IAI Impedance Analysis Interface USER MANUAL “ Do not be hasty when making measurements.” The Impedance Analysis Interface is a precision accessory designed for use with PSM17xx range instruments. These instruments provide you with the tools to make a wide variety of measurements accurately, reliably, and efficiently - but good metrology practice must be observed. Take time to read this manual and familiarise yourself with the features of the instrument in order to use it most effectively. DANGER OF ELECTRIC SHOCK Only qualified personnel should install this equipment, after reading and understanding this user manual. If in doubt, consult your supplier. RISQUE D'ELECTROCUTION L'installation de cet équipement ne doit être confiée qu'à un personnel qualifié ayant lu et compris le présent manuel d'utilisation. Dans le doute, s'adresser au fournisseur. GEFAHR VON ELEKTRISCHEM SCHOCK Nur entsprechend ausgebildetes Personal ist berechtigt, diese Ausrüstung nach dem Lesen und Verständnis dieses Anwendungshandbuches zu installieren. Falls Sie Zweifel haben sollten, wenden Sie sich bitte an Ihren Lieferanten. RISCHIO DI SCARICHE ELETTRICHE Solo personale qualificato può installare questo strumento, dopo la lettura e la comprensione di questo manuale. Se esistono dubbiconsultate il vostro rivenditore. PELIGRO DE DESCARGA ELÉCTRICA Solo personal cualificado debe instalar este instrumento, después de la lectura y comprensión de este manual de usuario. En caso de duda, consultar con su suministrador. Impedance analysis interface user manual IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This equipment is designed to comply with BSEN 61010-1 (Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use) – observe the following precautions: • Ensure that the supply voltage agrees with the rating of the instrument printed on the back panel before connecting the mains cord to the supply. • This appliance must be earthed. Ensure that the instrument is powered from a properly grounded supply. • High voltages can be generated if current flow to inductive components is interrupted. Turn off the output before connecting or disconnecting any component. • Keep the ventilation holes on the underneath and sides free from obstruction. • Do not operate or store under conditions where condensation may occur or where conducting debris may enter the case. • There are no user serviceable parts inside the instrument – do not attempt to open the instrument, refer service to the manufacturer or his appointed agent. Note: Newtons4th Ltd. shall not be liable for any consequential damages, losses, costs or expenses arising from the use or misuse of this product however caused. i Impedance analysis interface user manual DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY Manufacturer: Newtons4th Ltd. Address: 1 Bede Island Road Leicester LE2 7EA We declare that the product: Description: Impedance analysis interface Product name: IAI Model: conforms to the requirements of Council Directives: 89/336/EEC relating to electromagnetic compatibility: EN 61326:1997 Class A 73/23/EEC relating to safety of laboratory equipment: EN 61010-1 April 2005 Eur Ing Allan Winsor BSc CEng MIEE (Director Newtons4th Ltd.) ii Impedance analysis interface user manual WARRANTY This product is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 36 months from the date of purchase. In the unlikely event of any problem within this guarantee period, first contact Newtons4th Ltd. or your local representative, to give a description of the problem. Please have as much relevant information to hand as possible. If the problem cannot be resolved directly then you will be given an RMA number and asked to return the unit. The unit will be repaired or replaced at the sole discretion of Newtons4th Ltd. This guarantee is limited to the cost of the IAI itself and does not extend to any consequential damage or losses whatsoever including, but not limited to, any loss of earnings arising from a failure of the product or software. In the event of any problem with the instrument outside of the guarantee period, Newtons4th Ltd. offers a full repair and re-calibration service – contact your local representative. It is recommended that the IAI be re-calibrated