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Approx. 18 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    Use the core features of the Cypress PSOC development kit.

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    Choose the right temperature sensor, rotary sensor and amplifier for an application.

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    Interface sensors, LCD, and ADC to the PSOC development kit.

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Learners taking this Course are
  • Engineers
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  • Machine Learning Engineers
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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Thermal Sensors

10 videos (Total 64 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
2: Common Types of Sensors and Motors6m
3: Analog and Digital Interfaces3m
4: Temperature Sensors and Applications6m
5: Thermistors: Basic Facts3m
6: Thermistors: How They Work6m
7: RTDs: Basic Facts5m
8: RTDs: How They Work10m
9: Thermocouples: Basic Facts7m
10: Thermocouples: How They Work11m
2 readings
Week 1 Online Articles2h
Week 1 Videos1h
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Sensor Development Kit and Prototyping

14 videos (Total 132 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
14 videos
2: Nscope Introduction7m
3: PSoC Creator 2 Pin Assignment2m
4: Automatically Generated Code11m
5: Adding the LCD display to the Nscope and Developent Kit9m
6: Debugging with GPIO and DACs9m
7: Documenting Components not in the PSoC Chip6m
8: Pin Types10m
9: Digital to Analog and Back Again10m
10: A Basic Sensor Interface in PSoC16m
11: Thermistor Lab, Part 18m
12: Thermistor Lab, Part 213m
13: Thermistor Lab, Part 39m
14: Thermistor Lab, Part 45m
2 readings
Hardware Needed to Do Course Project Based on This Module10m
Week 2 Online Articles2h
5 practice exercises
Pre-Video 11 Pre-Quiz2m
Pre-Video 12 Quiz2m
Pre-Video 13 Quiz2m
Pre-Video 14 Quiz2m
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Rotary and Flow Sensors

14 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
2: Summary of Rotary Sensors and Applications3m
3: Optical Encoders: How They Work6m
4: Optical Encoders: Applications6m
5: Resolvers: How They Work8m
6: Resolvers: Applications5m
7: Flow Sensors and Applications8m
8: Variable Area Flow Sensors4m
9: Differential Pressure Flow Sensing2m
10: Vortex Flow Meters2m
11: Ultrasonic Flow Meters2m
12: Turbine Flow Meters2m
13: Thermal Mass Flow Meters3m
14: Coriolis Flow Meters4m
3 readings
Week 3 Online Articles #12h
Week 3 Online Articles #22h
Week 3 Videos1h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Amplifiers and Sensor Noise

10 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
2: Why Study Amplification?3m
3: Basic Amplifiers8m
4: Instrumentation Amplifier9m
5: Amplifier Imperfections9m
6: Amplifier Frequency Response4m
7: Noise in Sensors4m
8: Johnson and 1/f Noise5m
9: Shot and Quantization Noise5m
10: How Noise Affects Sensor Accuracy3m
2 readings
Week 4 Online Articles #12h
Week 4 Online Articles2h
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Sensors and Sensor Circuit Design

By MCFeb 21st 2019

This course is a great overview of thermal and flow sensors and how to implement them as well as select them. It's also a great course in using the Cypress PSoC.

By CGJul 3rd 2019

The PSoC is a great technology that I didn't know before. I'm going to use it at home in my personal projects and at work as quick prototyping and testing.

Instructors

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James Zweighaft

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Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering
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Jay Mendelson

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Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering

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