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RMS-to-DC for Sound Pressure Level measurement

Question asked by Valoo on Jan 28, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2016 by Valoo



I want to measure the RMS value of a microphone's output voltage (to get the SPL value in dB).


I see a lot of RMS-to-DC IC seem to do that but I am wondering :


At a given moment, if I read the output of the RMS chip (on an ADC), is the RMS (the average/mean part) calculated on the last 10ms ? 100ms ? 1sec ?


In other words, I want to read the RMS value every second. So I want it to be representative of the last second that just passed not the last 10ms.


How is it related to the "settling time" parameter (if it is) ?


Best regards,