annually along with the measurement instrument that it is used with. iii Impedance analysis interface user manual ABOUT THIS MANUAL The Impedance Analysis Interface from Newtons4th Ltd (IAI) is a precision interface for use with the phase sensitive multimeter range of test instruments, PSM1700 PsimetriQ and PSM1735 NumetriQ, for impedance analysis applications. This manual is concerned specifically with the IAI and its use to measure impedance – a working knowledge is assumed of the PSM instrument that it is used with. Detailed descriptions of the PSM1700 PsimetriQ and PSM1735 NumetriQ may be found in the appropriate user manual. Revision 1.00 This manual is copyright © 2005 Newtons4th Ltd. and all rights are reserved. No part may be copied or reproduced in any form without prior written consent. 1 Jun 2005 iv Impedance analysis interface user manual CONTENTS 1 Impedance analysis – an overview ....................... 1-1 2 Getting started ................................................. 2-1 2.1 3 Using the IAI .................................................... 3-1 3.1 3.2 4 Shunt selection ....................................................... 3-3 Selecting test conditions .......................................... 3-6 Connecting to the DUT ....................................... 4-1 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 5 Unpacking .............................................................. 2-1 Kelvin leads............................................................ 4-1 High frequency fixture ............................................. 4-2 Direct connection to BNC ......................................... 4-3 Custom fixtures ...................................................... 4-4 Compensation................................................... 5-1 5.1 5.2 5.3 Short circuit compensation ....................................... 5-2 Open circuit compensation ....................................... 5-3 Reference load compensation ................................... 5-4 6 Calibration ....................................................... 6-1 7 Specification ..................................................... 7-1 v Impedance analysis interface user manual APPENDICES Appendix A Accessories Appendix B Contact details vi Impedance analysis interface user manual 1 Impedance analysis – an overview Real components are never ideal resistors, capacitors or inductors because of unwanted parasitic effects arising from their construction. It is useful to model a real component as an appropriate combination of ideal resistance, capacitance and inductance. For example, a real inductor at a frequency below its resonant frequency may be modelled as a pure inductor with a series resistance; a real resistor may be modelled either as a pure resistor with a series inductance or by a pure resistor with a parallel capacitance; a capacitor is most commonly modelled as a pure capacitor with a series resistance (ESR). The parameters of real components vary with the conditions of frequency and voltage/current under which they are used. In many cases, components are used under conditions where the parasitic effects of the component become critical and must be measured reliably over a wide range of operating conditions. The impedance is analysed by measurement of the complex impedance, Z, under controlled conditions of frequency and voltage or current: Z=V/I where V is the voltage across the component I is the current through the component Z, V and I are complex values which may be represented as magnitude and phase or by in-phase and quadrature components. The LCR measurement is performed by the PSM instrument using a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) 1-1 Impedance analysis interface user manual at the frequency of operation. This gives the complex impedance directly in the form of an in-phase component and a quadrature component. Having measured the complex impedance, Zm, in the form of in-phase, Zr, and quadrature components, Zq, the series and parallel models can then be computed. Using traditional complex mathematical notation where j is the operator √-1: Zm = Zr + j Zq For the series inductance model (Zq > 0): Z = Rs + j ω Ls and: where ω = 2 . π . frequency Rs = Zr Ls = Zq / ω For the parallel capacitance model (Zq < 0): 1/Z = 1/Rp + j ω Cp and: Rp = (Zr² + Zq²) / Zr Cp = - Zq / ω . (Zr² + Zq²) It is important to characterise the component over all the frequencies that are relevant for a given applications. For this reason, the IAI can be used with the phase sensitive 1-2 Impedance analysis interface user manual multimeters from Newtons4th Ltd to sweep across a frequency range. 