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MAXREFDES60#:16位模拟输出微型PLC



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概述

工业4.01标志着第四次工业革命,其特点是分布式、智能化控制系统。工业4.0摆脱了过去体积笨重、集中式的可编程逻辑控制器,允许工厂高度可配置、高度模块化,为大量设备提供模拟信号控制,输出较之前更高。超小尺寸PLC,或称之为微型PLC,是工业4.0工厂的核心,以极小尺寸封装提供高性能,功耗极低。MAXREFDES60#是Maxim的微型PLC模拟输出卡。

MAXREFDES60#具有16位、高精度、0V–10V模拟输出,电源和数据隔离。MAXREFDES60#设计集成低噪声、快速稳定缓冲器(MAX9632);16位、低功耗DAC (MAX5216);超高精度4.096V电压基准(MAX6126);600VRMS数据隔离(MAX14850);STMicroelectronics® STM32F4微控制器;FTDI USB-UART桥;高效DC-DC转换器(MAX17552);隔离/稳压+15V、+5.5V和-3V电源(MAX17498C/MAX8719/MAX1659/MAX1735)。整个系统的功耗通常小于250mW,适合用于信用卡大小的空间。用于工业微型PLC领域时,MAXREFDES60#可用于任何要求高精度模拟输出的应用。


图1. MAXREFDES60#参考设计方框图。

特性

  • 高精度
  • 0至10V电压输出,±20%过压保护
  • 隔离电源和数据
  • 微型PLC规格
  • 器件驱动器
  • C语言源代码示例
  • 测试数据

应用

  • 工业控制和自动化
  • 过程控制
  • PLC
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Introduction

Industry 4.01 marks the fourth industrial revolution, characterized by distributed, intelligent control systems. Breaking from a past with large, centralized programmable-logic controllers, Industry 4.0 allows for highly configurable, highly modular factories to provide analog signal controls to numerous equipment and operate at a higher output than ever before. The ultra-small PLC, or Micro PLC, lies at the heart of the Industry 4.0 factory, providing high performance with ultra-low power consumption in an ultra-small package. The MAXREFDES60# is Maxim’s Micro PLC analog output card.

The MAXREFDES60# features a 16-bit, high-accuracy 0V–10V analog output with isolated power and data. The MAXREFDES60# design integrates a low-noise, fast-settling buffer (MAX9632); a 16-bit, low-power DAC (MAX5216); an ultra-high precision 4.096V voltage reference (MAX6126); 600VRMS data isolation (MAX14850); a STMicroelectronics® STM32F4 microcontroller; an FTDI USB-UART bridge; a high-efficiency DC-DC converter (MAX17552); and isolated/regulated +15V, +5.5V, and -3V power rails (MAX17498C/MAX8719/MAX1659/MAX1735). The entire system typically operates at less than 250mW and fits into a space roughly the size of a credit card. While targeted for industrial Micro PLC applications, the MAXREFDES60# can be used in any application that requires high-accuracy analog output.


Figure 1. The MAXREFDES60# reference design block diagram.

Features

  • High accuracy
  • 0 to 10V voltage output with ±20% overrange
  • Isolated power and data
  • Micro PLC form factor
  • Device drivers
  • Example C source code
  • Test data

Applications

  • Industrial control and automation
  • Process control
  • PLC

Detailed Description of Hardware

The power requirement is shown in Table 1.

Table 1. Power Requirement for the MAXREFDES60# Reference Design

Power Type Input Voltage (V) Input Current (mA, typ)
On-board isolated power 24 10

Note: STM32 and FTDI are powered by USB separately.

The analog output circuit consists of a 16-bit, rail-to-rail DAC MAX5216 (U401) and a low-noise fast-settling operational amplifier MAX9632 (U403). The DAC’s reference input is driven by an ultra-high precision 5V voltage reference, the MAX6126 (U402), with 0.02% initial accuracy and a 3ppm/°C maximum temperature coefficient (tempco). The output of the DAC is 0V to 5V, and the op amp amplifies the signal to 0V to 10V plus 20% margin.

The MAXREFDES60# uses the ultra-efficient MAX17498C (U501) to generate the isolated +17.5V, +7.5V, and -5V rails from a 24V supply. The MAX8719 (U102), MAX1659 (U103), and MAX1735 (U104) provide post-regulated +15V, +5.5V, and -3V rails. The MAX14850 (U301) digital data isolators provide data isolation. The combined power and data isolation achieved is 600VRMS.

The MAX17552 (U101) step-down DC-DC converter converts the +5V supply from the USB to +3.3V and powers the STM32 (U1) microcontroller and FTDI (U201) USB-UART bridge.

The equation to convert the DAC code to output voltage is:

VOUT = 12 × CODEDAC/65536

Detailed Description of Firmware

The MAXREFDES60# uses the on-board STM32F4 microcontroller to communicate with the DAC.The user sets the DAC output code through a terminal program.The user can also use the MAXREFDES60# to generate a customized sine wave. The simple process flow is shown in Figure 2. The firmware is written in C using the Keil® µVision® 5 tool.


Figure 2. The MAXREFDES60# firmware flowchart.

The firmware accepts commands, writes statuses, and is capable of generating a user-customized sine wave. The complete source code is provided to speed up customer development. Code documentation can be found in the corresponding firmware platform files.

