High Resistance Patterns
The Micro-Measurements Advanced Sensors Technology product portfolio includes linear, shear, bi-axial and diaphragm (circular and linear pattern) gages, arranged as individual, half-bridge and full-bridge configurations, in resistance values from 350 Ω to 20 kΩ, with added flexibility in mounting options. These gages are a preferred choice when low power consumption is crucial, as in battery-powered devices such as electronic torque wrenches, pocket (jewelry) scales, and bicycle and motorcycle sensing and testing equipment; and for applications such as wireless telemetry on rotating components. In addition, higher bridge resistance allows for increased bridge excitation producing more output signal without the destabilizing effects of self-heating. The higher output without additional amplification improves its signal to noise ratio (SNR).