The Keysight PD1000A Power Device Measurement System for Advanced Modeling and the W8598BP/BT Power Electronics Model Generator Software are new tools for modeling and simulation of power electronics devices.
Keysight is partnering with industry leaders in the HEV/EV power-conversion market to help them transition smoothly towards the use of wide band gap devices in their designs. As a result of these relationships, Keysight has developed a state-of-the-art modeling and suite of power circuit simulator tools that allow WBG device designers to easily create models never before possible. The test suite, which consists of curve-tracing, s-parameter, and double-pulse tester hardware, takes measurements from actual WBG devices and uses advanced modeling software to build sophisticated WBG device models that are exclusive to Keysight. These models can then be used in Keysight’s Advanced Design System software to simulate and analyze the effects that high frequency components have on the reliability and EMI of the design. Changes in design can be made before the first prototype, saving time and costs by eliminating unnecessary design cycles.
The test suite takes measurements from actual wide-bandgap devices and uses advanced modeling software to build sophisticated wide-bandgap device models exclusive to Keysight. These models can then be used in Keysight’s Advanced Design System (ADS) software to simulate and analyze the effects of the high frequency components on the reliability and EMI performance of the design. With the critical insights gained from the simulations, designs are made robust in the first prototype, thus saving unnecessary design cycles, time and money.
PD1000A control software provides simple access to advanced measurement features to gather modeling parameters from three systems: curve-tracer, S-parameter, and double-pulse tester. The curve-tracer system measures I-V and C-V characteristics, the S-Parameter system measures on- and off-state S-parameters. The Double-Pulse Tester measures the on/off and extended I-V characteristics (coming late-2018). W8598BP/BT Power Electronics Model Generator software leverages these measurements to create the world’s most advanced power device models. Resultant models are used in Keysight’s ADS simulation platform, combining transient, harmonic balance, 2.5D EM simulation (Momentum) and full 3D finite element analysis (EMPro).
Keysight Technologies, 1400 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, (800) 829-4444, www.keysight.com/find/PD1000A