What's the purpose of the inductor in this microphone biasing schematic?

by user1258202   Last Updated May 20, 2019 16:25 PM

I'm just wondering what's the purpose of the inductor in this microphone biasing schematic?

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Could it be that I have very low input signal from the microphone because of missing L1? Bias generator derives it's power from 3.3V LDO. The microphone I use with this is:

Sensitivity:-30dB+/-2dB Frequency Range: 50Hz-20KHz Output Impedance: ≤2.2 kΩ SNR: >58dB Standard Operation Voltage: 4.5V Operation Voltage: 1.0V-10V.DC



Answers 1


The value of 15 nanoHenry is about the inductance of 15 milliMeters of wire.

The 15 pF (suspectiouslly the same numbers as the inductor) is more than casual stray parasitic, but in the range.

The resonance is in the hundreds of Megahertz; with no dampening shown, the usefulness of 15nH and 15pF is doubtful.

I'd expect these to be residual values, and if PCB solder pads exist, the L and C are provided as optional EMI filtering.

The microphone cable may have Positive and Negative pins. Are you using those?

analogsystemsrf
analogsystemsrf
May 20, 2019 15:55 PM

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