Posts in Category MFIA

Capturing transients with Zurich Instruments Toolkit: Programing your instruments was never that easy

on 07.04.2021 at 09:27 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
In many applications, Zurich Instruments lock-in amplifiers and impedance analyzers are integrated into a larger measurement system. Having an application programable interface (API) to obtain necessary information from the instruments is of great importance in such cases. Thanks to the […]

Webinar Summary with Q&A: Fast Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy for Characterization and Counting

on 23.03.2021 at 09:57 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
This blog summarizes the webinar that Fluigent and Zurich Instruments presented together our solution for fast electric impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in microfluidics. The system consisted of an HF2LI lock-in amplifier from Zurich Instruments and the LineUp series microfluidic flow controllers […]

Fast Frequency Sweeps for Impedance Measurements

on 19.01.2021 at 10:59 by Tim Ashworth on Blog of Tim Ashworth
When characterising a device or material as a function of frequency, the resulting spectrum may change with time as the environment or material itself evolves. This time evolution can be captured by taking sequential frequency sweeps with the LabOne Sweeper […]

Compensating Cables for Accurate Impedance Measurements

on 19.01.2021 at 10:45 by Tim Ashworth on Blog of Tim Ashworth
Measuring impedance accurately can be a challenge, especially when the device or material under test is located some distance away from the impedance analyzer at the end of cables. The phase delay and parasitic impedance of the cables can significantly […]

Proximity sensors: inductive or capacitive? Using the MFIA to measure the sensitivity and response time of both sensing regimes

on 07.01.2021 at 17:36 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction A proximity sensor is a sensor that detects nearby objects without physical contact [1]. They are commonly used, in applications ranging from production lines to modern mobile devices, mainly thanks to their non-contact configuration and the accompanying long lifetime. […]

Function Generation Via Auxiliary Outputs on Your Instruments

on 26.11.2020 at 17:33 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction Quite often one wants to generate an electrical waveform to assist his/her lock-in or impedance measurements. Such a function can be generated by a dedicated function generator, but ideally should be done in the same instrument, not only to […]

Measuring Dielectric Properties of Materials with Varying Thickness

on 30.09.2020 at 08:52 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction A dielectric is traditionally defined as an electrical insulator, with very poor conductivity at DC [1]. However, because of its polarizability, charges can be stored in a dielectric material, typically in the format of dipoles, in the low and […]

Webinar Q&A- Impedance Analysis; Measuring Fast and Low

on 23.06.2020 at 08:01 by Tim Ashworth on Blog of Tim Ashworth
This blog post answers the many welcome questions from the audience during the recent webinar “Impedance Analysis; Measuring Fast and Low”. This webinar covered two distinct and equally important impedance measurement challenges. The first involves measuring the low equivalent series […]

Multiplexed Impedance Measurements with the MFIA

on 17.06.2020 at 13:43 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction Having more impedance measurement channels is often desirable in many applications. For instance, in electrical impedance tomography (EIT), it is common to have many channels to achieve enough spatial resolution (144 electrodes on the thorax) [1]. Naturally, this can […]

Humidity Sensors: Resistive or Capacitive? The MFIA can tell the Answer.

on 15.06.2020 at 15:31 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction Humidity sensors (also known as hygrometers) are commonly used in applications ranging from everyday sensing to lab research [1]. They are typically placed in an enclosed chamber, such as a car or a glovebox, where they are used to […]

Sensor Characterization and Control

on 25.05.2020 at 08:00 by kivanc on Blog of Kivanç Esat
Sensors come with different flavors. They can be inertial devices for motion detection; can be based on photosensitive materials; can be absorbing surrounding molecules to detect their concentration, and so on. Developments in micromachining and micro/nanoelectromechanical system (MEMS/NEMS) technologies lead to miniaturization and low power consumption. Hence, multiple sensors […]

5个优化您的阻抗测量的小技巧

on 11.05.2020 at 09:25 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
阻抗测量可能有诸多不同的要求,但是最终共同的目标都一致,即获得最高的准度,精度和可重复性。本篇博文将指导您如何通过最佳的设置来提升您的阻抗测量结果。5个小技巧包括:1.确保仪器和待测器件之间的接线最佳; 2.使用用户补偿功能提升测量准度;3.选择正确的检测端子配置; 4.尽可能的使用自动输入量程模式; 5.优化平衡测量的速度和精度。

5-tips to Improve Your Impedance Measurement

on 02.04.2020 at 07:45 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction Impedance applications often have different requirements, but the common goals are similar; get the best possible accuracy, precision, and repeatability. This blog post will guide you to the best measurement settings to improve your impedance measurements. It will help […]

DC I-V Sweeps on the MFIA

on 10.01.2020 at 09:07 by Tim Ashworth on Blog of Tim Ashworth
Characterizing the impedance of components and materials with the MFIA is done by necessity with an AC signal. However, the MFIA and MFLI can also take DC measurements. This blog post shows how easy it is to take DC measurements, […]

Bioimpedance of a Muscle Contraction with the MFIA

on 22.11.2019 at 09:20 by Tim Ashworth on Blog of Tim Ashworth
Impedance measurements of biological tissue are commonly used in bio-engineering and life sciences to assess the condition and composition of tissue in a non-invasive, reproducible way.  In addition, bio-impedance measurements, also known as bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) or electrical impedance […]

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