High-Precision Hysteresis Sensing of the Quartz Crystal Inductance-to-Frequency Converter
AbstractA new method for the automated measurement of the hysteresis of the temperature-compensated inductance-to-frequency converter with a single quartz crystal is proposed. The new idea behind this method is a converter with two programmable analog switches enabling the automated measurement of the converter hysteresis, as well as the temperature compensation of the quartz crystal and any other circuit element. Also used is the programmable timing control device that allows the selection of different oscillating frequencies. In the proposed programmable method two different inductances connected in series to the quartz crystal are switched in a short time sequence, compensating the crystal’s natural temperature characteristics (in the temperature range between 0 and 50 °C). The procedure allows for the measurement of the converter hysteresis at various values of capacitance connected in parallel with the quartz crystal for the converter sensitivity setting at selected inductance. It, furthermore, enables the measurement of hysteresis at various values of inductance at selected parallel capacitance (sensitivity) connected to the quartz crystal. The article shows that the proposed hysteresis measurement of the converter, which converts the inductance in the range between 95 and 100 μH to a frequency in the range between 1 and 200 kHz, has only 7 × 10−13 frequency instability (during the temperature change between 0 and 50 °C) with a maximum 1 × 10−11 hysteresis frequency difference. View Full-Text
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Matko, V.; Milanović, M. High-Precision Hysteresis Sensing of the Quartz Crystal Inductance-to-Frequency Converter. Sensors 2016, 16, 995.
Matko V, Milanović M. High-Precision Hysteresis Sensing of the Quartz Crystal Inductance-to-Frequency Converter. Sensors. 2016; 16(7):995.Chicago/Turabian Style
Matko, Vojko; Milanović, Miro. 2016. "High-Precision Hysteresis Sensing of the Quartz Crystal Inductance-to-Frequency Converter." Sensors 16, no. 7: 995.
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