Today’s efficient power converters demand less input power per watt of output, but they also demand more in terms of power supply measurements. You’ve come to the right place to learn about:
- Ripple measurement and noise analysis
- Power factor and harmonics measurements for IEC61000-3-2 pre-compliance
- Testing to Level VI efficiency standards
- Standby power testing to IEC62301 Ed.2
- GaN and SiC FET and diode characterization
- MOSFET switching loss and safe operating area analysis
- In-circuit inductor and transformer loss measurements
Performing Safe Operating Area Analysis with an Oscilloscope
Three methods for using an oscilloscope to determine whether a MOSFET or other switching device is operating within its specifications.
Four Key Tests for Validating MOSFET Performance in Power Supply Designs Poster
Quick overview of key measurements, from verifying your prototype during initial startup, to optimizing switching loss and magnetic losses, to validating overall performance of the SMPS and getting ready for regulatory compliance.
Level VI Efficiency Standards for External Power Supplies Poster
Use this poster as a handy reference for international efficiency levels III, IV, V, and VI requirements, including minimum efficiency, maximum no-load consumption, and test methods.
Source Measure Units (SMU)
2380 Series DC Electronic Loads
MDO4000 Series Oscilloscopes
IsoVu Technology Isolated Measurement Systems
MDO3000 Series Oscilloscopes
MSO/DPO5000 Series Oscilloscopes
|Power Supply Measurement and Analysis with DPOPWR Application Software|
Discover how to make many common power measurements with Tektronix oscilloscopes and the DPOPWR power analysis software. Included is useful information on probing, and characterizing power supplies and measuring switching loss, safe operating area, magnetic power loss, harmonic analysis and power quality.
|Measuring Wireless Power Charging Systems for Portable Electronics|
Learn how to observe power transfer signals and communications signals on a Qi wireless power charging system using a mixed domain oscilloscope.
|Verifying Power Supply Sequencing with an 8-Channel Oscilloscope|
You’ll learn the basics of checking the power-on and power-off sequence of an AC-DC power supply, how to look at a bulk supply and various point of load regulators, and how an oscilloscope with more than 4 channels can expedite the process.
|Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Case Study|
Panasonic turns to IsoVu Technology to shorten development time for new GaN device.
|Testing a New Switch Mode Power Supply Design Poster|
This poster gives an overview of key measurements on a new switch mode power supply (SMPS) design, from initial startup, to optimizing switching and magnetic losses, to validating overall performance and getting ready for regulatory compliance.
|Isolation Addresses Common Sources of Differential Measurement Error|
Technical brief that examines sources of measurement error and how the IsoVu measurement system can overcome these limitations.
|Measuring Vgs on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors|
This application note focuses on accurate high-side VGS measurements on ungrounded FETs using the IsoVu measurement system.
|Active Power Factor Correction Verification Measurements|
Learn techniques for measuring the effectiveness of a power factor correction circuit, both in terms of power factor improvement and reduction of current harmonics, using an oscilloscope.
|Performing Safe Operating Area Analysis on MOSFETs and Other Switching Devices with an Oscilloscope|
A safe operating area (SOA) plot represents maximum voltage, current, and power values for a MOSFET or other switching device. Learn how to take measurements to compare in-circuit operating parameters to the SOA in component datasheets.
|11 Power Consumption Measurement Techniques|
This e-guide describes the top 11 power management challenges that you can face when designing, validating, or testing your IoT device and offers some tips on how to simplify the process and ultimately enable the success of your IoT device.
|Power Probing Techniques and Tips|
|Power Probing Techniques and Tips|
|How to Design Longer Battery Life in Mobile Computing Devices|
This Tektronix Webinar discusses current monitoring over time to assess a semiconductor system's power performance with an emphasis on higher accuracy. In this 35 minute instructional webinar, engineers can learn how to validate a semiconductor's ability to preserve as much battery life as possible when placed in mobile computing devices.