Design and simulation of a smart ratiometric ASIC chip for VOC monitoring
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Design and simulation of a smart ratiometric ASIC chip for VOC monitoring. In: 16th EUROSENSORS Conference, SEP 15-18, 2002, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0925-4005(03)00432-5
This paper reports on the design and simulation of a novel ratiometric application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip for the monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or gases. The design integrates two polymeric chemoresistors in a ratiometric configuration, together with smart circuitry, into a single chip fabricated through a standard silicon CMOS process. The circuit provides automatic compensation of signal from variations in both supply voltage and ambient temperature. On-chip control of the operating temperature of the sensors is also an option. The response of the ratiometric set of polymeric chemoresistors to different concentrations of gases at different temperatures and humidities was simulated with the aid of a novel parametric Cadence model. Simulations confirm that the ratiometric configuration is less sensitive to temperature variations and that it also has a better performance in terms of humidity dependence when compared to an individual chemoresistor. These features, together with its ability to compensate for a large range in values of polymer resistance, make us believe that the circuit offers relevant smart capabilities at a very low-cost and so it can be used as the main component for the mass production of a self-calibrating, programmable, palm-top instrument. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA|
|Date:||15 October 2003|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 232-243|
|Title of Event:||16th EUROSENSORS Conference|
|Location of Event:||PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 15-18, 2002|
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