The ADXL362_example is an acceleration measurement demo project for the Arduino Uno base board with additional EVAL-ADXL362-ARDZ shield, created using the Arduino IDE.
The ADXL362_example uses the EVAL-ADXL362-ARDZ shield which has an ADXL362 3-axis MEMS accelerometer and a incorporated NHD-C12832A1Z-NSW-BBW display (128×32).
The application reads the X , Y , and Z acceleration registers each 500 [ms]. The acceleration in the 3 axes is displayed in [mG] on the LCD. Also this application demonstrates the usage of the motion switch. Movement zones - UP, DOWN, RIGHT, LEFT, CENTER - are displayed in the right side of the LCD.
The EVAL-ADXL362-ARDZ shield provide an internal temperature sensor as an additional features which is read in the same software loop. The value is displayed in ADC codes or in Celsius degrees. The temperature Treal is derived from the ADC readings Tadc using the predefined formula:
Treal = (Tadc + ACC_TEMP_BIAS)/(1 / ACC_TEMP_SENSITIVITY)
Each ADXL362 chip requires individual calibration which can be done by setting the definitions ACC_TEMP_BIAS and ACC_TEMP_SENSITIVITY parameters. Once the ADXL362 chip is calibrated, the software can be changed to display the actual temperature by selecting to display the temperature in degrees.
The software puts the LCD in a “sleep” mode after 10 sec if no movement of the boards is present. The system “wakes-up” if the acceleration on any axes is greater than 50 [mG]. The threshold values can be adjusted by the user.
The acceleration axes, the temperature values and the motion grid are displayed as is presented in the picture on the right.
The following is a list of items needed in order to replicate this demo.
The source code and include files of the ADXL362_example can be found here:
The Arduino Sketch is used to load the example into Arduino IDE. The project is composed of three main parts:
Configure the temperature units in the ADXL362.h file.
#define TEMP_ADC 1 /* 1 for ADC units or 0 for Celsius degrees */
Configure the ADXL362 Calibration Values in the ADXL362.h file. These values will vary from sensor to sensor, but these are typical values from the datasheet.
#define ACC_TEMP_BIAS (float)350 #define ACC_TEMP_SENSITIVITY (float)0.065
Set the Accelerometer Scan Time in the ADXL362.h file. This is how often you read your axis and temperature data.(in ms)
#define SCAN_SENSOR_TIME 500
Set the activity and inactivity thresholds for the ADXL362 in the ADXL362.h file. These values are used to determine which acceleration values the sensor can react at sleep/wake-up commands.(in mG)
#define ACT_VALUE 50 #define INACT_VALUE 50
Set the activity and inactivity time for the ADXL362 in the ADXL362.h file. These values are used to determine sleep/wake-up intervals.(in ms)
#define ACT_TIMER 50 #define INACT_TIMER 50
Configure the Chip Select(CS) Pin for the ADXL362 in the Communication.h file. Position of P9 header
#define ADXL_CS_SEL CSACC_PIN_P0_4 /* CSACC_PIN_P0_3 or CSACC_PIN_P0_4 */
Configure the Interrupt Pin from the ADXL362 in the Communication.h file. Position of P7 header
#define ADXL_INT_SEL INTACC_PIN_1 /* INTACC_PIN_1 or INTACC_PIN_2 */
Configure the Chip Select(CS) Pin for the LCD Screen in the Communication.h file. Position of P8 header
#define LCD_CS_SEL CSLCD_PIN_P1_4 /* CSLCD_PIN_P2_2 or CSLCD_PIN_P1_4 */
Configure the Reset Pin from the LCD Screen in the Communication.h file. Position of P6 header
#define LDC_RST_SEL RSLCD_PIN_IOREF /* RSLCD_PIN_IOREF or RSLCD_PIN_P1_1 */
These two steps can also be done using the quick buttons on the Arduino sketch. Check out the image below for locations of the quick buttons.
Data is output using the USB cable from the Arduino to the PC. The USB port acts as a serial terminal to display the data being transmitted via UART. Opening the serial terminal window from the Arduino IDE is very easy, simply click on the button shown in the picture below.
You may need to configure the serial terminal depending on the current settings of the Arduino IDE. Make sure the settings are as follows:
Select COM Port Baud rate: 9600 Data: 8 bit Parity: none Stop: 1 bit Flow Control: none
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