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LDC1312: 2CH device's single channel mode applications, rather than using a 1CH device

Part Number: LDC1312

Hello experts,

Regarding LDC1312/4, in which case would single channel mode be preferred, over just using a 1CH device?

From datasheet, the only advantage I could find of single channel mode is high sensor current drive mode.

May I ask in what applications one may consider single channel?

  • Jade,

    A single channel could be adequate if you want to monitor position over a short distance.

    But some applications need the information provided by multiple sensing channels.
    This is common in robotics or industrial equipment applications where position along multiple axes needs to be monitored. 

    Even if you want to monitor position along one axis, multiple sensors may be needed because the distances involved are too long for a single sensor..

    Sometimes multiple channels are needed, even if the application only has a single channel of interest.
    The additional channels can make a solution more robust by providing redundancy, a reference sensor, or tracking environmental influences.
    If these auxiliary channels aren't needed, then a single-channel sensor could be okay.

    I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more questions.