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Questions tagged [ultrasound]

Questions regarding Ultrasonic devices and uses. Ultrasound is higher than the typical human hearing range, with the low end at 20khz. Ultrasonic distance and Proximity meters are common. Be careful around Chiroptera and marine life. Your dog might not like it either.

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Finding the gain difference for a ultrasonic assembly

I am tuning an ultrasonic assembly for a welding application and tuned the system to operate at 41kHz according to the oscilloscope. The transducer operates at 40kHz, when calculating the gain with ...
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Driving distance sensor from ubuntu usb

home automation is driven by a PC running Ubuntu. It currently has a 1-wire network of thermometers for managing our geysers and solar water heaters. I would like to extend it to manage our water ...
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How do ultrasonic sensors differentiate between transmitted and received signals?

I understand how these ultrasonic sensors work on the basic level: They send out ultrasound, which is then reflected by an object and is then sensed by the receiver. But the receiver and the ...
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Polarity of Ultrasonic Sensor

I see some ultrasonic sensors have legs with different length, such as below. Does it means they have polarity? Are there any differences taking different leg as the signal pin?
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How to deal with specular reflections from ultrasonic distance sensors

I am currently challenged with the following problem: I am given an autonomous robot which uses the HC-SR04 ultrasonic distance sensor to determine its distance to the robot driving in front. ...
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Hobby Project - Signal Frequency detector

Context: I have taken on a little side hobby project to learn by making a circuit which should be able to only go high when it sense an acoustic signal with a frequency around 40kHz. To do this I will ...
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Search very small ultrasound emitter\receiver [closed]

I am looking for a very small emitter/receiver ultrasound. Not to be confused with the distance meter. The device must be 2 in 1. Switch mode. Or should register a signal if it does not send. Only ...
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Hardware For Emitting Specific Sound Frequency [closed]

I need a battery-powered hardware setup for emitting a specific frequency or a range of frequencies, in the range of 17kHz-20kHz. It should be picked up by microphones from at least 8 meters away (...
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ultrasonic-sensor to Logic Level Converter to raspberry pi

Trying to connect Ultrasonic sensor to my raspberry Pi. Im aware of two methods: connect the trig to a 1k resister before connecting to raspberry pi Use a 8-Channel Logic level converter I trying ...
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Ultrasonic transducer actual bandwidth for filtering

I have a pair of ultrasonic transducers with a "Thick Resonant frequency" of 975 kHz ±30kHz according to the data sheet. I did a frequency sweep test where I could see that they performed best at a ...
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using ultrasonic sonar and mist maker together

I have made a cold steam bucket (ultrasonic mist maker). now i want to add automatic water level indication system for it using ultrasonic sonar module. i want to know if both mist maker ultrasonic ...
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How to understand an ultrasonic sensor datasheet?

I'm trying to model the ultrasonic sensor for a simulation and I need to somehow express in what angles and distances the object will be detected by the sensor. What does sensitivity mean? It is set ...
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Understanding an oscillator circuit

I'm trying to build a driver circuit for an ultrasonic transducer for fog making. The circuit is required to generate a 1.6 MHz signal to drive the ultrasonic transducer. I have found a circuit which ...
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Do ultrasonic transducers generate sound because of current, voltage, or change in either of those?

I have been working on a pulse generator circuit which will be used to drive an ultrasonic probe. In the circuit below, the 50Ω resistor is modeling the probe. I have researched the piezoelectric ...
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40 kHz Emitter Frequency Response

I've recently purchased 40 kHz transceivers and I tested its frequency response in anechoic chamber using a B&K microphone located 90cm away from the emitter. The response provided in the ...
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Getting valid input from Ultrasonic range finder

(I am posting this question here since I feel that the issue is a part of my lacking understanding of the electronics, and not a ) I am trying to monitor the feed hopper for my pellet furnace. I had ...
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Ultrasonic transducer for NDT short circuit

i have bought several transducer for NDT test from some manufacturers, but before i tried them, i checked that the impedance between the positive and negative transducer just around 2 Ohm, and it didn'...
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How to amplify a low Amplitude, High frequency signal from Ultrasonic Transducer?

I am working with some ultrasonic transducers, the receiver gets a signal of around 10 mVp-p at 125 kHz and for its purpose needs a gain of around 10. So far have a simple inverting OP-Amp setup, ...
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Ultrasonic cleaner control with Arduino

I'm trying to build a small sized ultrasonic cleaner. I bought a couple ultrasonic transducers (ranging between 40kHz - 102kHZ and 15 - 35 watt) which I want to play around with. There are already ...
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Mounting Ultrasonic Sensor on Metal Container to Measure Liquid Level

Is it possible to mount an ultrasonic sensor on the outer metal surface of tank/container to measure the level of the inside liquid ? the gap between the sensor and the metal surface would be 0 mm to ...
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Transient Response Suppression

In my project i am using an ultrasonic transducer. The transducer has a high Q-factor so that it's zero input transient responses decay rate is quite low and i am suffering from that because the ...
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Bias Tee design for 150V AC and 150 DC at 40 - 50kHz

my question seems to concern a really easy device. But since I am new to this field of the magical electrons I am very eager to be careful and thankful for any help. My task is to power an ultrasonic ...
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Schmitt trigger versus Hysterisis Comparator

I'm working to create an ultrasonic sensor to be used in object recognition. I've been studying various schematics and current sensors on the market - the most common being the HC-SR04. When viewing ...
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Grounding issue ultrasonic sensor

I'm trying to operate a classic ultrasonic sensor breakout board on my Arduino. I'm aiming for some ultra low power consumption and I have been trying to switch the ultra sonic sensor board via NPN ...
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Smallest circuit for Ultrasonic Mist Maker or humidifier

I am working on Ultrasonic Mist Maker or humidifier circuit, but does not found any good circuit. As search on google that we have to make about frequency 1.6MHz to convert water into mist. using ...
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Ultrasound imaging: what are some artifacts caused by usage of time gain compensation (TGC)?

