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Transducers

Learning objectives

  • List various types of transducers and identify their function
  • Describe I/P transducer operating mechanics
  • Describe P/I transducer operating mechanics
  • Discuss the basic principle behind capacitive pressure transducer operation
  • Define stress and strain; explain how their relationship is used in a variable resistance sensor
  • Discuss the basic operating principle behind variable frequency sensor operation
  • Identify the purpose of A/D (analog to digital) and D/A (digital to analog) converters

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss the function of a transducer and describe types of conversions that transducers perform. You will also be able to explain the operating principles behind the most common types of transducers.

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