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How to minimize the effect on DNL error from this opamp circuit?

By using the following single LM324 circuit, I create amplified bipolar outputs from a 16-bit 0-3.3V DAC output as follows: My aim is to minimize extra DC error due to the above LM324 circuit ...
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Correct drift from IMU with magnetic sensor

Is it possible to correct the drift from the IMU by setting an external magnetic sensor as the reference point (zero) of the magnetometer in the IMU. For example, tracking the position of the wrist, ...
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How to get angles to which a device was rotated using info from an IMU6 sensor (gyroscope and accelerometer)?

I have a device with an IMU6 sensor. When it is laying on the table, the gyroscope and accelerometer data are constantly changing. The values between two measurements are similar, but they are never ...
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Why does AHRS system with Madgwick filter has so big drift?

I have an MPU9250 on my PCB and I use an AHRS system with a Madgwick filter to get yaw angles. I want to get very accurate and non-drifting yaw angles, but, for unknown reasons, I can't. I calibrated ...
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How do I reduce strain gage drift?

my name is Joe Vaccarella. I am a research assistant at the University of Rochester. I’m currently conducting a project where I have 4 strain gages, mounted on a polycarbonate tube. (one gage on each ...
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Is the current in reverse biased PN junction due to drift or diffusion?

Wikipedia says The saturation current (or scale current), more accurately the reverse saturation current, is that part of the reverse current in a semiconductor diode caused by diffusion of minority ...
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Why passive component has better drift characteristics than active components had?

I came across this paragraph in the classic reference Op Amps For Everyone by Ron Mancini where it says on the first page: Many attempts has been made to make a stable amplifier, but temperature ...
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Drift with Madgwick algorithm with fast movements

I am trying to correctly track orientation of a sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope using the open source Madgwick algorithm. The algorithm returns quaternions which represent the rotation between ...
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Output voltage error

This is an external protection circuit for an analog to digital converter. I have modelled the resistive sensor as a voltage divider. I have used pull down resistor R14 to avoid floating input then I ...
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Relation of drift velocity and electric field?

So I attached the standard derivation of the relationship between drift velocity and electric field. My problem is: Tau=s/Vd, where s is the mean free path of the electron. Substituting this into the ...
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Sallen key topology choosing right op-amp

Welcome all. I designed Bessel low pas filter using Analogue Devices filter wizard. It is a fantastic toll saving loads of time. However, like any tool has its limitations. Upon completion my design I ...
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Power supply output voltage drift with temperature

The PSU that I've built, output voltage is drifting when it's turned off; First set values: Turned it back on again after 10 hours: The values being read using a 16 bit ADC and is spot on. The ...
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Magnetometer Offset Drift

I am using a magnetometer to detect metal objects. I typically take a reading when the software starts (zero offset calibration) and assuming that there are no metal objects in the vicinity and then ...
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Choosing a crystal for a long-running synchronizing application between two microcontrollers

I learned from research that crystals (HC49/U style casing) experience drift which causes timing to be inaccurate in the long haul. My project is a laser tag system in which one microcontroller (...
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Diffusion current causes drift current?

I was studying about currents in an injected semiconductor (by illumination) from Integrated Electronics by Millman and Halkias. They consider the diffusion hole current in an injected n-type open-...
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Drift auto-corrector for any microcontroller [closed]

I've made multiple microcontroller circuits in the past, but now when I look at everything, drift has become a problem. I know this when I try to connect two micros together serially via wireless ...
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Looking for gyroscope drift spec in datasheet

The product page of the BMI088 IMU makes the very impressive claim The automotive-proven gyroscope of the BMI088 has an unmatched bias stability of less than 2°/h However, I can't find this claim ...
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mpx5010 drifting

I have a MPX5010 pressure sensor that outputs a voltage proportional to applied pressure. Output is connected to an amp-op with gain=4 so my output is around 1V when no pressure is applied. That ...
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Calculating drift/precision on a temperature circuit

I'm hoping to get some guidance with a circuit I designed. I have a current source which operates between 200uA and 400uA. In order to measure it, I used the following circuit before feeding it into ...
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Thermal drift in diodes

Hi guys and thanks for reading and your help. I can't understand a thing that my book says: "When the temperature grows, the diode will let flow more current" and then it gives 2 formulas: \$V_t = \...
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Obtaining noise spectral density of OP-AMP from Peak to Peak voltage

I'm in need of a low offset opamp for integrating purposes, I also need it to be very low noise since the output of the opamp will go into a 3000 V/V gain stage. The opamp that seems to satisfy my ...
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LDO ground with Diode for temperature Drfit compensation

I work the below circuit. LDO is 3.2V fixed , Two diode is connected one at output and one at ground for compensate the temperature drift occur. Op is connected to a micro controller VDD-BUS which ...
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Integrator DC drift

I have to integrate signals very precisely, and Im facing DC drift on inverting integrators using opamps. The usual cure is to add a resistor in parallel with the capacitor, however this produces a ...
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Investigating the cause of the drift for this system

A force-torque transducer data acquisition system is shown below: As shown in the above illustration, basically a six-axis transducer is powered and amplified by an interface electronics and then the ...
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In a DC circuit with one battery and one resistor, why does the voltage drop remain the same irrespective of the value of the resistor?

DC Circuit#1: I have a 10V battery connected to a 10 Ohm Resistor. Therefore, the current will be 10/10 = 1 Amps DC Circuit#2: I have the same 10V battery connected to a 5 Ohm Resistor. Therefore, ...
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Large drift (temperature could be a culprit) in this circuit. Anyone can help?

