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Resistance Measurement Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048938D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Olsen, FW [+details]

Abstract

The settling time usually required before making resistance measurements in a multiple probe test bed is significantly reduced by forcing a current-limited voltage through the unknown resistance. Concurrently, the correction for losses is determined, and analog computation provides for translating the measured data into a voltage representative of the known resistance, as though a current was forced through the unknown resistance and the resultant voltage measured.