Precision Impedance Analyzer and LCR Meter
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With the launch of the 5 MHz MFIA, Zurich Instruments is introducing a new type of impedance analyzer and precision LCR meter. The instrument is based on Zurich Instruments’ proven lock-in amplifier technology, allowing more accurate (0.05%, typical) and faster (up to 20 ms per measurement point) measurements over a larger frequency range in comparison to conventional impedance analyzers. The MFIA impedance analyzer is ideal for impedance measurements from 1 mΩ to 10 GΩ in the frequency range 1 Hz to 5 MHz; DC measurements can also be performed. The instrument’s LabOne user interface comes with a number of new features specifically designed for impedance analysis: the Compensation-Advisor supports the user step-by-step through the elimination of unwanted parasitic effects between the instrument and the probe; the Confidence-Indicator calculates the reliability level of the measurement based on the measurement parameters and sets a warning flag in critical cases; the Parametric Sweeper allows fast and simple automation of measurement tasks.
An embedded webserver makes software installation unnecessary, with the instrument being easily accessible via a web-browser. Measurement data can be transferred directly to PC and, for programmers, APIs and examples for LabView, MATLAB, Python and C are included.
The MFIA can be used for a broad range of applications including the characterization of semiconductor materials, components, and solar cells as well as dielectric spectroscopy, bio-impedance, and microfluidics.