Power Supply Fundamentals: Modes of Operation, Remote Sense, Ripple, and Noise


Learn about programmable DC power supply basics, including constant voltage mode, constant current mode, remote sense, ripple, noise, isolation, rise time, settling time, and transient response.

This white paper is part of our Instrument Fundamentals Series.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of a programmable DC power supply
  • Constant voltage and constant current modes
  • Taking measurements with a programmable DC power supply
  • Remote Sense
  • Common specifications: ripple and noise, rise time and settling time, transient response, isolation
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