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A Typical SWINDON Sensor Interface
There are also other factors that can affect the linearity of the sensor such as temperature for example, so a requirement to measure and compensate for such variances may be a system requirement, and one that SWINDON has vast experience in conducting. Many sensors do not have a mains power supply available and so specific attention must be paid to careful power budgeting in the design in order to optimise the battery life of your system.
Battery Management Systems
Battery Management Systems (BMS) manages a rechargeable battery (cell or battery pack), for use in varied applications such as Electric Vehicles (EV), electric transportation such as marine and heavy goods vehicles and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for use on the electricity grid.
They are used to protect the battery from operating outside its safe operating area, monitoring its State of Charge (SOC) and Sate of Health (SOH) by measuring voltage, current and temperature of each induvial cell, calculating and reporting the measured data, controlling its environment, authenticating it and / or balancing it.
Swindon is working with a known leader in the development of BMS solutions for the automotive and industrial market.
Optical Image Sensing – Machine Vision Sensors IC
Swindon is currently working with a world leader in precision on an Optical Image Sensor project that will be utilised in machine vision applications.
Magnetic Sensor Interface – Encoder ASICs
Swindon is partnered with a global automation equipment manufacturer to provide innovative ASICs for their positional encoders used in factory automation applications.
Acoustic Sensor Interface – Hearing Protection ASIC
Swindon is partnered with a leading headset manufacturer to provide a state of the art noise cancelling solution for an industrial headset, which is used in many spheres of operation including Formula One (F1) motor racing.
What is a sensor interface?
A sensor interface is a generic term to describe the system between the physical sensor and the data output to the user. This usually consists of an analogue front end, signal conditioning and processing and communication via a wired or wireless protocol.
Where is a sensor interface used?
A sensor interface is used wherever there is a sensor, to convert the real life data from the sensor into useable data for the user.
What are the types of sensors used for interfacing?
All types of sensors require an interface such as resistive, capacitive, inductive, magnetic and optical image, to name but a few.
How long will it take for our enquiry to a finished ASIC?
This depends upon many factors, with the main ones being how complete is the customer requirement specification, the quotation and decision process time and most importantly, the compleity of the ASIC required and how long it will take to design, productise, manufacture and qualify.
Where are your sensor interfaces commonly used?
All range of applications use sensors such as automotive and smart factories (Industry 4.0). Wherever there is a requirement to measure a variable, such as distance, temperature etc, then sensor interfaces will be required.