1-3 Impedance analysis interface user manual 2 Getting started The IAI is supplied with appropriate leads and accessories for use with either the PSM1700 PsimetriQ or PSM1735 NumetriQ phase sensitive multimeters from Newtons4th Ltd. The IAI should be calibrated with the unit that it will be used with – see the later chapter on calibration. 2.1 Unpacking Inside the carton there should be the following items: one IAI unit one appropriate mains lead three short BNC cables one short ribbon cable a pair of Kelvin leads for low frequency use this manual There may also be a number of optional accessories if these have been ordered with the unit. Having verified that the entire above list of contents is present, it would be wise to verify that your IAI operates correctly and has not been damaged in transit. Site the IAI under the instrument that it will be used with. Connect the 3 short BNC cables from the BNC connectors on the front of the IAI (OUT, CH1, and CH2) to the corresponding BNC connectors on the PSM above it. Connect the ribbon cable from the extension port on the back of the IAI to that of the PSM. Connect the red Kelvin lead to the signal+ and sense+ BNC connectors on the front of the IAI, and connect the black Kelvin lead to the sense- and signal- BNC 2-1 Impedance analysis interface user manual connectors. Connect the Kelvin clips across an appropriate test component, eg. a 100nF capacitor. Verify that the voltage ratings on the rear panels of the IAI and the instrument are appropriate for the supply, then connect the mains cords to the inlets on the rear panels and the supply outlet. Switch on the IAI and the instrument. All four leds on the front of the IAI should illuminate. The display on the instrument should illuminate with the model name and the firmware version for a few seconds while it performs some initial tests. It then normally defaults to the RMS voltmeter display unless some other mode has been stored into the start-up program (PROG 1). Press the AUX key on the instrument and select fixture = “IAI” and LCR head shunt = “normal”. Only the normal LED should now be illuminated on the front panel of the IAI. If the instrument displays the message: “FIXTURE NOT RESPONDING” then check that the extension port cable has not been damaged and has been correctly fitted between the instrument and the IAI. If the message does not appear but all 4 leds remain illuminated then check that the IAI is correctly connected to the supply and that the fuse is intact. Press the OUT key on the instrument and turn on the output. 2-2 Impedance analysis interface user manual Press the LCR key to select the impedance analyser function and check that the test component is measured correctly. In the event of any problem with this procedure, please contact customer services at Newtons4th Ltd. or your local authorised representative: contact addresses and telephone numbers are given in the appendix at the back of this manual. 2-3 Impedance analysis interface user manual 3 Using the IAI The device under test (DUT) is measured by the IAI in a configuration where the component is ground referenced. This allows the IAI to be used to measure the impedance of devices even when one terminal is connected to earth. current sense CH2 OUT DUT CH1 The IAI has 4 selectable ‘shunts’ to sense the current through the device under test: ‘shunt’ LOW NORMAL HIGH VERY HIGH value 5Ω 50Ω 5kΩ 500kΩ comments also has 1A pk buffer not recommended above 1kHz 3-1 Impedance analysis interface user manual When the ‘shunt’ is selected on the instrument via the AUX menu, the resistance value is automatically entered as the external shunt for channel 2. The ‘shunt’ may be selected manually or the PSM can be configured to select it automatically. Not shown on the diagram for clarity is the 50Ω terminator on the ‘OUT’ input connecting to the output of the PSM instrument and the 50Ω balancing resistors on ‘CH1’ and ‘CH2’ outputs connecting to the inputs of the PSM. For high precision measurement under some conditions it may be necessary to compensate for parasitics within the test connections – see the later chapter on compensation. 