Webinar: Regenerative Grid Simulators – How to Test Smarter, Faster, and More Effectively

Join us for an insightful live webinar hosted by our partner, Pacific Power Source. Discover how regenerative grid simulators can transform your testing processes, making them smarter, faster, and more effective.

Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
Time: 11am PT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET

Webinar Description: The rapid development of grid-connected devices necessitates precise compliance testing to adhere to regulatory standards such as IEEE 1547 and UL 1741. Navigating these evolving standards can be challenging without the right tools and expertise, often leading to re-testing, project delays, and uncertainty in results.

Regenerative grid simulators excel at simulating real-world disturbances like voltage sags and brownouts. This webinar will cover essential knowledge and capabilities that streamline and accelerate testing, helping you achieve accurate results the first time.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Industry Landscape & Challenges: Understand the current state and obstacles in grid-connected device testing.
  • Key Considerations for Selecting a Grid Simulator: Learn what to look for when choosing the right grid simulator for your needs.
  • Effective Testing for Grid-Tied Standards Worldwide: Gain insights on how to test to global standards efficiently.
  • Use Case Examples: Explore real-world applications and success stories.

Speaker: Mr. Herman van Eijkelenburg, MsEE, BsEc, MBA
Product Director at Pacific Power Source

Mr. van Eijkelenburg has over 30 years of experience in the Test & Measurement industry, with a focus on AC power test and measurement. His career spans various roles in design engineering, applications engineering, sales, and marketing. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics from Eindhoven University of Technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Hasselt, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Why Attend:

  • Optimize Compliance Testing: Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and get your testing right the first time.
  • Advanced Techniques: Discover how smart control, flexibility, and advanced hardware performance can enhance your testing processes.
  • Practical Insights: Gain practical knowledge from industry examples and expert guidance.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your testing capabilities with regenerative grid simulators. Register today and take the first step towards smarter, faster, and more effective testing.


About TMetrix:

TMetrix is committed to providing advanced test and measurement solutions to help you stay ahead in an evolving technological landscape. Our partnerships with leading manufacturers ensure you have access to the best tools and support available.

Battery Simulation in EV Battery R&D

Advancing battery technology is fundamental to promoting the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Batteries are an integral component of EVs and have a direct impact on variables such as driving range, charging time, cost, and overall performance. However, without further advances in EV battery technologies, such as new battery materials and designs, EVs will not reach their full potential.

This article outlines how EV batteries have evolved, key challenges in EV battery R&D moving forward, and the role of battery simulation in EV battery R&D. It also highlights battery simulators from REGATRON AG, an internationally recognized Swiss company renowned for quality, accuracy and creativity in the field of power supplies.

Battery modeling and battery simulation:

Battery modeling and battery simulation are two increasingly important approaches in EV battery R&D. Though closely related, they play different roles in understanding and analyzing battery behavior.

Battery simulation modules/systems from REGATRON


Battery modeling generates mathematical or computational representations of a battery system and provides a theoretical explanation of its electrochemical, thermal, and electrical characteristics. It outlines the behavior of a battery through equations and mathematical relationships.

Battery simulation applies a battery model to predict or emulate the behavior of a real battery system under specific conditions or scenarios. The goal is to predict how a battery will perform in real-world situations. Simulation uses the mathematical models developed through battery modeling to assess variables such as voltage, current, temperature, and state of charge (SoC) over time. Battery simulation is often done in the latter stages of product development to enhance designs, optimize control algorithms, and determine the performance of a battery system in a virtual environment before physical prototypes are built.


How EV batteries have evolved:

Over the years, there have been continuous improvements with EV batteries in terms of their energy density, charging speed, cost, and overall performance. Early EVs, such as those in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, used lead-acid batteries. Though simple and inexpensive, they were excessively heavy and had poor energy density. In the early to mid-20th century, nickel-iron batteries emerged, delivering better cycle life compared to lead-acid batteries. However, they also had lower energy density and were eventually replaced by other technologies, such as nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries (mid-20th century), which had better energy density and longer cycle life. In the late 20th century, nickel-metal hydride batteries emerged and they delivered much better energy density and eliminated the use of toxic cadmium. They were widely used in the first generation of mass-produced electric and hybrid vehicles. In the late 20th century, lithium-ion batteries revolutionized the EV industry due to their higher energy density, lighter weight, and longer cycle life.

