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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

6 hours to complete

Pressure Sensors

6 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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