Water Meter Reference Design for three LC Sensors, Using Extended Scan Interface (ESI)

(ACTIVE) TIDM-3LC-METER-CONV

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One of the challenges in battery operated water meters is to continuously measure the water flow information while consuming as little energy as possible. The EVM430-FR6989 used in this design features a MSP430 FRAM-based microcontroller with 100uA/MHz active-mode current, 450nA standby-mode current with the real-time clock enabled, and integrated low-power analog and digital peripherals. Additionally, the MCU offers for near infinite write endurance, quick/low-power writes, and data flexibility. This reference design demonstrates a usage example of the integrated Extended Scan Interface (ESI) on the microcontroller to achieve ultra-low power consumption compared with the same detecting methodology using an external circuit. In water meter designs, coupled to 3 LC rotation detection sensors, the ESI is continuously detecting the rotation of the propeller while the rest of the microcontroller is in a low-power mode. By using the ESI integrated in the MSP430 MCU, this design automates the measurement process and reduces CPU involvement, which helps to reduce overall power consumption

Features
  • Supports 3 LC sensor for detecting rotation movement including rotating direction
  • Ultra-low power consumption compared with external hardware solution
  • GUI for setting up and calibrating the ESI
  • Easy to install daughter sensor board for MCU target board
  • Motor control board with variable speed to simulate flow using metal plate
  • RF socket available to enable Low Power RF extension (Sub 1GHz or 2.4GHz ZigBee)

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP430F5528  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller, 128KB Flash, 8KB RAM, USB, 12Bit ADC, 2 USCIs, 32Bit HW MPY  MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP430FR6989  MSP430FR6989 16 MHz ULP Microcontroller - 128 KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 83 IO, ADC12, LCD, AES, Scan IF  MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPD2E001  Low-Capacitance 2-Channel +/-15kV ESD Protection Array for High-Speed Data Interfaces  Circuit Protection  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TUSB2046B  4-Port USB 2.0 12 Mbps USB Hub  USB  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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