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Tektronix solutions at PCIM 2023

  • Tektronix will showcase a variety of instruments and software solutions for power electronics testing at PCIM 2023.
  • Tektronix experts will also be on hand to discuss the company’s latest power test solutions, designed for automatic characterization of power semiconductors and measurements on power converters in electric vehicles.
  • PCIM Europe combines an exhibition and an international conference on the topics of power electronics, motion control, renewable energy and energy management. The event will take place in Nuremberg, Germany, from May 9 to 11, 2023.

Tektronix’ stand will feature dedicated power workstations focused on:

• Dynamic Switching Power Conversion Signals Analysis
• Wideband Gap Double Pulse Tests Measurement Solutions
• Characterisation of Power Semiconductor Devices with Parameter Curve Tracers
• General Power Design Solutions for Bench Automation, including Battery Modeling and Characterisation
Several experts and technical leaders will attend the exhibition, including product designers, in the effort to meet design & validation engineers and directly collect their needs and challenges.
Further highlights on the Tektronix stand this year will include:

SiC MOSFET and GaN FET Switching Power Converter Analysis Kit
Ultra-fast power semiconductor switching technology, such as SiC or GaN, that make up some of today’s power electronics topologies, are extremely difficult to optimise. The SiC MOSFET and GaN FET Switching Power Converter Analysis Kit includes patented probe technology to accurately characterise all the critical parameters for optimizing power electronics topologies that use SiC and GaN.

Wide Bandgap Double Pulse Test Software
The Wide Bandgap Double Pulse Test application (Opt. WBG-DPT) on the 4/5/5B/6B Series MSO offers precise Wide Bandgap measurements that make device and system validation easier. The application is compatible with all Tektronix VPI probes and, when used with the Tektronix IsoVu™ probes it helps uncover all the hidden artifacts of SiC or GaN devices at the circuit level.

The application offers automated measurements as per JEDEC and IEC standards. It offers unique features such as per-cycle analysis with annotation, flexibility with custom reference level settings, configurable integration points, and power preset that can be set based on the DUT designs.

In-Motor Drive Analysis Software
Inverter, Motor and Drive Analysis software on the 5 Series B MSO simplifies triggering on PWM outputs and making 3-phase measurements. Phasor diagrams help you visualise and debug 3-phase electrical problems.

The IMDA application also supports a unique DQ0 measurement, that provides valuable insight into vector control systems. It mathematically computes D and Q from the inverter’s output and displays these control parameters in real-time.