3-2 Impedance analysis interface user manual 3.1 Shunt selection The different ‘shunts’ built into the IAI allow the test conditions to be modified to optimise the measurement accuracy. In general a higher value shunt increases the magnitude of the current signal and decreases the magnitude of the voltage signal; conversely a lower value shunt decreases the magnitude of the current signal and increases the magnitude of the voltage signal. Optimum accuracy is when the voltage and current signals are approximately equal (the impedance of the shunt is approximately the same as the impedance of the DUT), but good results can be obtained with impedances within a factor of 100 of the shunt value. The accuracy also depends on the frequency of operation. For example, considering the normal shunt, used with the PSM1735 NumetriQ, with the high frequency fixture fitted directly to the front of the IAI, the accuracy is tabulated below: ‘normal’ shunt accuracy table accuracy 0.1% 1% 10% 20% impedance range 5Ω to 500Ω 5Ω to 500Ω 500mΩ to 5kΩ 5Ω to 500Ω 500mΩ to 5kΩ 50mΩ to 50kΩ 5Ω to 500Ω 500mΩ to 5kΩ 50mΩ to 50kΩ frequency range 10Hz to 100kHz 1Hz to 1MHz 10Hz to 100kHz 100uHz to 25MHz 1Hz to 1MHz 10Hz to 100kHz 10uHz to 35MHz 100uHz to 5MHz 10Hz to 100kHz 3-3 Impedance analysis interface user manual It is necessary to take great care in order to achieve the best accuracy of measurement. The leads of the component must be scrupulously clean and for repeatability, the component must be connected in exactly the same position. Slight variations in connection can result in significantly different measured values, especially at high frequencies. In general, the “very high” shunt should only be used for high impedance measurements (>1MΩ) at low frequencies (<1kHz). The “low” shunt is used with higher current testing of low impedances as it includes a current boosting amplifier that can deliver up to 0.5A rms. Warning: high voltages can be generated when the current flowing through an inductive component is interrupted. So turn the output off before disconnecting an inductive or unknown component. The “normal” and “high” shunts are general purpose and between them cover a very wide impedance range. shunt frequency ranges shunt low normal high very high impedance range <50Ω 50mΩ to 50kΩ 5Ω to 5MΩ >1MΩ frequency range <10MHz all all <1kHz Of course, this table is only a guide and each ‘shunt’ can be used beyond the limits quoted. 3-4 Impedance analysis interface user manual If automatic shunt selection is configured on the instrument then the appropriate shunt will be automatically selected according to the test conditions and the measured impedance. 3-5 Impedance analysis interface user manual 3.2 Selecting test conditions The frequency and voltage of the generator are selected on the PSM instrument. The actual voltage across the DUT depends on the impedance of the component at the test frequency and the impedance of the selected shunt. If the generator output is set as a peak voltage Vpk, then because of the 50Ω impedances the rms voltage across the series combination of shunt and DUT may be approximated as Vpk/2√2 with a series resistance of 25Ω. Then the voltage seen by the DUT, Vdut, will be approximately given by: Vdut ~= Vpk/2√2 x Zdut/(Zdut + Rshunt + 25) where: Zdut = impedance of the DUT Rshunt = resistance of the ‘shunt’ The PSM instrument clearly displays the measured voltage across the DUT and the measured current through it. To fix the test voltage at a specified level, enable ac trim on CH1 using the TRIM menu on the instrument and set the desired rms level for Vdut. The instrument will then adjust the generator output level until the measured voltage across the component is as specified. Note that the low shunt also has a high speed buffer so the 25Ω term does not appear, and the equation becomes: Vdut ~= Vpk/2√2 x Zdut/(Zdut + 5) The maximum rms