Aim-TTi QPX Series

Aim-TTi QPX Series Bench/System DC Power Supply with PowerFlex or PowerFlex+ regulation, Single or Dual Outputs up to 1200 watts, with/without Digital Remote Interfaces

QPX series laboratory power supplies are designed to provide flexibility in the choice of voltage and current so as to meet multiple diverse applications. Voltages up to 80V and currents up to 50A are available within a defined power envelope.

Unlike most power supplies of this power level, the QPX series is well suited to bench top applications in addition to system use.

POWERFLEX & POWERFLEX+

A conventional PSU has a fixed current limit giving a power capability that reduces directly with the output voltage. The Aim-TTi PowerFlex and PowerFlex+ regulation systems enable higher currents to be generated at lower voltages within an overall power limit envelope.

For PowerFlex+ models the output can provide more than six times the current of a conventional PSU of the same maximum voltage and power. For PowerFlex models the increase is three times

LOW RIPPLE AND NOISE

PowerFlex and PowerFlex+ use either a balanced multi-phase converter system or linear final regulation to minimise ripple and improve dynamic performance. This provides unusually low noise for thepower level coupled with good transient response

CURRENT METER AVERAGING

When measuring rapidly varying loads it can become difficult to get accurate readings from the current meter. By selecting meter averaging, the reading is stabilised by averaging the last four readings to reduce the speed and extent of the variation.

OVP AND OCP TRIPS

Variable trips for over-voltage and overcurrent are provided on each output. Unlike a limit setting, the trip setting turns the output off and provides a different level of protection.

For example, when repetitively testing a unit which normally takes a peak current of 10A, the current limit could be set to 11A and the OCP to 10.1A to ensure that a faulty unit will trip the supply off and not be damaged by over dissipation. The output trip can also be activated by other fault conditions including over temperature and remote sense mis-wiring. The cause of the trip is shown on the display. Learn more by downloading the datasheet

Aim-TTi QPX Series Datasheet

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  • Up to 80V or 50A per output limited by power curve
  • Low ripple and noise of <3mV rms at full power
  • High setting resolution and metering down to 1mV
  • Analog control interface, LAN/LXI, USB, RS232† & GPIB* on P versions
  • Bench or System use with rear and front terminals*

 

Aim-TTi QPX Series

 

 

Aim-TTi MX SERIES

Bench/System Multi-Range DC Power Supply with digital control, 3 or 4 Outputs, 315 to 420W with/without Remote Interfaces

The MX series uses mixed mode regulation to provide up to 420W of power split across up to four outputs, this series differs from most other multi-output power supplies in offering full capabilities on all outputs. Each output features CV or CI operation, simultaneous high resolution metering, switchable remote sensing, OVP and OCP trips, and an individual output switch. To increase its ability to match the widest range of applications, each output has more than one range giving the choice of higher voltage or higher current.

When higher power is required, up to two outputs can be disabled to provide twice the power from one or two outputs – up to 210 watts for the MX100T/MX100Q and up to 360 watts for the MX180T

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  • Three or four high performance outputs each with full functionality
  • Range switching gives variable voltage/current combinations
  • Shared power mode provides double power from a single output
  • Low output noise and ripple via linear final regulation
  • High setting resolution of up to 1mV and 0.1mA
  • Variable OVP and OCP trips on all outputs
  • 50 setting memories per output plus 50 linked memories
  • Selectable voltage tracking (isolated tracking)
  • Selectable current meter averaging
  • Switchable remote sense capability
  • Graphic LCD provides simultaneous output metering
  • Numeric or spin-wheel control of all parameters
  • Individual or combined output on/off control with programmable delay sequencing.
  • 3U half-rack case for bench or rack mounting (4U rack kit accessory available)
  • RS-232, USB and LAN (LXI) interfaces (P models), GPIB option
  • Duplicate power & sense terminals at rear (P models)
Download MX Series Data Sheets

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Webinar Series – Semiconductor Test Strategies for the Data Explosion

Semiconductor Test Strategies

October 20, 2021 | 9:00am PDT/ 6:00pm CEST

An introduction to RF on-wafer probing and calibration. This webinar will expand your knowledge of techniques and tools available to properly characterize RF devices. The webinar is intended for persons interested in RF testing, with beginning knowledge of the physics and characteristics of RF semiconductors.

