A sound sensor IC is a small electronic component enabling the detection of sound. Sound sensor ICs are used for the detection of sound strength. When the sensor catches a sound, it processes an output signal voltage. The voltage is then transmitted to a microcontroller. RS offer a range of high-quality components from leading brands including Infineon.
Sound sensor ICs contain a very thin piece of metal called a diaphragm. When the metal vibrates by sound waves the vibration is converted by the sensor into an electrical signal.
Applications for Sound Sensors
Sound sensor ICs are used in a wide range of electronic circuit applications. Some of the most common areas are