Development of an Application Programming Interface for a Multi-Sensing System Based on Sensor Platform LSIs

Masanori Muroyama, Shuji Tanaka

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Abstract

We have developed a multi-sensor system by using own multi-sensor platform LSI for versatile applications including next generation robots. For a unified system implementation, the LSI provides the followings: several principle sensor readout circuits, 8-single or 4-differential multi-channels for multi-axis sensing, outputs as a haptic driver controller, flexible system parameter configuration, a RS485 compatible differential signal serial bus communication method, and event-driven response. The LSI can realize wide variety of sensing principle sensor fusion and many sensor installation. So far, we developed 2.5mmX2.5mm size MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems)-LSI integrated 3-axis force and temperature sensing devices and a 100 device connected tactile sensor network system. However, the system was complex and it took a long time for the development. For reducing the development time and increasing system reliability, we developed an application programming interface (API) for the system. The API consists of documents and basic sensor instruction sets such as system start/stop, sensor configuration setup, capacitive type sensing, analog type sensing, temperature sensing, and digital output. By using this API, we could make high performance multi-sensor systems easily without considering detailed system structures which include sensor platform LSI based sensor nodes, FPGA based relay nodes, and a host software.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Business and Industrial Research, ICBIR 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages109-112
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665433495
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May 20
Event6th International Conference on Business and Industrial Research, ICBIR 2021 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2021 May 202021 May 21

Publication series

Name6th International Conference on Business and Industrial Research, ICBIR 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Business and Industrial Research, ICBIR 2021
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period21/5/2021/5/21

Keywords

  • API
  • MEMS-LSI Integrated Device
  • Multi-Sensing
  • Sensor Platform LSI
  • Tactile Sensor Network System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Education
  • Business and International Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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