Intersil Demonstrates Innovative New Sensor Signal Conditioning Solution With
Renesas Electronics at Embedded World 2013 in Germany
Intersil's Low Noise, Low Power Precision Amps, 24-Bit ADCs, Voltage
Regulator, Combine With Renesas' Low Power MCU to Deliver Advanced
Sensor Front End for Measuring Small Signals
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/13 -- Intersil Corporation
(NASDAQ: ISIL), a leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance analog, mixed-signal and power management
semiconductors, has joined with Renesas Electronics Corporation to
develop a sensor signal conditioning solution for thermocouple,
pressure and strain gauges. The companies will demonstrate the new
solution, which is being distributed through Avnet Memec, at Embedded
World February 26-28 in Nuremberg, Germany.
The pressure and strain gauge sensor signal conditioning designs use
a combination of Intersil analog front ends coupled with a Renesas
RL78/G13 microcontroller for extracting small sensor signals. Gain,
filter, and digital conversion are completed then delivered to the
RL78 MCU for further digital processing.
The Intersil-Renesas solution provides 24-bit low noise precision
signal conditioning with a complete analog-to-digital front-end
including the ISL28617, a low noise 40V instrumentation amplifier
with integrated ADC driver, the ISL28134, a 5V low noise zero drift
op amp, the ISL26102 24-bit delta sigma converter, and the ISL21090,
an ultra low noise precision bandgap voltage reference, among others.
Software interface is included for evaluation purposes.
The entire demo is powered from a debugger mini USB connection (or an
optional 5V power supply) located on the Renesas RL78/G13
Demonstration Kit. The +12V, +10V, and +/-5V supplies on the Intersil
board are generated from the 3.3V supply on the Renesas board. The
power supply design uses Intersil's ICL7660 voltage converter,
ISL80138 linear regulator and ISL97516 step-up regulator.
Combining the low-power capabilities of Renesas' RL78 MCUs with
Intersil's high-precision analog expertise provides customers with a
complete solution to help bring applications to market quickly and
efficiently. The new AFE-MCU solution is targeted toward industrial,
medical and data acquisition applications. Each includes a sensor,
signal conditioning circuits, and a Renesas microcontroller. Design
engineers can review the reference design and evaluation platform for
early prototype development at this URL:
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About Avnet Memec
Avnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics
Marketing EMEA, is a highly specialized semiconductor distributor,
operating on a pan-European basis and employing a significant number
of engineers to support customers' design efforts. Avnet Memec
specializes in highly innovative suppliers and technologies, which
will help a variety of customers to differentiate their designs. Its
area of specialization extends from Analog and Microcontrollers to
RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 28
offices in 19 European countries and represents major semiconductor
franchises on a pan-European basis.
Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and
manufacture of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and power
management semiconductors. The company's products address some of the
largest markets within the industrial and infrastructure, personal
computing and high-end consumer markets. For more information about
Intersil, visit our website at www.intersil.com.
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