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|     Written By: Cody Carlson     |     Date Posted: 01-28-2016    |

Quick Start Oscilloscope Operation Guide

An oscilloscope displays electrical signals as they change over time. Understanding the operation of an oscilloscope allows for in depth examination of a circuit and/or electrical components. Oscilloscopes measure noise levels, cycle frequency, and other electrical specifications of a circuit. This guide covers the basic use and features of an oscilloscope.



|     Written By: Cody Carlson     |     Date Posted: 01-22-2016    |

Data Averaging

Finding an average or standard data value can be a useful way to understand the underlying trends of your data. Averages help you look past random fluctuation and see the central trend of a data set.



|     Written By: Cody Carlson     |     Date Posted: 01-11-2016    |

Power Supply Testing

An introductory guide to testing your power supply and locating power problems.



|     Written By: Jenney Grover     |     Date Posted: 12-16-2015    |

MaxBotix Inc., Wishes You a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Faith makes all things possible,
Hope makes all things work,
Love makes all things beautiful,
May you have all three for this Christmas.
MERRY CHRISTMAS

MaxBotix Inc., will be closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.



|     Written By: Cody Carlson     |     Date Posted: 12-10-2015    |

Notes on Underwater Ranging

We focus on in-air ultrasonic detection, however, a number of our customers have expressed interest in using our ultrasonic sensors underwater. While this is feasible, it is not without its challenges.



|     Written By: Bob Gross     |     Date Posted: 11-24-2015    |

Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

MaxBotix Inc., celebrates Thanksgiving with gratitude to God first for our customers, our suppliers, and our employees. The year has been amazing with growth, new machines, and a new build-out.

MaxBotix Inc., will be closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.


|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 11-18-2015    |

Methods to Conceal an Ultrasonic Sensor: The use of acoustically transparent materials

When designing an application that places an ultrasonic sensor in a visible location, users may wish to conceal the sensor for aesthetic purposes. Additionally, users may desire to hide the sensor to discourage individuals from tampering with the sensor. This article covers several methods that you may use to conceal a sensor.



|     Written By: Cody Carlson     |     Date Posted: 11-03-2015    |

Resolution, Precision & Accuracy: A Guide to Understanding Range Readings

When it comes down to it, you purchase a rangefinder for the range readings. The success of an application may hinge upon knowing the exact location of a target. However, a sensor may report one meter even if the target is not exactly one meter away from the sensor. Sensor specifications, such as resolution, precision, and accuracy, help us understand what wiggle room and error will be present in a reading.



|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 10-22-2015    |

Phase 8 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to a ninth article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. During this phase, we want to continue working with you on future projects where our products and services can help make you be successful. Additionally, we want to hear about other businesses that you feel can benefit from our services.

|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 10-13-2015    |

Review of the Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to the review of the Design Cycle Guide. This article provides the summary of each of the phases with links to the respective articles for more detailed information.

|     Written By: Cody Carlson     |     Date Posted: 10-08-2015     |

Understanding Target Acoustics

All targets reflect sound to a varying degree. Ultrasonic sensors use the speed of sound to calculate distance based on the time it takes for an echo to return from a target. More simply put, our sensors detect distance much like a bat or dolphin does.

|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 09-25-2015    |

Phase 7 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to a eighth article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. During this phase, is the time when you are able to help us improve your experience in the future. We want to know how everything went. What was good, where can we improve, and how did our products and service accomplish your goals.

|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 09-17-2015    |

Phase 6 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to a seventh article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. During this phase, vendor lead times are confirmed, payment is received, product shipment scheduled, and production starts.

|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 09-10-2015    |

Phase 5 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to a sixth article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. During this phase, we collaborate and finalize the desired deliveries, audit lead times, communicate the feasibility to meet the requirements, and finally issue a scheduled quote of the purchase order.

|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 09-02-2015    |

Phase 4 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to a fifth article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. During this phase, the NRE project and feasibility studies begin, testing increases in scale, and testing repeats until success is determined.

|     Written By: Nicole Smith     |     Date Posted: 08-17-2015     |

MaxBotix Inc., Makes Inc. 5000 List

Inc. Magazine Unveils 34th Annual List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000. MaxBotix Inc., Ranks No. 3616 with Three–Year Sales Growth of 87%.

|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 08-07-2015    |

Phase 3 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to a fourth article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. During this phase, we provide the recommended options for success based on your needs. Additionally, we further discuss any potential specific application needs. After product selection takes place, the quoting process beings.

|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 07-28-2015    |

Phase 2 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to a third article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. During this phase, we share information about our mutual businesses and goals, present our process for doing business, and review and discuss any legal requirements.

|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 07-21-2015    |

Phase 1 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to a second article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. This article walks through the process of developing a mutual understanding of your application vision, specific requirements and sensor needs.

|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 07-15-2015    |

Introduction to the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

Welcome to a series of articles that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. These articles are packed with valuable information and tips to help you complete a successful ultrasonic sensor implementation.

 
 
 
Author: Cody Carlson  Date: 01-28-2016
PicoScope An oscilloscope displays electrical signals as they change over time. Understanding the operation of an oscilloscope allows for in depth examination of a circuit and/or electrical components. Oscilloscopes measure noise levels, cycle frequency, and other electrical specifications of a circuit. This guide covers the basic use and features of an oscilloscope.
Click here for full article.
Author: Cody Carlson  Date: 01-22-2016
mean, median, mode definitions Finding an average or standard data value can be a useful way to understand the underlying trends of your data. Averages help you look past random fluctuation and see the central trend of a data set.
Click here for full article.
Author: Cody Carlson  Date: 01-05-2016
efficiency of power supply set up An introductory guide to testing your power supply and locating power problems.
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Written By: Cody Carlson  Date: 12-10-2015
Sensor We focus on in-air ultrasonic detection, however, a number of our customers have expressed interest in using our ultrasonic sensors underwater. While this is feasible, it is not without its challenges. Click here for full article.
Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 11-18-2015
Types of Material When designing an application that places an ultrasonic sensor in a visible location, users may wish to conceal the sensor for aesthetic purposes. Additionally, users may desire to hide the sensor to discourage individuals from tampering with the sensor. This article covers several methods that you may use to conceal a sensor. Click here for full article.
 
 
 
 
 
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