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ADE7156:  Single-Phase Energy Measurement IC with 8052 MCU, RTC, and LCD Driver

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The ADE7116/ADE7156/ADE7166/ADE7169/ADE7566/ADE75691 integrate Analog Devices, Inc., energy (ADE) metering IC analog front end and fixed function DSP solution with an enhanced 8052 MCU core, an RTC, an LCD driver, and all the peripherals to make an electronic energy meter with an LCD display in a single part.

The ADE measurement core includes active, reactive, and apparent energy calculations, as well as voltage and current rms measurements. This information is ready to use for energy billing by using built-in energy scalars. Many power line supervisory features such as SAG, peak, and zero crossing are included in the energy measurement DSP to simplify energy meter design.

The microprocessor functionality includes a single-cycle 8052 core, a real-time clock with a power supply backup pin, a UART, and an SPI or I2C® interface. The ready-to-use information from the ADE core reduces the program memory size requirement, making it easy to integrate complicated design into 16 kB of flash memory.

The ADE7116/ADE7156/ADE7166/ADE7169/ADE7566/ADE7569 also include a 108-/104-segment LCD driver. In the ADE7166/ADE7169/ADE7566/ADE7569, this driver generates voltages capable of driving LCDs up to 5 V.

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  • Wide supply voltage operation: 2.4 V to 3.7 V
  • Internal bipolar switch between regulated and battery inputs
  • Ultra low power operation with power saving modes (PSM)
  • Low power battery mode
    Wake-up from I/O, temperature change, alarm, and UART
    LCD driver operation
    Temperature measurement
  • Proprietary ADCs and DSP provide high accuracy active, and apparent energy measurement
    Supports IEC 62053-21, IEC 62053-22, EN 50470-3 Class A, Class B, and Class C, and ANSI C12-16
  • Single-cycle 4MIPS 8052 core
  • 32.768 kHz external crystal with on-chip PLL
  • See data sheet for additional features.

Functional Block Diagram for ADE7156


Title Content Type File Type
ADE7116/ADE7156/ADE7166/ADE7169/ADE7566/ADE7569: Single-Phase Energy Measurement IC with 8052 MCU, RTC, and LCD Driver Data Sheet (Rev B, 11/2008) (pdf, 2545 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AN-949: Compensating the ADE71xx/ADE75xx Family RTC for Accurate Timekeeping  (pdf, 238 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-950: Calibrating a Single-Phase Energy Meter Based on the ADE71xx/ADE75xx Family  (pdf, 978 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-916: A Multifunction Power Meter Reference Design Based on the ADE71xx/ADE75xx Family  (pdf, 788 kB) Application Notes PDF
Measuring Harmonic Energy with a Solid State Energy Meter  (pdf, 46 kB)
(Reprinted with permission from Metering International where it was first printed in Issue 3, 2003)
Technical Articles PDF
IC Technology and Failure Mechanisms - Understanding Reliability Standards Can Raise Quality of Meters  (pdf, 903 kB)
by Etienne Moulin, Analog Devices, Inc. (Reprinted with permission of India's Power Magazine, PowerLine, where it first appeared in the June 2004 issue)
Technical Articles PDF
RF Meets Power Lines: Designing Intelligent Smart Grid Systems that Promote Energy Efficiency
RF DesignLine, March 2010
Technical Articles HTML
Smart Metering Technology Promotes Energy Efficiency for a Greener World
Analog Dialogue, Volume 43 – January 2009
Technical Articles HTML
All-Electronic Power and Energy Meters
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 33, No. 2, February, 1999)
Analog Dialogue HTML
Smart Metering Technology Promotes Energy Efficiency for a Greener World
Analog Dialogue, Volume 43 – January 2009
Analog Dialogue HTML
Energy Measurement Solutions  (pdf, 2002 kB) Overview PDF
ADE Product Family Overview  (pdf, 1390 kB)
The portfolio includes single-phase products and polyphase products for stepper motor and LCD display meter designs, with five critical measurements available: watt, V rms, I rms, VA, and VAR.
Overview PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
What are the benefits of the ADE energy metering devices? FAQs/RAQs HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

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