Digi-Key Editor, Art Pini, Explains: To meet efficiency and form factor requirements, switched-mode power supply manufacturers are incorporating new semiconductors and circuit topologies, while also adhering to higher standards of power integrity. As a result, designers must make more complex measurements of switched-mode waveforms, which increases test time and adds cost.
In an effort to reduce test time, test equipment makers have developed hardware and software that work together to automate many of the functions and complex analysis. A good example of this combination is the Teledyne LeCroy HDO4104 oscilloscope with Power Analyzer software. This article will describe how the two can be used to perform critical analyses to shorten power supply development and test. http://bit.ly/2qxAIvZ