Continuous R&D in lithium-ion battery technology has led to improvements in electrode materials, electrolyte formulations, and overall battery chemistry. These advances have resulted in higher energy density, longer range, and improved safety. That said, lithium-ion batteries are not particularly environment-friendly as they are made with rare-earth metals that are expensive to extract—and are often controlled by countries with problematic governments. For these reasons, the pursuit of new battery technologies and materials that are sustainable, safer, cost-effective, and better performing is ongoing.

Today, solid-state batteries are a next-generation technology being researched for EVs. These batteries replace the liquid electrolyte with a solid electrolyte, offering potential advantages in terms of safety, energy density, number of materials, and durability. Researchers are also exploring advanced lithium-ion chemistries and post-lithium technologies, such as lithium-sulfur and lithium-air batteries. These technologies are being pursued to further improve energy density and alleviate concerns about shortages of materials used in current lithium-ion batteries. Battery designers are now seeking unconventional ways to develop next-generation batteries—and are extensively using modeling software and battery simulators to realize their goals.

Key challenges in EV battery R&D—and how battery simulators help to meet them:

There are a host of economic and environmental pressures driving innovation to meet key challenges in EV battery R&D, including:

Improving energy density: Increasing energy density has always been a primary battery R&D challenge—and remains so today. Higher energy density extends range and makes battery packs more compact. Without longer ranges EV drivers will continue to experience range anxiety, a key constraint in EV adoption.

Battery simulators are useful tools for calculating EV range by incorporating detailed mathematical models that represent the electrochemical characteristics of batteries. These models consider parameters such as voltage, current, SoC and temperature. Different types of batteries have different performance characteristics, and the simulator integrates the specific characteristics of the battery used in the EV.

Battery simulators are often combined with vehicle simulation models that replicate real-world driving conditions and incorporate speed, acceleration, deceleration, road gradient and other variables. The simulator takes into account the power demand from the electric motor, considering factors like aerodynamics, rolling resistance, and drivetrain efficiency.

Simulators use predefined or customizable driving cycles that represent typical driving scenarios, such as city driving, highway driving or a combination of both. The simulator calculates the energy consumption of the EV under different driving conditions by simulating the battery’s discharge and recharge cycles. They also consider factors such as regenerative braking, which recovers energy during deceleration.

Some simulators allow users to input specific parameters, such as the desired speed, driving habits, payload, and external conditions like temperature and wind speed. External factors, such as climate control usage, can be included in the simulation to provide a more accurate estimate of the energy consumption under real-world conditions.

The simulator continuously calculates the SoC of the battery during a simulated drive. This dynamic SoC calculation is essential for estimating the remaining energy in the battery at any given point.

Improving battery charging: The charging of EV batteries is a complex process that must factor in battery characteristics, charging infrastructure, thermal management, grid integration, the user experience, and adherence to standards.

During the charging process, EVs sustain energy losses, beginning with the conversion of AC grid power to DC battery power. This conversion involves transformers, rectifiers, and other components that generate energy loss. When EVs are charged at higher voltages to decrease charging time, there are also higher energy losses. Furthermore, some energy is lost as heat during charging through resistance in the battery and chemical reactions in the cells. On top of this, charging at extreme temperatures can result in additional losses.

Battery simulation is a powerful tool for improving EV battery charging and minimizing energy losses by:

  • optimizing charging algorithms;
  • managing thermal behavior;
  • analyzing fast charging scenarios;
  • optimizing SoC management;
  • assessing battery degradation;
  • adjusting voltage and current profiles;
  • enabling smart charging strategies;
  • enhancing the user experience, and
  • ensuring compliance with standards.

