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Are measurements of battery voltage enough to test its state of health?

I've spent a career building a few instances of battery-powered equipment, with a lot of planned projects that didn't come to fruition. This means that I've scrutinized a lot of methods, done a lot ...
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Are measurements of battery voltage enough to test its state of health?

Yes, you're right – from the open-circuit voltage, you cannot infer the internal resistance, nor the remaining battery capacity. The power that the battery can supply must be measured. I'd say the ...
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Why does a DC voltage float with respect to ground?

Even though there's no direct connection between the 1.3kV voltage source and ground, there is capacitive coupling, shown by C1 and C2 here: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using ...
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34401A Remote Measurement Time

Without knowing sufficient details about yout setup, I think there are a couple of notes that could be taken int account (some of them could not apply): MATLAB SIDE 1. Trigger Command: In the HP ...
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Can diodes be tested successfully in situ?

Maybe. Let's assume any capacitor is discharged fully, otherwise you can get odd effects such as negative resistance readings or smoke emissions from the DMM. Let's also assume that you know it's ...
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34401A Remote Measurement Time

To speed the measurement up you could decrease the resolution. At high resolution the 34401 is not particularly fast. That may not meet your requirements though.
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Can I measure the internal termination resistance of a MIPI receiver?

To be honest with you, focusing on the receiver impedance is probably a huge waste of time. Is it possible to measure the internal termination resistance of a chip using a multimeter? In a word, no. ...
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Can I measure the internal termination resistance of a MIPI receiver?

What is the 'best' way to measure the resistance? Don't measure it at all, it doesn't exist as a constant, nor does it really matter. Instead consider this: Why do you wonder about the resistance? ...
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Resistance measurement with DMMs

Multimeters measure resistance by injecting a known current into the circuit under test and measuring the resultant voltage drop. From that the resistance is calculated by $R = \frac V I$. Your ...
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