Inductive Sensing is a contact-less, short-range sensing technology that enables low-cost, high-resolution sensing of conductive targets in the presence of dust, dirt, oil, and moisture, making it extremely reliable in hostile environments. Using a coil which can be created on a PCB as a sensing element, the LDC1000 enables ultra-low cost system solutions.
Inductive sensing technology enables precise measurement of linear/angular position, displacement, motion, compression, vibration, metal composition, and serval other applications in markets including automotive, consumer, computer, industrial, medical, and communications. Inductive sensing offers better performance and reliability at lower cost than other competitive solutions.
The LDC1000 is the worlds first inductance-to-digital converter, offering the benefits of inductive sensing in a low-power, small-footprint solution. The product is available in a SON-16 package and offers several modes of operation. An SPI interface simplifies connection to an MCU.
|# Input Channels|
|Approx. Price (US$)|
|L (Inductance) Resolution (Bits)|
|Sensor Frequency (Hz)|
|Rp (Parallel Resonance Impedance) Resolution (Bits)|
|Operating Temperature Range (C)|
|2.95 | 1ku|
|5k to 5M|
|-40 to 125|
|Sample & Buy|
|Automotive||LDC1000-Q1||Q100 devices qualified for high-reliability automotive applications targeting zero defects|
|Part #||Name||Product Family||Comments|
|TPL5110||Ultra Low Power Timer with MOS driver and MOSFET Power ON||Clock and Timing - TIMERS(CT)||Ultra-low power system timer that enables saving nearly 90% power in duty cycled sensing applications|
|MSP430F5528||16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller, 128KB Flash, 8KB RAM, USB, 12Bit ADC, 2 USCIs, 32Bit HW MPY||Low Power + Performance - MSP430F5x/6x||16-bit ultra-low power microcontroller|