Reducing cost: The cost of manufacturing batteries remains a significant barrier to the mass adoption of EVs. Researchers are working on developing more cost-effective materials, manufacturing processes, and exploring economies of scale to bring down the overall cost of EV batteries.

Continued research into new and advanced materials is essential for developing new generation batteries. However, based on the entire periodic table of elements, there are trillions of potential material combinations that could be explored to determine combinations leading to the development of EV batteries that are safer, renewable, and more powerful, durable and cost-effective. The only realistic way to explore these combinations, from both a time and cost perspective, is through virtual prototyping with battery modeling and simulation.

Extending battery life and durability: The longevity of batteries and their ability to maintain performance over time are critical factors. Researchers are focused on improving the cycle life of batteries, minimizing capacity fade, and developing strategies for extending the overall lifespan of EV batteries.

Simulators model the degradation mechanisms of batteries over charge-discharge cycles. This information can be used to predict the lifespan of a battery under different usage scenarios and develop strategies to extend cycle life. Simulators also allow for virtual stress testing, where batteries can be subjected to extreme conditions without damage. This helps researchers understand failure modes and design more durable batteries.

Thermal management: Managing heat generated during charging and discharging is crucial for battery safety and performance. Researchers are developing advanced thermal management systems to increase the efficiency and safety of EV batteries, especially during fast charging and high-performance scenarios.

Battery simulators model heat generation during charging and discharging processes. This is crucial for understanding thermal behavior and developing effective thermal management systems to prevent overheating and improve overall efficiency.

Meeting automotive test standards: The automotive industry has established test standards to ensure the safety, performance, and reliability of EV batteries. Battery simulators play a crucial role in helping EV battery manufacturers meet these standards by providing a virtual environment for testing, analysis, and optimization. For example, simulators are used to test different thermal management strategies under a range of operating conditions. They also facilitate accelerated aging studies by simulating charge and discharge cycles;

helping optimize the long-term performance of batteries to meet or exceed lifecycle expectations. In addition, simulators can simulate failure modes, such as thermal runaway or short circuits, to assess the impact on battery safety. What’s more, battery simulators help researchers analyze and optimize fast-charging protocols. The role of battery simulators to help manufacturers meet automotive test standards is extensive, and contributes greatly to the development of reliable, safe, and high-performance EV batteries.

REGATRON battery simulators:

G5.BAS series

REGATRON has applied its many years of field experience and knowledge gained from ongoing work with renowned end users to develop the new G5.BAS battery simulator series. Suitable for use in laboratories and on test benches, the series realistically and dynamically simulates both the electrochemical and electrical properties of a battery type in charge and discharge mode. Other features include very high resolution of charge/discharge voltage and current, high system dynamics, and options for meeting high safety standards for operators.

The DC power supplies of the G5.BAS series are bidirectionally regenerative. Features such as adjustable controller settings and the integrated powerful 8-channel digital scope help the user quickly and easily achieve optimal system behavior for a specific application. The G5.BAS series also offers the possibility to store, edit and recall any device configuration on board the power supply.

TC.GSS series



The TC.GSS series is a full bidirectional series of high-power DC source / sink units based on field-proven REGATRON grid-tied technology. The wideband AC input module accepts nearly all AC grid systems worldwide and disposes of an active Power Factor Correction. The novel bidirectional converter architecture allows for very fast and continuous “quadrant crossing” between source and sink operation and vice versa, so a full current source to full current sink action takes only 2-3 milliseconds under ohmic load.




PC-software for battery simulation

REGATRON’s user-friendly battery simulation software G5.BatSim is designed for simulation battery modules and packs with charge and discharge capabilities of a few kW up to the 2000+ kW range. In conjunction with the powerful real-time computing process of a G5 device, even steep changes in charge/discharge currents can be handled with the required dynamics and stability.

