8-channel ARB added to automotive immunity testing generator

March 25, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Teseq has introduced an eight-channel arbitrary waveform generator designed for automotive testing, that offers 64,000 segments and 1 GB of memory for user-defined waveform shapes.

The ARB 5500 fits inside the transient generator: available for both new systems, or as an upgrade for existing NSG 5500 units, the ARB 5500 provides the necessary control for all battery simulation tests and advanced functions including power magnetics and continuous wave (ripple) simulations.

Teseq says its ARB 5500 supports waveforms that may be difficult to describe, and real-world events that need to be simulated. All vital waveforms can be created from the built-in wave shapes or by loading a Clone, a memory map of user-identified or prerecorded wave shapes, from an external application.

In addition to individual trigger outputs and programmable current limits, each of the ARB 5500’s eight channels supports 16-bit output with a 10 Msample/sec playback for true stepless operation. The channels can be synchronised with an advanced parameter-ramping function when paired with Teseq’s redesigned AutoStar 7 software. This software offers drag and drop programming for a “what you see is what you get” operation. All channels are individually calibrated with values stored on the ARB 5500.

Every segment in the new arbitrary waveform generator features its own trigger, advanced rectification, phase angle and duty cycle programming to effortlessly meet even the most complex standards’ requirements. The ARB 5500 has an output voltage range of -10V to +10V, and a frequency range up to 500 kHz with isolated output. With the addition of transient modules and a new dropout switch, nearly all automotive tests can be performed using a single 19-in. generator.

Teseq; www.teseq.com / www.ametek-cts.com