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Square Wave Driver for Piezoceramic Actuators
AbstractWe present the circuit and performance of a square wave driver and power supply for piezoceramic actuators characterized by large capacitance, up to 3 μF. Capacitance of piezoceramic element is the key factor that limits the use of powerful actuators operating at high frequencies (kHz). It is thus important to build a driver that allows use of a possible wide set of actuators in the widest range of frequencies appropriate for the piezoelement. The driver that we report uses the properties of non-inductive resistors that allow for operation at high frequencies. Our report details the design, construction, tests and limitations of the device and its application to the control of a microfluidic valve.
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Jakiela, S.; Zaslona, J.; Michalski, J.A. Square Wave Driver for Piezoceramic Actuators. Actuators 2012, 1, 12-20.View more citation formats
Jakiela S, Zaslona J, Michalski JA. Square Wave Driver for Piezoceramic Actuators. Actuators. 2012; 1(1):12-20.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jakiela, Slawomir; Zaslona, Jan; Michalski, Jacek A. 2012. "Square Wave Driver for Piezoceramic Actuators." Actuators 1, no. 1: 12-20.