REGATRON battery simulators from TMetrix:

TMetrix offers a full range of REGATRON battery simulators for EV battery R&D. Click here to start a conversation with one of our experts in the field.

AC and DC Power Sources and Battery Testing Equipment Helping Electrify Society

As society electrifies in an effort to combat climate change, we are becoming increasingly reliant upon various types of AC and DC power sources and battery testing equipment in order to integrate renewable and alternative energy sources into the grid. To meet the growing demand for AC and DC power sources and battery testing equipment, TMetrix offers an impressive range of these products. Today we are going to look at some of the offerings in these areas from two of our long-standing trusted suppliers, Pacific Power Source and Regatron.


Renewable and alternative energy and electric vehicle testing solutions

Pacific Power Source is committed to supporting the development and manufacture of technology promoting the adoption of renewable and alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar.

Renewable and alternative energy technologies often require grid-tied DC/AC inverters using modern switch mode pulse switch modulation (PWM) technology to achieve maximum conversion efficiency in converting direct current (DC) generated by solar panels into alternating current (AC) suitable for use in electrical grids or powering AC loads. Pacific Power Source has a long history of supplying industry with state-of-the art fully programmable AC power sources used to simulate a wide array of AC anomalies.


Industrial PV inverter testing

Large-scale industrial grid-tied PV inverters generate power ranging from 12kW up to several hundred kW and require extensive type testing to be certified for grid-tied operation under all kinds of adverse line conditions. The regenerative, bidirectional AZX series programmable AC and DC power sources are well suited to this task due to their extensive range of programmable features and their 30kVA to 400kVA available power range. Since PV inverters generate AC power, the AC power source used to simulate the AC grid must be able to absorb this power and return it to the grid. The AZX series seamlessly transitions between source and sink mode and meets all requirements for AC grid simulation for PV inverter-type testing.

Micro PV inverter testing

Micro inverters have quickly grown in popularity largely because of their ease of installation and high energy efficiency resulting from distributed power generation. With power levels typically below 500W, the Pacific Power Source AMX series of four quadrant capable linear AC power sources is perfect for testing micro inverters. As the linear AMX AC power source is able to source and sink AC power, it can be used to test PV micro-inverters without the need for additional AC loads in the setup. The fast dynamic response of the linear AMX AC power source provides high-fidelity AC grid simulation compared to switched-mode AC power sources.



Regatron power supply applications

With the incorporation of renewable and alternative energy into the grid, the structure and dynamic behaviour of electric grids has become more complex, presenting a host of challenges within the field of electrical equipment development, testing and application to ensure the seamless distribution of power. Some of these challenges include:

  • Test equipment for solar inverters on the AC grid side: Powerful grid simulators able to reproduce any grid situation in terms of frequency, phase angle, AC voltage, islanding situations, low voltage ride-through, flicker and voltage drops
  • Test equipment for any kind of electrical storage elements and complete storage arrays
  • Simulation of electrical storage technologies like batteries, high-density capacitors, EDLCs and unidirectional power sources like fuel cell stacks
  • Test equipment for electrical drive trains and their components – capable of sourcing and sinking the energy flow and returning the energy back into the grid with very high efficiency

Battery simulation

Under the control of specialized Regatron battery simulation software, the G5.BAS series and TC.GSS series are the best choices for feeding battery alimented drivetrain systems. The behaviour of different battery types as well as the variation of relevant battery parameters such as ageing, temperature and internal cell resistance may be varied within wide ranges and allow the simulation of a wide variety of operational conditions.

Relevant industry sectors:

  • Automotive drive tests
  • Drive train development
  • Drive technology R+D
  • Battery cell and stack development and tests
  • Battery and stack cycle tests
  • Electrical storage system tests (capacitors, EDLCs, batteries)
  • Airborne on-board supply system tests
  • Marine on-board supply system tests and simulation

how battery testing from works and how TMetrix help industries with such equipments

Battery testing

Bidirectional G5.BT and TopCon TC.GSS power supplies are the choice for all source/sink processes to be cycled and tested. Thanks to a state-of-the-art SiC or IGBT-technology, reversing the energy flow from a sourcing to sinking state lasts only a few 100 µs at full rated power!

