On-line Magazine 'Sensors & Transducers' (S&T e-Digest)
(ISSN 1726- 5479)
Vol. 60, Issue 10, October 2005, pp. 432-438
Intelligent Digital Pressure Sensors and Transducers Based on
Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1)
Institute of Computer Sciences and Technologies, National University Lviv Polytechnic
Bandera str., 12, 79013 Lviv, UA
Tel.: +380502280003, fax: +380 32 2971641
Received: 3 August 2005 Accepted: 15 October 2005 Published: 24 October 2005
Abstract: The application specific paper describes a design approach for digital pressure sensors and transducers. Practical realizations are based on the Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1). By eliminating the need for ADC, the frequency (duty-cycle or PWM)-to-digital conversion schemes reduce the systems complexity. The results of such design approach are high-performance single-chip pressure 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 frequency, PWM and duty-cycle output pressure sensors and transducers to the UFDC-1 are given.
Keywords: pressure sensors, digital sensors, intelligent sensor, universal frequency-to-digital converter, frequency output, duty-cycle, UFDC-1
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