Technical Articles

Venable Instruments has published these technical articles:

(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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When I first started work at Venable Industries, as it was called back then, Dean Venable encouraged me to attend Dr. Middlebrook's Structured Analog Design Course at company expense. Although I wish...
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Blog post explores the impacts of the ESTi's multi-point thermal calibration on battery testing....
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The Bode Box test is performed to verify that the injection transformer is working correctly using a Venable Frequency Response Analyzer FRA. It is basically a transfer function measurement that...
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Current mode control is one of the significant topologies in power electronics. This white paper details the principle of current mode control, how it is supposed to work, what topologies come closest...
(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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Distributed power systems can oscillate, especially when driving one power supply with another power supply. The input and output impedances of a power supply can predict this oscillation. Download...
(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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When discussing the stability of a power supply (or any system with negative feedback), we usually evaluate the phase margin as the primary indicator. Naturally, the question arises "How much phase...
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Why are source-load impedance measurements necessary? This blog covers the basic equipment and setup to make voltage injection impedance measurements....
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Frequency Response Analyzers are often used to measure power system feedback loop response, impedance vs frequency of source - load impedances, and of passive components. They can also be used to...
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First proposed in the early 1920's, proportional-integral-derivative (PID) algorithms are the gold standard in industrial control systems design and optimization. Almost all industrial automatic...
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Controller capabilities are improving every day. In addition, with the costs of industrial automation technologies and control systems at an all time low, and increasingly robust control algorithms...
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Advantages of utilizing 4-electrold (Kelvin-type) point test instrumentation when testing voltage and current....
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Solving practical engineering problems in motion control using a frequency response analyzer (FRA) and SIAD software to tune the system....
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In this blog post, we will look at the power stage characteristics of the voltage mode boost and buck-boost converters operating in continuous conduction mode (CCM) as we did for the buck converter in...
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Why is stability analysis needed? This blog post walks through the top four reasons through figures and graphs....
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Access this valuable series of videos from the Venable Vault. Learn about Design Oriented Analysis and "How to get more results for less work"...
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This paper will explain clearly and simply what really happens in both conditionally and unconditionally stable feedback control systems, and how a loop attenuates with any gain other than unity....