PGA460-Q1 ultrasonic sensor signal conditioning evaluation module with transducers
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- PGA460-Q1 Ultrasonic Signal Conditioner EVM With Transducer User's Guide (Rev. B)
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19 Mar 2018
Fully evaluate the PGA460 ultrasonic sensor signal conditioner with the BOOSTXL-PGA460 (+ MSP430F5529LP). The PGA460 is an integrated ultrasonic front-end with a digital signal processor that outputs time-of-flight data, echo width and amplitude information. The driver strength is configurable by a current limiting the transformer, and the receiver can be tuned to filter and process returned echo data for post-measurement analysis. The associated PGA460 EVM GUI can be used to customize, configure and control the ultrasonic setup, and monitor the performance of the resulting ultrasonic activity.
Step 1: Purchase the PGA460-F5529-BNDL (or the BOOSTXL-PGA460 + MSP-EXP430F5529LP)
Step 2: Download the GUI
Step 3: Download the quick start guide and the user's guide
Step 4: Download and view the recommended additional content:
- PGA460 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and EVM Troubleshooting Guide
- PGA460EVM setup training videos
- Hardware and software optimization application note
- Our listing of recommended transducers and transformers
- The energia library and code example and software development guide for example software and guidelines
Step 6: (Optional) To evaluate a smaller form-factor ultrasonic module, purchase the PGA460PSM-EVM after inital evaluation with the BOOSTXL-PGA460.
- Compatible with open- or closed-top ultrasonic transducers operating at a center frequency between 30-80kHz and 180-480kHz.
- Access to all communication interfaces offered by the PGA460-Q1, including: USART, TCI, and One-Wire UART.
- Swappable daughtercard allows custom driver-type and transducer combination pair to be evaulated.
- The included GUI is used to configure device functionality, register, time-varying gain and diagnostics.