Weigh Scale / Body Composition Analog Front End - AFE4300


Weigh Scale / Body Composition Analog Front End


The AFE4300 is a low-cost analog front-end incorporating two separate signal chains: one chain for weight-scale (WS) measurement and the other for body composition measurement (BCM) analysis. A 16-bit, 860-SPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is multiplexed between both chains. The weight measurement chain includes an instrumentation amplifier (INA) with the gain set by an external resistor, followed by a 6-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for offset correction, and a circuit to drive the external bridge/load cell with a fixed 1.7 V for ratiometric measurements.

The AFE4300 can also measure body composition by applying a sinusoidal current into the body. The sinusoidal current is generated with an internal pattern generator and a 6-bit, 1-MSPS DAC. A voltage-to-current converter applies this sinusoidal current into the body, between two terminals. The voltage created across these two terminals as a result of the impedance of the body is measured back with a differential amplifier, rectified, and its amplitude is extracted and measured by the 16-bit ADC.

The AFE4300 operates from 2 V to 3.6 V, is specified from 0°C to +70°C, and is available in a TQFP-80 package.


  • Weight-Scale Front-End:
    • Supports up to Four Load Cell Inputs
    • On-Chip Load Cell 1.7-V Excitation Voltage
      for Ratiometric Measurement
    • 68-nVrms Input-Referred Noise (0.1 Hz to 2 Hz)
    • Best-Fit Linearity: 0.01% of Full-Scale
    • Weight-Scale Measurement : 540 µA
  • Body Composition Front-End:
    • Supports Up To Three Tetra-Polar Complex Impedance
    • 6-Bit, 1-MSPS Sine-Wave Generation Digital-to-Analog
      Converter (DAC)
    • 375-µArms, ±20% Excitation Source
    • Dynamic Range : 0 Ω to 2.8 kΩ
    • 0.1-Ω Measurement RMS Noise in 2-Hz BW
    • Body Composition measurement : 970 µA
  • Analog-to_Digital Converter (ADC):
    • 16 Bits, 860 SPS
    • Supply current: 110 µA

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Resolution (Bits)
Sample Rate (max) (SPS)
# Input Channels
Reference Mode
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Approx. Price (US$)
Serial SPI    
0 to 70    
2.50 | 1ku    

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