piezoresistive sensor

piezoresistive sensor

[pē¦ā·zō·ri¦zis·tiv ′sen·sər]
(engineering)
A transducer which converts variations in mechanical stress into an electrical output; it consists of an element of piezoresistive material that is connected to a Wheatstone bridge circuit and is placed on a highly stressed part of a suitable mechanical structure, usually attached to a cantilever or other beam configuration.
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Series 672 Digitally Compensated Pressure Transmitter employs a piezoresistive sensor and built-in signal conditioner to compensate for linearity and thermal error.
The AutoMITTER utilizes the proven piezoresistive sensor technology of the Honeywell MVX3000.
A good example of how micromachining research has moved from the lab to industry can be observed in piezoresistive sensor technology, which has proved to be a very successful sensor technology for many companies such as Honeywell.
In this scenario, IDTechEx expects the piezoresistive sensor market to triple by 2018, corresponding to 23% CAGR.
Whereas the Piezoresistive sensors are used to monitor the vibration conditions that are stable instead of changing in direction or force and the Variable capacitance vibration sensors has better durability and can tolerate accelerations more than 1000 times of its range.
The sensitivity, linearity and repeatability characteristics of the piezoresistive sensors have been greatly improved.
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com Product description: The new DTE1000 pressure transmitter series from Sensortechnics is based on silicon piezoresistive sensors.
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