White Papers

What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC? – 8401065

APZU FPGA-based digital I/O modules provide programmable Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC This paper is a brief overview of some of Acromag’s APZU FPGA Zynq® UltraScale+™ with MPSoC products, as well as the features of AcroPack Zinq UltraScale+, the carrier boards that host AcroPack mezzanine modules. We’ll highlight some of the development tools, the engineering design kit, and…

What is Circuit Grounding and Why is it Important? – 8500993

Why is circuit grounding important? This whitepaper is Part 1 of a three-part Grounding Electrical Equipment Best Practices series that looks at grounding and its role in protecting personnel, equipment, and ensuring the integrity of electrical signals. In this part, we will review circuit grounding and its importance to you, as well as the US…

Why Do I Need Electrical Isolation? – 8500988

Why do we need signal isolation? Acromag is in the business of signal conditioning. We manufacture circuits that amplify, isolate, filter, and convert one signal form to another. Most of these circuits also provide electrical isolation. However, added isolation has a cost. Thus, sometimes customers either question their need for isolation or fail to recognize…

How does Ground Work as a Voltage Stabilizer and Transient Limiter? – 8501021

What is the role of ground as a voltage stabilizer and transient limiter? This Electrical Ground Rules whitepaper is Part 3 of a three-part series that takes a look at grounding and its role in protecting personnel and equipment, and ensuring the integrity of electrical signals. Consideration of ground can be very complex and application…

Introduction to Strain Gauge Transmitters and Strain Measurement – 8500699

Introduction to Strain Gauge and Strain Measurement This paper discusses strain gauge and load cell input transmitters and strain and load measurement, as related to Acromag strain modules and transmitters in particular. However, the principles may be extended to other strain gauge or load cell instruments as well. Strain gauges change resistance in proportion to…

How to Get the Most for Your Money with Signal Conditioning – 8400864

A variety of plant, process, and instrumentation engineers, along with systems integrators, regularly face the difficult task of shopping for signal conditioners. This whitepaper reviews signal conditioning product features, such as; accuracy, adjustability, isolation, surge withstand capability, RFI/EMI protection, packaging, and reparability. Where possible, it also examines the relative importance of various features. Accuracy, Linearity…

The Best Temperature Sensor for Process Control: Thermocouple vs RTD – 8500918

Criteria for Temperature Selection of T/C and RTD Sensor Types This is part three of a comprehensive three-part series that provides information for choosing an industrial temperature sensor from Thermocouple (T/C) and Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) sensor types. Thermocouple vs RTD Many users simply look to fill the basic needs of their application and do…

How to use RTDs for Temperature Measurement – 8500917

Criteria for Temperature Selection of T/C and RTD Sensor Types This is part two of a comprehensive three-part series that provides information for choosing an industrial temperature sensor from Thermocouple (T/C) and Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) sensor types. The Basics of Temperature Measurement Using RTDs A Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) is a passive circuit element…