An electrical sensor is a device or integrated circuit that detects a specific physical parameter and converts it to an electrical signal. The output signal of the electrical sensor is processed and used to provide a measurement or to trigger an action. Examples include environmental sensors for measuring temperature or humidity and bio sensors for measuring physiological indicators such as core temperature or heart rate.
Our large selection of temperature sensor ICs support a wide variety of designs for both local and remote temperature measurement. These electric sensor ICs provide high-accuracy, low-power performance with real-time protection, robust interfaces, and compact packaging for use in industrial, automotive, consumer, data center and communications applications. Our growing portfolio of bio sensors provide high-accuracy measurement of body vital signs. These highly integrated bio sensor ICs offer low power operation in small packages for accurate body vital measurements such as temperature, heart health, and bio potential for use in mobile phones, wearable devices and clinical health patches.
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September 09, 2020
Learn how easily you can design with the latest Maxim resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) and temperature sensors.
July 30, 2020
Learn how CarePredict is giving seniors and their loved ones peace of mind with its wearable health-monitoring solution, designed with Maxim Integrated ICs.
July 23, 2020
Learn how Ectosense developed a reliable home sleep apnea test based on a wearable device designed with Maxim biosensors.
July 21, 2020
Understand how wearables are fueling remote patient monitoring and what’s needed for accurate biosensing from these devices.
July 14, 2020
Learn how a study of bovine respiratory disease reveals clues into how wearable technology in healthcare can identify disease onset.
April 23, 2020
From heart rate to SpO2, PPG data derived from optical biosensors reveal a lot about our health and well-being. Read the blog to learn more.
April 15, 2020
NCATEST decreased the design cycle, power consumption, and size for a new automated test equipment solution using Maxim Integrated's pin electronics.
March 04, 2020
With its biometrics sensing technology integrated into horse bridles, Equine SmartBits aims to enhance equine health and performance. Learn more from the blog.
February 19, 2020
Get tips to address the accuracy, power efficiency, and small solution size requirements of performance-tracking sports wearables.
January 15, 2020
Read this blog to learn how the interaction between electronics, optics, and mechanical design impacts reliability of data collected by optical heart-rate sensors.