FOVEA – Wearable Embedded Multimeter

FOVEA – Wearable Embedded Multimeter

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FOVEA is a wearable embedded analyzer — a multimeter targeted at embedded electronics with wrist-worn convenience.

FOVEA, their wearable embedded analyzer does a few primary things to make embedded work easier:

(a) It moves the multimeter display to a location that’s much closer to where the probes are being held, and also with almost the same focal distance;

(b) it focuses on lower currents and voltages as seen in modern embedded electronics — when last did you need to measure 600VAC on your embedded project?; and

(c) it integrates digital features together with traditional analog features.

We’re not looking to replace your high-dollar benchtop lab-grade instruments, but instead developing a sensible easy-to-use multimeter/analyzer with convenience features that we would’ve expected to be commonplace today. For example, continuity testers nicely alert us when we’re across a very-low-resistance or direct connection, but if you’re checking say a 5-volt circuit for proper power at various points, wouldn’t it be nice to have the meter alert you that you’ve got 5V within a certain tolerance?

How about directly testing PWM signals, and even generating pulses and PWM signals? And you can measure current across a pre-installed shunt resistor on development boards, so you don’t have to keep breaking a circuit connection to measure current. These are some of the features added to FOVEA to help you be more productive.

Functions:

  •  DC voltage to 30V with window alerts
  • DC current to 1A
  • Current across a specified shunt
  • Resistance & Continuity
  • Frequency counter
  • PWM servo-pulse measurement
  • Pulse generator (square wave)
  • PWM servo-pulse output
  • Logic analyzer

Features: 

  •  2.4″ color TFT display
  • Touch-screen interface
  • Built-in battery with USB recharging
  • Banana jacks, and a 4-pin plug-in interface
  • Adjustable wrist strap
  • Folding design for portability

The project is live on kickstarter and has 25 days to go.

Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)

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