Switched-Mode Power Supply Simulation with SPICE:

February 2, 2018, Phoenix, Arizona: In a reprint of Steve Sandler’s classic technical book, PWM models and power supply simulation solutions are described in depth–with special attention paid to practical magnetic components. All common topologies are discussed, including linear, buck and flyback converters. Practical guidance is given for EMI/RFI filtering and magnetics design and analysis. Most of the book’s code (available to book purchasers) will run, unaltered, on all of popular SPICE versions, including PSpice, LTspice, and Tina. Sometimes maligned, SPICE can provide very accurate results that correlate with real circuit…

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Why Talk About Flat Impedance and Power Integrity?

Today’s power supply designs require new techniques and metrics, whether you are working with CPUs, FPGAs, DDR memory, or SERDES, noise matters. It’s not about the lowest impedance power supply but the right impedance power supply. Learn more at EDI CON (http://www.ediconusa.com/) and DesignCon (http://www.designcon.com/) and from these videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/Picotest1. Want a more hands-on learning opportunity? Attend our Power Integrity workshops: https://www.picotest.com/training/index.html.

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Picotest Announces Power Integrity Training Workshops – USA Tour

July 6, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona: Picotest.com, a leader in high resolution test and measurement equipment, has announced a series of Power Integrity Training Workshops. The workshops are unique both for their emphasis on Power Integrity and for the hands-on nature of the workshop. Time is split between lecture and lab exercises where students get to perform real-world Power Integrity measurements on components and circuits. Full sets of lab equipment including VNAs, oscilloscopes, and customized test boards are provided. Class sizes are limited so that each student gets the full benefit of the…

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The New Bode Analyzer Suite 3.0 (BAS 3.0) Has Been Released

Bode Analyzer Suite 3.0 – A major step in usability The new Bode Analyzer Suite 3.0 features the following improvements: Unlocks your Bode 100 to 50 MHz Quicker setup with measurement setup assistants 7 impedance measurement modes to measure mOhm to MOhm Shunt-Thru, Series-Thru and Voltage/Current Gain impedance measurement modes Improved and intuitive memory handling New automation interface (API) for simpler programming and faster automated measurements Many export formats (Touchstone, CSV and Excel export) De-embed probes and fixtures using Open, Short and Load in all measurement modes Use more than…

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Heidi Barnes of Keysight Receives the 2017 Engineer of the Year Award

San Francisco, February 2, 2017, PRNewswire: DesignCon, the premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers in the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities, today announced Heidi Barnes of Keysight Technologies as the recipient of the 2017 Engineer of the Year Award. Selected for her dedication to problem solving and enthusiasm for leading and collaborating with teams, Barnes was awarded earlier today at DesignCon. The conference took place this week, January 31 – February 2, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. For additional information please visit: designcon.com. “I am thrilled…

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How Does a Prototyping-Only Approach Impact Product Design?

Article by Sam Davis | Power Electronics One in 10 design engineers still rely on purely physical prototypes, potentially adding significant, unnecessary costs to their designs, according to engineering surveys. Many engineers rely solely on prototyping their designs to produce reliable and cost-effective products. However, some form of simulation along with prototyping can actually improve product designs. So it begs the question: “How should engineers decide on the optimum amount of prototyping and simulation?” One in 10 design engineers still rely on purely physical prototypes, potentially adding significant, unnecessary costs to their designs.…

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Picotest to Give Power Integrity Seminar in Israel

1 Day Seminar on VRM Modeling and Capacitor Decoupling Measurement November 29, 2016: Steven Sandler, Author of the book Power Integrity, Measuring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Power-Related Parameters in Electronics Systems will give a 1-Day Seminar in Israel, entitled “New Ways to VRM Modelling & Decoupling.” For more information about the event including location, timing, and cost, please see: http://itech-icollege.com/steven-sandler-pi-seminar/ For information about the 1-Day seminar content including Syllabus and details about the hands-on measurements being performed, please see https://www.picotest.com/VRM-Decoupling-Workshop.html.

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PICOTEST NEWSLETTER 3/2015

Non-Invasive Stability Measurement on the Keysight E5061B / E5071C Measure Control Loop Stability Easy-to-Use – Convert Output Impedance to Phase Margin Add stability testing to the Keysight E5061B vector network analyzer Filters, Opamp, Regulators (Linear and Switching), POLs, Amplifiers, References Works with 1, 2 and 3 Port measurements Print and Save Results Works even when you can’t break the control loop Works In-Circuit Measure what Bode Plots can’t Watch the video to learn more. FREE 2 Hour SEMINAR Introduction to Power Supply Testing Monday, April 27, 2015 1 PM – 3 PM…

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PICOTEST NEWSLETTER 1/2015

Picotest Announces Transmission Line Probes Solve Loading/Cable & Load Step Issues Picotest’s 1 and 2 Port 50 ohm transmission line probes are now available. These precision 1x probes support a variety of measurements including impedance (1 Port Reflection and 2 Port Series and Shunt thru), step-load, ripple, noise TDT/TDR, PCB resonances, clock jitter and non-invasive stability. They have some significant advantages over active probes and other types of passive probes. Supports Measuring Impedance, Step-Load, Ripple, Noise TDT/TDR, 2 port impedance, PCB resonances, Clock Jitter and Non-invasive Stability 1x for optimum in…

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