FOVEA – Wearable Embedded Multimeter
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.
- 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
- 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.