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A Smart All-Digital Charge to Digital Converter

Lookup NU author(s): Yuqing Xu, Dr Delong Shang, Dr Fei Xia, Professor Alex Yakovlev



Capacitance sensors, that report the values of capacitances as digital codes, are important in such areas as biomedical, environmental, and mobile applications. Voltage sensors are also widely used in many modern application areas, e.g. where battery life information is important. Conventional capacitance sensing methods use complex ADC techniques that are power hungry, and existing digital solutions, which use the charge to digital conversion (CDC) method tend to suffer from slow sensing response. A novel dual-use all-digital CDC method is proposed in this paper, which can be used to sense either capacitance values as a capacitance sensor or voltage levels as a voltage sensor. It shows low power/energy consumption and fast sensing response

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Author(s): Xu Y, Shang D, Xia F, Yakovlev A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 23rd IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 668-671

Print publication date: 12/12/2016

Online publication date: 06/02/2017

Acceptance date: 11/12/2016

Date deposited: 21/12/2016

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


DOI: 10.1109/ICECS.2016.7841290

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ISBN: 9781509061136