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Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1)
This project has been supported by IFSA
The Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1) is a universal 2-channel high precision multifunctional converter based on novel frequency-time conversion methods. It is perfectly suited to any applications where frequency-time parameters but also sensors output signal, have to be measured with highest resolution and programmable accuracy during the non-redundant conversion time and self-adaptive possibilities. The UFDC-1 covers all specified converted range of frequencies and accuracy for modern frequency-time domain sensors.
The UFDC-1 is a complex fully digital CMOS integrated circuit (IC). By using this IC it is possible to build a wide variety of digital, smart sensors and intelligent sensor systems. The device achieves a high-resolution conversion for data acquisition systems designed to support all range of frequency-time domain and digital sensor applications. It offers high performance with flexibility and requires a minimum of external components. It can be easy included into digital environment, controlled by an external microcontroller or work independently as a separate measuring unit without an external control. The function selection can be configured in both software and hardware. The IC converts frequency-time domain signals into digital domain and provides interface to microcontroller, DAQ or sensor system to read these digital results.
The UFDC-1 can measure the following frequency-time parameters of signals:
The UFDC-1 can also work with voltage and current output sensors. It this case, any voltageto-frequency converter (VFC) can be used. The accuracy of such system will be determined by sensor accuracy as well as by VFC accuracy.
Potential market applications: Measuring and Sensor Instrumentation, Automotive Industry
Collaboration sought: Financial support; Licence agreement, Joint venture agreement, Dealers and distributors agreements, Marketing agreement; Manufacturing agreement, Other
Prof., Dr., Nikolay V. KIRIANAKI
Tel.: +380 322 762971
Fax: +380 322 971641
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