I'd like to mimic a digital volt meter's high input impedance (10 to 11MΩ) at an analogue input (ADC) on a microcontroller. Currently I'm using an ATmega32U4-based Kookye Pro Micro.
Specifically, I've rigged up a simple voltage monitoring loop, very similar to this one. I currently have a voltage divider (10KΩ and 90KΩ) feeding into an analogue pin, with 5V powering the microcontroller (a reference voltage). So I'm able to measure up to 50V, and the values I'm getting for known power sources correspond to what I expect.
The reason I'd like to mimic DVM-like high input impedance is because I'd like to be able to monitor the voltage off on an RF dummy load that has a tap for measuring input power via voltage. The designers of the dummy load have confirmed to me that "the dummy load is designed to give accurate power readings with a 10-11 megohm input resistance digital voltmeter."
The voltage monitoring circuit gives erratic readings when attached to the dummy load (with input applied). With a low-power load (~5V), it mostly reads 0(V), but with higher a power load (over 10W), it reports other readings too—all low, never going above 1.5V or so (the expected measurement for that amount of power is over 30V).
So the question is whether something can be rigged up so that the microcontroller's ADC can be made to measure voltage similarly to a DVM with high input impedance. If so, what sorts of options are there? If not, what is the limitation?