Quality and profitability in any market
Because you can test any magnetic component type, the AT5600 allows you to efficiently deliver quality in any industry area.
As the electronics industry continues its drive towards miniaturization and customer requirements diversify, magnetic component manufacturers can rely on the AT5600 to provide the highest levels of quality assurance.
OEMs and CEMs can also use the AT5600 to perform fast, 100% incoming test, reducing the need for rework due to faulty components – and the broad range of tests available means that you can test multiple product types on the same production line, with a simple test program reconfiguration.
Power supplies are perhaps the most familiar areas of application for transformers and magnetics, but even here the requirements are diverse. Ferrite-based switched mode power supply transformers are ubiquitous in power supplies, lighting ballasts, inverters and UPS. Chokes and inductors are also required in these end products, both to control output noise and ripple, and on the AC side for EMC filtering. Such products often require testing with large DC bias currents – an area where the AT5600 excels.
Transformer manufacturers are increasingly differentiating their products by reliability and safety compliance. High-reliability, aerospace and medical electronics all represent areas of substantial growth, where the ability to perform 100% testing is key.
In communications applications, devices such as xDSL filters and Ethernet LAN transformers have distinctive test requirements. Accurate measurements of return loss, insertion loss and longitudinal balance, as well as hi-pot testing, are all possible using the integrated AT5600 platform.
Transformers are also frequently used in audio products, to provide isolation and impedance matching. Here the AT5600’s capability to test under normal operating conditions, and at high frequencies, is a key benefit.
New application areas are also emerging: green energy initiatives such as wind and solar power, electric vehicles and wireless charging all rely on magnetic components