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June 09, 2017

New JRC's AFE NJU9103 with PGA is suitable for pressure gauges and flow meters

New JRC has launched a new Analog Front End (AFE) "NJU9103" with built-in PGA which can set a gain of up to 512. The NJU9103 is suitable for pressure gauges and flow meters and entered mass production.

General Description

Recently, not only is the wide measuring range required for sensor devices such as pressure gauges and flow meters, but the small-size, lightweight and thinness are also needed for measuring instrument.

The NJU9103 has built-in PGAs (Programmable Gain Amplifier) which set a gain of up to 512, therefore the measuring range can be wide. You can adjust optimal gain for various measuring range of sensors.
The NJU9103 has a built-in 16bit ΔΣA/D converter and can input two differential signals, single end signal and pseudo differential signal.
The NJU9103 strictly selected the necessary function for measuring instrument and successfully used the smallest 8pin*1 package in the industry.
You can easily adjust parameters from MCU by SPI communication. Therefore the NJU9103 plays an important role for shortening development cycle, setting new series, and achieving the small-size, lightweight and thinness.

  • *1

    The research of our company in May 2017

Features

Built-in PGA can set a gain of up to 512

Currently the built-in PGA in AFE as mainstream sets a gain of up to only 128. But the NJU9103 has 2 buit-in PGAs setting gain to 128 and 4. Combining them can provide the gain of up to 512. You can adjust optimal gain for various measuring range of sensors.

Built-in D-A converter (DAC) for calibrating offset voltage of sensor

If it has error of offset voltage in the output of sensor, when PGA gain is large, the offset voltage is also amplified. So the AFE may exceed the signal processing capability range.
The built-in DAC in the NJU9103 can generate reversed voltage to offset voltage of sensor.
The reversed voltage adds to offset voltage, so reduce the offset voltage. Even if the PGA gain is large, the AFE will not be the case of exceeding the signal processing capability range.

Small-sized packaging can reduce the area of PCB

The NJU9103 strictly selected the number of connecting sensors and the necessary function such as externally adjusted temperature calibration, and put them into one 8pin package. Therefore the mounting area can be shrunk by the NJU9103 and save the area of PCB. We have also prepared a kind of lead type SSOP package and another kind of no-lead type ESON8-V1 package. You can select suitable type for various uses.
The NJU9103 makes contributions for small-size, lightweight and thinness of measuring instrument.

NJU9103V
NJU9103KV1 (ESON8-V1)
NJU9103V (SSOP8)

Evaluation Kit

We have prepared the evaluation kit for confirming AFE operating state easily.(Evaluation Board and Software).

NJU9103_Board
Evaluation Board
NJU9103_Soft
Operational software for evaluation (GUI Interface)

Characteristics

ADC resolution 16bit (No missing codes)
Conversion rate 0.814ksps to 6.51ksps
Input mode Differential/Single-end/Pseudo differential
PGA Gain of 1 to 512
Calibration function Calibrating offset/gain error
Conversion mode Single/Continuous
Interface SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface)
Package ESON8-V1 (2.3mmX 2.3mm)
SSOP8 (3.5mmX 6.4mm)

Application

  • Pressure gauge
  • Flow meter
  • Temperature controller
  • Programmable logic controller
  • Digital panel meter

Production Schedule

  • Mass production from June 2017

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