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ZSSC3026 Sensor Signal Conditioner IC for High-res Altimeter Modules


The ZSSC3026 is a sensor signal conditioner (SSC) integrated circuit for high-accuracy amplification and analog-to-digital conversion of a differential input signal. Designed for high-resolution altimeter module applications, the ZSSC3026 can perform offset, span, and 1st and 2nd order temperature compensation of the measured signal. Developed for correction of resistive bridge sensors, it can also provide a corrected temperature output measured with an internal sensor.

The measured and corrected bridge values are provided at the digital output pins, which can be configured as I2C (≤ 3.4MHz) or SPI (≤ 20MHz). Digital compensation of signal offset, sensitivity, temperature, and non-linearity is accomplished via an 18-bit internal digital signal processor (DSP) running a correction algorithm. Calibration coefficients are stored on-chip in a highly reliable, non-volatile, multiple-time programmable (MTP) memory. Programming the ZSSC3026 is simple via the serial interface. The IC-internal charge pump provides the MTP programming voltage. The interface is used for the PC-controlled calibration procedure, which programs the set of calibration coefficients in memory. The digital mating is fast and precise, eliminating the overhead normally associated with trimming external components and multi-pass calibration routines.

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