Keysight Technologies recently introduced a power analyzer that combines accurate power measurements and touch-driven oscilloscope visualization capability in a single instrument. The IntegraVision power analyzer enables R&D engineers who are designing and testing electronic power conversion systems to access dynamic views of current, voltage, and power. This enables them to view, measure, and prove the performance of their designs.
Engineers working on electronic power conversion systems need high-accuracy measurements to identify and characterize incremental efficiency improvements in devices, such as power inverters or converters, universal power supplies, battery systems, vehicle and aircraft power systems, lighting systems/electronic ballasts and appliances. While some of today’s power analyzers offer adequate measurement accuracy, they are cumbersome to use and lack the ability to characterize power consumption under dynamic conditions. Previously, engineers needed a power analyzer to make accurate measurements and an oscilloscope to visualize repetitive and single-shot events such as turn-on and occurrences of transients. Eliminating a separate oscilloscope in the measurement setup decreases test complexity and reduces configuration time.
The Keysight IntegraVision power analyzers are ideal for R&D engineers who want to quickly and interactively measure AC and DC power consumption, power conversion efficiency, operational response to stimulus and common AC power parameters such as frequency, phase and harmonics—all with 0.05% basic accuracy and 16-bit resolution. The power analyzer enables engineers to characterize power consumption under highly dynamic conditions with 5-M samples per second digitizing speed and 2-MHz bandwidth.
The IntegraVision power analyzer allows engineers to address multiple test scenarios with the flexibility of wide-ranging, isolated inputs up to 1,000 VRMS (Cat II). The instruments offer external sensor inputs and 2-Arms and 50-Arms direct current inputs, standard on all channels. The external sensor input supports current probes and transducers up to 10-V full scale.
The IntegraVision power analyzer features a space-efficient footprint and allows engineers to:
- Visualize transients, in-rush current and state changes with a high-speed digitizer that captures voltage, current and power in real time
- Analyze power losses in the time and frequency domains using full Nyquist-based computations
- Gain new insights by viewing parameters on the large, high-resolution, touch-screen display
The user interface of the IntegraVision power analyzers is based on technology from Keysight’s InfiniiVision 6000 X-Series oscilloscope, including its 12.1-inch multitouch capacitive touchscreen with pinch, zoom and scroll capabilities. Keysight’s development of the user interface was guided by extensive feedback from engineers. The result is an intuitive user experience that enables engineers to gain measurement insight with the IntegraVision power analyzer within minutes.
The two-channel Keysight IntegraVision PA2201A power analyzer is suitable for single-phase AC measurements and can be ordered today. Shipments are expected to begin in May. Contact Keysight for pricing. TheIntegraVision PA2203A power analyzer with four channels for three-phase power analysis is scheduled to be introduced in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Source: Keysight Technologies www.keysight.com