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Many sensors arrive as nothing more than a mysterious shaped object with a couple of leads hanging out. Even to the initiated it can be a daunting task to connect this up to a system and derive any meaningful data from it. Often the sensor has no or rudimentary intregral electronics and may have an output of only a millivolt or so. Subject to serious interference in this condition it is likely to  require an electronic interface design to minimise such effects.

More often than not the interface will need to be analogue, the design of which will need to be robust in the expected environment. This will have a range of operating temperature and be subjected to various pressures, contaminants, vibration and shock.

Digital design although often more tolerant of some of the environmental effects, has its own set of problems. The nature of the interface can range from a direct connection to a microcontroller to the provision of a frequency output.