The smartphone-enabled DMM

Daniel Brateris, Dwight Bedford, David Calhoun, Aaron Johnson, Nickolas Kowalski, Thomas Mukalian, Justin Reda, Anthony Samaritano, Robert Krchnavek

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Abstract

The digital multimeter (DMM) is pervasive among technicians, engineers, and do-it-yourselfers. For a very small amount of money, one can obtain an instrument that measures dc and ac voltage, current, and resistance. DMMs have seen modest improvement since the original instruments, with advances in accuracy and improved features due primarily to advances in microelectronic integration. With the advent of smartphones, we see another possibility for advancement in DMMs. The two primary advantages of a smartphone-enabled DMM are compact size due to using the smartphone as the display and the opportunity for customized user interfaces for specific applications. In this article, we develop a prototype pen-style DMM that uses Bluetooth to communicate with an Apple iPhone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6873732
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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