Semiconductor companies need a fast and cost-effective way to bring up, debug, and validate new silicon, such as low-dropout (LDO) linear regulators. LDOs are a simple, inexpensive, and extremely common type of mixed-signal IC that regulates output voltage when supplied with a higher voltage input. Designers need to quickly bring up and debug new parts, which is a highly manual and interactive process, and validation engineers need to prepare for automated validation and characterization.
Prebuilt, configurable LDO measurements, such as line/load regulation, line/load transient, dropout voltage, and power supply rejection ratio (PSRR)
Enables powerful engineering workflows between interactive and automated tasks
Supports a variety of automation environments and programming languages
Maximal measurement IP reuse between projects and teams
Time and money savings, compared to building a custom LDO measurement solution
Enables powerful engineering workflows between interactive tasks (bring up and debug) and automated tasks (fully automated validation and characterization)
Provides configurable measurements in an intuitive InstrumentStudio™ software panel and then export the configuration settings for simple automation with TestStand or LabVIEW
Integrates multiple capabilities in a single view by combining the LDO Measurement Suite with other InstrumentStudio software panels, such as the Semiconductor Device Control Add-On
Straightforward, extensible solution for common LDO measurements
Easy-to-use interactive panel for configuring and running measurements
Simple path to automation by exporting measurement configuration settings
TestStand users can use the exported configuration file along with prebuilt test step types as drag-and-drop measurements
LabVIEW users also can use the exported configuration file and the measurement API to build custom test code modules
Watch a Demonstration of the LDO Measurement Solution
Simplified LDO Device Validation
NI’s LDO Measurement Solution combines high-performance PXI instrumentation with the Soliton LDO Measurement Suite to help you validate the performance of new LDO designs—from interactive configuration and measurements to fully automated validation.
“With the combined power of Soliton’s LDO Measurement Suite software and NI’s high-performance PXI instrumentation, the LDO Measurement Solution will help engineers accelerate the validation process and get data from first samples in days rather than weeks.”
Sandeep Achari, Business Unit Manager, Soliton Technologies
NI Partner Network
Soliton Technologies provides highly differentiated engineering services to global semiconductor customers of NI. As the creators of LDO Measurement Suite Add-On for InstrumentStudio, Soliton is capable of customizing or expanding the measurement capabilities to meet your application requirements.
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