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Chapter 1: Distributed Sensors > 1.3 Trends and Technology

1.3 Trends and Technology

We address this section under two major views of market development trends and technological developments, which we have monitored over the last two decades.

1.3.1 Market Development Trends

There have been significant market-enabling social, economical and industrial developments all over the world during the last few decades, triggering many viable new uses of sensor systems for low cost mass production. It is, however, important to mention that a true cost reduction can be achieved only through a proper power integration of both the essential and most popular functions for maximum impact.

These functions would make these devices smart, and in many required cases intelligent enough to suit a much wider range of applications as they stay generic and adaptive enough to perform under variable conditions and changing application scenarios as required.


  

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