Designed for low-power operation, ZMDI’s ZSSC3123 complements the small size and lower power consumption capabilities of capacitive sensors. The chip delivers 14-bit resolution and 0.25 % accuracy over a wide range of sensor capacitances and temperatures. Operating power consumption is 60 µA with a sleep mode to lower to less than 1µA.
The IC has a digital technique to correct both first-order and third-order nonlinearity errors that are difficult to correct with a pure analog signal path. “Third-order correction is especially useful in humidity and pressure applications, but it can correct for sensor imperfections in almost any situation,” explains Steve Ramdin, product manager at ZMDI.
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