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Uses a multidisciplinary approach to review recent developments in the field of smart sensor systems, providing complete coverage of all important system and design aspects, their building blocks and methods of signal processing. The book systematically deals with topics over the whole range of sensor technology: from the theory and constraints of basic elements, the applied techniques and electronic, up to the level of application-orientated issues. It firstly looks at designing smart sensors and smart sensor systems, with measurement techniques at system level, such as collaboration and trimming, and impedance-measurement techniques. Sensing elements and sensor systems for the measurement of mechanical quantities, and microarrays for DNA detection are discussed in the opening chapters. Circuit design for sensor systems, such as the design of low-noise amplifiers, is covered in Chapter 6, and measurement techniques at device level, such as dynamic offset cancellation, are covered in Chapter 7. Optical imagers are examined in the next chapter. Lastly, the book takes a look at implantable smart sensors for bio-medical applications, then automotive sensors. Complements Smart Sensor Systems (2008) in both contents and scope. Where the first book offers an introduction and theory, this book goes further into the practical applications Offers a detailed coverage of sensor principles and characterization, measurement techniques and signal- and data processing techniques as applied in smart sensor systems A wide range of application areas are included, such as automotive and biomedical, written by an internationally-recognized group of experts, many from industry A supplementary website hosts case studies and provides solutions to the problems in the book Essential reading for Engineers and scientists involved in the design and application of sensor systems; research and development departments and laboratories of industrial companies, and other research institutes; product developers, industrial engineers, industrial set makers looking for innovative products.