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Volume 18, Issue 2


DSPIC-Based Impedance Measuring Instrument

José Santos / Pedro Ramos
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações, DEEC, IST, UTL, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
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Published Online: 2011-06-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10178-011-0002-0

DSPIC-Based Impedance Measuring Instrument

An implemented impedance measuring instrument is described in this paper. The device uses a dsPIC (Digital Signal Peripheral Interface Controller) as a processing unit, and a DDS (Direct Digital Synthesizer) to stimulate the measurement circuit composed by the reference impedance and the unknown impedance. The voltages across the impedances are amplified by programmable gain instrumentation amplifiers and then digitized by analog to digital converters. The impedance is measured by applying a seven-parameter sine-fitting algorithm to estimate the sine signal parameters. The dsPIC communicates through RS-232 or USB with a computer, where the measurement results can be analyzed. The device also has an LCD to display the measurement results.

Keywords: impedance measurement; dsPIC; ADC; sine-fitting

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Published Online: 2011-06-09

Published in Print: 2011-01-01

Citation Information: Metrology and Measurement Systems, Volume 18, Issue 2, Pages 185–198, ISSN (Print) 0860-8229, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10178-011-0002-0.

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