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Approx. 23 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • ●       Choose the right pressure, force, strain, position, motion, acceleration, occupancy, and humidity sensor for an application

  • ●       Design these sensors into an embedded circuit. 

Skills you will gain

Analog hardwarePressure and force sensorsSensor architecturePSoc ProgrammingCircuit Design
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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Pressure Sensors

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 82 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
2: Pressure Sensor Terminology8m
3: Piezoresistive Effect11m
4: Piezoresistive Pressure Sensors9m
5: Capacitive Pressure Sensors6m
6: Vacuum Sensors12m
7: Pressure Transmitters9m
8: Calculating A Sensor Error Budget12m
9: Pressure Sensor Applications9m
2 readings
Reading Assignments2h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Force and Strain Sensors and Touch Screens

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 89 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
2: Strain Gauges22m
3: Load Cells6m
4: Teardown Of Weighing Scale22m
5: Resistive Touch Screens9m
6: Capacitive Touch Screens12m
7: Lab Exercise On Strain Gauges13m
3 readings
Hardware Needed to Do Course Project Based on This Module
Reading Assignments2h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz1h
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Position, Acceleration and Velocity Sensors

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 82 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2: Capacitive Detection Sensors11m
3: Magnetic Position Sensors16m
4: Principles Of Acceleration Sensors20m
5: Piezoelectric Accelerometers10m
6: Piezoresistive Accelerometers6m
7: Capacitive Accelerometers5m
8: Gyroscopes8m
4 readings
Reading Assignments1h
Video Assignments1h
Reading Assignments1h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz1h
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Motion, Distance and Humidity Sensors

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 72 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2: Pyroelectric Effect9m
3: Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Detector13m
4: Ultrasonic Distance Sensor12m
5: Microwave Motion Detectors21m
6: Humidity Sensors13m
4 readings
Reading Assignments2h
Video Assignments10m
Reading Assignments10m
Video Assignments30m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz1h

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About the Embedding Sensors and Motors Specialization

The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5340-5343, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. Embedding Sensors and Motors will introduce you to the design of sensors and motors, and to methods that integrate them into embedded systems used in consumer and industrial products. You will gain hands-on experience with the technologies by building systems that take sensor or motor inputs, and then filter and evaluate the resulting data. You will learn about hardware components and firmware algorithms needed to configure and run sensors and motors in embedded solutions....
Embedding Sensors and Motors

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