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Part Number: PGA460
Hello everyone,In my project, I want to measure the level of sludge accumulated in a large and deep tank, and I thought of using ultrasonic sensing for that, similar to the following product:https://kansai-automation.co.jp/en/product/flow_meter_etc/sludge_interface.php
For that, I'd like to know which solution do you'd recommend for my project. I was thinking about using the PGA460 that has a 0.1 m to 10 m range, but it's recommended to use it in Air medium. Would it work for water? If so, what's the transducer's frequency should I use? I already read the SLAA732 Application Report and the FAQ but I still have doubts about it.If the AFE PGA460 is recommended for my project, should I start with which EVM? (TIDA-01386?). In the end I want to design my own board using the AFE and a MSP microcontroller, and to send the distance data using ZigBee communication.All suggestions are welcome!Best regardsLucas
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In reply to Akeem Whitehead:
Thank you very much for your answer Akeem,
Akeem WhiteheadThe PGA460 or TDC1000 are both suitable candidates for this type of application.
Akeem Whiteheadyou will need to conduct a feasibility analysis to determine which transducer frequency and drive strength is best suited for this application based on the tank depth and medium
In reply to Lucas Barzotto:
Sensor Signal Conditioning Applications
In reply to Bharat Aravamudhan:
The TDC1000 AFE is not suited for deep tanks because of its power output? If so, would it be possible to amplify it?
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