Sensors

Sensors enable digital systems to perceive their environment and are the data providers of the digital world.

Sensors pick up physical signals from the environment and convert them into a digital signal that can be processed by a computer. For the design of a reliable sensor system, the optimal interaction of electronics, acquisition and signal processing are of utmost importance.

For the realization of a reliable sensor system, Werktag supports you in the development of electronic, firmware and software components, drawing on many years of experience and extensive expert knowledge:

  • Electronics: For a reliable and low-noise operation of sensitive sensor systems, a clean signal separation of digital and analog circuits is essential.

  • Analog-to-Digital Conversion: To make a physical signal available in a digital system, it has to be converted from the analog to the digital domain using an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC). For sampling signals with high frequency components or super low signal amplitudes, configuring and operating ADCs and related components like gain stages and operational amplifiers requires expert knowledge.

  • Acquisition: A precise and real-time-capable control of the sensors ensures that the recorded sensor data meets the quality requirements of the application. Frequently, digital circuits such as FPGAs are used for this purpose.

  • Signal Processing: Sophisticated and high-performance processing of the sensor data guarantees that the resulting data is evaluated and made available to the application in time. With the understanding of electronics and physics, it is also possible to detect and correct possible sensor artifacts. Depending on your needs, FPGAs, Microcontrollers, CPUs or GPUs are used for this area.

  • Real-time Behavior: Only a reliable reaction time can guarantee the error-free behavior of a complete system. Microcontrollers or FPGAs are often used for the real-time-capable control of internal or external components.