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hozone 12th February 2013 09:29 AM

electret mic preamp for micro ADC
I would like to build a preamplifier for an electrect mic, actually i've some WM61-A.

I would like to get SPL values.
My SPL measure could event be low accurancy (+-6db is accettable) even not weighted, and it should be at least from 40/50db to 90/100.
Micro side i'm using simple RMS, or radix-4 fft, depends on the signal precision and on how much resources i've got on micro.

Because i would like to post this project, i prefer NOT to do Linkwitz.
Said this, my electronics skills are not as good as my it skills, so i ask you expert if you've a working circuit, i've try some as you can see, but nothing as good as i need :o

transistor pre:
opamp pre:

hozone 13th March 2013 04:52 PM

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solved using a schematics base on this

see attached if interested :)

Osvaldo de Banfield 13th March 2013 07:32 PM

Wire directly the output of the IC to the output of the circuit, all these resistors and capacitors are useless as DC at both points are equal.

hozone 14th March 2013 09:14 AM

thank you.

i add the decoupling cap C6 and biasing res R7 / R8, cause i need signal biased at 2.5v, (given 5v supply).
C3, R6, R4 i do not know what are there for :( they are there because john use those.
note that i need this circuit for a basic SPL meter, so i use john schematics even because i know the RMS voltage at a given SPL (es 315uV ~ 32db), and so if i get the RMS voltage i can calculate output SPL: SPL db = 20*log10(newRMSv/referenceRMSv).

Osvaldo de Banfield 14th March 2013 11:59 AM

The amp biased as you did, is actually 2.5VDC at its output, no need for the output network, save components, cost, weight and space in the PCB.

hozone 14th March 2013 12:08 PM

so, straight out from the output 1 of IC. right?
i will try.

Osvaldo de Banfield 14th March 2013 12:20 PM

Yes! Perhaps a 1K resistor in series to protect the opamp's output about short circuits, although internal protection is readily found inside the chip.

hozone 14th March 2013 12:47 PM

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works perfect from ~55..100db SPL, better than before, it seems it has more dinamic on low SPL values.
attached the new schematic, R4 optional.

if you have time to reply me i've some more questions, otherway thanks for the above suggestion.
1) C5, C2, R10 are filters, right?
2) do you see any other improvement?
3) john write as the reference value 315uV ~32db SPL, is it this value take out from experimenting with AC coupled scope and emitting a sound @32db, or there is a way to calculate this value based on the IC, supply voltage, mic, and components used?

Osvaldo de Banfield 14th March 2013 01:05 PM

1) All network is a filter any way, some are simpler and some too complex.

2) I have no experience in microphones, but the gain in the amplifier is the value of the resistor from output to -input(R3), divided by the value of -input to ground (R9) (Ignore the capacitor in series), plus 1. This case gain is 11.

3) Improvements, no, there are lots, but as Murphy says: any equipment working is untouchable.

hozone 14th March 2013 01:16 PM

thank you!

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