A 300Hz 19b DR capacitive accelerometer based on a versatile front end in a 5th-order ΔΣ loop

This paper presents a 5th-order ΔΣ capacitive accelerometer. The ΔΣ loop is implemented in mixed signal, the global 5th-order filter having a 2nd-order analog and a 3rd-order digital part. The system can be used with a wide range of sensors, because the mixed-signal front end is programmable. The ASIC developed comprises a voltage-mode preamplifier, two parallel demodulators implementing CDS, and a 7-bit Flash ADC. The latter drives a 3rd-order digital filter, which can be configured for different sensor parameters in order to ensure overall loop stability and optimize the noise performance. With a low-noise MEMS sensor, the system achieves a 19-bit DR and a 16-bit SNR, both over a 300Hz bandwidth.

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2009 Proceedings Of Esscirc, 289-292
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35th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC 2009), Athens, GREECE, Sep 14-18, 2009
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STI IEL ELab., EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland IME, FHNW, Windisch, Switzerland Colibrys SA, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Export Date: 19 January 2010
Source: Scopus
Art. No.: 5326033
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