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Accurately measure ceramic capacitors by extending VNA range

Ceramic capacitors play an oversized role in circuit performance as a major contributor to voltage regulator control loop stability and power delivery network (PDN) impedance. When designing with these circuit staples, you need good impedance data over a wide frequency range. Proper measurement technique is the key to making accurate measurements. Here’s how to use two simple techniques that result in accurate, wideband, frequency measurements by extending the range of a vector-network analyzer (VNA).

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Power Integrity Workshop Video Series Lab 2: Two-Port Impedance Measurements

Video-Thumb-PIW-Lab-2-2017In this second video for the Power Integrity Workshop video series, Steve Sandler shows how to make Two-Port Impedance Measurements using the Bode 100 Vector Network Analyzer.

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Power Integrity Workshop Video Series Lab 1: One-Port Impedance Measurements

Video-Thumb-PIW-Lab-1-2017In this first video for the Power Integrity Workshop video series, Steve Sandler shows how to make One-Port Impedance Measurements using the Bode 100 Vector Network Analyzer.

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PCIM 2017: Picotest describes their latest harmonic comb for test systems

Video-Thumb-PCIM-Embedded-Comp-2017In this video, Steve Standler from Picotest explains to Alix Paultre of Embedded Computing Design how his company’s new harmonic comb filter works in a testing system at PCIM 2017.

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How to Design for Power Integrity YouTube Video Series

steve sandler picotest power integrity Learn how power integrity simulations can jump-start your next design. Watch industry expert Steve Sandler explain the importance of flat target impedance design, the benefits of state based averaged models for dc-dc converter voltage regulator modules, and how to measure and model low impedance inductors and capacitors. Then download the matching Advanced Design System (ADS) Workspaces and simulate your next power integrity challenge.

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Introduction to NISM – Non-Invasive Stability Measurement with Steve Sandler

Video-Thumb-NISM-2017In this video, Steve Sandler shows how to measure control loop stability using the Bode 100 VNA via Output Impedance. This test can be used to assess stability without breaking the loop and is MORE ACCURATE than a Bode plot.

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Extended-Range Shunt-Thru Measurement with Steve Sandler

Video-Thumb-Extended-Range-Shunt-2017In this video, Steve Sandler shows how to simplify one of the more complicated impedance measurements. The 2-Port shunt thru measurement is powerful and accurate down to very small impedance. Using the Bode 100 you can measure power distribution network impedance and decoupling capacitors with a very wide dynamic range.

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DC-Biased Inductance Measurement with Steve Sandler

Video-Thumb-DC-Bias-2017Steve Sandler explains how to use the Picotest J2120A Line Injector, with the Bode 100 VNA, to measure inductors including DC bias effects.

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Steve Sandler Interviewed At DesignCon 2017

Video-Thumb-Sierra-Circuits-2017DesignCon is one of our industry’s largest shows, and one of our favorites. From emerging trends to industry breakthroughs, this show covers it all. We interviewed speakers and thought leaders to share their knowledge and expertise. Continue reading for Steve Sandler’s interview.

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2-port Dembed with Picotest 2-Port Probe Video

This video shows how to measure low impedance components and voltage regulator impedance using the Bode 100 and the Picotest P2101A 2-Port Probe.