Article Index – 2000

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  • December 2000

    Unprecedented

    Photoelectric Beam Patterns

    The Future of Network Sensors

    A Single-Chip Electrostatic Proximity Sensor

    Building a Smart Prosthetic Leg

    Occupant Position Sensing

    Commercialization of RF MEMS

    Guidelines for Optimum Results with Thermally Conductive Paste or Liquid Materials

    Special Section
    Sensor-Based Design
    iSensors
    Empowered by the Internet

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  • November 2000

    Ground Zero of the Next Big Thing

    An Interference-Based Incremental Optical Encoder

    Making Ethernet Work in Real Time

    Smart Infrared temperature Sensors: Making Sense of a New Generation

    Networking Machines

    Evaluating DMM Specification

    Two-Wire, Loop-Powered Digital Sensing

    Big System Insurance in Small Packages

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  • October 2000

    A Smarter Way

    Noncontact Displacement Sensors in Automotive Manufacture

    A Short Guide to Measurement Uncertainty

    Uncertainty Analysis in Pitot Static Pneumatic Mass Flow Measurements

    An Innovative Passive Solid-State Magnetic Sensor

    The Principles of Level Measurement

    Measuring Individual Wheel Noise

    Acoustic Wave Technology Sensors

    Getting Control Through CAN

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  • September 2000

    Watts Up?

    Temperature Measurement

    Designing the Embedded Temperature Circuit to Meet the System’s Requirements

    High-Precision Ambient Temperature Measurement for a Climatological Database

    An Introduction to Regression Analysis

    Using Ultrasonic Anemometers in Urban and Topographical Climatology Research

    Bringing Nondispersive IR Spectroscopic Gas Sensors to the Mass Market

    Where Wireless Sensor Communications and the Internet Meet

    Neodymium-Iron-Boron Magnets: Flexibility in Sensor Design

    A High-Precision Piezoresistive Flow Sensor for Microdosing Applications

    Is Linux in Your Future?  

    Isolation—Is Your Measurement System Safe?

    What every designer must know about motion control

    Measuring Inclination for Instrumented Parachute Drops: A Work in Progress

    Digital Rotor Telemetry

    The Art of Fabricating a Rotational Accelerometer

    Controlling Resonance in Step Motor Systems

    Measuring Two Machine Axes from One Laser Source

    Motion Control Systems: Basics Every Designer Must Know

    Feedback Loop

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  • August 2000

    One Where-It’s-At Workshop

    Sensors That Can Take the Heat, Part 3: Design Techniques for High-Temperature Applications

    A Microvolume Thermal Conductivity Detector for Online Gas Analysis

    Protein-Based Thin Films: A New High-TCR Material

    The Cyranose Chemical Vapor Analyzer

    A 1-Wire Humidity Sensor

    Time-Multiplexed Deep Etching

    Mass Flow Controllers Enter the Mainstream

    Designing an IEEE 1451.2–Compliant Transducer

    COM Talk

    The Optimum Buffer-ADC Combination

    Bluetooth

    Wireless Connectivity—The Year in Review

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  • July 2000

    The New MEMS and Their Killer Apps

    Metrology for MEMS Manufacturing

    The Principles of Chilled Mirror Hygrometry

    Sensors That Can Take the Heat, Part 2: Support Electronics and Materials Used in Making High-Temperature-Tolerant Circuits

    Improving the MEMS Pressure Sensor

    Measuring with Light, Part 4: Sensor and Communications Component Compatibilities

    The Magic of Digital Filters

    Best of sensors Expo Awards

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  • June 2000

    Sensors That Can Take the Heat, Part 1: Opening the High-Temperature Toolbox

    The Next Generation of Measurements

    ADCs for Simultaneous Sampling

    A Nonvolatile Solid-State Recorder for 100,000 g Environments

    Measuring with Light, Part 3: Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexed Fiber-Optic Communications

    Verifying Aircraft Assembly with Real-Time Digital Photogrammetry

    Taking Optical Probes into Harsh Environments

    Solving Cooling Fan Problems with a Smart Sensor

    Handheld Instruments—The Shirt-Pocket Revolution

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  • MAY 2000

    Measuring with Light, Part 2: Fiber-Optic Sensing—From Theory to Practice

    Getting the Most out of Strain Gauge Load Cells

    Noncontact Full-Field Strain Measurement with 3D ESPI

    Lubricants Extend the Life of Sensor

    The Universal Current Sensor

    The Sensor Explosion and Automotive Control Systems

    A Pressure Sensor for a Smart Barometer

    Measuring Oxygen Purity with a Micro-Fuel Cell Sensor

    Wireless Sensor Network Topologies

    Simplified Electrochemical Diagnostics and Asset Management

    Motion Control Special Section

    Exhibitor Showcase

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  • APRIL 2000

    When Active Means Passive

    Machine Vision Optics

    Online Inspection for Hidden Internal Defects

    Protecting Instrumentation Amplifiers

    Applications of Signal Isolation

    Using Pressure Transducers to Monitor Oil Burners and Tank Levels

    Machine Vision and Flexible Manufacturing

    The Active Column Sensor CMOS Imager-Giving Better Images for less

    Intelligent Wireless Sensors for Industrial Manufacturing

    Measuring with Light, Part 1: The Physics of Fiber Optics

    Research and Developments

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  • MARCH 2000

    IVI Aims to Improve Test System Development

    5 Ways to Shave Test Time

    The Channel Photomultiplier and Its Operation

    A New Sensor ASIC for Changing Magnetic Fields

    Ultrasonics on the Automotive Assembly Line

    Instrumenting Aircraft for Retrofit Testing

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  • FEBRUARY 2000

    Sold Searching

    MEMS Reshapes Ultrasonic Sensing

    Two Approaches to Measuring Acceleration

    An Advanced Steering Wheel Sensor

    Get the Most out of Your Data Recorder with the Right Anti-Aliasing Filter

    DATA ACQUISITION SPECIAL SECTION

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  • JANUARY 2000

    A Novel, Media-Compatible Pressure Sensor for Automotive Applications

    Building a More Perfect Union: Combining Thermistors and High-Resolution A/D Converters

    Temperature Sensor ICs Simplify Designs

    Choosing and Using a Temperature Sensor

    Area Monitoring of Hazardous Gases and Vapors

    Semiconductor-Based Pressure Sensors for Semiconductor Fabrication

    An Outcome-Based Calibration System

    Less Than Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Internet Business

    An Intrinsically Safe Position Transmitter

    IEEE-1451.2 Update

    Research & Developments

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