity, and angle of objects in view.

  • Insensitive to environmental conditions
  • High accuracy measurement from a few cm to 100m and more
  • Integration enables ultra-small form factors

Featured products

  • AWR1642 - Single-Chip 76-to-81GHz Automotive Radar Sensor Integrating DSP
  • DRV5013 - 2.5 to 38 V Digital Latch Hall Effect Sensor
  • DLPLCR4500EVM - DLP® LightCrafter™ 4500
  • IWR1443 - Single-Chip 76-to-81GHz mmWave Sensor Integrating MCU and Hardware Accelerator
  • LDC1614 - 4-channel, 28-bit Inductance-to-Digital Converter with I2C for Inductive Sensing
  • MSP430FR231x - Featuring integrated low leakage transimpedance and rail to rail op-amps
  • MSP430FR21xx - Featuring an integrated 10-bit ADC, enhanced comparator and a serial communication port
  • PGA411-Q1 - Resolver-to-Digital Interface With Built-In Exciter Power Supply & Amp
Pressure sensing

Pressure

Ultra-low-power MSP430 MCUs with integrated signal chain for pressure sensing.

  • 12-bit SAR ADC and 12-Bit DAC
  • Low energy accelerator (LEA) for advanced signal processing
  • Integrated LCD for HMI

Enables precise measurement by measuring the voltage from strain gauge or resistive bridge with an integrated solution.

  • Flexible sensor placement
  • Adapt any type of Strain Gauge and Resistive Bridge
  • Easy system Calibration and compensation

The sensor-ready ADCs provide complete, high-accuracy, one-chip measurement solutions for numerous sensor applications.

  • Low noise, low drift
  • PGA and internal reference
  • 11 Multifunction Analog Inputs

Featured products

  • MSP430FR5994 - With integrated low energy accelerator (LEA) and up to 256KB memory
  • MSP430F6659 - Featuring integrated 12-bit ADC and 12-bit DAC, up to 512KB memory
  • PGA900 - Programmable Resistive Sensing Conditioner with Digital and Analog Outputs
  • ADS1262 - High Resolution, Low Noise, 32-bit, 38kSPS ADC with PGA and Internal Reference
  • ADS1263 - High Resolution, 32-bit, 38-kSPS, ADC with PGA, Int Reference and Auxiliary ADC
Proximity sensing

Proximity and touch

Ultrasonic sensing provides very precise proximity detection using time of flight techniques.

  • Ultra-low power consumption (~2 µA)
  • Non-intrusive
  • Flexible applications

Low power, low cost solution to sense a magnetic field generated by a magnet on the target object.

  • Immune to environmental factors
  • Integrated protection features
  • Superior sensitivity stability over temperature

Most noise-immune capacitive touch microcontrollers and first to feature an IEC61000-4-6 certified solution.

  • World's lowest power capacitive touch MCUs
  • Most configurable combination of buttons, sliders, wheels and proximity sensors
  • Support for metal touch, moisture-tolerant and glove-friendly designs

Noise-immune capacitive sensing solution enables human body and object sensing in many applications.

  • Proximity sensing in any environment
  • Improved industrial design
  • Low-cost and reliable

Inductive sensing uses simple coils as sensors to precisely detect the proximity of or measure the distance of a conductive target.

  • Variable sensor shape and size
  • Magnet-free solution
  • Supports multi-channel sensing

DLP technology facilitates 3D Machine Vision by utilizing a DMD as a spatial light modulator.

  • High depth accuracy
  • Adjustable bit-depths
  • Precise 3D measurements

mmWave Sensors go beyond presence detection to provide high-accuracy range, velocity, and angle of objects in view.

  • Insensitive to environmental conditions
  • High accuracy measurement from a few cm to 100m and more
  • Integration enables ultra-small form factors

Featured products

  • AWR1443 - Single-Chip 76-to-81GHz Automotive Radar Sensor Integrating MCU and Hardware Accelerator
  • TDC1000 - Ultrasonic Sensing Analog Front End for Level, Concentration & Flow Sensing
  • DRV5013 - 2.5 to 38 V Digital Latch Hall Effect Sensor
  • FDC2214 - Noise-immune Capacitive Sensing Solution for Proximity Sensing
  • LDC1614 - 4-channel, 28-bit Inductance-to-Digital Converter with I2C for Inductive Sensing
  • MSP430FR2633 - 16 MHz Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller with 16 KB FRAM, CapTIvate touch technology
Temperature sensing

Temperature

Simplify temperature measurement with TI's family of temperature sensors.

  • High accuracy
  • Broad range of sensor options
  • Low power & small package options

Innovative, cabled and probe sensors measure temperature with flexibility and accuracy.

  • Easy to use interface
  • Low pin count
  • Flexible

Complete temperature signal conditioning AFEs enable precise, simple and affordable temperature sensing.

  • Many resolution and channel count combinations
  • Lots of integrated features
  • Ultra low power + small footprint

Ultra-low-power MSP430 MCUs are a companion to TI’s temperature sensors for data logging, communication or display.

  • 10 bit SAR ADCs
  • Integrated LCD for HMI
  • Up to 56KB of memory