Norwood, MA (06/04/2012) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), the data converter market share leader*, today introduced the ADuCM360, a fully integrated, 4-kSPS, 24-bit data acquisition system-on-a-chip incorporating dual, high-performance, multi-channel sigma-delta A/D converters, a 32-bit ARM CortexTM M3 MCU, and flash/EE memory. This device draws 1-mA of operating current and is designed for direct interfacing to external 4- to 20-mA loop-powered precision sensors in industrial process control. Low sleep current further enhances ADuCM360 use in battery powered applications.
The ADuCM360 microcontroller core is a low power 32-bit ARM RISC machine and incorporates a flexible 11-channel DMA (direct memory access) controller supporting wired (SPI, UART, I²C) communication peripherals. In addition there are 128k bytes of non-volatile flash/EE and 8k bytes of SRAM, all integrated on-chip.
The ADuCM360 analog sub-system consists of two A/D converters connected to a flexible input multiplexer (with up to 11 input channels) and each with its own programmable gain amplifier. Both converters can operate in fully differential or single-ended modes. The ADuCM360 is ideal for applications where the second A/D converter is needed for temperature compensation on the sensor or for dual-sensor applications. Available in August will be the ADuCM361, which contains all the features of the ADuCM360 but includes only one A/D converter.
“The ADuCM360 consumes just 1 mA in full operation, with both A/D converters and programmable gain amps active, making them ideal for use in 4- to 20-mA loop-powered systems,” said Leo McHugh, director Precision A/D Converters, Analog Devices. “The ADuCM360/361 delivers the industry’s highest accuracy analog conversion and more processing-per-mW of power than any other analog microcontroller solution for industrial smart sensor applications.”
On-chip factory firmware supports in-circuit serial download via a serial wire interface (2-pin JTAG system) and UART while non-intrusive emulation is also supported via the serial wire interface. These features are incorporated into a low-cost QuickStart™ Development Kit supporting this precision analog microcontroller family.
This new data acquisition system is available in a 48-lead, 7mm x 7mm LFCSP package and operates from a 1.8-V to 3.3-V supply.
Samples and the QuickStartTM Development Kits are currently available.
|Part No||Availability||A/D Converter Resolution (Bits)||ADCs||Pricing (1K)|
|ADuCM361||August||24 or 16||1||$3.95|
|EVAL-ADuCM360||Now||QuickStart Software development system||$119|
Complementary components include ADI’s AD5700 HART modem IC, a single-chip implementation for encoding and decoding the HART communications protocol, and the AD5421 16-bit D/A converter for loop-powered smart transmitter applications.
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* Analog Devices, Inc. leads the worldwide data converter market with a 48.5 percent share, according to industry analyst firm Databeans, Inc. in its market research report titled “2011 Data Converters.” Analog Devices’ 48.5 percent share is larger than the combined market share of the nearest eight competitors.
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