Regenerated energy is reinjected into the public grid with a very high efficiency and a perfect power factor. Again, due to a very high degree of programmability, the G5.BT series and the TC.GSS series are multifunctional tools in the hands of a test engineer. Regatron bidirectional power supply G5.BT series and TC.GSS series allow for testing and simulation of all kinds of electrical storage elements like batteries, capacitors, and EDLCs. Fuel cells may be tested while fully regenerating the energy back to the grid.

Onboard charger testing and battery simulation

Onboard chargers (OBCs) are built into EVs for maximum flexibility and range. To develop, test and adapt OBCs, TC.ACS is the choice to feed onboard chargers with AC power, simulating utility grids from all over the world. On the DC side of the onboard charger, the G5.CT series and TC.GSS series can simulate an EV battery to test the behaviour of the OBC.


Click here to contact us and learn more about the fine products of Pacific Power Source and Regatron that TMetrix supplies.

Battery Testing Equipment for Laboratory Research and Product Development

The importance of battery testing equipment in laboratory research and product development

Battery testing equipment is essential in laboratories and product development to evaluate the performance and characteristics of batteries. There are several types of battery testing devices, and they are used in different ways, depending on the specific testing needs.

  • Battery analyzers: Used to test the capacity, voltage, and internal resistance of a battery. They can also be used to analyze the charge and discharge characteristics of a battery and detect defects or problems.
  • Impedance spectroscopy analyzers: Used to test the impedance of a battery at different frequencies, which can provide information on the internal resistance, charge transfer resistance, and capacity of the battery.
  • Thermal chambers: Used to test the temperature performance of a battery, including the impact of temperature on battery capacity, cycle life, and safety.
  • Environmental chambers: Used to simulate various environmental conditions, such as humidity, temperature, and vibration, and to evaluate the impact of these conditions on battery performance and safety.
  • Cyclers: Used to test the cycle life and charge/discharge characteristics of a battery over multiple cycles, which can provide information on the durability and longevity of the battery.

Battery testing equipment is essential in the development and evaluation of batteries, allowing researchers and engineers to assess the performance, safety, and reliability of batteries under various conditions and to develop new battery technologies that meet specific requirements.

Importance of high-precision battery testing equipment

The precision of battery testing equipment is important for several reasons:

  • Data accuracy: High-precision battery testing equipment provides accurate data on battery performance that is crucial for product development as it allows developers to make informed decisions about design, materials, and manufacturing processes.
  • Consistency: High-precision battery testing equipment ensures that the same tests are performed consistently across multiple batteries, reducing the variability in the data. This consistency allows developers to compare results between different batteries and make meaningful conclusions about performance.
  • Cost savings: Accurate battery testing data can help developers identify potential issues early in the development process, saving time and money by preventing expensive design flaws and production mistakes.
  • Safety: High-precision battery testing equipment can help identify potential safety hazards, such as overheating or short-circuiting, before they occur. This allows developers to address these issues before the batteries are put into use, ensuring safety.

Energy storage and battery testing solutions

Battery testing is a critical component in the development, design, and operation of energy storage systems. Here are some of the ways in which battery testing helps provide energy storage solutions:

  • Performance optimization: Battery testing provides valuable data on battery capacity, power output and efficiency. This data helps optimize the performance and minimize the cost of energy storage systems.
  • Safety assurance: Battery testing ensures that energy storage systems are safe to use. By testing for potential safety hazards such as overheating, short-circuiting and thermal runaway, battery testing helps identify potential safety issues before they occur, allowing designers to make necessary changes to ensure that energy storage systems are safe.
  • Quality control: Battery testing helps ensure the quality of energy storage systems by testing batteries for consistency, reliability, and durability. This helps identify potential manufacturing defects and ensure that energy storage systems meet performance and safety standards.
  • Lifespan extension: Battery testing helps extend the lifespan of energy storage systems by providing data on battery aging, degradation, and wear. This data helps identify potential factors that could reduce battery life and allows designers to make necessary changes to extend the lifespan of energy storage systems.
  • Cost reduction: Battery testing can help reduce the cost of energy storage systems by identifying opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce waste.

