Power-Supply Measurement Webcast

  • June 20, 2011
  • Ametek
  • News

June 20, 2011 - AMETEK Programmable Power has produced a free tutorial webcast exploring power-supply measurement. Created in conjunction with Test & Measurement World magazine, this pre-recorded webcast highlights what to measure on a power supply and how to do so efficiently. To view, visit http://www.tmworld.com/webcast/All_Webcasts/2439-New_T_MW_Editorial_Webcast_Power_Supply_Measurements.php. Since switching power supplies are used in the development of nearly every electronic product, the presentation is relevant to a variety of engineers, researchers and scientists who incorporate power supplies in their test and measurement applications. In addition, power efficiency is gaining in importance as society stresses "going green." While highly efficient, switching power supplies can interfere with system operation because switching signals can generate unwanted noise and electromagnetic interference (EMI). The unwanted signal can affect the quality of serial data streams as well. Therefore, engineers need to measure both efficiency and noise in switching power supplies.

  • This technical webcast includes in-depth details on how to
  •  Determine power supply load transient recovery time
  • Establish current limit characterization for a power supply
  • Measure output noise on a power supply
  • Detect and locate sources of EMI with clocks
  • Handle EMI issues with serial data
  • Define, measure and monitor efficiency

Herman van Eijkelenburg, a veteran of the power supply industry with more than two decades experience in engineering and marketing, spoke during the webcast.  Van Eijkelenburg is Director of Product Marketing and Applications Engineering for AMETEK Programmable Power. AMETEK Programmable Power is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2010 sales of $2.47 billion.

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