Switch Mode Power Supply Testing 101 (EB)

Switch Mode Power Supply Testing 101 (EB)

Learn how to characterize a switch mode power supply (SMPS) using an oscilloscope

Switch Mode Power Supply Measurements

In this course, we'll learn how to simplify and automate the characterization of a switch mode power supply (SMPS) using an oscilloscope.

Why Switch Mode Power Supply Testing 101?

Testing a SMPS can involve running through a long list of measurements - from AC Input Analysis to Output Ripple. Many engineers rely on an oscilloscope for this characterization and analysis work, but what you may not know is how to best optimize these tests using your oscilloscope. In this course you will learn how to use your oscilloscope to automate these switch mode power supply measurements and save test time. We will walk through the proper test setup for 11 must-know SMPS measurements. 

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for power engineers who want to simplify their SMPS test set-up and save time in the lab. 

Regardless of the part of the SMPS you're working on, you'll walk away from this course with the tools to help you better streamline your testing.

We'll cover:

  • SMPS Measurement Basics 
  • AC Input/Power Quality
  • Current Harmonics
  • Inrush Current 
  • Modulation Analysis 
  • Power/Energy Loss
  • Rds(on) & Vcs(sat)
  • Slew Rate
  • Output Ripple
  • Turn on & Turn off Time 
  • Transient Response 
  • Efficiency

Duration:

< 1 hour

Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Start Here
  • Power Application Trial Download
  • Switch Mode Power Supply Measurements
  • SMPS Measurement Basics (2 min)
  • AC Input/Power Quality (4 min)
  • Current Harmonics (4 min)
  • Inrush Current (3 min)
  • Modulation Analysis (5 min)
  • Power/Energy Loss (9 min)
  • Rds(on) & Vce(sat) (7 min)
  • Slew Rate (5 min)
  • Output Ripple (5 min)
  • Turn on & Turn off Time (4 min)
  • Transient Response (4 min)
  • Efficiency (4 min)
  • Almost Done!
  • Final Quiz & Training Resources
  • Switch Mode Power Supply Testing 101
  • Training Resources
  • Certificate & Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!

Switch Mode Power Supply Measurements

In this course, we'll learn how to simplify and automate the characterization of a switch mode power supply (SMPS) using an oscilloscope.

Why Switch Mode Power Supply Testing 101?

Testing a SMPS can involve running through a long list of measurements - from AC Input Analysis to Output Ripple. Many engineers rely on an oscilloscope for this characterization and analysis work, but what you may not know is how to best optimize these tests using your oscilloscope. In this course you will learn how to use your oscilloscope to automate these switch mode power supply measurements and save test time. We will walk through the proper test setup for 11 must-know SMPS measurements. 

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for power engineers who want to simplify their SMPS test set-up and save time in the lab. 

Regardless of the part of the SMPS you're working on, you'll walk away from this course with the tools to help you better streamline your testing.

We'll cover:

  • SMPS Measurement Basics 
  • AC Input/Power Quality
  • Current Harmonics
  • Inrush Current 
  • Modulation Analysis 
  • Power/Energy Loss
  • Rds(on) & Vcs(sat)
  • Slew Rate
  • Output Ripple
  • Turn on & Turn off Time 
  • Transient Response 
  • Efficiency

Duration:

< 1 hour

Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Start Here
  • Power Application Trial Download
  • Switch Mode Power Supply Measurements
  • SMPS Measurement Basics (2 min)
  • AC Input/Power Quality (4 min)
  • Current Harmonics (4 min)
  • Inrush Current (3 min)
  • Modulation Analysis (5 min)
  • Power/Energy Loss (9 min)
  • Rds(on) & Vce(sat) (7 min)
  • Slew Rate (5 min)
  • Output Ripple (5 min)
  • Turn on & Turn off Time (4 min)
  • Transient Response (4 min)
  • Efficiency (4 min)
  • Almost Done!
  • Final Quiz & Training Resources
  • Switch Mode Power Supply Testing 101
  • Training Resources
  • Certificate & Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!