The ADuCM360_demo_cn0398 is a pH and moisture measurements demo project, for the EVAL-ADICUP360 base board with additional EVAL-CN0398-ARDZ shield, created using the GNU ARM Eclipse Plug-ins in Eclipse environment.
The ADuCM360_demo_cn0398 project uses the EVAL-CN0398-ARDZ shield which is a single supply, low power, high precision complete solution for soil moisture and pH measurements, including temperature compensation. The circuit is optimized for capacitive soil moisture sensors that are insensitive to water salinity and do not corrode over time. The circuit also measures soil pH so it increases the range of applications where this shield can be used.
The circuit is divided into three independent measurement front ends: pH, soil moisture, and temperature. After signal conditioning, the three channels share an AD7124-8, 24-bit sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) ADC. The AD7124-8, is a low power, low noise, completely integrated analog front end for high precision measurement applications.
The board offers the possibility to configure Vin supply voltage (P10 connector) in order to use 5V or 7V-12V. Considering moisture sensor which is used, the P8 connector configure 3.3V or 5V supply. The user has the possibility to select one of the three GPIOs available for ADC CS pin using P5 connector (default configuration for P5 is 1-2 position). For temperature compensation can be used an RTD PT100 sensor, 2-wire (this is used in the demo), 3-wire or 4-wire connection (see P1 connector). For this demo was used for the moisture measurement the VH400 sensor (P2) and for pH measurement Atlas Scientific sensor (J1). The DS1 LED is ON as long the pH value is measured and calculated and the DS3 is ON as long as the moisture value is measured and calculated. The ADuCM360_demo_cn0398 application processes ADC outputs for all 3 channels (RTD, pH and moisture), calculates pH and moisture values using as input RTD temperature value. Those data are sent to serial interface, usig UART communication (115200 baud rate and 8-bits data length). The 24-bits ADC data are received using SPI interface of the EVAL-ADICUP360 board.
The temperature value is calculated based on the RTD resistance:
CODE - ADC output Rrtd = ((CODE - 2^23)* Rref)/GAIN*2^23 Rref - Reference resistor (5kΩ) GAIN - used gain for RTD channel (16)
1. RTD resistance > 100Ω
2. RTD resistance ≤ 100Ω
The pH value can be calculated in two ways, so user can configure which one did he want for his application: using two-point calibration data or using Nernst equation. After initialization the user will be asked in the terminal window if he want to perform pH calibration → in this case the pH value will be calculated using calibration measured value:
y1 - measured voltage at calibration point 1 for known pH y2 - measured voltage at calibration point 2 for known pH pH = [m*(V -y2 + Voffset) + x2] x1 - known pH at calibration point 1 x2 - known pH at calibration point 2 m = [(x2-x1)/(y2-y1)] V - pH channel measured voltage Voffset - Offset voltage
A default calibration package can be loaded (in case is not wanted to perform calibration everytime). For this is needed to update default_calibration_ph array with known values before the board is program. In case the two-point calibration is not wanted, for pH calculation is used Nernst equation:
ph = [PH_ISO -((V - a) / ((2.303 * AVOGADRO * (T + 273.1))] PH_ISO - reference hydrogen ion concentration (7) V - pH channel measured voltage a - zero point tolerance (see //ZERO_POINT_TOLERANCE// parameter) AVOGADRO - Avogadro's number (8.314) T - RTD temperature
The moisture value can be also calculated in two ways. First way is to use piece-wise formulas given by manufacturer (check USE_MANUFACTURER_MOISTURE_EQ parameter. For Vegetronix may use the follow formulas (m - moisture value and Vm - moisture channel measured voltage):
|0V - 1.1V||m = 10 * Vm - 1|
|1.1V - 1.3V||m = 25 * Vm - 17.5|
|1.3V - 1.82V||m = 48.08 * Vm - 47.5|
|1.82V - 2.2V||m = 26.32 * Vm - 7.89|
Otherwise the moisture value can be calculated using transfer function for the sensor:
m =-1.18467 + 21.5371*Vm - 110.996*Vm^2 + 397.025*Vm^3 - 666.986*Vm^4 + 569.236*Vm^5 -246.005*Vm^6 + 49.4867*Vm^7 -3.37077*Vm^8
The following is a list of items needed in order to replicate this demo.
All About Circuits created a video showing users how they can use the moisture sensor portion of the CN0398 to monitor the water level of your household plants. Check it out!
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_cn0398 can be found on Github:
CrossCore Embedded Studio Application Source Code:
AduCM360_demo_cn0398 at Github
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Following is the UART configuration.
Select COM Port Baud rate: 115200 Data: 8 bit Parity: none Stop: 1 bit Flow Control: none
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The ADuCM360_demo_cn0398 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; port configuration for ADC, SPI read/write; for configuring and reading from AD7124, UART via P0.6/P0.7; UART read/write functions; for calibration and displaying the results.
In the src and include folders you will find the source and header files related to CN0398 software application. The Communication.cpp/h files contain SPI and UART specific data, meanwhile the CN0398.cpp/h files contain the calculation part, the AD7124.c/h files contain ADC channels handling. The pH calibration parameters are set at the run time, after initialization in the terminal window will appear information messages how to perform calibration part.
The RTE folder contains device and system related files:
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