current, Imax, in this case into a short circuit becomes: Imax ~= 10/2√2 / 5 3-6 Impedance analysis interface user manual ~= 0.7A rms The optimum test conditions to use depend on the component or DUT and the application as many components change their characteristics with frequency and test voltage. The PSM instrument can automatically select test conditions or they can be entered manually. DC offsets can also be added to the test voltage where needed, for example testing electrolytic capacitors which need a bias voltage. In this case, it may be best to set the PSM instrument to AC coupling which will increase the measured accuracy in cases where the AC signal is small relative to the DC level. 3-7 Impedance analysis interface user manual 4 Connecting to the DUT 4.1 Kelvin leads The IAI is supplied with a pair of Kelvin leads for low frequency use (<5MHz) which make simple connections to a discrete component. The red lead should be connected to the BNC connectors marked SIGNAL+ and SENSE+ on the front of the IAI; the black lead should be connected to the BNC connectors marked SIGNAL- and SENSE-. The Kelvin clips can then be clipped onto the body of the component, as close as possible to the component. For accurate measurements it is essential that the component leads are clean. For repeatability of measurements, it is important to connect the Kelvin clips in the same physical arrangement when testing different components. signal+ IAI sense+ DUT sensesignal- 4-1 Impedance analysis interface user manual 4.2 High frequency fixture For testing components over all frequencies, there is a dedicated test fixture available as an accessory from Newtons4th Ltd. This can clip directly onto the front of the IAI by means of four BNC to BNC couplers supplied with it to minimise effects due to cabling. Connection is made to the component by four gold plated contact areas in a four-wire Kelvin arrangement; SIGNAL+ and SIGNAL- appear on the lower pair of contacts, SENSE+ and SENSE- are picked up from the upper pair of contacts. The lower pair of contacts are secured to the connectors attached to the IAI and does not move; the upper pair of contacts can be lifted by light finger pressure. The contacts are pressed closed by springs. To insert a component push up the upper contact plate so that the legs of the component can be inserted. If necessary push up the upper contact plate on one side first and then the other side so that the component can be pushed home. For high frequency work it is essential for the component to be inserted as far as possible. The HF fixture does not have to be clipped to the front of the IAI but can be used with some short BNC leads instead of the BNC couplers. 4-2 Impedance analysis interface user manual 4.3 Direct connection to BNC Because the DUT is ground referenced by the IAI (SIGNALis connected to earth), the IAI can be used to directly measure the input and output impedances of equipment which is earthed eg. oscilloscope inputs. The easiest way to make the connections is to use the BNC connection kit available as an accessory, consisting of: Dual BNC adaptor BNC lead BNC splitter lead Ensure that there are no harmful voltages present on the BNC connector to be tested. Connect the ‘dual BNC adaptor’ to the BNC terminal which is to be measured. Connect the ‘BNC lead’ from one end of the adaptor to the SIGNAL+ terminal of the IAI. Connect the single BNC end of the ‘BNC splitter lead’ to the other end of the adaptor; connect the BNC with the red boot to the SENSE+ terminal of the IAI; connect the BNC with the black boot to the SENSE- terminal. The SIGNAL- terminal is not used in this configuration. signal+ IAI sense+ DUT sensesignal- 4-3 Impedance analysis interface user manual 4.4 Custom fixtures For dedicated test facilities, the IAI can be used with custom made fixtures. The test voltage is provided at the SIGNAL+ terminal, and the selected internal current sense circuitry measures the current that is drawn from this terminal. The voltage across the DUT should be presented to the high impedance SENSE+ and SENSE- terminals. The SIGNAL- terminal is not used in this configuration. For remote operation at a distance from the IAI, the fixture could have active buffers to drive