How to evaluate battery testing equipment

When evaluating battery testing equipment, there are several factors to consider, such as:

  • Accuracy: The accuracy of the equipment is crucial as it determines the reliability of the results.
  • Testing range: The testing range is important because it determines the types of batteries that can be tested with the equipment.
  • Speed: The speed of the equipment is also important, especially if you need to test a large numbers of batteries quickly.
  • Ease of use: The equipment should be easy to use, with clear instructions and a user-friendly interface. This helps minimize errors and ensures that the testing process is smooth and efficient.
  • Portability: If you need to test batteries in different locations, look for equipment that is lightweight and portable.

TMetrix battery testing equipment for laboratories and product development

TMetrix offers a range of high-precision battery testing equipment for laboratories and product development. Click here to review our product offerings.

New Supplier Announcement



Mississauga, Ontario, November 30, 2022 — ACA TMetrix is pleased to announce its new partnership agreement with Siglent Technologies whereby ACA TMetrix will expand Siglent’s sales and support channel in Canada to support its test and measurement product lines. The Siglent product portfolio includes digital oscilloscopes, handheld oscilloscopes, function/arbitrary waveform generators, DC power supplies, digital multimeters, spectrum analyzers and other general test instruments.


Siglent SDS6000A Series Super Phosphor Oscilloscope

Siglent SDS6000A Series Super Phosphor Oscilloscope


David Stewart, general manager of Siglent Technologies, had this to say about Siglent’s new partnership with ACA TMetrix:

“After the introduction of our four new RF products last month, we decided to expand our reach in the Canadian technology marketplace. The new partnership with ACA TMetrix will enable Siglent’sCanadian market penetration by expanding the current distribution channel to a more focused technology partner. With the addition of the new high-performance RF products, ACA TMetrix will be a key enabler to our strategy of allowing every bench to have RF analysis and generation capabilities. We are happy to include ACA TMetrix as part of the Siglent sales team in support of the Canadian technology market.”


About Siglent Technologies

Siglent is a global leader in research & development, engineering, manufacturing, sales, and service support for electronic test and measurement equipment that combines innovative features and functionality with a strong commitment to quality and performance. SIGLENT is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified for its product quality and environmental management programs.

Siglent’s North American headquarters is in Cleveland, Ohio and its Asian headquarters is in Shenzhen, China. Siglent also has a European sales office in Augsburg, Germany.

Siglent employs over 100 professional engineers working in several departments including hardware, software, industrial design, test, and the advanced equipment environmental lab, as well as a highly qualified management team and other technical professionals.

NOVONIX – New Supplier Announcement


Toronto, Ontario, CanadaJune 28, 2022 — ACA TMetrix is pleased to announce that it has concluded an agreement with NOVONIX Battery Technology Solutions products (a subsidiary of NOVONIX Limited (NOVONIX) (ASX: NVX, Nasdaq: NVX, OTCQX: NVNXF)) to be their exclusive Ultra-High Precision Coulometry (UHPC) and associated battery testing equipment distributor in Canada.

NOVONIX is an integrated developer and supplier of high-performance materials, equipment, and services for the global lithium-ion battery industry with operations in Canada and the U.S. and sales in more than 14 countries. The NOVONIX customer base includes global brands such as Honda, Bosch, Panasonic, Sanyo, Samsung SDI, Dyson, 3M, and LG Chem.

