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20 Apr 2008

This is PIC16F628 and pic16f84 base inductance/capacitance meter design by Phil Rice VK3BHR.Measuring range is from 0 to >0.1uF for capacitance and 0 to >10mH for inductance.Expected accuracy is +/- 1% of reading +/- 0.1pF or +/- 10nH.This project is a combination of two stolen designs.The oscillator design originally came from the AADE LC meter web page. It uses an LM311 comparator with positive feedback to make a parallel LC oscillator with digital output. It seems to oscillate readily over a wide range of L and C values. Hopefully, it follows the “well known formula for resonant frequency”.The frequency measuring part is a cut down version of the September 2002 Frequency Meter article from Amateur Radio magazine. The original idea for this came from the web pages of Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ. [via]

Surprisingly Accurate Digital LC Meter - [Link]

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