Development of Sensor Prototypes and Associated Electronics



Technological improvements in fabrication of sensors and microfabrication processes have resulted in the development of high-resolution, high-sensitivity, inexpensive, and low-power microsensors for industrial, medical, security, and environmental applications. Ongoing research reveals the achievement of different sensor prototypes and smart electronics for monitoring or inspection of various physical, biomedical, or chemical substances. Design and development of a smart sensor system necessitate considerations of several parameters for reliable operation of the system. This chapter addresses two important design parameters such as power management and temperature compensation of the integrated electronic system. This will be followed by a discussion on a sensor system developed in the recent years.


Negative Temperature Coefficient Pass Element Process Corner Error Amplifier Standard CMOS Process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceSonoma State UniversityRohnert ParkUSA

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