An Improved Zero Potential Circuit for Readout of a Two-Dimensional Resistive Sensor Array
AbstractWith one operational amplifier (op-amp) in negative feedback, the traditional zero potential circuit could access one element in the two-dimensional (2-D) resistive sensor array with the shared row-column fashion but it suffered from the crosstalk problem for the non-scanned elements’ bypass currents, which were injected into array’s non-scanned electrodes from zero potential. Firstly, for suppressing the crosstalk problem, we designed a novel improved zero potential circuit with one more op-amp in negative feedback to sample the total bypass current and calculate the precision resistance of the element being tested (EBT) with it. The improved setting non-scanned-electrode zero potential circuit (S-NSE-ZPC) was given as an example for analyzing and verifying the performance of the improved zero potential circuit. Secondly, in the S-NSE-ZPC and the improved S-NSE-ZPC, the effects of different parameters of the resistive sensor arrays and their readout circuits on the EBT’s measurement accuracy were simulated with the NI Multisim 12. Thirdly, part features of the improved circuit were verified with the experiments of a prototype circuit. Followed, the results were discussed and the conclusions were given. The experiment results show that the improved circuit, though it requires one more op-amp, one more resistor and one more sampling channel, can access the EBT in the 2-D resistive sensor array more accurately. View Full-Text
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Wu, J.-F.; Wang, F.; Wang, Q.; Li, J.-Q.; Song, A.-G. An Improved Zero Potential Circuit for Readout of a Two-Dimensional Resistive Sensor Array. Sensors 2016, 16, 2070.
Wu J-F, Wang F, Wang Q, Li J-Q, Song A-G. An Improved Zero Potential Circuit for Readout of a Two-Dimensional Resistive Sensor Array. Sensors. 2016; 16(12):2070.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Jian-Feng; Wang, Feng; Wang, Qi; Li, Jian-Qing; Song, Ai-Guo. 2016. "An Improved Zero Potential Circuit for Readout of a Two-Dimensional Resistive Sensor Array." Sensors 16, no. 12: 2070.
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