As the title asks: what are some artifacts caused by usage of time gain compensation (TGC).
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Purpose of PNP transistor in ultrasonic driver circuit

This question is related to my other question What is the purpose of Q2, R2, C1 and C6 in the circuit in the original question? When I remove these components from the simulation nothing appears to ...
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Deliver high voltage/high frequency sine wave

I need to deliver a 40 V (minimum), 4.25 MHz, sine wave to a PZT transducer (medical ultrasound application). I have explored trying to use a dc/dc step-up with a switch, but this will only give me a ...
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How to read the datasheet of an ultrasonic sensor?

I want to use ultrasonic sensor for a personal project. I need a waterproof sensor like this but I cannot figure out how to calculate the measurement range. Sometimes on these sensors is written that ...
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Issues using an Ultrasonic Sensor with Raspberry Pi

I am conducting a project which needs to use a precise ultrasonic sensor but I am having trouble working it with the raspberry pi. The sensor I’m using is the Senscomp 600 series; the manual isn’t ...
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Detecting ultrasonic by microphone and MCU

I design data-over-audio transmission to MCU. To do it i need ultrasonic detector with specific frequency, for example 50kHz. Seems, that electret microphone+low-pass filter+envelope detector will ...
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Alternative to a potentiometer to regulate 50 W

I want to regulate the input current into an ultrasound transducer (40 kHz, 50W). The signal is being generated by PCB. I read that regular potentiometers are usually employed up to a power of 1 Watt. ...
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Opamp inverter with bias voltage on non-inverting input

I was reading the datasheet of TDC1000, an ultrasound front-end IC manufactured by Texas Instruments, and had a doubt regarding the biasing scheme (to VCOM) they use for the amplifiers in the Rx path. ...
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Tweeter speaker crack on turn on/off when ultrasonic signal is played

I wired a Fostex FT17H to a YAMAHA R-S202D receiver and put a 1µF capacitor on the + line (like the manual suggests). If i play now a "normal" audio file (<20kHz) everything is great but when I ...
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What sensors to use to read gym machine selected weight [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a set of sensors (to build a solution) to determine how many weight blocks an athlete is lifting on the weight machine like this: I already tried this solutions: Put RFID tag on ...
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7MHz Transducer Measuring Doppler Shift

I am currently messing around with a project I thought would be fun but am having some issues. My goal is to use a signal generator to send a wave through my 7MHz (Steminc) piezo s-configuration ...
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How to converting an alarm to ultrasound emitter?

I've heard that it's much more cost effective to convert alarms to ultrasonic emitters vs outright buying ultrasound transducers. How would you go about tackling such a project?
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How to remove turn on ringing/overshoot in MOSFET output for 1 MHz and 70V Switching?

I have to make a pulse generator square wave for ultrasonic transducer with frequency 1 MHz and 70V for the amplitude, the input is function signal generator with 10V VPP output and 1 MHz. I have made ...
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Why did my Ultrasonic Sensor HC - SR04 measured distance is less than half of the actual distance?

I was trying to test my ultrasonic sensor by measuring a distance of 10cm until 100cm and using an oscilloscope to look at the echo pin output signal. My oscilloscope is set at 0.5 time/div. At ...
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Analog Signal HC SR04 [closed]

I am very interested in this project: Sonar HC-SR04 analog output. Multipoint Sonar Radar I have not much experience in electronics and don't know where I have to connect my wire on the Ultrasonic ...
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Understanding digital MEMS microphone sensitivity and obtained bits for a given input SPL

I'm trying to understand /simulate the communication between 2 smartphones by means of ultrasounds. As this is a general study I'm considering that the smartphones are equipped with the "typical" most ...
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Where can I find ultrasound machine regulations?

Diagnostic ultrasound machines are limited in their output power so that the sound waves don't cavity the microbubbles in the body. What I want to know is how do manufacturers prove their power ...
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Polar pattern of typical speakers and microphones found in smartphones

I'm interested in knowing how is the directivity of the typical microphones and loudspeakers found in smartphones and tablets affected as they operate in the near ultrasound region (18-21 kHz). Near ...
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Electrical power in piezoelectric transducer

This question is from the book Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging: Inside Out By Thomas L. Szabo, regarding the power flowing into the piezoelectric ultrasound transducers. In chapter 5 (transducers) page-...
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Detecting when an object with surface mount component? [closed]

We have a pcb that sits close to some hole. When something passes through ( at 2-5cm distance) we have to detect it. To me it seems that this area is still in the 90's . When I check my options, all ...
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Ultrasonic sensor without micro controller

I have been researching how ultrasonic proximity detection works and I believe the HC-SR04 would be a decent fit for a project. The sensor unit looks like this. I would like to know is if this ...
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AC Ultrasonic Speaker Design [closed]

As a software engineer I apologize in advance, I'm definitely an amateur in the field of electronics. Problem I'm looking to gauge distance from an ultrasonic emitter to a mobile device. To test ...
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How to wire my ultrasonic power driver board [closed]

I recently bought the following product off amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XGF5QZ8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It didn't come with any instructions on how to wire, ...
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Ultrasonic sensors face to face

I want to measure the distance between two moving objects which are face-to-face most of the time. The distance between them is around 5-10 meters. I couldn't find reliable sensors for this distance. ...
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Impedance matching vs. voltage gain

So I have an ultrasound system operating in the 1-10MHz range: Pulser -> Tuning circuit -> Transducer -> Tuning circuit -> Voltage amplifier The goal is, I'm trying to optimize the tuning circuits ...