New R&S NGP800 Power Supplies Boost EfficiencyFebruary 20, 2020 by Rohde & Schwarz
This article introduces Rohde & Schwarz new R&S NGP800 power supply that boosts efficiency and has two and four independent channeled models.
The new R&S NGP800 power supply series includes two and four-channel models and further extends the functions and performance available for DC power provided by Rohde & Schwarz.
The R&S NGP800 power supplies boost efficiency with up to four independent channels. Image courtesy of Rohde & Schwarz.
For any test and measurement application requiring up to four independent DC power supplies with full flexibility, full functionality, full safety, and full connectivity, the R&S NGP800 power supply series will boost the efficiency in any lab or production line. Users benefit from the large 5” high-resolution touch screen, which also displays detailed statistics.
The five R&S NGP800 models meet the needs of users seeking minimum device footprint for two or four
independent power supplies, with maximum flexibility for voltages up to 250 V, currents up to 80 A and power up to 800 W. Each channel supplies up to 200 W with a maximum of 20 A or 64 V, also covering 48 V automotive and industrial applications.
Channels can be operated fully independently or synchronized; the electrically equivalent and galvanically isolated outputs can be wired in series for outputs up to 250 V or in parallel for up to 80 A. The tracking function makes it possible for users to adjust voltage and current simultaneously on selected channels, with programmable output delays used to meet specific power-up sequences. The supplied voltage can be ramped up to the required level in any period from 10 ms to a minute. All outputs operate in either constant voltage mode or constant current mode.
To meet the requirement of both developers and quality assurance teams, in particular, it is possible to set up changes in voltage and current levels over time using the QuickArb function. This way, users can simulate unstable power supplies with the R&S NGP800. Using Remote Sensing, users can regulate the voltage directly at the input terminals of the powered device itself, instead of the power supply’s output terminals, so that exactly the required voltage is supplied.
Moreover, the R&S NGP800 includes functions for logging voltage, current and power values overtime for all outputs. Data logs can easily be exported as.CSV files for in-depth analysis or documentation needs. The settings for all channels and functions can also be stored and recalled at the touch of a button, and even exported as a file to other R&S NGP800 to duplicate the power setup.
To protect devices supplied with power, all R&S NGP800 power supplies include overcurrent protection, overvoltage protection and overpower protection.
The R&S NGP800 features both advanced remote capabilities and fast command processing times that fully meet the requirements of ATE systems or production lines. Optional digital I/O and analog input interfaces further extend the scope of applications
The new R&S NGP800 power supply series is available now from Rohde & Schwarz and selected distributors. For more information, visit here.
About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2019, Rohde & Schwarz had about 12,100 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.14 billion in the 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.