Development of a readout circuit for a resonant ac.. (RESACC)
Development of a readout circuit for a resonant accelerometer
Start date: Jan 1, 2013,
End date: Mar 31, 2015
"The purpose of the present project is to develop an ASIC implementing a readout interface for a resonant accelerometer. It is developed in response to the requirements described in the Clean Sky call for proposals referenced under CS-2012-01-SFWA-01-046 and the specifications the topic manager will provide at the beginning of the project. Resonant accelerometers offer the advantage over capacitive ones to be less sensitive to radiations, which makes them ideal candidates for harsh environments applications. Whereas capacitive accelerometers exploit the change of capacitance of an element such a MEMS when it is subject to acceleration, resonant accelerometers detect the shift of the resonant frequency of a device when it is subject to acceleration.The consortium is composed of two partners, CSEM and HMT, which both have a long track record in the design of integrated circuits apart from having complementary expertise, covering all the aspects of the project. CSEM has a recognized experience in low power and low voltage design of analogue and digital circuits, as well as wide competencies in the design of complex System-on-Chip (Soc).. HMT is specialized in ""mixed signal"" ASICs and modules, particularly for sensors and actuators in highly demanding fields."
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