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EVAL-CN0357-ARDZ: Electrochemical Gas Detection, Arduino Compatible

Summary

The circuit shown on EVAL-CN0357-ARDZ is a single-supply, low noise, portable gas detector, using an electrochemical sensor. The Alphasense CO-AX carbon monoxide sensor is used in this example.

Electrochemical sensors offer several advantages for instruments that detect or measure the concentration of many toxic gases. Most sensors are gas specific and have usable resolutions under one part per million (ppm) of gas concentration.

The circuit uses the ADA4528-2, dual auto zero amplifier, which has a maximum offset voltage of 2.5 µV at room temperature and 5.6 µV/Square Root(Hz) of voltage noise density. In addition, the AD5270-20 programmable rheostat is used rather than a fixed transimpedance resistor, allowing for rapid prototyping of different gas sensor systems, without changing the bill of materials.

The ADR3412 precision, low noise, micropower reference establishes the 1.2 V common-mode, pseudo ground reference voltage with 0.1% accuracy and 8 ppm/°C drift.

This board is designed to interface through the EVAL-ADICUP360 which is an Arduino and PMOD compatible form factor development board. For applications where measuring fractions of ppm gas concentration is important, using the ADA4528-2 and the ADR3412 makes the circuit performance suitable for interfacing with a 16-bit ADC, such as the AD7790.?

Specifications

Manufacturer Analog Devices Inc.
Category Sensor Solutions
Sub-Category Other Sensing Solutions
Eval Board Part Number EVAL-CN0357-ARDZ-ND
Eval Board Supplier Analog Devices Inc.
Eval Board Normally In Stock
Purpose Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Range 0 ~ 2000 ppm
Sensing Method Electrochemical Sensor
Voltage In 3.3 V
Features ADC's for Sensor Reading
Arduino Compatible
Low noise
Low output drift
Design Author Analog Devices
Component Count + Extras 43 + 3
Main I.C. Base Part AD5270-20
AD7790
AD8500
ADA4528-2
ADR3412
Date Created By Author 2014-07
Date Added To Library 2018-03

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