Ultrasonic Sensing for More Accurate and Precise Water Flow Meters

Ultrasonic sensing techniques have been popular in smart water meters because the technology avoids any moving parts which are prone to degrade over the lifetime of the product. The MSP430FR6047 microcontroller (MCU) family takes ultrasonic sensing solutions to next level of performance delivering <25ps of accuracy, detection of low flow rates <1 liter/hour and high precision of <5ps. TI's MSP430FR6047 ultrasonic sensing MCUs have a unique integrated analog-front-end (AFE) that lets developers add more intelligence to flow meters by taking advantage of a complete waveform capture feature and analog-to-digital converter (ADC)-based signal processing. In addition, the integrated MSP430FR6047 devices reduce water meter system component count by 50 percent and power consumption by 25 percent, enabling a meter to operate without  having to change the battery for 10 or more years. 

This training series provides an overview of the MSP430FR6047 MCU-based ultrasonic sensing offering to help developers get started evaluating and designing with the MCU and related hardware and software including the EVM430-FR6047 evaluation module and the MSP430 Ultrasonic Design Center with GUIs and tools to get your design started. 

Additional information

1. MSP430FR6047 MCU tools and software

The MSP430FR6047 ultrasonic sensing MCU provides high accuracy and precision to water flow metering applications. TI offers the EVM430-FR6047 evaluation module along with the Ultrasonic Design Center software library and GUI to speed developers evaluation and design with the MSP430FR6047 MCU. This series provides overviews and demos of the EVM430-FR6047, the Ultrasonic software architecture and Ultrasonic Design Center GUI.

# Title Duration
1.1 Getting Started with the MSP430FR6047 Ultrasonic Sensing EVM
Start development of ultrasonic sensing applications such as smart water meters with the EVM430-FR6047 kit based on the MSP430FR6047 MCU.
1.2 Ultrasonic Water Flow Meter Demonstration
See the accuracy and precision of TI’s MSP430FR6047 MCU for ultrasonic water flow metering applications.
1.3 Ultrasonic Water Flow Meter Software Architecture
Get an overview of the software architecture TI offers to implement ultrasonic water flow meters using with MSP430FR6047 microcontroller.
1.4 Ultrasonic Design Center GUI Using the MSP430FR6047 MCU
How to use the Ultrasonic Design Center for water flow measurements using the MSP430FR6047 microcontroller.
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