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A relaxation-oscillator-based interface for high-accuracy ratiometric signal processing of differential-capacitance transducers

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4 Author(s)
Mochizuki, K. ; Numazu Coll. of Technol., Japan ; Watanabe, K. ; Masuda, T. ; Katsura, M.

For high-accuracy signal processing of differential-capacitance transducers, an interface circuitry is developed based on a relaxation oscillator. Two capacitors of the transducer are multiplexed by diode switches to form the op-amp-based integrator. The duty ratio of the oscillator output then measures the ratio of two capacitances. A circuit analysis shows that the interface can detect the capacitance change as small as 0.01% of the total capacitance. Experimental results are also given to confirm the analysis

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Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 1 )