Ultrasonic Sensors: A Smart Choice for Shorter-Range Applications (.PDF Download)

Ultrasonics refers to signals that are above the human hearing span (>20 kHz), and usually in the 40- to 70-kHz range. These signals are used like radar—they’re radiated toward a target and reflected back to the source. By measuring the time between the originally radiated signal and its reflection, and knowing the speed of sound, the distance to the target can be computed.

Register to view the full article

By registering on Electronic Design now, you'll not only gain access to premium content, you'll also become part of an exclusive, robust global engineering community!
Participate in Expert and Reader driven Q&A's
Start your own conversation by commenting on any article or blog
Download high-quality content including the highly anticipated Salary & Career Report

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.