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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.8, August 2007
In this Issue:
1. Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.8, August 2007
2. Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs
3. Recently Published Sensors Books
4. Smart Sensors Systems Design - a five day engineering course in Barcelona, Spain
5. Events Sponsored by IFSA
7. Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions
The deadline for articles, press releases and sponsored White Papers for the next issue of S&T Journal (e-Digest) No.9, Vol.83, September 2007 is 15 September 2007. You can submit your article or press release online. For more information and instructions of preparation click <here>.
New Published Sensors Books
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An advanced engineering course describes modern developments and trends in the field of sensor systems and digital sensors design. Its background is based on programmable parameter-to-frequency (time) converters as a smart sensor core and structural-algorithmic methods for data extraction in order to move from a traditional analog signal domain to frequency-time signal domain (frequency, period, duty-cycle, pulse-modulated, time interval, phase-shift, etc.). Working in the frequency-time domain simplifies design, and obviates some technical and technological problems, due to the properties of frequency as informative parameter.
After a general overview of data acquisition methods, modern smart, digital and quasi-digital (with frequency, period, duty-cycle, pulse-width modulated (PWM), phase-shift, pulse number, etc., output) sensors, smart systems details are discussed including: sensors, ADC (frequency-to-digital conversion based on advanced methods for frequency-time domain parameters measurements with adaptive possibilities), communications buses, PC interfacing and software. A systematic approach towards the design of low-cost high-performance smart sensors systems with self-adaptation and self-identification possibilities is presented. The proposed design approach compatible with MEMS and system-on-chip implementation. It is based on the novel integrated circuits as the Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1 and UFDC-1M-16), Universal Sensors and Transducers Interface (USTI and USTI-1M-20), and can overcoming current hurdles to truly widespread deployment of smart sensors and systems. Different examples of sensors systems will be given and discussed in details.
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1st Mediterranean Photonics Conference
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Co-chairs: Prof. Mario Armenise, Prof. Roberta Ramponi
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