Purpose: Amplify the differential voltage out of a bi-cell photo-diode. Amplification has to have a high gain as we are looking into nm level displacements of the IR beam centroid emitting the bi-cell ...
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Can an NTC sensor drift over time?

I was reading stuff on NTC self heating and I was thinking if the thermal runaway is something that could really affect a measurement. So, not an offset, but actually a drift on the resistance. So I ...
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Some questions about drift at the output due to transducer or amplifier

I have instrumentation amplifier box/circuit using a INA128 amplifier. Inside the same box the output of this goes to another amplifier for a larger modifiable gain. All this is used to amplify a ...
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Check if signal drifts are temperature related

Let’s say I have an output signal vs time plot data of some opto-electrical device (a black box for me). If the device is exposed to sunlight the signal starts to drift to higher values. Is there a ...
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Minimizing frequency drift in LM331

Below is the schematics of a circuit so far I finalized and soldered on a perfboard: (please left-click to enlarge) Basically the circuit converts 0...10V input voltage to 10mV pk-pk square-wave. ...
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Compensating for MEMS Gyroscopic drift

I'm new to IMUs and know that they are prone to high drift, which depends on Temperature, White Noise and Time, but the most uncertain drift is caused by time, and under certain circumstances, drift ...
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How can the temperature drift in this unusual absorption detector be reduced?

I am using this simple circuit in a sensitive hand-held probe to detect metals in the ground. It works very well except for the temperature drift. The drift means having to often re-adjust P1+P2, ...
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Output Drift of an operational Integrator

R = 1k and C = 0.1 uF In practice, the output of an operational amplifier integrator will (drift) until it saturates at a value close to one of the supply voltages, even when the input voltage (Vin = ...
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LED intensity changes with time

I want to operate a UV LED at continuous 20mA for one week. However, when I measure the LED intensity with a photodiode (see image), I find that the light intensity changes continuously in time. I ...
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Why do compass chips in cellphones require frequent calibration?

Most cell phones offer digital compass functionality which uses a 3-axis magnetometer chip for data. Phones (some more than others?) frequently require the user to "recalibrate", which ...
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DS1307 timekeeping date significance (leap seconds?)

As part as a hobby project I built a relatively simple BCD binary LED clock using a PIC micro controller and a DS1307 RTC. Upon battery power loss the DS1307 resets back to 01/01/00 00:00:00 which ...
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what is the base temperature when using ppm/c

I am not sure If I have phrased the question right but if not please correct me I want to know when Accuracy Parts per Million mentioned in the datasheet of voltage reference they say for example 5 ...
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resistor drift via temp messing with ADC readings in voltage divider

I am voltage dividing 0 to 64 VDC down to 0 to 1.8 volts via a simple voltage divider. I am using 1% resistors. The problem is that the readings from the ADC in my beaglebone black seems to be ...
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Voltage Drift on an Open Circuit (and how to get rid of it)

I'm trying to create a custom lick-port to detect mouse licking behavior. I am following a design published here that uses the junction potential between the mouse's tongue and the metal water spout ...
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Typical Resistance Temperature Coefficient Variance between a reel of same value resistors

I have a resistor divider, I'm interested calculating the drift of the divider over temperature and if possible minimizing it. I was wondering if both resistors in the divider have the same value ...
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How does the CMRR of difference amplifier ICs change over time?

When designing precision analog circuits, I often come across parts which seem to be more than accurate enough for my purposes, but where the datasheet does not specify how key parameters will change ...
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Electron speed in resistors

What affects the speed of electrons in a resistor? If two resistors are connected in series, they both have the same current ; same amount of electrons passing at a point per second. Then if one ...
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Tactile pressure sensor and drift. Reading the datasheet

I am looking at the specs of tactile pressure sensor and I can't understand what this means: "Drift: <3.3% per logarithmic time scale" How should I understand this? Does this sensor drifts a lot ...
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Relation between drift velocity & conductivity of a doped semiconductor

Here is the problem, and I am stuck. When an electric field with strength \$1 \times 10^3 \text{V/cm}\$ is applied to a p-type uncompensated Si sample at room temperature, the electron drift ...
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How important is the temperature stability for gain - setting resistors?

When two resistors are used to set a gain of an opamp, do I need to care about their temperature stability, provided resistors are from the same series, same manufacturer? Let's say my circuit will ...
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Cancelling drift of a gyro by mounting?

I am trying to design a device that is used for capturing rotation. I think I will be using an IMU from Invensense, as I have a few of them to play with. A big problem gyroscopes seems to be drift, ...
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Gyroscopic Drift Correction

I'm currently working on a project where I am pulling readings from 3 Gyroscopes (STM L3G4200D) to a Microcontroller (TI MSP430) and sending orientation data to the user. I've been reading up on ...
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ds1307 drift too big

I have a RTC ds1307 mounted on a prototype board ( the one with 3 pin stripped ), and I'm experiencing a delay of about 5 sec/day, far too big compared to some research I did. Can that delay be caused ...
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Basic Frequency Control Circuit

How does R4 prevent the output voltage drifting towards one of the supply rails to the op amp? I understand that R4 has to have a high resistance but I do not know why? Here is the schematic which is ...
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What does the term "slow drift" mean?

Good night everyone. I came across the term "slow drift" when reading a paper on an electronic design, and I am not quite sure what it means. The author said he used a low pass amplifier to remove ...
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