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date: 08 April 2020

transducer (sensor) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Author(s):

Andrew Butterfield,

John Szymanski

Any device that converts a nonelectrical parameter, e.g. sound, pressure, or light, into electrical signals or vice versa. The variations in the electrical signal parameter are a function of the input parameter. Transducers are used in a wide range of measuring instruments and have a variety of uses in the electroacoustic field. Gramophone pick-ups, microphones, and loudspeakers are all ... ...

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