How to Choose the Best MEMS Sensor for a Wireless Condition-Based Monitoring System (Part 1)
Due to the ultra low power consumption of MEMS accelerometers, wired systems can now be replaced with wireless solutions, single-axis bulky piezo sensors can be replaced with small, lightweight triaxial analog components, and a wider range of machines can now be monitored continuously in a cost-effective way.
This paper discusses some of the design considerations for choosing a MEMS sensor and wireless transceiver suitable for use in harsh RF environments. We introduces the Voyager platform, a robust, low power, wireless mesh, vibration monitoring platform that enables designers to rapidly deploy a wireless solution to a machine or test setup.
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