Measuring Power App Notebook
Papers on Testing Power Supplies, Linear Regulators and Much More

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The "Measuring Power Application Notebook", contains over 30 technical articles on power supply test and measurement. The Table of Contents is shown below.

The papers cover a wide range of measurements and test techniques including: Impedance, Stability, Step loading, PSRR, Reverse Transfer, Crosstalk, Noise, PDNs, Wireless Power, Clock Power Optimization, Non-invasive Phase Margin, and Part Parasitics (Resistors, Capacitors, Transformers, MOSFETs)
  Measuring Power Application Notebook

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Measuring Power - Table of Contents

Components - Impedance Measurements    
  1. An Accurate Method For Measuring Capacitor ESL
  2. App Note DC Biased Measurements
  3. High Fidelity Battery Measurements
  4. Measuring MOSFET Gate Resistance
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11
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31
Components - Modeling Support    
  1. Measuring Optocouplers with J2130A37
  2. Transformer Parameter Extraction43
  3. Extracting SPICE parameters from a diode using two M3500A53
  4. Debunking Transformer Performance Myths   
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43
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55
System Measurements    
  1. Measuring Ultra Low Impedances and PDNs
  2. Measuring Output Impedance with the J2130A and Bode 100
  3. Measuring Opamp PSRR
  4. App Note PSRR Measurement
  5. Measuring PSRR with the J2120A and Bode 100
  6. Measuring Power Supply Noise with an RSA
  7. Measuring Power Supply Noise with the Agilent N9020A
  8. App Note Reverse Transfer Measurement
  9. App Note Crosstalk Measurement
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Stability Measurements    
  1. Non-Invasive Assessment of Voltage Regulator Phase Margin
  2. Beyond Non-Invasive Phase Margin; Extracting Bode Plots from Output Impedance
  3. App Note Noninvasive Stability Measurement
  4. Simple Method to Determine ESR Requirements for Stable Regulators
  5. When Bode Plots Fail Us
  6. Signal Injection Transformers
  7. Network Analyzer Signal Levels Affect Measurement Results
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Design Techniques    
  1. Introduction to Signal Injectors
  2. An unconditionally stable voltage regulator
  3. Are we focused on the wrong reference characteristics
  4. Deconstructing the Step Load Response
  5. Measuring Oscillators with an RSA for ADC design
  6. Optimize Wireless Power Transfer Linkage - Parts I & II
  7. Powering RF Systems
  8. Optimizing Power for Clocks and Other Sensitive Applications
  9. Measuring LDOs requires more bandwidth than you think
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Test Equipment    
  1. Using the J2110A Solid State Injector
  2. Arbitrary Waveform Generator Aids Design of Power Electronics
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