CN0535 A data acquisition (DAQ) system measures real world physical phenomenon such as temperature, force, acceleration, or vibration, converting measurements into digital values for data processing, storage, or transmission to a remote location. A typical DAQ system is comprised of a sensor, analog filtering and signal conditioning circuitry, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and digital controller. Components for a DAQ solution are selected on a per application basis. Some DAQ systems are designed to minimize the overall system DC error from sensor, with fast settling filters for control-loop or multiplexed applications. Others are designed to provide superior AC performance, with low distortion and flat frequency response.
The data acquisition system shown in figure below has simplified many of these design challenges into a single, flexible DAQ platform which can be used across a wide range of AC and DC applications.
The wide input voltage range, high input impedance, and high input common mode voltage allows most sensors and signal sources to be connected directly to the input, without additional signal conditioning. The system has a programmable gain block for attenuation or amplification of the input signal in order to optimally utilize the input range of the ADC.
The DC and AC performance of this system have been optimized to provide exceptional performance across the entire analog input bandwidth. The low input bias current minimizes the DC error due to a sensor’s output impedance, and the high common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) minimizes the impact of common-mode noise pickup from the environment, especially when the sensor is located far from the DAQ system. All while carefully considering the AC effects and not adding overall noise and distortion into the system.
The ADC has fully programmable digital filters with adjustable bandwidth and data rate, which can be tailor fitted to specific system requirements. The system’s analog filter rejects frequencies at multiples of the sampling frequency, eliminating aliasing concerns.
To begin using the evaluation board, take the following steps:
1. Ensure the EVAL-SDP-CH1Z system demonstration platform board is disconnected from the PC. Install the AD7768-1 Evaluation Board Software. Restart the PC after the software installation is complete.
2. Connect the EVAL-SDP-CH1Zsystem demonstration platform board to the EVAL-CN0535-FMCZ reference design board. The J4 connector of the EVAL-SDP-CH1Z system demonstration platform board connects to the receiving socket, P1, on the EVAL-CN0535-FMCZ.
3. Ensure the evaluation boards are connected firmly together by screwing them together.
4. Connect the 12 V dc supply to the EVAL-SDP-CH1Z system demonstration platform board and then connect to the PC using the supplied USB cable. Choose to automatically search for the drivers for the EVAL-SDP-CH1Z if prompted by the operating system.
5. Launch the AD7768-1 evaluation board software from the Analog Devices subfolder in the Programs menu
7. Click Sample Button on the AD7768-1 evaluation software.
Below is the measured values with a 5.9Vp-p sine input from an AP2700 signal source.
The main window of the GUI allows the user to configure the following settings on the ADC
1. Buffer Control : This allows the user to configure the internal ADC input and reference buffers
2. Digital Filter Control : This allows the user to select the digital filter setting of the ADC