Occasional builder, good mechanical and computer skills, minimal electronics skills but very interested
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J. Ian Lindsay
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And thanks Kris for the tip on the MEMS microphones - they close close to what I'd want, although I'm now searching for an analog equivalent of those components.
Are you sure? yes | no
There are a few, maybe Knowles has one, but they won't be as sensitive as PDM.
Hi Simon - Yes, I saw your replies (and thanks! The links are useful). I am not yet very familiar with how this site works, so I'm not sure why my question isn't visible....
I did discover that my iPhone with the Røde iXY microphone can pick up frequencies right up to 20 KHz - still not in the ultrasound range but higher than I can hear. More work required!
@WTPfeffer if you start typing @simo you should see my profile pop up. Click that and it should "mention" me in brown/gold font. Then I should get a notification. Are you willing to try a microcontroller? I think it might be a good way to ensure your sampling hardware can definitely detect 20+ kHz. I'm not sure a PC audio card is designed for ultrasonic (but if you check the specs on yours it may prove me wrong).
Whatever hardware you use, I'd suggest looking at a fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm in your software to identify the relative amplitudes in different frequency bands. I don't think you will be able to do this by analysing the raw waveform visually, on an oscilloscope (unless it has frequency analysis functions built-in).
Happy to keep discussing but I might reply faster if you @mention me.
Maybe take a look at the TDK ICS41350...or ICS41352
I never ignore a sensor suggestion by @Kris Winer ! Thanks.
ST analog mic with coverage of the ultra-sound range https://www.st.com/en/mems-and-sensors/imp23absu.html?ecmp=tt19114_gl_enews_dec2020&cid=stmDM37411&bid=370850364&uid=dj/0LdRBZr+DiZm6hzAUjTyIYVqoBFNe...
Hi, did you remove your .stack question about the ultrasonic mic? I put some links in reply but can't see the listing when I go to the stack. Let me know if you can see them.
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