USB device to precisely measure a ratiometric signal as produced by a load cell, strain gauge or other sensor with a Wheatstone bridge output. The device includes zero-tracking, temperature compensation and a built-in datalogger. You can add Ethernet, Wireless or GSM connectivity to this device.
The Yocto-Bridge is a precision ratiometric analog/digital converter to measure over USB the very weak voltage produced by a load cell, as used in weighing scales, or any other type of strain sensor or other sensor with a Wheatstone bridge output.
The measure is performed by a 32 bit A/D with built-in preamplifier and FIR filter, which allows for a sensitiity of a few nV/V. The device includes a built-in temperature sensor, which can be internal or external NTC, to cancel temperature drift inherent to load cells, both in offset and span. The Yocto-Bridge can also apply AC excitation to cancel thermocouple effects, and perform zero tracking for simple applications where the measured signal frequently comes back to zero.
This version includes a single ratiometric inputs. If you intend to build a weighing scale with four load cells, you can use the Yocto-MaxiBridge instead, which includes four ratiometric inputs.
This device can be connected directly to an Ethernet network using a YoctoHub-Ethernet, to a WiFi network using a YoctoHub-Wireless-g, it can even be connected to a GSM network thanks to the YoctoHub-GSM.
USB cables and enclosure to be ordered separately.
- USB connector
- Refresh rate
- 2 or 7Hz
- (typ.) 10nV/V
- Texas ADS1263
- Excitation voltage
- 4.7V AC/DC
- Normal operating temperature
- Extended operating temperature
- Supported Operating Systems
- Windows (PC + IoT), Linux (Intel + ARM), macOS, Android
- no driver needed
- Suggested enclosure
- Made in