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Characterization System for Embedded Gas Sensor Systems-on-a-Chip



Muhammad Y. Afridi, Allen R. Hefner Jr., Colleen E. Hood, Richard E. Cavicchi, Stephen Semancik


A characterization system is presented for evaluating critical functions of a microhotplate-based embedded gas-sensor for system-on-a-chip applications. The system uses a virtual instrument interface to control parts-per-billion (ppb) gas concentration levels and microhotplate temperature control registers and acquires temperature and gas sensor data. The system is easily reconfigurable to measure chips with various combinations of analog and digital inputs and outputs.
Proceedings Title
GOMAC Digest of Technical Papers
Conference Dates
April 4-7, 2005
Conference Location
Las Vegas, NV
Conference Title


CMOS, Embedded Gas Sensor, MEMS, Microhotplate, SoC, System-on-a-Chip


Afridi, M. , Hefner, A. , Hood, C. , Cavicchi, R. and Semancik, S. (2005), Characterization System for Embedded Gas Sensor Systems-on-a-Chip, GOMAC Digest of Technical Papers, Las Vegas, NV, [online], (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created December 1, 2005, Updated January 27, 2020