Microchip energy-measurement AFEs provide high accuracy for single-phase smart meters - Embedded.com

Microchip energy-measurement AFEs provide high accuracy for single-phase smart meters

Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the completion of its high-accuracy, 1-8 channel, single and poly-phase MCP391X energy-measurementAnalog Front End (AFE ) family .  The new MCP3919 andMCP3912membersintegrate three and four channels of 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), respectively, with industry-leading accuracy of 93.5 dB SINAD, -107 dB THD and 112 dB SFDR for precise signal acquisition and higher-performing end products.  These are the optimal numbers of channels for single-phase energy meters with neutral monitoring (3-channel); or single-phase, three-wire energy meters (4-channel).  The high level of integration on the new AFEs also includes a low-drift voltage reference, programmable gain amplifiers, phase-delay compensation and cyclic redundancy check (CRC).

The MCP3912 is a 3V four channel Analog-Front-End (AFE) containing four synchronous sampling Delta-Sigma Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC), four PGAs, phase delay compensation block, internal voltage reference, digital offset and gain error calibration registers and high-speed 20 MHz SPI compatible serial interface.  The MCP3912 AFE is capable of interfacing to a variety of voltage and current sensors including shunts, current transformers, Rogowski coils and Hall effect sensors .

The MCP3919 is a 3V three channel Analog-Front-End (AFE) containing four synchronous sampling Delta-Sigma Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC), three PGAs, phase delay compensation block, internal voltage reference, digital offset and gain error calibration registers and high-speed 20 MHz SPI compatible serial interface.  A 2-wire serial interface mode greatly reduces system cost by requring only a single bidirectional isolator per phase. The MCP3919 AFE is capable of interfacing to a variety of voltage and current sensors including shunts, current transformers, Rogowski coils and Hall effect sensors

Both AFEs are offered in 28-pin QFN and SSOP packages.

Microchip also announced two new tools to aid in the development of energy systems using these latest AFEs.  The MCP3912 Evaluation Board (part # ADM00499) and MCP3919 Evaluation Board (part # ADM00573) can each be purchased today for $129.99.

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