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Vol. 61, Issue 11, November 2005, pp. 446-450

 

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Digital Magnetic Sensors Based on Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1)

 

 

Sergey Y. YURISH

International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA), Bandera str., 12, 79013 Lviv, UA

Phone: +380502280003, fax: +380 32 2754125

E-mail: syurish@mail.lviv.ua

 

Received: 15 August 2005   Accepted: 25 November 2005  Published: 28 November 2005

 

Abstract: The application specific paper describes a design approach for digital magnetic sensors Practical realizations are based on the Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1). By eliminating the need for ADC, the frequency- or duty-cycle-to-digital conversion schemes reduce the systems complexity. The results of such design approach are high-performance digital magnetic sensors with truly digital output (RS-232 interface) or bus output (SPI or I2C) at significant reduction of production cost, time-to-market and simplification of the design process. Practical examples of direct interfacing of duty-cycle and frequency output magnetic sensors to the UFDC-1 are given.

 

Keywords: magnetic sensor, digital sensors, universal frequency-to-digital converter, UFDC-1

 

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