What is the difference between a normal sensor and a smart sensor?
It is the 21st century, and innovation has taken a brand new course in the form of new surveillance and ‘Internet of Things’ technology. In all its functions, the IoT infrastructure uses an extensive array of sensors to collect and transmit data over the internet to cloud-based central computers.
This growing dependence of IoT on sensors has brought sensor demand to a new level. According to Statista, in 2019, the smart sensors’ global market was projected to reach 21.5 billion USD. While many sectors use base sensors for their operations, more refined processes require smart sensors.
The difference between a normal sensor and a smart sensor is that a smart sensor is embedded with a Digital Motion Processor or DMP. A smart sensor can accept input from external sources and use pre-built functions to detect a specific combination of inputs. A regular sensor does not include a DMP. It accepts external inputs and does not perform any functions itself. The manufacturer then does processing and calculations. Read more