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The ADuCM360_demo_cn0391 is a temperature measurement demo project which uses the thermocouple principle of measurement with the EVAL-ADICUP360 base board and an additional EVAL-CN0391-ARDZ shield. The project is created using the GNU ARM Eclipse Plug-ins in Eclipse environment.
The ADuCM360_demo_cn0391 project uses the EVAL-CN0391-ARDZ shield which is a multichannel thermocouple temperature measurement system with cold junction compensation.
The EVAL-CN0391-ARDZ shield uses the AD7124-8 part which is a 8-Channel Low Noise, Low Power, 24-Bit, Sigma-Delta ADC with PGA and Reference. All signal conditioning and excitation is performed by the AD7124-8, no additional components are needed.
The EVAL-CN0391-ARDZ board has 4 thermocouple ports: P1~P4. The board has 4 Pt1000 RTDs: R1~R4 close to each thermocouple socket for cold junction compensation. It supports all 8 types of thermocouple: T, J, K, E, S, R, N, B with full range temperature measurement. The RTD operates in the 2-wire mode and the excitation current is generated by the AD7124-8.
The ADuCM360_demo_cn0391 application reads the 4 RTD channels and the 4 thermocouple channels, processes them, makes all necessary calculations in order to output a linearized temperature for each available port. The UART interface (19200 baud rate, 1 start bit, 8-bits data length, no parity bits and 2 stop bits) is used to send data to a terminal window. The user has the possibility to enable/disable calibration on each channel separately. In the terminal window after initialization will appear information messages regarding this: if calibration is enable then the user will be informed when the calibration is completed, otherwise the user will be informed that the calibration is disabled (see USE_RTD_CALIBRATION and USE_TH_CALIBRATION parameters).
Before starting the measurement it is required to setup the thermocouple types for each port (check P1_TYPE - P4_TYPE). Based on those settings the output data will be calculated and displayed in the terminal window continuously considering a data refresh parameter (see DISPLAY_REFRESH). Also the warning messages will be displayed if the final linearized temperature for the selected thermocouple is out of the boundaries:
This project uses voltage to temperature solution, based on the cold junction temperature compensation and thermocouple measurements in order to provide a final linearized temperature. The linearization is dictated by thermocouple type and it uses standard formulas generated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
When implementing thermocouple measurements, the thermocouple measures the temperature at the thermocouple relative to the cold junction. The cold junction temperature must be added to give the overall temperature. Converting the thermocouple measured voltage to a temperature requires the data measured to be linearized. Linearization is carried out by using the cold junction temperature together with the voltage generated by the thermocouple.
For the cold junction temperature measurement is used PT1000 RTD method. Cold junction reading from each RTD channel is used to calculate RTD resistance:
The PT1000 RTD is ideally 1000Ω at 0°C. There are two separate equations that are used for linearization and depending on the calculated resistance it is use one or the other:
1. RTD resistance > 1000Ω
2. RTD resistance ≤ 1000Ω
For thermocouple temperature linearization are used standard NIST equations. The thermocouple type used dictates the formulas needed for the linearization. First the cold junction temperature needs to be converted to a cold junction voltage. This conversion is implemented using a standard formula. The formula is the same for all thermocouple types. However, the coefficient values used in the formula are dependent on the thermocouple type.
The final thermocouple voltage is calculated using thermocouple voltage read on the thermocouple channel and adding to this value the converted cold junction voltage:
Vtc - final voltage value for themocouple channel Vtc = Vtc_read + Vcj Vtc_read - voltage value measured on thermocouple channel Vcj - cold junction voltage calculated using first NIST formula
For the final linearized temperature value is used the second polynomial formula provided by NIST standard:
The following is a list of items needed in order to replicate this demo.
We recommend not opening the project directly, but rather import it into CCES and make a local copy in your workspace.
The source code and include files of the ADuCM360_demo_cn0391 can be found on Github:
CrossCore Embedded Studio Application Source Code:
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Following is the UART configuration.
Select COM Port Baud rate: 19200 Data: 8 bit Parity: none Start: 1 bit Stop: 2 bit Flow Control: none
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The ADuCM360_demo_cn0391 is a C++ project that uses ADuCM36x C/C++ Project structure.
This project contains: system initialization part - disabling watchdog, setting system clock, enabling clock for peripherals; SPI read/write; for configuring and reading from AD7124; UART read/write functions; calculation algorithm for cold junction and linearized thermocouple temperature.
In the src and include folders you will find the source and header files related to CN0391 software application. The Communication.cpp/h files contain SPI and UART specific data, meanwhile the CN0391.cpp/h files contain the calculation part, the AD7124.cpp/h files contain ADC channels handling. The RTD.h and Thermocouple.h headers contains specific data for RTD channel and Thermocouple channel used in the temperature calculation algorithm.
The RTE folder contains device and system related files:
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