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Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Advances in DC Power Supplies - RF CafeSeptember 8, 2020 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Advances in DC Power Supplies" that offers advice on how to determine what the specifications need to be for your DC power supply application. Programmability of many models permits not just setting of constant DC voltage and current levels, but also in some cases setting of source impedance and creation of complex outputs similar to those possible with dedicated waveform generators.

Often the needs of a DC power supply for design and development differ from those of production floors and repair / alignment activities, so you cannot always apply a one-size-fits-all philosophy. "Advances in DC Power Supplies" is a good place to start your research. Additionally, user manuals provided by manufacturers are a great source for application suggestions. Click the link below to read the full blog post.

Advances in DC Power Supplies

September 8, 2020

Power is essential to any test setup and the DC power supply at one time might have been among the most overlooked instruments in a test system. Modern DC power supplies are no longer simply sources of current and voltage in a test system; they are being designed with versatile functionality and intelligent protection for extended operating lifetimes. They provide details at a glance using LCD screens and touchscreen displays. Even as power supplies increase in capabilities, they become easier to use by means of programmability and computer control. Of course, sorting through a wide selection of advanced DC power supplies for a benchtop or system application can be challenging, but the choice can be made a little easier by understanding about the different types of DC power supplies and how they fit with different applications.

Selection of an adjustable power supply for test purposes has evolved beyond finding an instrument with suitable voltage and current ranges along with maximum voltage and current that exceed the maximum expectations of a measurement application, such as providing bias to an amplifier. Some DC supplies may also be rated for a short-duration, maximum current level.

In general, test-instrument power supplies are available with low-voltage/low-current, high-voltage/low-current, and high-voltage/high-current capabilities. Sometimes the choice of a power supply for an automatic-test-equipment (ATE) system is a matter of finding an instrument with high-enough power density to fit within the available space of the system while still providing the required ranges of currents and voltages along with the features that can support and assist a measurement agenda.


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Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.

At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.

We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly and at a competitive price.


Axiom Test Equipment
2610 Commerce Way 
Vista, CA  92081
Phone: (760) 806-6600
Web: www.axiomtest.com



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