Ultra-Low Power, 2-Channel, Capacitance Converter for Proximity Sensing
The AD7150 uses Analog Devices, Inc., capacitance-to-digital converter (CDC) technology, which combines features important for interfacing to real sensors, such as high input sensitivity and high tolerance of both input parasitic ground capacitance and leakage current. The integrated adaptive threshold algorithm compensates for any variations in the sensor capacitance due to environmental factors like humidity and temperature or due to changes in the dielectric material over time.
By default, the AD7150 operates in standalone mode using the fixed power-up settings and indicates detection on two digital outputs. Alternatively, the AD7150 can be interfaced to a microcontroller via the serial interface, the internal registers can be programmed with user-defined settings, and the data and status can be read from the part.
The AD7150 operates with a 2.7 V to 3.6 V power supply. It is specified over the temperature range of −40°C to +85°C.
- Proximity sensing
- Contactless switching
- Position detection
- Level detection
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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
The EVAL-AD7150EBZ is a fully featured evaluation board for the AD7150. The evaluation board can be operated in standalone mode ( either battery-powered or with external power supply) or connected to a PC via a standard USB interface. When operated with a PC, software is provided enabling the user to perform detailed analysis of the CDC's performance. This software includes the technical note describing the operation and set up of the evaluation board.