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PS081 Resistance-to-Digital Converter

System on chip for strain gauge applications


  • RMS noise 8.9nV SINC5, 5Hz
  • Up to 250000 peak-peak divisions (2mV/V strain)
  • Scalable udapte rate from <1Hz to 1000Hz
  • Resolution: 28-bit ENOB (RMS)
  • 24-bit internal microprocessor with 2 kB EEPROM
  • Internal LCD controller for 4x14, 3x15 and 2x16 segments
  • 4-wire serial SPI interface
  • Current consumption ~5µA PS081 itself at low current configuration
  • Power supply voltage: 2.1V to 3.6V


  • Single-chip solution for weighing applications
  • Converter, microcontroller and LCD controller in one chip
  • Extreme low total system current (down to 15μA including strain gages)
  • Very low self heating of the sensor – gain and offset correction of the load cell

Product parameters

Half Bridges 4
Noise [nV@5V] 11.5
Max. Rate 1000
Operating Supply Range [V] 2.1 to 3.6
Interface SPI
CPU 24-bit
Memory 2k EEPROM
Ambient Temperature Range [°C] -40 to +125
Package QFN56

General Description

The PSØ81 is a system on chip for ultra low power and high resolution applications. It was designed especially for weight scales but fits also to any kind of force or torque measurements based on metal strain gauges. It takes full advantage of the digital measuring principle of PICOSTRAIN. Thus, it combines the performance of a 28-bit signal converter with a 24-bit microprocessor. Additional elements like an LCD driver, 3K ROM with many complex pre-defined functions, 2k EEPROM program memory and an integrated 10kHz oscillator round off the device. A small amount of external components is sufficient to build a complete weighing electronic.

This product suits for the following applications:

  • Torque wrenches
  • Pressure indicators
  • Legal for trade scales
  • Counting scales


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PS081EvalKit Application Board Evaluation Kit for PS081

Technical Documents

Type Description Language
Datasheet Document version 0.9 English
Application Note Solar Body Scale English
Application Note Solar Kitchen Scale English

Other Information

Type Description Language
Block Diagram PS081 Block Diagram English
Factsheet Checking Weight with Lowest Power English
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Sciosense JV Teaser Environmental Sensors long

Ownership of this product has moved to Sciosense

Please be informed that this product is now owned by Sciosense B.V., a joint venture of ams AG and Wise Road Capital, effective January 13th, 2020.

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