What you will learn:

  • Different RF probe architectures and how to choose the right probe for your application
  • On-wafer calibration: S-parameter basics, calibration methods and software
  • On-wafer measurement verification
  • Design For Testability
  • De-embedding
  • Temperature testing with RF probes
  • Probe cleaning

 

Hosted by Gavin Fisher
Senior Applications
Engineer
FormFactor Inc.

Overcoming Challenges for Wafer-Level Low Frequency Noise Measurements

October 27, 2021 | 9:00am PDT/ 6:00pm CEST

The development of next generation semiconductor device technology nodes targeted for communications, memory, imaging and various analog applications requires advanced wafer level low noise test andn measurement capabilities. Flicker noise (1/f), random telegraph noise (RTN), and phase noise have been demonstrated to aect device behavior and final circuit performance. In today’s test labs, it is vital that test engineers are able to accurately measure the device or circuit noise characteristics in a quiet wafer test environment. For this talk, we will first look at the dierent types of low frequency noise, how they are measured and their impact on devices as well as various circuit applications. We will also discuss the requirements of a quiet wafer test environment and the challenges of achieving one. Finally a wafer test solution that allows test engineers to make accurate low frequency noise measurements will be presented at the end of this talk.

Hosted by Dr. Sia Choon Beng.pngDr. Sia Choon Beng
Test Technologist
FormFactor Inc.

Free to attend. Register today to reserve your spot.

New Supplier Announcement – K&S Advanced Systems

KS

TMetrix is proud to announce that we have partnered with K&S Advanced Systems to distribute their products in Canada. K&S Advanced Systems develops and manufactures systems that set the next-level industry standard of vibration isolation for precision instruments. Their dedication to system design stems from their long history with scientific instruments. As engineers, physicists and industry consultants, they have developed, installed and worked with active and passive vibration cancellation systems, giving them a great understanding of their benefits—and their current limitations.

KS System

Corporate Goal

K&S Advanced Systems’ goal is to become a world-leader in the design and manufacture of HI technologically innovative vibration isolation systems, solutions for vibration sensitive instruments, tools and processes.

Industries

High precision tools are sensitive to vibrations and require vibration isolation for optimal performance.

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Main functionalities

Main functionalities

Products

Soto TT

Soto TT are lightweight, compact tabletop passive vibration isolation systems that allow for a significant reduction in unwanted vibrations translated to working environment from various environmental disturbances.

Key features

  • Highly dampened step response
  • Simple installation that requires not tuning
  • Application-specific designs
  • Capabilities to meet your needs
  • Ability to support massive machines, tools and systems

Aris TT

Aris TT are lightweight, compact tabletop active vibration isolation systems that counteract unwanted vibrations for sensitive equipment. Their streamlined design allows them to seamlessly become part of the workstation environment and their straightforward composition requires no follow-up tuning.

Key features

  • 6 degrees of freedom
  • Active gain starting from 0.5Hz
  • Variable damping (patent pending)
  • Built-in artificial intelligence feature
  • Adjustable by software active bandwidth
  • Remote control
  • Built-in real-time diagnostic tools
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • Oscilloscope
  • Shaker mode

Aris MD

Aris MD are lightweight, compact tabletop active vibration isolation systems that counteract unwanted vibrations for sensitive equipment. Their streamlined design allows them to seamlessly become part of the workstation environment and their straightforward composition requires no follow-up tuning.

Key features

  • 6 degrees of freedom
  • Active gain starting from 0.5Hz
  • Variable damping (patent pending)
  • Built-in artificial intelligence feature
  • Adjustable by software active bandwidth
  • Remote control
  • Built-in real-time diagnostic tools
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • Oscilloscope
  • Shaker mode

Soto MD

Soto MD are lightweight, compact vibration absorption systems that allow for a significant reduction in unwanted vibrations translated to working environment from various environment disturbances.

