Ultrasonic Distance Measurement BoosterPack Reference Design


Design files


The TIDA-00462 ultrasonic distance measurement reference design can measure the distance up to 99 inches with an accuracy of ±1.5 inches. The scope of this design is to give you a head-start in integrating our industrial ultra-low-power MCU, analog signal conditioning and power management technologies into  end-equipment systems. This design describes the principle of operation and basic design process for a low-cost distance-measuring system based on ultrasonic sound utilizing the MSP430 ultra-low power microcontroller. This design also addresses component selection, design theory and test results. All the relevant design files like schematics, BOM, layer plots, Altium files, Gerbers and MSP430 MCU firmware are provided.

  • Ultrasonic technology
  • Non-contact detection and measurement
  • Maximum measurable distance: 99 inches
  • Minimum measurable distance: 6 inches
  • Maximum measured error less than 1.5 inches
  • Current consumption less than 1.8 mA at 5 V
  • Simple, low-cost system-on-chip
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Design files

Download ready-to-use system files to speed your design process.


Reference design overview and verified performance test data


Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components


Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDRHQ4.ZIP (3646 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRHQ6.ZIP (1051 K)

Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDCB39.ZIP (5206 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB


PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

MSP430 microcontrollers

MSP430F517225 MHz MCU with 32KB Flash, 2KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC, comparator, DMA, 16-bit High Resolution timer

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
AC/DC & DC/DC converters (integrated FET)

TPS6104628-V Output Voltage Boost Converter in WCSP Package

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Inverting buffers & drivers

CD4049UB6-ch, 3-V to 18-V inverters

Data sheet: PDF
Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS717150-mA, high-PSRR, low-IQ, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Precision op amps (Vos<1mV)

LMP7715Single precision, 17-MHz, low-noise, low bias current, CMOS input amplifier

Data sheet: PDF

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TIDCCQ2 TIDA-00462 Firmware

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* Design guide Ultrasonic Distance Measurement BoosterPack Design Guide (Rev. A) Oct. 29, 2015

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