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Analog and Digital Transducers — The Advantages of Both

Most sensing begins in the analog world. Over the past two decades, sensors and transducers have moved from purely analog operation to digital protocols, signal processing, and interfaces. As a result, analog and digital transducers are worlds apart in their technologies, interfaces,
output signals, and the terminology used to describe and specify their operation.

 

Today, digital prevails in many application spaces. But there are many application areas, such as high EMI/RFI environments, where an analog transducer will always surpass a digital approach. Learn about our M3200 industrial pressure transducer – available in either an analog or digital configuration, and engineered to deliver key advantages.

 

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Connecting People to the Cloud – and Each Other.  All around the world, people are migrating to cities. In response, municipalities, internet providers, and hyperscale data centers are relying on advanced connectivity to efficiently manage the technology required to operate the services crucial to competing globally. Driving this evolution are innovative connectivity solutions for collecting data, distributing power, transmitting signals and enabling higher level control in emerging applications. These solutions – from custom antennas and sealed connectors to lightweight cabling and multi-property sensors – are transforming traditional infrastructure into smart infrastructure: with intelligent street lighting and buildings, on-demand transit systems, and real-time smart meters – for public parking, home utilities, personal devices.

Solutions for Smarter Connectivity

One rapidly evolving application is the connected light pole. Once only capable of providing light, today light poles are multifunctional: These energy-efficient, LED-powered devices are equipped with ANSI-compliant dimming receptacles to automatically adjust illumination based on traffic and environmental conditions. These devices are also designed to detect, collect, and connect data about traffic, pedestrians, and public safety across high-resolution municipal networks. With TE technology, public and private organizations are connecting, accelerating, and protecting the flow of data, power, and signal – within critical communications and energy systems – within cities, across regions, and between continents.

City transit systems rely on connected communications networks to run efficiently.

City transit systems rely on connected communications networks to run efficiently.