Zurich Instruments launches its new Mid-Frequency Impedance Analyzer and Precision LCR (MFIA) Meter. The MFIA measures in the frequency range from DC to 5 MHz. Based on the Zurich Instruments' Mid-Frequency (MF) platform, the MFIA offers 0.05% basic accuracy and a measurement range spanning 1 mΩ to 10 GΩ. The instrument has high measurement repeatability with a low temperature drift - and it is quick too: accurate measurements can be made within 25 seconds of powering on the instrument.
Three Instrument Control Innovations to Support Impedance Analysis
- Compensation Advisor: The LabOne Compensation Advisor guides users step-by-step through an efficient workflow. Each compensation step is validated and feedback is provided to the user before the data is taken to correct measurement errors.
- Confidence Indicator: Each data point for shielding, gain error, compensation error, overflow and underflow is validated by the LabOne Confidence Indicator. If accuracy is compromised, suggestions are made on how to improve the result.
- Parametric Sweeper: Users are free to scan any instrument parameter (e.g. frequency, bias voltage, test amplitude); ranges are freely adjustable with an unlimited number of step points. The Sweeper supports linear scans and logarithmic scans. A number of optimized application modes are pre-programmed to assist the user to achieve the most accurate results in a minimum amount of time without tedious manual adjustments.
The MFIA is integrated with the MFLI lock-in amplifier so that measurements can be easily synchronized with external sources. It displays individual voltage and current measurements at high-bandwidths. Support for DC measurements is included, as is the ability to record I-V curves.
Every instrument comes with an impedance test fixture, which is optimized for minimal parasitic and adds less than 10 fF capacity. A set of 12 sample carriers is also included, containing a short, an open and precision 1 kΩ load to accommodate a variety of compensation schemes.