Anadigm® FPAA Solution for Sensor Signal Conditioning

Customer Presentation August 2002

Customer Presentation

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Sensor Agenda
Overview of Sensor Signal Conditioning and FPAA Sensor Signal Linearization Using an FPAA The Anadigm® Advantage

Customer Presentation

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Sensor Signal Conditioning – Overview
Stimulus
External Stimulus • • • • • • DC Source • Oscillator • Waveform generator

Sensors
Temperature Pressure Humidity Force Etc..

Processing
• • • • Analog Digital Open loop Closed loop

Signal Conditioning
• • • • • • • Amplification/Attenuation Filtering Rectification Peak detection Phase detection Linearization Polarity

System/Plant

System Design Challenges: Sourcing stable references and stimulus Multiple sensors with differing signal conditioning needs Methods of calibration and maintenance Manufacturing considerations
Customer Presentation
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Sensor – Why use FPAA?
System Design Challenge
Stimulation from a stable and predictable source

FPAA Feature/Benefits
On-Chip; DC references, oscillators and custom waveform generators Temperature stable, no drift Lower cost of goods Programmable and Reconfigurable One Anadigm® FPAA can adapt to different sensor conditioning needs Multiple sensor conditioning circuits can be built on a single FPAA Dynamic reconfigurability Adaptive and precise Auto frequency and gain control Auto compensation Auto calibration Competitive advantage

Applications requiring multiple sensors of various types and signal conditioning requirements

Sensors:

Deteriorate with age Need calibration

Customer Presentation

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Sensor Signal Conditioning –
FPAA Alternative
External Stimulus

Sensor Stimulus

Signal Conditioning

ADC

Processing

System/Plant

Dedicated signal conditioning

AN220E04 – Dynamically Reconfigurable FPAA
Customer Presentation
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Sensor –
Basic System Block Diagram 1
Sensor Stimulus

External Stimulus Amp

Linearization Summation Rectification Phase Detection

Output to Control System

SENSOR

Threshold Detection Integration

AN220E04 – Dynamically Reconfigurable FPAA
Customer Presentation
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Sensor –
Basic System Block Diagram 2
Sensor Stimulus
External Stimulus

Signal Conditioner

ADC

Micro Controller

DAC

Output to the Control System

SENSOR
Memory / Software

AN220E04 – Dynamically Reconfigurable FPAA
Customer Presentation

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Sensor –
Basic System Block Diagram 3
On Board Processor/ DSP
Sensor Stimulus External Stimulus

Signal Conditioner

ADC

DAC

Output to the Control System

SENSOR

AN220E04 – Dynamically Reconfigurable FPAA

Customer Presentation

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Sensor Linearization – The FPAA Way
FPAA resources
NTC thermistor-based sensors
Analog core cell

SAR ADC

LUT interface

0.35 0.30 0.25 Voltage 0.15 0.10 0.05 0.00 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Temperature (C)
Gain

35 30 20 15 10 5 0 0.00 0.10 0.20 V oltage 0.30 0.40 25

3 2.5 Voltage 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Temperature (C)

0.20

Sensor outputs are non-linear and different

Signal dependent gains (up to 255 steps)

Identical, linear temperature/voltage characteristic for both sensors
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Customer Presentation

Sensor – The Anadigm® Advantage
Software design environment AnadigmDesigner®2 Simple implementation of complex functions Rapid prototype and test Anadigm® FPAA platform Addresses multiple sensors Allows tuning the data acquisition board for multiple sensors Zoom in on specific portions of the sensor curve Signal conditioning Adaptive Under real time control Added precision
Customer Presentation
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