Tekscan Data Acquisition Electronics

In order to obtain the pressure data from the sensor, data acquisition electronics scan the sensing elements within each sensor. The data is instantly relayed to the software on a PC via a USB cable. Sensors can be scanned at up to 1,600,000 sensing elements/second.

The 5051, a common Tekscan sensor with just under 2,000 sensing elements has a maximum scanning speed of 100 Hz with all electronics.

High-speed sensors, which have 44 sensing elements, can be fully scanned with VersaTek™ electronics at 20 kHz.