NOVONIX facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Transforming the Battery Landscape

NOVONIX understands the importance to advance battery technology to help mitigate the impacts of climate change for clean energy future.  It also knows that the adoption of high-performing battery power and storage cannot happen fast enough—and that batteries need to be designed to perform at an optima rate, be more cost-effective and leave less of an environmental footprint. Since inception, NOVONIX has been critically focused on technologies and materials that support long-life, high-performance applications that are powering the industry towards a cleaner energy future.

NOVONIX Battery Technology Solutions

NOVONIX Battery Technology Solutions (BTS) division focuses on innovative battery research and development, along with providing advanced battery testing equipment and services on a global scale.  The high precision coulometry (UHPC) cyclers provides the most accurate and precise battery testing services and equipment in the world, delivering results rapidly in a matter of weeks.

Ultra-High Precision Coulometry (UHPC) Testing Hardware

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries play an important role in the transition away from non-renewable sources of energy. Due to the long lifetime demanded of sustainable technologies, high accuracy, high precision testing is needed to enable reliable predictions of the lifetime of batteries within a short period of time. NOVONIX specializes in developing equipment with a strong focus on the use of Ultra-High Precision Coulometry (UHPC) for reliable lifetime evaluation of lithium-ion cells.

NOVONIX UHPC testing equipment provides precise measurements of the coulombic efficiency of a cell ensuring you have the most advance technology to conduct your own testing to evaluate the impact of small changes to battery design on long-term performance in short-term experiments.

Ultra-High Precision Coulometry

Ultra-High Precision Coulometry (UHPC) Testing Hardware

Contact: Call TMetrix at 1-800-665-7301 or request a quote here if you are interested in NOVONIX.

New Supplier Announcement


Toronto, Ontario, CanadaJune 28, 2022 — ACA TMetrix is pleased to announce that it has concluded an agreement with NOVONIX Limited (ASX: NVX, Nasdaq: NVX, OTCQX: NVNXF) to be the exclusive distributor in Canada of NOVONIX products. NOVONIX is an integrated developer and supplier of high-performance materials, equipment and services for the global lithium-ion battery industry with operations in the U.S. and Canada and sales in more than 14 countries. The NOVONIX customer base includes global brands such as Honda, Bosch, Panasonic, Sanyo, Samsung SDI, Dyson, 3M, and LG Chem.

NOVONIX facility

NOVONIX facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The NOVONIX mission

NOVONIX understands the importance of battery technology in mitigating the impacts of climate change. It also knows that the adoption of batteries cannot happen fast enough—and that batteries need to perform better, cost less and leave less of an environmental footprint. The NOVONIX mission, therefore, is to help deliver a clean energy future by producing longer-life, lower-cost and more environment-friendly battery materials and technologies for electric vehicles and grid energy storage.

How NOVONIX is fulfilling its mission

NOVONIX is bringing better battery technology to market rapidly by leveraging its advanced R&D capabilities, proprietary technology, and strategic relationships.

NOVONIX products

Synthetic graphite

Synthetic graphite

NOVONIX has developed a new environment-friendly process to produce its GX-23 synthetic graphite for lithium-ion batteries in the U.S. This represents a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions compared to mining graphite in China


Picture4.jpgUltra-high-precision coulometry cyclers

Novonix’s ultra-high-precision cycler systems allow for comparison measurements of cell performance in only a few weeks instead of months or years of long-term cycling.


Picture5.jpgThermal chambers

NOVONIX’s thermal chambers provide accurate and stable temperature control and interface seamlessly with cycler systems.



Picture6.jpgCell connectors

NOVONIX provides fully integrated systems, including cell connectors. NOVONIX’s cell connectors include 4-wire connections and on-board RTD temperature sensors. NOVONIX manufactures cell connectors configured for pouch cells, coin cells, and cylindrical cells.


Click here to learn more about NOVONIX and its products and services.


