How to test DC-DC converters using Keysight Source Measure Unit solutions under varying inputs and load outputs.
Lesson 1 - DC-DC Converter Testing with Precision Bench SMUs
An overview of the course and the benefits of testing DC-DC converters using source measure units (SMUs) for various applications such as IoT and renewable energy.
Lesson 2 - What is a DC-DC Converter
A demonstration of how a DC-DC converter regulates the power source to make devices operate correctly and efficiently, and the key characteristics and parameters to validate.
Lesson 3 - Key Characteristics and Challenges
A demonstration of the challenges of testing DC-DC converters under actual conditions, such as transient responses, low quiescent current, and high efficiency.
Lesson 4 - Real-world Case Study: Solar Cells
A demonstration of how to test a DC-DC converter in a solar cell application using an SMU, and how to measure the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) performance.
Lesson 5 - Keysight Solution - DC-DC Converter Testing with Precision Bench SMUs
A demonstration of how the B2900B/BL series SMUs can support a wide variety of tests of DC-DC converters in a single instrument, such as input/output characteristics, efficiency, and transient behavior.
Lesson 6 - B2900B/BL SMU
A demonstration of the basic features and functions of the B2900B/BL series SMUs, such as the graphical user interface, measurement modes, trigger settings, and data logging.
Lesson 7 - Demonstration
A demonstration of three examples of testing DC-DC converters using the B2900B/BL series SMUs and software tools, such as Quick IV measurement, transient evaluation, and dynamic data monitoring.
B2900B / B2900BL Series Precision Source/Measure Unit
Get Rapid and Accurate Measurement Results The Keysight B2900B/BL Series Precision Source/Measure Units are compact and cost-effective benchtop Source/Measure Units (SMUs) with the capability to source and measure both voltage and current. These capabilities make the B2900B/BL Series SMU ideal for a wide variety of IV (current versus voltage) measurement tasks that require both high resolution and accuracy.
The Parametric Measurement
What is a parametric test? The question as to what constitutes parametric testing is an interesting one and is possibly open to some debate. Nevertheless, in general parametric testing involves the electrical testing and characterization of four main types of semiconductor devices: resistors, diodes, transistors, and capacitors. This is not to say that parametric tests never involve the testing of other device types; however, the vast majority of parametric test structures can be classified into one of these categories or considered to be a combination of these categories.
Quick DC and Transient Evaluation of DC-DC Converter
It is easy to estimate load regulation by measuring the output voltage drift while sweeping the output load current. The load transient response can be monitored by measuring the output voltage transient when a pulsed current load is applied.