the SENSE+ and SENSE- cables to isolate the effects of the cabling from the DUT. Use high impedance amplifiers (eg JFET input types), in x2 mode with the characteristic resistance for the cable being used (usually 50Ω), and terminate the cables at the IAI with the same value. The AUX connector on the IAI provides +/-12V at up to 50mA per rail for powering active fixtures. The outputs are current limited with self resetting fuses. Local smoothing capacitors and possibly voltage regulators are advisable on the custom fixture. The AUX connector is a 3.5mm stereo jack socket with the following pinout: barrel middle tip 4-4 0V -12V +12V Impedance analysis interface user manual 5 Compensation Any cables or fixtures used to interface the device under test to the IAI will introduce measurement errors because of the stray impedances. At low frequencies the stray effects can usually be ignored except when measuring at the extremes of the impedance range or when exceptionally high accuracy is needed. At higher frequencies it is almost always necessary to compensate for the stray effects unless using the HF component fixture clipped to the front of the IAI. There are 3 forms of compensation: 1. 2. 3. Short circuit – for measuring low impedance Open circuit – for measuring high impedances Reference load compensation – for highest accuracy. It is usually only necessary to perform one of the three forms of compensation but any two or all three can be performed. For best results, if more than one is to be performed they should be performed in the sequence given above. In the following descriptions, the impedances are shown in bold type, eg Zx, to indicate that they are complex values with in-phase and quadrature components. 5-1 Impedance analysis interface user manual 5.1 Short circuit compensation Short circuit compensation compensates for the stray impedance in series with the impedance to be measured: Zs IAI Zx Then, if Zm is the impedance measured by the IAI: Zm = Zs + Zx To compensate for Zs, a measurement is made with the DUT shorted out but with all the cables in the same place. This measures Zs directly and is stored as Zs. Then the DUT is replaced without disturbing any wiring and the true Zx can be derived from Zm and Zs: Zx = Zm - Zs 5-2 Impedance analysis interface user manual 5.2 Open circuit compensation Open circuit compensation compensates for the stray impedance in parallel with the impedance to be measured: IAI Zo Zx Then, if Zm is the impedance measured by the IAI: 1/Zm = 1/Zo + 1/Zx To compensate for Zo, a measurement is made with the DUT removed but with all the cables in the same place. This measures Zo directly and is stored as: Yo = 1/Zo Then the DUT is replaced without disturbing any wiring and the true Zx can be derived from Zm and Yo: or: 1/Zx = 1/Zm - Yo Zx = Zm / (1 – Yo.Zm) 5-3 Impedance analysis interface user manual 5.3 Reference load compensation Reference load compensation compensates for complex effects within the cabling and fixtures by measuring a known reference component. The value of the reference component and its phase are entered and the measured value stored. IAI Zr Then, if Zl is the impedance measured by the IAI with the known reference impedance Zr connected and Zm is the impedance measured by the IAI with the DUT connected: Zx = Zm . Zr / Zl 5-4 Impedance analysis interface user manual 6 Calibration For optimum accuracy, the IAI should be re-calibrated annually with the instrument that it is used with. The calibration values are stored in the instrument so the IAI and PSM instrument should be kept together as a pair. The calibration process is similar to compensation except that it is performed over a series of frequencies. The reference components used for the calibration are resistors of the same value as the internal current sense shunts. The calibration procedure is controlled by a script file, running under CommVIEW, which instructs the operator to fit the appropriate fixture then sends the necessary commands to the instrument. The calibration fixture set comprises: 4 1 1 4 1 BNC to BNC couplers or more short circuit fixtures or more open circuit fixtures reference fixtures script file to run under CommVIEW. The calibration process stores the