Picotest Bundle Supports Tektronix, Keysight, Siglent, and Rohde & Schwarz Scope FRA Features – Bode Plots and PSRR Testing

July 22, 2019 Phoenix, AZ: Picotest.com, a leader in high resolution test and measurement equipment, has released a new ‘FRA Bundle’ of signal injectors that enables Bode plots and PSRR (power supply rejection ratio) measurements for Keysight, Tektronix, Siglent, and Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes. “Traditionally Bode plots and PSRR measurements have been made on Vector Network (VNA) or Frequency Response Analyzers (FRA). But recently scope manufactures have begun to add FRA features to oscilloscopes, expanding their measurement capabilities. While the software add-ons enable new FRA features, without our injectors end-users…

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Characterizing and Modeling Switch Mode Power Supplies (Mar 15)

Original air date: March 15, 2017   Johnnie Hancock Oscilloscope Applications Manager Keysight Technologies Steven Sandler Managing Director Picotest Why this Webcast is Important: Whether your power supply designs are based on switch mode or linear technology, there are many reasons why you should characterize the frequency response of your power supply designs. Two reasons are to better to understand the stability and noise immunity under various load change conditions based on an existing design. Another good reason is to gain the missing information required to create or improve a…

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Steve Sandler presents at DesignCon 2017

DesignCon 2017, Jan 31 – Feb 2, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA January 2017: Steven Sandler, Author of the book Power Integrity, Measuring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Power-Related Parameters in Electronics Systems and Managing Director at Picotest presented at DesignCon 2017. Charles Hymowitz of Picotest and AEi Systems also presented. The topics presented were: Tutorial: Measurement Based VRM Modeling (Presenter: Steve Sandler, Picotest) Characterizing and Selecting the VRM Paper (Speaker: Steve Sandler, Picotest) Characterizing and Selecting the VRM Slides (Speaker: Steve Sandler, Picotest) You need to measure because… (Speaker: Charles…

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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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Keysight-Picotest Team for Santa Clara Power Integrity Boot Camp With Hands-on Measurement and Simulation Labs

May 24, 2016: Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) and Picotest have teamed up together to bring you this limited seating workshop to Santa Clara, CA. The workshop provides an understanding of power integrity, why it is important, how to design for it, and it teaches techniques for high-fidelity simulation, analysis and measurement. The goal is to enable you to better isolate, troubleshoot, and optimize power related issues. In this workshop, hands-on labs let the attendees explore voltage regulator module (VRM) state-space averaged model simulations, PCB EM simulations, and the VNA 2-port shunt…

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Mastering Power Integrity Webcast – Picotest and Keysight Join Forces

January 28, 2016: Power integrity is important to the entire system performance and consists of much more than power distribution noise. This webcast provides an understanding of power integrity, why it is important, how to design for it, and it teaches techniques for high-fidelity simulation, analysis and measurement. The goal is to enable you to better isolate, troubleshoot, and optimize power related issues. Who Should Attend PCB designers, VRM designers, signal integrity engineers, power integrity engineers and anyone involved in PDN design will receive an introduction to power integrity and the…

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Paultre on Power – Steve Sandler of Picotest on power test and noise (Podcast)

October 31, 2014 In this podcast Steve Sandler of Picotest talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the issues of power test, especially in the area of reducing noise. Not only is noise in a system a potential interference hazard, it is also a sign that the system is not operating optimally. Speed, bandwith, and probe considerations are among the many factors involved in performing proper test. More and more application spaces need clean power and more efficient systems than ever before, and it is important to be…

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