Comprehensive reference providing detailed treatment of sensors ranging from simple thermistors to strain gauges, electro-optics, and medical laboratory sensors. Practical application and interfacing to both analog and digital circuits are included. Covers the latest analog-to-digital converters for sensor interfacing to computers and interfacing sensors to the IBM-PC series computers. Also delivers a wealth of vital application examples. Intended for practical design of instrumentation devices. KEY FEATURES: • provides grounding, shielding, and interference reduction strategies. • includes in-depth coverage of noise and its effects on sensor signal processing. • covers DC power supply and excitation sources for sensors.