measured value for Zs, Yo, and Zl for each frequency point, and Zr. Then, if Zm is the impedance measured by the IAI: Zx = Zr . (1 – (Zl – Zs).Yo) (Zm – Zs) (1 – (Zm – Zs).Yo) (Zl – Zs) Interpolation is used to determine the constants for frequencies between calibration points 6-1 Impedance analysis interface user manual 7 Specification All these specifications are quoted for the system consisting of IAI with HF fixture and PSM1735 NumetriQ unless otherwise stated. System Frequency range 10uHz – 35MHz Basic accuracy 0.1% Impedance range 10mΩ – 100MΩ 10pF – 1000uF 100nH – 10kH Excitation voltage 5Vpk max Excitation control voltage or current Configuration ground referenced DC offset voltage +/- 5V max Parameters measured R, L, C, Z, phase, QF, tan(δ) series or parallel circuit selectable shunts 4 buffer current (low 0.5A rms max shunt) connectors power requirements size weight temperature range IAI only grounded BNC universal input 90-264V rms, 47-63Hz 15VA max. 60H x 350W x 250D mm approx 2kg approx 5 to 35˚C 7-1 Impedance analysis interface user manual For each shunt, the accuracy of measurement depends on the impedance and the frequency. ‘normal’ shunt accuracy table accuracy 0.1% 1% 10% 20% Phase Accuracy impedance range 5Ω to 500Ω 5Ω to 500Ω 500mΩ to 5kΩ 5Ω to 500Ω 500mΩ to 5kΩ 50mΩ to 50kΩ 5Ω to 500Ω 500mΩ to 5kΩ 50mΩ to 50kΩ frequency range 10Hz to 100kHz 1Hz to 1MHz 10Hz to 100kHz 100uHz to 25MHz 1Hz to 1MHz 10Hz to 100kHz 10uHz to 35MHz 100uHz to 5MHz 1Hz to 500kHz 0.05⁰+ 0.005⁰ / kHz ‘high’ shunt accuracy table accuracy 0.1% 1% 10% 20% Phase Accuracy 7-2 impedance range 500Ω to 50kΩ 500Ω to 50kΩ 50Ω to 500kΩ 500Ω to 50kΩ 50Ω to 500kΩ 5Ω to 5MΩ 500Ω to 50kΩ 50Ω to 500kΩ 5Ω to 5MΩ frequency range 10Hz to 100kHz 1Hz to 1MHz 10Hz to 100kHz 100uHz to 15MHz 1Hz to 1MHz 10Hz to 100kHz 10uHz to 35MHz 100uHz to 5MHz 1Hz to 500kHz 0.05⁰+ 0.005⁰ / kHz Impedance analysis interface user manual ‘low’ shunt accuracy table accuracy 0.1% 1% 10% Phase Accuracy impedance range 500mΩ to 50Ω 500mΩ to 50Ω 50mΩ to 500Ω 500mΩ to 50Ω 50mΩ to 500Ω 10mΩ to 5kΩ frequency range 10Hz to 100kHz 1Hz to 1MHz 10Hz to 100kHz 100uHz to 10MHz 1Hz to 1MHz 10Hz to 100kHz 0.1⁰+ 0.01⁰ / kHz ‘very high’ shunt accuracy table accuracy 0.1% 1% 10% Phase Accuracy 7-4 impedance range 50kΩ to 5MΩ 50kΩ to 5MΩ 5kΩ to 50MΩ 50kΩ to 5MΩ 5kΩ to 50MΩ 500Ω to 100MΩ frequency range 10Hz to 1kHz 1Hz to 1kHz 10Hz to 1kHz 100uHz to 1kHz 1Hz to 1kHz 10Hz to 1kHz 0.1⁰+ 0.05⁰ / kHz Impedance analysis interface user manual Appendix A – Accessories ACCESSORIES A-1 Impedance analysis interface user manual High frequency component fixture The high frequency component fixture clips onto the front of the IAI with four BNC coupling adaptors (supplied) for easy testing of components. Part numbers 500-066 A-2 HF impedance fixture Impedance analysis interface user manual BNC connection adaptor The IAI can be used to directly measure the impedance of inputs and outputs of other equipment even if the BNC connector is grounded. The BNC connection kit consists of : Dual BNC adaptor BNC lead BNC splitter lead Part numbers 500-067 BNC connection adaptor A-3 Impedance analysis interface user manual Calibration kit The IAI is calibrated with the instrument that it is used with, by means of a series of calibration fixtures. Open circuit, short and circuit and reference load calibration is performed for each shunt and the values stored in the non-volatile FLASH memory of the instrument. The calibration kit includes all the necessary fixtures, four BNC coupling adaptors to fit them to the front of the IAI and a disc with the script file to run under CommVIEW. Part numbers 500-072 A-4 IAI calibration kit Appendix B – Contact details Please direct all queries or comments regarding the PsimetriQ instrument or manual to: Newtons4th Ltd. 1 Bede Island Road Leicester LE2 7EA United Kingdom Tel: (0116) 230 1066 Fax: (0116) 230 1061 international international +44 116 230 1066 +44 116 230 1061 E-mail address: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org web site: www.newtons4th.com At Newtons4th Ltd. we have a policy of continuous product improvement and are always keen to hear comments, whether favourable or unfavourable, from users of our products.