The new TDEMI G series

In 2006, the inventors of reaHime FFT analysis for EMC applications presented a novel technology at the EMC Conference in Singapore, which has revolutionized the field of EMC measurement ever since. Measuring times for complex tasks were reduced from hours to only a few seconds. The new TDEMI G series was the first Instrument to reduce a 30 MHz – 1 GHz Quast-Peak measurement from 9 hours to 64 seconds. Advantages for customers and users were demons1rated in the test laboratory at the inauguration of the new EMC center of the VOE test institute in Offenbach in 2008.

After the TDEMI 1 G had garnered great success, its basic block diagrams and FFT measurement methodology from the user manual were approved and integrated as part of the CISPR 16-3, CISPR 16-2-1, CISPR 16-2-2 and CISPR 16-2-3 standard, the time has come to release a new redesigned TDEMI G series. based on the very latest ADC and FPGA technologie.

The new TDEMI G is a full-compliance receiver capable of performing measurements in the frequency ranges 30 MHz. 1 GHz. 3 GHz, 6 GHz, 9 GHz, 18 GHz, 26 GHz, 40 GHz and 44 GHz. The core models of the instrument feature both traditional and FFT-based measurement modes by default. HF performance and measurement dynamics were greatly Improved upon since the origiral TDEMI G series through replacement of old components with high-resolution ADCs and FPGAs. This allows devices of the new TDEMI G series to reach linear dynamic ranges of approx. 90 dB in the reaHime band.The use of powerful FPGAs enables high scan speeds for all TDEMI G-Series instruments in the basic configurations. allowing for short measurement durations of 1.S seconds for conducted EMC measurements and about 8 seconds for quasi-peak measurements from 30 MHz – 1 GHz. A spectrum analyzer equipped with traditional and FFT-based measurement modes is also available. The requirements for radio measurements supporting bandwidths up to 60 MHz, e.g. for the qualification of broadband radio signals. are also fulfilled with the core model of the instrument.

TThe new TDEMI G comes with a high-resolution capacitive touchscreen and connectors on the front which is ideally suited for both laboratory and outdoor use. The high-resolution display with projecied capacitive multi-touch ensures convenient and intuitllE operation.

Previously supported features such as vast reaf-lime bandwidth, state of the art HF performance along with the novel Hyper Overlapping technology are able to be extended into the THz range with external mixers by the new TDEMI G series.

The new TDEMI G serie


Gauss Instruments TDEMI devices

TDEMI devices set new standards with their multi-channel APO measurement function and TDEMI devices set new standards with their multi-channel APO measurement function and disturbance rating capabilities disturbance rating capabilities

According to CISPR 1& 1-1, APD measurements are currently specified for the frequency range above 1 GHz. However, there is a growing demand to extend this functionality allowing for APD measurements to be performed even below 1GHz. APD measurements institute a means to determine statistical distribution for defined amplitude intervals, revealing the probability of exceeding a particular level.

The parallel architecture for signals processing utilized in TDEMI devices facilitate reducing APO measurement duration, which are typically quite time-consuming. The TDEMI ULTRA allows for APD measurements at every frequency poi n~ supporting bandwidths of up to 171.5 MHz The maximum APD measurement bandwidth for the TDEMI S series is 225MHz. The ability to measure at several thousand frequency points simultaneously significantly improves the performance of APO measurements establishing an efficient way of performing measurements across large frequency ranges for numerous applications.

Real time measurements such as pre-scanning with peak detector can be performed fully automated and at high measurement speeds with the EMl64k automation software. The procedure is reduced to just a few seconds due to the high measurement reliability. A complete characterization of the unit under test is attainable by recording the emissions at all frequency points across all angular positions. Points at which, for example the limit line for ISM devices is exceeded, can then be transferred to a marker ta ble. Both the exact position and the level are documented.

The TDEMI series devices are real-time receivers with wide ranging capabilities. EMC measurements in compliance with all common standards for radio measurements and digital demodulation of radio cha nnels are possible using these receivers. The recent feature extension adding APD measurement functionality to the TDEMI device family also operates in fu ll compliance with requirements laid out by its respective standards and for example enables automated EMC tests in accordance with CISPR 11.

TDEMI devices