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A transducer is a device that converts energy from one form to another.wikipedia
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Usually a transducer converts a signal in one form of energy to a signal in another.
In human engineering, signals are typically provided by a sensor, and often the original form of a signal is converted to another form of energy using a transducer.


A loudspeaker (or loud-speaker or speaker) is an electroacoustic transducer; a device which converts an electrical audio signal into a corresponding sound.


Consequently, a characteristic physical parameter varies and this variation is reported by means of an integrated transducer that generates the output signal.

Audio signal

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Audio signals may be synthesized directly, or may originate at a transducer such as a microphone, musical instrument pickup, phonograph cartridge, or tape head.

Energy transformation

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A transducer is a device that converts energy from one form to another.

Magnetic cartridge

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A magnetic cartridge, more commonly called a phonograph cartridge or phono cartridge or (colloquially) a pickup, is an electromechanical transducer that is used to play records on a turntable.


In electronic engineering, actuators are a subdivision of transducers.

Tape head

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A tape head is a type of transducer used in tape recorders to convert electrical signals to magnetic fluctuations and vice versa.


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The process of converting one form of energy to another is known as transduction.
Items that transform between these forms are called transducers.

Load cell

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A load cell is a type of transducer, specifically a force transducer.

String potentiometer

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A string potentiometer is a transducer used to detect and measure linear position and velocity using a flexible cable and spring-loaded spool.


They are electroacoustic transducers, which convert an electrical signal to a corresponding sound.


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Potentiometers operated by a mechanism can be used as position transducers, for example, in a joystick.

Pressure sensor

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A pressure sensor usually acts as a transducer; it generates a signal as a function of the pressure imposed.


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A microphone, colloquially named mic or mike, is a device – a transducer – that converts sound into an electrical signal.

Pickup (music technology)

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A pickup is a transducer that captures or senses mechanical vibrations produced by musical instruments, particularly stringed instruments such as the electric guitar, and converts these to an electrical signal that is amplified using an instrument amplifier to produce musical sounds through a loudspeaker in a speaker enclosure.

Vibration-powered generator

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Vibration powered generators usually consist of a resonator which is used to amplify the vibration source, and a transducer mechanism which converts the energy from the vibrations into electrical energy.


In later electric phonographs (more often known since the 1940s as record players or, most recently, turntables ), the motions of the stylus are converted into an analogous electrical signal by a transducer, then converted back into sound by a loudspeaker.

Ultrasonic transducer

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In a similar way to radar and sonar, ultrasonic transducers are used in systems which evaluate targets by interpreting the reflected signals.


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The detector consisted of a transducer, made of thin quartz crystals carefully glued between two steel plates, and a hydrophone to detect the returned echo.


The piezoelectric effect, discovered by Jacques and Pierre Curie in 1880, was useful in transducers to generate and detect ultrasonic waves in air and water.

Disk read-and-write head

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Seagate introduced TMR heads featuring integrated microscopic heater coils to control the shape of the transducer region of the head during operation.


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A small single cylindrical ceramic transducer can achieve near perfect omnidirectional reception.

Horn analyzer

A horn analyzer is an test instrument dedicated to determine the resonance and anti-resonance frequencies of ultrasonic parts such as transducers, converters, horns/sonotrodes and acoustic stacks, which are used for ultrasonic welding, cutting, cleaning, medical and industrial applications.

Radio receiver

The modulation signal output by the demodulator is usually amplified to increase its strength, then the information is converted back to a human-usable form by some type of transducer.