The engineer’s guide to accurate sensor measurements

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Sensors convert a physical phenomenon into a measurable electrical signal. But some sensors do not naturally respond to changing physical phenomena and require signal conditioning. Before the sensor output can be digitized, the signal may need additional components and circuitry to produce a signal that can take advantage of the full capabilities of the measurement hardware and reduce the effects of noise from external interference. This document covers best practices for connecting sensors to instrumentation, implementing proper signal conditioning, and reducing potential sources of error in your system.

The National Instruments Engineer’s Guide to Accurate Sensor Measurements helps you understand specific sensor signal conditioning requirements, how to use software processing to display data in a meaningful format and best practices to reduce the impact from sources of error.

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