Evaluation kit from RS Components develops motion control systems

Distributor, RS Components, has introduced an evaluation kit from Sensitec. The Arduino-based EBK7000 kit is designed for learning about magneto-resistive sensor technology and developing linear and angular measurement-based motion systems

Magnetic-sensor chip specialist, Sensitec, has developed the kit for use in potentially any application where motion is controlled via the measurement and detection of magnetic, electric or mechanical parameters such as angles, paths and positions.

Targeting a range of markets including industrial automation, automotive, aerospace, machine tooling and medical biosensors, the EBK7000 evaluation kit features Sensitec’s magneto-resistive (MR) sensor technology and enables users to gain experience with the technology and learn about how different factors impact on the resolution of the measurement signal, such as the length of magnetic pole, pitch, and interpolation factor.

The EBK7000 kit was developed as an extension board for an Arduino microcontroller system and enables software adjustment of gain and interpolation factor. Analogue and digital sensor signals can be received and processed by the Arduino microcontroller. The Arduino plug-in kit uses two Wheatstone bridges, which are shifted against each other as part of the sensor technology to measure absolute angles of up to 360° as well as absolute length.

Applications include automotive sensors that are used at various measuring points in modern cars and commercial vehicles, automation systems that require precision detection of highly dynamic motions and positions using magneto-resistive sensors; or in machine tooling with integrated sensor solutions for increased reliability.

The Sensitec EBK7000 evaluation kit is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. It has operations in 32 countries, and offers more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters. Products are sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.



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