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Agilent Technologies introduces seven high-power modules for modular power system

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article image The seven high-power modules for Agilent’s popular N6700 modular power system

Agilent Technologies  has introduced seven high-power modules for its popular N6700 modular power systems, expanding the ability of test system integrators and R&D engineers to deliver multiple channels of high power (up to 500 watts) to devices under test.

With the addition of the new modules, engineers and integrators can now choose from a total of 34 modules for the N6700 MPS, giving those in the aerospace/defence, consumer electronics, computers and peripherals as well as communications, semiconductor and automotive industries the flexibility to optimise performance, power and price to meet test needs.

Together with the 27 modules already offered, the new modules comprise a family ranging in power from 18 W to 500 W at four different performance levels: basic, high performance, precision, and source/measure unit.

R&D engineers and test-system integrators can mix and match any of these 34 modules in any of the four MPS mainframes (three for automated test and one for R&D ) to create DC power systems unique to their needs featuring one to four outputs.

According to Gary Whitman, vice president of Agilent's System Products Division, while their customers appreciate the mix-and-match design of the Agilent N6700 MPS for both ATE and R&D applications, some customers need power supplies with higher power than previously offered. The new modules help to expand the MPS platform to meet these customers' needs.

Key features of Agilent’s high-power modules for N6700 modular power systems:

  • Fast output changes (0 to 50 V in less than 2 ms) up to 50 times faster than other programmable power supplies
  • Advanced, fast digitised measurements extend from milliamps to 50 amps
  • Autoranging output capabilities enable one power supply to do the job of several traditional power supplies
  • High-speed test extensions offer an oscilloscope-like digitizer that simplifies system configuration and increases measurement accuracy
  • Optional built-in polarity reversal relays allow switching the output from a positive voltage to a negative voltage on a single command without changing wiring
All Agilent N6700 mainframes are fully compliant with the LXI Class C specification. Standard features such as USB 2.0, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet and GPIB interfaces allow quick and simple connectivity to a PC or a network. They can also be remotely operated from any web browser.


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