Low power precision analog microcontroller, ARM cortex M3 with dual sigma-delta ADCs
The ADuCM360/ADuCM361 contain an on-chip 32 kHz oscillator and an internal 16 MHz high frequency oscillator. The high frequency oscillator is routed through a programmable clock divider from which the operating frequency of the processor core clock is generated. The maximum core clock speed is 16 MHz; this speed is not limited by operating voltage or temperature.
The microcontroller core is a low power ARM Cortex-M3 processor, a 32-bit RISC machine that offers up to 20 MIPS peak performance. The Cortex-M3 processor incorporates a flexible, 11-channel DMA controller that supports all wired communica-tion peripherals (SPI, UART, and I2C). Also integrated on chip are 128 kB of nonvolatile Flash/EE memory and 8 kB of SRAM.
The analog subsystem consists of dual ADCs, each connected to a flexible input mux. Both ADCs can operate in fully differential and single-ended modes. Other on-chip ADC features include dual programmable excitation current sources, diagnostic current sources, and a bias voltage generator of AVDD_REG/2 (900 mV) to set the common-mode voltage of an input channel. A low-side internal ground switch is provided to allow power-down of an external circuit (for example, a bridge circuit) between conversions.
The ADCs contain two parallel filters: a sinc3 or sinc4 filter in parallel with a sinc2 filter. The sinc3 or sinc4 filter is used for precision measurements. The sinc2 filter is used for fast measure-ments and for the detection of step changes in the input signal.
The devices contain a low noise, low drift internal band gap ref-erence, but they can be configured to accept one or two external reference sources in ratiometric measurement configurations. An option to buffer the external reference inputs is provided on chip. A single-channel buffered voltage output DAC is also provided on chip.
The ADuCM360/ADuCM361 integrate a range of on-chip peripherals, which can be configured under microcontroller software control as required in the application. The peripherals include UART, I2C, and dual SPI serial I/O communication controllers; a 19-pin GPIO port; two general-purpose timers; a wake-up timer; and a system watchdog timer. A 16-bit PWM controller with six output channels is also provided.
The ADuCM360/ADuCM361 are specifically designed to operate in battery-powered applications where low power operation is critical. The microcontroller core can be configured in a normal operating mode that consumes 290 μA/MHz (including flash/ SRAM IDD). An overall system current consumption of 1 mA can be achieved with both ADCs on (input buffers off), PGA gain of 4, one SPI port on, and all timers on.
The ADuCM360/ADuCM361 can be configured in a number of low power operating modes under direct program control, including a hibernate mode (internal wake-up timer active) that consumes only 4 μA. In hibernate mode, peripherals such as external interrupts or the internal wake-up timer can wake up the device. This mode allows the part to operate with ultralow power and still respond to asynchronous external or periodic events.
- Industrial automation and process control
- Intelligent precision sensing systems
- 4 mA to 20 mA loop-powered smart sensor systems
- Medical devices, patient monitoring
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ADI provides low cost development platforms for the Cortex M3 based ADuCxxx microcontrollers.
EVAL-ADuCM360QSPZ evaluation kit can be used to fully evaluate the ADuCM361. The ADuCM360/361 are pin compatible and are identical except the ADC0 is not available on ADuCM361.
The hardware is designed for simplicity, flexibility and ease of use. This facilitates performance evaluation of the device with the minimum external components. The supplied ADI J-link OB emulator connects to the miniboard, providing supply, UART communication and debug capability.
The QuickStart Plus Kit for the ADuCM360/361 Precision Analog Microcontrollers features true non-intrusive Serial Wire emulation and an assembly & C-source debugging environment. This provides a comprehensive hardware development environment.
QuickStart Plus Kit Contents:
- Evaluation Board
- USB Cable
- ADI J-Link OB emulator
- Keil MDKARMevaluation version integrated software development tool
- IAR EWARM evaluation version integrated software development tool
- CM3WSD Serial DownloaderExample Code
- Function Libraries
- Get Started User Guide
- Datasheets, Application Notes, Etc.
Note that the J-Link Lite and interface boards previously included in this development system are being replaced by a new ADI J-Link OB emulator with similar functionalities.
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