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 Use Utilite to Display and Record Digital Multimeter Data 
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Post Use Utilite to Display and Record Digital Multimeter Data

Digital Multimeters (DMMs) are quite useful pieces of test gear. Even relatively inexpensive units can often measure and display a wide variety of parameters beyond just voltage, current, and resistance. DMMs are great for taking instantaneous readings, and some offer basic storage in the form of hold, min, and max readings. However, many units do not provide any real data logging capability.

If you have a compatible DMM with a serial interface, QtDMM will enable your Utilite to display, log, and graph DMM data. This is a useful feature if you tying to log or trend a parameter over time.

For more information about QtDMM see:


QtDMM v8.13 is available in the Utilite Ubuntu repository. Newer versions are available if you are willing to build them yourself. See:

Packages required by QtDMM include:

1. Qt
2. gcc


1. Utilite
2. Compatible DMM (I am using RadioShack 22-812)
3. USB to Serial Converter (I am using Manhattan brand base on Prolific PL2303 chipset)

RadioShack 22-812 DMM
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Test Setup

The test setup consists of a B&K Precision 3010 Function Generator serving as a variable voltage and frequency source for the DMM.

Test Setup
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QtDMM works quite nicely with Utilite. The performance was good. The picture below shows both AC Voltage and Frequency graphed over time.

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1. QtDMM is a very useful where there is a need to log and graph data over time. This is a feature not normally associated with many DMMs.
2. Utilite again proves to be very useful in the test and measurement environment.

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