SMU and Power Supply Set-up, Control, and Optimization

The SMU and Power Supply Set-up, Control, and Optimization course enables Test and Validation Engineers to source and measure voltage and current in order to meet their test needs. The course will focus on how NI SMUs and Power Supplies can be leveraged to perform common device tasks and tests, such as power-up and I-V characterization. The course will guide the learner through the complete test workflow: from configuration and cabling, to calibration, debugging, and optimizing for speed and precision.

Course Details:

SMU and Power Supply Set Up, Control and Optimization Outline

Lesson Overview Topics
Exploring DC Power Instruments
Exploring NI DC Power instrument classes and applications.
  • NI DC Power Instruments

  • Sourcing and Sinking Capabilities

  • NI Programmable Power Supplies and Use Cases

  • NI SMUs and Use Cases 

Identifying and Configuring DC Power Instruments Connecting, configuring, and testing the instruments in NI MAX.
  • Identifying and Configuring DC Power Instruments

Interactively Controlling DC Power Instruments Interactively controlling DC Power Instruments from InstrumentStudio to take basic measurements.
  • Introduction to InstrumentStudio

  • Controlling Instruments in InstrumentStudio

Controlling Instruments with the NI-DCPower API  Programmatically configuring the instruments using the NI-DCPower API.
  • NI-DCPower Programming flow

  • Open a Session

  • Configure the Device 

  • Initiate Generation and Acquisition

  • Measure and Query, or Fetch

  • Close the Session

  • Simplifying Code with Import/Export Configurations 

Sourcing Voltage or Current to Power a DUT Exploring sourcing voltage or current from SMU or PPS to power a DUT.
  • Powering a DUT

  • Cascading SMU Channels

 

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