Quick Start

Required equipment:

  • Windows® PC with a USB port
  • MAXREFDES60# board
  • 24V power supply
  • Voltmeter

Procedure

The reference design is fully assembled and tested. Follow the steps below to verify board operation:

  1. Turn or keep off the 24V power supply.
  2. The MAXREFDES60# utilizes the FTDI USB-UART bridge IC. If Windows cannot automatically install the driver for the FTDI USB-UART bridge IC, the driver is available for download from www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm.
  3. Connect the negative terminal of the 24V power supply to the PGND connector on the MAXREFDES60# board. Connect the positive terminal of the 24V power supply to the +24V connector on the MAXREFDES60# board.
  4. Turn on the 24V power supply.
  5. Connect the USB cable from the PC to the MAXREFDES60# board.
  6. Open the hyperterminal or similar terminal program on the PC. Find the appropriate COM port, usually a higher number port, such as COM4 or COM6, and configure the connection for 921600, n, 8, 1, none (flow control).
  7. The MAXREFDES60# software displays a menu (Figure 3).
  8. For immediate signal testing, connect the negative terminal of the voltmeter to the GND terminal of the P401 terminal block. Connect the positive terminal of the voltmeter to the OUT terminal of the P401 terminal block. The outputs are labeled on the bottom side of the board.
  9. Press 1 in the terminal program to select Set DAC output.
  10. Type in 7FFF and press the Enter key.
  11. Verify the output voltage is approximately 6V.

Terminal program main menu.
Figure 3. Terminal program main menu.

Lab Measurements

Equipment used:

  • Maxim custom FPGA test board
  • Agilent® 3458A digital multimeter
  • Agilent E3631A DC power supply
  • National Instruments® GPIB card and cable
  • Perl script for controlling the FPGA development kit and measurement equipment
  • Windows PC
  • MAXREFDES60# board

Measurements of DNL, INL, and TUE for the 0V to 10V voltage output with a 20% overrange are shown in Figure 4, Figure 5, and Figure 6, respectively.


Figure 4. DNL for 0V to 10V output with 20% overrange.


Figure 5. INL for 0V to 10V output with 20% overrange.


Figure 6. Output error for 0V to 10V output with 20% overrange.

Reference

  1. The new generation of manufacturing production is called Industry 4.0 in Germany and Smart Manufacturing System elsewhere. See, Securing the future of German manufacturing industry, Recommendations for implementing the strategic initiative INDUSTRIE 4.0, Final report of the Industrie 4.0 Working Group, Industry 4.0 Working Group, Acatech National Academy of Science and Engineering, April 2013, https://www.acatech.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Final_report__Industrie_4.0_accessible.pdf. Henceforth cited as Industrie 4.0. Although the Industrie 4.0 report is focused on Germany, the implications of the German research and findings are recognized for industry in other countries. See also Ferber, Stefan, “Industry 4.0 – Germany takes the first steps toward the next industrial revolution,” Bosch Software Group, Blogging the Internet of Things, October 16, 2013, http://blog.bosch-si.com/industry-4-0-germany-takes-first-steps-toward-the-next-industrial-revolution/.

    There are many sources for Smart Manufacturing Leadership. An interesting summary report of issues and topics can be found at the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition Committee Working Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, U.S., Thursday, October 20, 2011, https://smart-process-manufacturing.ucla.edu/workshops/2011-workshop/presentations/SMLC%2010-20-11v3.pdf. Also see, Implementing 21st Century Smart Manufacturing, Workshop Summary Report, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, June 24, 2011, https://smart-process-manufacturing.ucla.edu/about/news/Smart%20Manufacturing%206_24_11.pdf. A simple web search on the topic will reveal considerably more references.

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Quick Start

Required equipment:

  • Windows® PC with a USB port
  • MAXREFDES61# board
  • 24V power supply
  • Voltmeter
Procedure
 
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MAX17552
60V、100mA、超小尺寸、高效率、 同步降压型DC-DC转换器,空载耗流为22μA

  • 减少外部元器件,降低总体成本
  • 缩减DC-DC稳压器库存清单
  • 降低功耗

MAX14850
六通道数字隔离器

  • 高压保护
  • 完整的数字隔离方案
  • 兼容多种接口标准

MAX17498C
AC-DC和DC-DC峰值电流模式转换器,支持反激/Boost应用

  • 峰值电流模式反激/boost转换器
  • 电流模式控制提供极佳的瞬态响应
  • 固定开关频率

MAX5216
14/16位低功耗、带SPI接口的,缓冲输出的满摆幅DAC

  • 低功耗(最大80µA)
  • 14/16位分辨率,3mm x 5mm、8引脚µMAX封装
  • 高精度

MAX9632
36V、高精度、低噪声宽带放大器

  • 0.94nV/超低输入电压噪声
  • 600ns快速建立时间,16位精度
  • 10kHz下,THD为-128dB

MAX8719
高压、低功耗线性稳压器,用于笔记本电脑

  • 4V至28V输入范围
  • 18µA静态电源电流
  • <3µA关断电源电流

  • MAX6126
    超高精度、超低噪声、串联型电压基准

    • 1.3µVP-P超低噪声(0.1Hz至10Hz,2.048V输出)
    • 3ppm/°C (最大值)超低温度系数
    • ±0.02% (最大值)初始精度

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    200mA、负输出、低压差线性稳压器,SOT23封装

    • Guaranteed 200mA Output Current
    • Low 80mV Dropout Voltage at 200mA
    • Low 85µA Quiescent Supply Current

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    • Wide Input Voltage Range: 2.7V to 16.5V
    • Low, 490mV Dropout at 350mA Output Current (MAX1659)
    • 30µA Supply Current
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