Key features

  • Highly dampened step response
  • Simple installation that requires not tuning
  • Application-specific designs
  • Capabilities to meet your needs
  • Ability to support massive machines, tools and systems

Learn More

Click here to learn more about K&S and their distinctive products.

K&S Advanced Systems

NEXIO – WEBINAR “A tour of reverb tests”

NEXIO

Do you perform EMC tests in a reverberation chamber?

THIS FREE NEXIO – WEBINAR IS FOR YOU:
“A tour of reverb tests”
Reverb tests on 5 continents with BAT-EMC since 2007!

2 sessions on Tuesday June 29:
– Central European Time – from 11am to 11:45am
– Eastern Standard Time (New York) – from 11am to 11:45am

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You are invited to participate in the NEXIO products webinar (english version). On this occasion, we will introduce you to the BAT-EMC test automation software. The webinar will be on GoToWebinar, in live and free by registration.

Agenda

// Introduction to reverberation chambers (advantages / disadvantages)

// Presentation of the standards used for reverberation tests (automotive, aeronautic, commercial, military)

// Configuration of EMC tests in BAT-EMC according to the different standards:

– 2 steps of reverb calibration:
– Empty calibration
– Loaded calibration

– 2 steps in reverb test:
– Calibration on EUT
– Immunity test on EUT

NEXIO – WEBINAR “A tour of reverb tests”

NEW SUPPLIER ANNOUNCEMENT : Tabor Electronics is proud to Introduce a new distributor in Canada – ACA TMetrix

Tabor Electronics

May 2021 NESHER, Israel – Following the growing demand for the newly launched products; the Lucid, RF signal generator, and Proteus the Arbitrary waveform transceiver series, Tabor Electronics is looking for partners to help her reach potential market share and promote high-performance test instruments to fast growing markets such as Quantum Physics, Aerospace, and Defense and Communications.
The company’s new partner, ACA TMetrix, is a prominent company in the Canadian market and shares Tabor Electronics’ standards and professional values.
Ron Glazer, Tabor CEO, comments: “We see the ACA TMetrix team as our natural partners. Their dedication, professionalism, and knowledge make them the perfect connection to the Canadian market. We always aim to give our customers a professional and beneficial service and believe the Canadian EW, Quantum computing, and communications markets will benefit from this union. We hope for many years of fruitful cooperation.”

About Tabor Electronics

Established in 1971, Tabor Electronics has become a world-leading provider of high-end signal sources, featuring: RF, pulse, function, and arbitrary waveform generators/transceivers, high-voltage amplifiers, waveform, and modulation creation software. Tabor has earned global recognition for its highly skilled workforce and innovative engineering capabilities. In addition to offering a full range of self-branded instruments, Tabor is also a world-class OEM that private-labels a variety of products for industry leaders. Technologically advanced, featuring the highest levels of performance, reliability, and most importantly, price-competitive, Tabor’s products are sought-after in a diverse array of applications.

New Product Announcement 7234 Single-phase, 2U, Industrial Amplifier/Battery Simulator

Benchtop powerhouse

The 7234 is a benchtop powerhouse. With its exclusive DC max topology it is able to deliver an amazing 28 amps of continuous DC power into the EUT—almost double what was previously possible. The DC max technology also increases the 7234’s ability to sync current by an impressive 50%. When coupled with AE Techron’s 3110A standards waveform generator, it creates a compact, very competent conducted immunity test system.

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Value proposition

The 7234 is configurable, multi-mode and scalable. A key to the 7234’s value proposition is its configurability. The 7234 has a slew rate in excess of 100 volts per microsecond, making it the fastest battery simulator available. It is able to accurately produce dropouts and surges, with rise and fall times as short as 1.2 microseconds, meeting present test requirements with capacity left for customer-requested over-testing or future more stringent standards.

