# Forum: µC & Digital Electronics General problem about microcontrollers

Rate this post
 0 ▲ useful ▼ not useful
Hi.
I am a beginer in microcontrollers understanding, and also I am new on
this forum, so HI all. I have some questions about a few problems :

1. A Sample and Hold circuit is connected to a signal of source
resistance 2Kohms. Its outputs is connected in turn to an ADC. The
Sample and Hold capacitor is 90pF.
What aquisition time should be allowed if 10-bit resolution is required
by the ADC ?

I know that time constant is RC. For this case I obtained 0,18 microsec.

2. A 16F873A microcontroller is operating from a supply of 4V and a
clock frequency of 1MHz. The ADC is used (a 10-bit ADC module), but only
8-bit accuracy is required. The signal source resistance is 5Kohms.
Estimate the acquisition time required.
What is the fastest conversion time that is available, assuming each
conversion is allowed to run to completion ?
Hence estimate the maximum sampling rate possible.

3. Given a sinusoid with 500Hz frequency, what should be the minimum
sampling frequency for analog-to-digital converter if we want to
faithfully reconstruct tha analog signal after the conversion ?

Thank you.

Rate this post
 0 ▲ useful ▼ not useful
Please take your homework elsewhere.

Rate this post
 0 ▲ useful ▼ not useful
Hello Dragu,

1) If you know that the RC constant is 180ns or 0,18us then you also
know that the voltage level at that time is roughly 0,63*Vin. If you do
not know this than please lookup the RC network more in detail.

2) This question looks like from a test or homework. So I will not give
you the result but help you understanding:
You want to achieve an 8 bit resolution from a 10bit ADC. That gives you
the relative accuracy you require in %. Then you have given a RC network
built by the source resistor and the sampling cap. Where would you get
the sampling cap value from? Now comes 1) into view. You need to
calculate the RC function of the input in oder to achieve ...

3) If you have done 2) then 3) should be possibel also for you.

rgds

• $formula (LaTeX syntax)$