University of Colorado Boulder
Embedding Sensors and Motors Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

Embedding Sensors and Motors Specialization

Experience Sensors and Motors in an IoT World. Master sensor and motor theory, and program these devices in a microprocessor system.

James Zweighaft
Jay Mendelson

Instructors: James Zweighaft

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What you'll learn

  • Study a lab experiment or production process and understand how to specify the proper sensor solution for taking real-time process data

  • Implement the sensor into an embedded system in both hardware and software

  • Modify existing hardware schematic to add sensors and all support circuitry needed to implement the signal chain in existing microprocessor system

  • Create hardware and firmware to process the sensor signal and feed data to a microprocessor for further evaluation

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Intermediate level

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4 months at 10 hours a week
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Specialization - 4 course series

Sensors and Sensor Circuit Design

Course 131 hours4.6 (1,121 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Use the core features of the Cypress PSOC development kit.

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

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

Motors and Motor Control Circuits

Course 236 hours4.7 (1,353 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how to specify the proper AC or DC motor for a machine design

  • Integrate the motor to a machine, based on analysis of motor equations for voltage, current, torque and speed

  • Implement the motor and accompanying rotary sensor into a motor control circuit in both hardware and software

  • Create hardware and firmware to process motor feedback data to a microprocessor for further evaluation

Pressure, Force, Motion, and Humidity Sensors

Course 323 hours4.7 (227 ratings)

What you'll 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'll gain

Category: PSoc Programming
Category: Analog hardware
Category: Sensor architecture
Category: Circuit Design
Category: Pressure and force sensors

Sensor Manufacturing and Process Control

Course 455 hours4.6 (259 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how sensor manufacturers characterize and calibrate their sensors.

  • Tune a PID control loop and access the PID control function of the Cypress PSoC development kit for a motor control application

  • Understand manufacturing methods used to build electro-mechanical and micro-machined sensors.

Skills you'll gain

Category: MEMS hardware
Category: MEMS sensors
Category: Process Control
Category: PID control
Category: Sensor manufacturing

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James Zweighaft
University of Colorado Boulder
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