Inductive sensing is contactless, magnet-free, reliable in tough conditions; it can use any conducting material as its target—a groundbreaking technology with huge potential in embedded design. It's now available to you, with LDC1000 click
It's been less than a year since Texas Instruments' PR people announced the release of LDC1000, and the IC already garnered a slew of awards: EDN2013 HOT100, Hearst Electronic Products 2013 product of the year award, ACE AWARDS 2014 Ultimate Products winner, and many more...
And now, with LDC1000 click, you too can discover what it's all about.
Inductive sensing can be used to measure position, motion, or shape of a metal or any other conductive target... to detect the compression, extension, torque and twist of a spring… more than that, it can be employed in push-button switches, game controllers... or you can use it to find defects in material composition... it supports pressed foil or conductive ink targets.. there are countless ways you can use it.
In short range applications, the LDC1000 has a sub-micron resolution.
The high precision of the sensor isn't impeded by harsh conditions like dirt, dust, oil or moisture.
The click board itself features a detachable PCB sensor (an LC tank comprising a 36-turn PCB coil and a 100pF 1% NPO capacitor). You can try out your own sensors by breaking off the original, and soldering yours to the on-board INA and INB pins (it doesn't have to be a coil on a PCB, it can be made from a wire, or even a simple spring, all low-cost solutions).
LDC1000 click can be used in designing solutions for industrial, automotive, mobile devices—make your own market… because really, the applications are limited only by your imagination.