New generation instrument

Our client sought to strengthen their already good market position with a higher specification, higher throughput, next generation gas flow sensor product.

The Brief

A next-generation instrument was required to measure gas concentrations of a wider range of gas types, flow rates, and pressures to a much tighter specification than the current generation of instruments.

The challenging specification required a fresh approach to the physical principle at the core of the product. This called for a design and simulation phase before implementing electronics

Additionally, the client wanted to tackle obsolescence problems that were beginning to affect the original instrument.

The Solution

The project involved the development of a precision low-level front end. The first stage of work involved much research into advanced algorithms for extracting very low-level signal data from a high-noise background.

Since the product had to cater to a wide range of gas types, flow rates and pressures, its design and testing were performed with great care to ensure that it would deliver the expected generational improvement in practice.

We used high-speed signal processing utilising the benefits of carefully selected FPGA and DSP silicon, resulting in the new instrument exceeding the performance of the current instrument and resolving the legacy obsolescence.

This project drew heavily on our considerable experience in instrumentation design where very small signals need to be detected in a challenging environment.

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