As a rule, 80% of a product's final cost is established in the first 20% of the design effort. Understanding the necessary design practices beforehand can minimize cost and also improve your success rate in designing robust piezoresistive pressure sensors for the demanding automotive environment."
Advances in silicon-based pressure sensors are making microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) more vital than ever to the automotive industry. New designs are enabling higher performance, which in turn is opening the way for new automotive features. The key to this new breed of sensors is the use of an IC for internal compensation-an IC with a difference."