NEW DC1000A launched
02 Dec 2016
- Precision bias source integrates with any wound component test infrastructure
- Interfaces directly with all major T&M manufacturers’ products
- 10x accuracy and currents of up to 500A
Voltech today announces the DC1000A precision DC bias solution for magnetic and wound component testing.
Offering up to ten times the accuracy of our existing solutions, the DC1000A is the only product of its type that can be integrated into production testing environments alongside instrumentation from any major manufacturer.
DC bias sources are essential for production-line testing of a broad range of electronic components and assemblies, allowing them to be exercised under real-world operating conditions. To satisfy the often substantial current requirements in such applications, the DC1000A offers high (25A) output capabilities, with the additional facility to use several units in parallel to deliver up to 500A.
Enabling LCR (inductance-capacitance-resistance) measurements to an accuracy of 0.01µA/mV, with precisely controlled current (down to ±0.5% of current reading ±25mA) and featuring a dynamic range of 20Hz – 3MHz, the DC1000A is ideally suited not only for manufacturing test environments, but also for accurate characterization of wound component specifications in the design phase.
The DC1000A features a patented design that eliminates the need to purchase specific DC bias supplies for use with particular LCR meters, and dramatically increases test performance. Unique sensing and control circuitry reduces and quantifies error currents, producing more accurate results; it allows open and short compensation to eliminate stray effects; it means that the DC1000A requires no special connection to the LCR meter; and it allows parallel connection of multiple DC1000A current sources for testing at high bias currents.
Because it features a simple yet robust interconnect design and can work with any LCR meter – including those from Agilent, Wayne Kerr and Chroma – the DC1000A can be quickly interchanged across multiple test stations, providing a single, flexible solution for any DC bias requirement. The same features allow DC bias testing capabilities to be quickly and easily added to an existing test infrastructure, and allows test engineers to choose an upgrade strategy without concerns about product compatibility.
Though compatible with any LCR meter, the DC1000A is optimized for use in combination with Voltech’s own AT-Series testers – the industry’s most deployed automatic magnetics testers. Delivering ten times the throughput of manual test strategies, AT Series testers allow you to perform any combination of tests on any magnetic component via a single test station.
The DC1000A can be controlled directly from the AT Series test program, facilitating fast, comprehensive single-station testing of any magnetic component.
The device is compact and lightweight, can be rack- or bench-mounted, is fully electrically protected and provides a secure safety interlock.