4 Channel Capacitance to Digital Converter for Capacitive Sensing (Cap Sensing) Solutions - FDC1004

FDC1004 (ACTIVE)

4 Channel Capacitance to Digital Converter for Capacitive Sensing (Cap Sensing) Solutions

 

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Description

Capacitive sensing with grounded capacitor sensors is a very low-power, low-cost, high-resolution contact-less sensing technique that can be applied to a variety of applications ranging from proximity sensing and gesture recognition to material analysis and remote liquid level sensing. The sensor in a capacitive sensing system is any metal or conductor, allowing for low cost and highly flexible system design.

The FDC1004 is a high-resolution, 4-channel capacitance-to-digital converter for implementing capacitive sensing solutions. Each channel has a full scale range of ±15 pF and can handle a sensor offset capacitance of up to 100 pF, which can be either programmed internally or can be an external capacitor for tracking environmental changes over time and temperature. The large offset capacitance capability allows for the use of remote sensors.

The FDC1004 also includes shield drivers for sensor shields, which can reduce EMI interference and help focus the sensing direction of a capacitive sensor. The small footprint of the FDC1004 allows for use in space-constrained applications. The FDC1004 is available in a 10-pin WSON and VSSOP package and features an I2C interface for interfacing to an MCU.

Features

  • Input Range: ±15 pF
  • Measurement Resolution: 0.5 fF
  • Maximum Offset Capacitance: 100 pF
  • Programmable Output Rates: 100/200/400 S/s
  • Maximum Shield Load: 400 pF
  • Supply Voltage: 3.3 V
  • Temp Range: –40° to 125°C
  • Current Consumption:
    • Active: 750 µA
    • Standby: 29 µA
  • Interface: I2C
  • Number of Channels: 4

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Parametrics Compare all products in Capacitive Sensing

 
# Input Channels
# Shield Drive Channels
Active Supply Current (Typ) (mA)
Input Common-Mode (Typ) (pF)
Input Range (Typ) (pF)
Interface
Programmable Sampling Rate (Typ) (sps)
Resolution (Bits)
Shield Drive Capability (Typ) (pF)
Standby Current (Typ) (uA)
Supply Voltage (Max)
Supply Voltage (Min)
Rating
Package Size (mm2=WxL)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Package Group
Pin/Package
Approx. Price (US$)
FDC1004 FDC1004-Q1 FDC2112 FDC2114 FDC2212 FDC2214
4     4     2     4     2     4    
2     2            
0.75     0.75     2.1     2.1     2.1     2.1    
100     100            
±15     ±15     250000     250000     250000     250000    
I2C     I2C     I2C     I2C     I2C     I2C    
100/200/400     100/200/400     40 to 13,300     40 to 13,300     40 to 4,080     40 to 4,080    
24     24     12     12     28     28    
400     400            
29     29     35     35     35     35    
3.6     3.6     3.6     3.6     3.6     3.6    
3     3     2.7     2.7     2.7     2.7    
Catalog     Automotive     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog    
10WSON: 9 mm2: 3 x 3
10VSSOP: 15 mm2: 4.9 x 3    
10VSSOP: 15 mm2: 4.9 x 3     12WSON: 16 mm2: 4 x 4     16WQFN: 16 mm2: 4 x 4     12WSON: 16 mm2: 4 x 4     16WQFN: 16 mm2: 4 x 4    
-40 to 125     -40 to 125     -40 to 125     -40 to 125     -40 to 125     -40 to 125    
VSSOP
WSON    
VSSOP     WSON     WQFN     WSON     WQFN    
10VSSOP
10WSON    
10VSSOP     12WSON     16WQFN     12WSON     16WQFN    
2.50 | 1ku     2.95 | 1ku     1.80 | 1ku     2.60 | 1ku     2.40 | 1ku     3.50 | 1ku    

Other qualified versions of FDC1004

Version Part Number Definition
Automotive FDC1004-Q1 Q100 devices qualified for high-reliability automotive applications targeting zero defects