Battery simulator to amplifier

With the flip of a couple of switches, the 7234 is able to go from being a low-voltage, high-current battery simulator to a wide bandwidth DC blocked amplifier, ideal for driving coupling transformers in aviation standards like DO160, Section 18 and 19, or automotive standards like ISO11452-10.

Fast slew rate

One problem inherent in wide-bandwidth coupling transformers, like those used in EMC test standards, is the reduced output for a given input voltage at higher frequencies. This reduced output requires the amplifier to produce greater voltages to achieve the desired voltage out of the coupling transformer. The fast slew rate of the 7234 allows it to produce higher voltages at higher frequencies than other similar products.

Driving loads

Circuit topology of the 7234 was initially developed for, and is used to this day, to drive very inductive loads, like MRI gradient coils in some pretty interesting locations. This designed-in ability to drive highly inductive loads, coupled with a voltage potential of up to 150 volts peak, make it an ideal amplifier for driving loads like radiating loops or Helmholtz coils that are highly inductive.

Portability

The 7234 is small, rugged and efficient. At less than 50 pounds in weight and 2U in height, the amplifier is small enough and light enough to be easily moved from one test location to another. There are times when the object to be measured is too large to be moved. The 7234 is mechanically rugged enough to use in the field if needed. Even if the physical environment in your lab is less hostile than those encountered outdoors, it is very likely that the loads that need to be driven are not. Because of this AE Techron has made the 7234 just as tough electrically. AE Techron has combined a robust design with comprehensive, conservatively set protections and finished with resettable circuits and breakers instead of fuses. This makes missed connections, output shorts and system ground loops, events that could mean an extended stay at the repair shop for lesser products, a simple turn off the power, fix the issue and start again for the AE Techron.

Compelling warranty

For the small chance that the 7234 might be damaged, AE Techron has a three-year, no-fault warranty and a 30-day repair turnaround guarantee. The hidden cost of ownership of other products at this power level is a requirement for three-phase power. The 7234 is efficient enough that it can be powered from a standard single-phase wall outlet, avoiding the expense of running special power to the test location.

Another area where the 7234 can save a great deal of money is in its scalability. When there is that one test that requires just a little bit more than is available from a single 7234, instead of purchasing a new larger system, simply flip a switch, connect a second 7234 in parallel and resume testing.

In summary

More DC power.
Faster slew rate.
More voltage potential.
Ability to source and sink.
Compact, efficient, rugged.
Field configurable.
Scalable.
3-year no-fault warranty.

The 7234 represents an unbeatable value.

Form Factor Acquires High Precision Devices, Inc.

HPD

In October 2020 Form Factor completed the acquisition of Boulder, Colorado-based High Precision Devices, Inc. (HPD), a respected supplier of scientific instruments, especially precision cryogenic instruments. The transaction makes HPD part of FormFactor, bolstering FormFactor’s capabilities, capacity, portfolio of products—and potential. Exciting times for FormFactor as the HPD approach is to work with top-flight researchers, engineers and scientific organizations to provide practical solutions from concept to fruition. HPD is imaginative, connected and knows how to deliver.

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The key to any corporate acquisition is whether or not the product lines, services and cultures of the two companies are a good match. FormFactor’s acquisition of HPD is a great fit as HPD’s impressive range of precision cryogenic instruments, including chip-scale cryogenic probe systems and cryostats capable of extremely low temperatures, beautifully complement Form Factor’s existing line of cryogenic wafer probe systems and cryogenic engineering probes, expanding its market reach with cryostats for die and package testing and lower-temperature wafer probe capabilities.

Small, rectangular ADR cryostat

Small, rectangular ADR cryostat

HPD cryostats provide an alternative to more expensive and space consuming dilution refrigerators (DR). These Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerators (ADR) are great for applications that do not need the full power of a DR, but still require sub-Kelvin temperatures. HPD’s ADRs provide a faster, compact, and less costly path to temperatures a fraction of a degree above absolute zero. And the new Continuous ADRs (CADR) allow the cold to be maintained.

