by Steven M. Sandler and Danny Chow, AEI Systems
In the October 2009 Issue of the How2power Today Newsletter an article involving measurements with the Bode 100 has been published. In their article “Debunking Transformer Performance Myths” the authors Steven M. Sandler and Danny Chow of AEi Systems, Los Angeles, California intend to dispel three common myths regarding transformers, and more generally, magnetic coupling.
- Myth 1: The turns ratio of a transformer is the and is the reciprocal of
- Myth 2: The leakage inductance of a transformer is based on the coupling from one winding to another
- Myth 3: The inductance of a transformer is
To provide the proof that these myths are false, three transformers were constructed. Each transformer included only two windings, with 15 turns on each winding. A series of measurements were made for each of the three transformers. All of the measurements were made using one piece of test equipment, OMICRON Lab’s Bode 100 portable vector network analyzer.
Read the full story at: www.how2power.com/newsletters/0910/articles/a1/index.html
About the Authors:
||Steve Sandler is the founder and CTO of AEi Systems, LLC.
He is responsible for worst case circuit analysis of power, RF,
and linear systems as well as the design of AEi Systems line
of rad-hard dc-dc converters.
||Danny Chow is a Senior Engineering Specialist for AEi Systems, LLC
He is responsible for reliability engineering analysis
and bench testing operations.
How2Power.com is a website created to help electrical engineers solve real-world design challenges in power management and power conversion as encountered in the design of power supplies and power systems.
by Florian Hammerle, MSc
In November 2009 Florian Hammerle was honored with the VDI award for his Master thesis “Simulation and Characterization of a Miniaturized Planar Coil” written at the Microtechnology Research Center of the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg (FHV).
In his work Florian focused on the experimental characterization and simulation of a planar coil for gaining a further miniaturized design.
For evaluating the simulation results the equivalent circuit parameters of the miniaturized planar coil were measured with OMICRON Lab’s vector network analyzer Bode 100. Finaly the difference between the simulated results and the measured values was <5%.
We thank Florian for allowing us to offer a pdf of the complete thesis on our webpage.
Simulation and Characterization of a Miniaturized Planar Coil.pdf
About the Author:
||Florian Hammerle, MSc
has now finished his master studies
and is currently travelling the world.
About the FHV:
The FHV – University of Applied Sciences is located in Vorarlberg, Austria.
Originally founded as an educational association called Technikum Vorarlberg in 1989 the FHV gained the academic status University of Applied Sciences in 1999.
In close cooperation with the internatonal industry the FHV operates research centers in the following sceintific fields:
- Process- and Product- Engineering
- User- Centered Technologies
- Society and Socio- Economics
A customer repaired his 30 years old RevoxA78 audio Amplifier. Using the Bode 100 Vector Network Analyzer, he documented the performance and success of his repair. This demonstrates what Bode 100 can do for audio applications.
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Measuring an old audio amplifier with Bode 100.pdf
by Christoph Busel, HTL Rankweil
A teacher at a technical college shared his documentation for his quartz crystal lesson. In this documentation you can see the theory and the practical measurement with a Vector Network Analyzer.
Where is quartz used in modern electronics? What do you think is the reason quartz is used so often?
Quartz is used in electronic circuits to get a high accuracy time standard. Accuracy you need in clocks, computers, controllers, game boys, toys and many more.
After this lesson, you can answer the following questions:
- What is the serial resonance?
- What is the parallel resonance?
- What is the anti-resonance?
- How does the Q range of quartz compare to a RLC resonance circuit?
- Why is the quartz frequency 32.768KHz so popular?
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Measuring equivalent circuit of quartz crystal with Bode 100.pdf