Options allow advanced programmable PSU setups for ATE

April 24, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Keysight Technologies has added versatile performance options to power supplies that it claims at the industry’s fastest; the options allow engineers to tune power supplies for optimum balance of test coverage, quality, and time

Four performance options for the small, flexible and fast Advanced Power System (APS) N6900 Series DC power supplies, used in conjunction with the power supply’s VersaPower architecture, boost test-system versatility and make it easy for test engineers to tune power supply capability. The N6900 options enable engineers to meet their ATE testing needs without paying for more capability than they require:

  1. Accuracy package (Option 301) adds a second seamless measurement range for current, with full factory calibration;
  2. Measurement enhancements (Option 302) adds external data logging and voltage and current digitisers with programmable sample rates;
  3. Source and speed enhancements (Option 303) adds constant-dwell arbitrary waveforms and output list capability and provide improvement in up/down programming time;
  4. Disconnect and polarity-reversal relays (Options 760 and 761) allows engineers to switch voltages between positive and negative values.

Engineers can integrate and deploy their test systems faster while achieving test speeds that are up to 100 times faster than is possible with standard system power supplies. The faster throughput speeds can help manufacturers reduce test costs. The smaller size of the APS N6900 power supplies saves rack space.

Using the APS N6900 power supplies, engineers can accurately characterise DUT power profiles with advanced measurement capabilities. For example, engineers can: perform dual voltage and current measurements with DMM-like accuracy; make dynamic measurements with high-resolution digitisers for current and voltage (with measurement option); measure power, peak power, Watt hours and Amp hours

The Keysight APS N6900 Series DC power supplies include five voltage and current combinations at the 1-kW power range and seven voltage and current combinations at the 2-kW power range. The 1-kW models are 1U tall and the 2-kW models are 2U tall.

Keysight; www.keysight.com/find/N6900options

From April 15 th December 31 st 2015, Keysight is offering a promotion on APS N6900 DC power supplies that allows engineers to save up to 20% off the purchase price. More information is available at www.keysight.com/find/N6900Promo