Leveraging the strength and scale of HPD and FormFactor together, a broad portfolio of ultra-low temperature test technologies can now be offered to enable scientific and industrial customers to tackle important societal challenges, solutions to which will benefit people  around the world for generations to come. One such need that HPD/FormFactor are staring down is solving the data center energy crisis, solutions to which will contribute to the mitigation of climate change. Another need is realizing the astonishing possibilities of quantum computing, which is now being oriented toward real-world use in pharmaceutical, data security and other applications. Quantum computing, along with superconducting computing, are now experiencing tremendous growth and will likely have profound impacts on various emerging technologies and, ultimately, in our everyday lives. HPD’s technical team brings highly specialized skills and know-how to address the unique test challenges for these emerging technologies.

HPD cryostat

Cryogenic circuitry could revolutionize computing

Long before these technologies mentioned above become reality, years of development is required for many of the essential components. Conceptualization, prototyping, and refinement of these superconducting devices can only be performed at cryogenic temperatures. HPD 4 K cryogenic probe stations and millikelvin Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator (ADR)  research cryostats serve a vital role in many of these endeavors. As a result, through its acquisition of HPD, FormFactor has positioned itself to be an important player in the development of a host of forward-looking technologies that will improve quality of life in the decades ahead.

WEBINAR : Unattended RF Measurement and Calibration for 5G Device Characterization and More

Unattended RF Measurement

June 3, 2021 (US/EU) | 9:00am PDT/ 6:00pm CEST

June 3 and 4, 2021 (US/ASIA) | 5:00pm PDT/ 9:00am China

Unattended RF MeasurementNew generations of 5G devices can have dozens of RF channels operating at high frequency, creating a need for a greater on wafer test volume. In engineering, more device tests are needed to support the expanded speed bands, increasing the workload to complete testing. How can test engineers manage the load? What if the probers could operate unattended — start a test and measure during a whole shift, overnight, or even over the weekend? There is a real, hands-free solution that provides fast, accurate measurements with high throughput — leading to more accurate design models and faster time to market.

Learn how an autonomous wafer probe system with integrated components from Keysight and FormFactor can:

  •  Automatically perform wafer and die soaks to get the probes quickly to consistent operating temperature
  • Quickly and automatically clean probes and then calibrate at mmw frequencies without user input
  • Adjust automatically to multiple probe-to-probe spacings for different device geometries in a single test run
  • Monitor calibration drift and recalibrate on the fly when necessary
  • Work seamlessly for full temperature range -60 to 175C operation using N5291A Solution, from Keysight technologies, providing single sweep operation of 900 Hz to 130 GHz, and beyond this using Virginia diodes Waveguide mini modules and waveguide probes

LEARN MORE

Unattended RF Measurement

WEBINAR : Delivering Advanced mm-Wave Load-Pull Measurements

Delivering Advanced mm-Wave

May 25, 2021 (US/EU) | 9:00am PDT/ 6:00pm CEST

 May 25 and 26, 2021 (US/ASIA) | 5:00pm PDT/ 9:00am China

Delivering Advanced mm-WaveThe ramp-up of 5G mm-Wave technologies comes with substantial enhancements in connectivity, promising to revolutionize our world. A fundamental requirement of 5G devices is to maximize performance by optimizing the power and/or effciency of the amplifiers and transistors. This is done by measuring the performance characteristics of the device at different impedances that are systematically changed using load-pull tuners.

FormFactor has partnered with Focus Microwaves and Keysight Technologies to deliver a fully integrated probe solution for accurate on-wafer mm-Wave load-pull measurements, delivering a number of benefits along the way, including:

• Low-Loss Measurement Channel for Maximized Tuning Range
• Accurate Probing of Small Pads for High Resolution with aPerfect Fit
• Coaxial Calibration with the Highest Phase Stability
• EMI and light-tight testing at a wide temperature range, including tests down to -40°C without a build-up of frost and condensation.

Join our webinar to learn more about our best-in-class tuning range performance with minimized insertion loss.

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