High-Resolution, Low-Drift, Precision Weigh-Scale Reference Design with AC Bridge Excitation


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This precision weigh-scale reference design achieves greater than 50,000 noise-free counts of resolution. Offset and offset drift errors are nearly eliminated by ac bridge excitation. This design takes advantage of the high-resolution ADS1262 delta-sigma ADC.

  • >50,000 noise-free count weigh-scale solution
  • Operating temperature range: -40 ᵒC to +125 ᵒC
  • Less than 1 μV total error across temperature range
  • ADC Supply and Bridge Excitation Voltage: 5V
  • Bridge Output: 0 V to 10 mV
  • Firmware provides ADS1262 example code
  • This robust circuit reference design includes theory, complete error analysis, component selection, simulation, PCB design, example code, and measured data that correlates with the theory and simulation.
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Reference design overview and verified performance test data

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Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

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Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDRG60.PDF (193 K)

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


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* Design guide High-Resolution, Low-Drift, Precision Weigh-Scale Reference Design (Rev. A) Feb. 15, 2019
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