Offset voltage on analog output

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azngeek

Joined Jul 22, 2008
20
Hi there, I have a pressure sensor that can read from 0kPa to 100kPa, giving 0mV, to 40mV. I would like to produce an offset in such a way that 50kPa, is at 0mV instead of 20mV. Any recommendations?
 

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azngeek

Joined Jul 22, 2008
20
Thanks for the quick reply Bertus. Just out of curiosity though. How practical would it be to use the summer circuit in series with a precision instrumentation amplifier? To get the second part of the voltage that is to be summed would it be alright to tap it off the sensors power supply? The sensor will be on a 10V regulated DC.

So this is what I was thinking. Connect the precision amplifier to produce a negative voltage, then followed by a summer in series for the calibration.

And this might be unrelated by after that for the A/D tap it off the same power supply to get 5V in a potential divider configuration, or should I use a sepate power source.

Thanks again
 

bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
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Hello,

There are special reference IC's. These give either 2.5 Volts or 1.2 Volts dependend on model.
A voltage divider will supply the voltage you can subtract.

Greetings,
Bertus
 

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azngeek

Joined Jul 22, 2008
20
Assuming the current leak to the op amp input pin is minimal I think using the voltage divider would work off the voltage regulator supply(LM317)

Thanks Bertus, You've been an awesome help, haha these forums definitely are quite awesome! :D
 
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