Pulsed IV Systems

AMCAD Engineering's BILT Pulsed IV (Pulsed DC, Pulsed Bias) Systems

Introduction

AMCAD Engineering has created professional, industry-proven pulsing technology for both standalone IV-testing (Pulsed IV, PIV) as well as pulsed-bias load pull (Pulsed Load Pull, PLP) applications. Systems come fully equipped with a common 19" rack mountable mainframe controller which includes five integrated power supplies. Pulse heads are selected for the specific application and are available in 15V/200mA, 120V/30A and 250V/10A models.

Pulsed IV Systems

Key Features

  • high-precision 200mA, high-power 10A or 30A pulse generation
  • Pulse width down to 200ns
  • High precision current and voltage measurement
  • Synchronized pulsed S-parameter measurements
  • Embedded fast short-circuit current breaker, performing the protection of the internal probe circuitry at device breakdown
  • Embedded fast measurement samplers:
  • fast average and ripple acquisition for highest signal to noise ratio, 16 bit compliant
  • Pulse shape monitoring equivalent to a 50M sample/s scope, 8 bit resolution
  • Fast acquisition of a complete power sweep, useful for Load Pull test bench
  • Pulse and measurement clocks are both available in stand alone or external triggered mode
  • Set of resistive network to improve measurement accuracy

Demonstrations

Click here to see interview with Microwave Journal at EuMW-2011

Click here to see interview with Microwave Journal at EuMW-2012


Pulsed IV demonstration video

Tour IVCAD Software Suite

IVCAD advanced measurement and modeling software, offered by Maury Microwave and AMCAD Engineering supports multiple load pull techniques including traditional load pull using external instrumentation, VNA-based load pull, active load pull and hybrid load pull. It performs DC-IV and pulsed-IV measurements and incorporates device modeling tools. Its modern visualization capabilities give users a greater ability to view, plot and graph measurement data in an intuitive manner.

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Application Notes and Data Sheets

5A-053

Pulsed IV, Pulsed S-Parameters and Compact Transistor Models

4T-100

4T-100 AMCAD High Power Pulsed IV Measurement System Data Sheet

Maury Application Notes Library

Maury Software and System Application Notes.