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How do i impedance match two complex impedances?

If i have a source and load both having resistive and capacitive parts to it, what is the best way to go about matching the loads? The source impedance has low resistance around 15ohms but the load ...
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Ultrasonic transducer for fish finder - TD02002

I am looking to construct an MCU based ultrasonic fish finder. I have found a potential component that is a transducer called the TD02002 which can be found here: ...
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How responsive are current transducers?

We are using an (XD-V5-01) to measure an AC current but what we are not sure of is how responsive devices like this are. Do they accurately reflect the current being measured instantly (100-200 ms)? ...
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Question about clearance/pad diameter and PCB design

Sorry if this is a silly question but I am relatively new to Eagle and I am 100% new in dealing with high powered PCB design. So, I am making the footprint for the LEM LV 25-P voltage transducer seen ...
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Piezo sandwich transducer design

All my research has found designs for half-wavelength transducers. First question -- do acoustic transducers need to be half-wavelength? I'm assuming they operate under different dimensions, so what ...
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Sonar single transducer element SNR vs array SNR

Background: I'm taking a flexible learning unit on radar and sonar systems in a vocational college for an assoc. degree level course. The teacher has given us a reading assignment: "Chapter 15 ...
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Wheatstone Bridge question

Need help on Wheatstone bridge circuit. The question is- Calculate the value of the distant unknown resistor Rx at the end of a loop,in a Wheatstone Bridge configuration.The three known resistors ...
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Is it absolutely necessary to correct for a temperature drift in the resonant frequency of an ultrasonic transducer?

I'm designing a device which will use ultrasonic transducers in a way similar to sonars. Is it absolutely necessary to correct for the drift in the resonant frequency due to temperature fluctuations? ...
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What is the current consumed by Ultrasonic Sensors/Transducers (1-2MHz) to generate Ultrasound waves

I would like to know what is the current consumed by a 1-2MHz Ultrasonic Sensor (i.e sensors used for Clamp on Ultrasonic flowmeter) to generate Ultrasound waves. The two ultrasonic sensor ...
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What kind of circuitry to be used? [closed]

A pressure transducer device is outputting 0 to 5V range voltage. So when the applied pressure is negative it is still zero. The device can only output positive voltage. This same device output can ...
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What is the pressure/force sensor used in the Beddit?

The Beddit sleep-tracking device (Beddit and @indiegogo) has a pressure sensor that looks like a thin (~0.3mm?), flexible tape about 2ft long. The tape seems to be constructed of several layers ...
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Measuring the efficiency/acoustic power of a transducer

I was wondering what was the best and the simplest way of measuring the efficiency of a transducer. Finding the output acoustic power in respect to the electrical input power under a water medium.
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Is there a standard symbol for a pressure sensor?

I am using Eagle to design a PCB that includes an analog pressure sensor. However, I can't seem to find if there is any standard symbol for the device. There isn't anything on the datasheet. I began ...
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AC current transducer symbol

What does the symbol in the red circle mean? (Product page)
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Measuring the resonance point of a piezo ultrasonic transducer

I assume it will be something along the lines of feeding it a sine wave via a resistor and measuring the signal across the resistor as the frequency changes. Does this sound viable? Also, on resonance ...
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Measuring radon levels

I saw a commercial full built sensor/alarm which can measure it but I cannot find any IC with that function. What is the type of component to use to measure radon level in the air?
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Use CT current sensor to measure AC current of a single device

So I recently bought 3 current transformers with the goal to measure the current of 3 washing machines. All I want to measure is if the machines are running or not so accuracy isn't really a concern. ...
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ratiometric ADC, is it feasible to separate reference voltage and excitation voltage by an amplifier

I have a variety of bridge transducers (pressure, strain gage) with sensitivity of 1mV/V. Also, most 24-bit ADCs and analog frontend chips have a PGA with programmable gain between 1-128. This means ...
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Pros and Cons of 3 Different Transducers

What are the pros and cons of using these different transducers? I can't find see what the difference would be between either of them? I mean, they are all used in converting energy right? Linear ...
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Driving 50W-250W ultrasonic transducers with sine: Any Class B 135KHz monolithic power amp ICs?

My project needs to drive a medium power ultrasonic piezoelectric transducer from a sine wave (/ sawtooth) sweep generator that sweeps +/- 2% of the transducer resonant frequency. The question: What ...
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Ultrasonic Transducer driver

I found some youtube vids on Ultrasonic Cleaning, and thought it would be a cool DIY project. On eBay I found this. Some other transducers in the same range requires 400-800V supply. Anyone have any ...
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Sensor/transducer for low pressure gas measurement?

First time poster here so let me know if I'm missing key info. I'm helping a friend create an Arduino-powered data collection system for his coffee roaster, and we'd like to track the natural gas ...
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Current Transducer with true RMS voltage output [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ICs that convert an AC signal into its true rms value Can anybody please recommend me a current transducer which has the provision of true RMS voltage output and ...
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Thermocouple array for generating free electrical energy?

Thermocouple is a material (junction between two different metals) which generates potential difference in terms of millivolts, isn't it? Why don't we create a matrix of thermocouples (many ...