How can I create a 2-port DC analyzer which combines 2 different DC supplies?

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How can I create a 2-port DC analyzer which combines 2 different DC supplies?

Postby guillaumep » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:31 pm

For the current ICE2011A release, the DC Analyzer instrument template allows one to create a DC Analyzer and DC source(s) schematics for one DC supply only.

Creating of a 2-port DC Analyzer and associated DC sources using different DC supplies must then be done manually.

In the following example, we explain how to create a 2-port DC analyzer which combines a R&S NGMO2 DC supply (using its output channel A) and an Agilent 6654A DC supply.

  1. Create the DC Source for the NGMO2 output channel A:
    • Right-click in the Active Setup Panel and select Add>Single Schematic>DC>DC Source> R&S NGMO - Source
    • Specify DC Source A - NGMO2 as name and configure your source as follow:
      • DC Output: Select More...> Next > New and specify DC Output A - NGMO2 as name
        • DC Supply: Select More... > Next > New and specify DC Supply - NGMO2 as name
          • VISA Address: search for the GPIB address of the R&S NGMO2 DC supply by clicking on the ... button
          • Click OK
        • Output Number: Specify 1 (corresponding to the channel output A of the R&S NGMO2)
        • Click OK
      • Polarity: Specifies if the polarity is Normal or Reversed
      • Mode and Limits...: you can configure the DC limits for the output channel A of the R&S NGMO2 source at this point or later on via the DC Source Front Panel
      • Output: specify the initial DC voltage setting and output state
      • Click OK
  2. Create the DC Source for the Agilent 6654A:
    • Right-click in the Active Setup Panel and select Add>Single Schematic>DC>DC Source> Agilent 66xxA - Source
    • Specify DC Source - 6654A as name and configure your source as follow:
      • DC Output: Select More...> Next > New and specify DC Output - 6654A as name
        • DC Supply: Select More... > Next > New and specify DC Supply - 6654A as name
          • VISA Address: search for the GPIB address of the Agilent 6654A DC supply by clicking on the ... button
          • Click OK
        • Click OK
      • Polarity: Specifies if the polarity is Normal or Reversed
      • Mode and Limits...: you can configure the DC limits for the output channel of the Agilent 6654A DC source at this point or later on via the DC Source Front Panel
      • Output: specify the initial DC voltage setting and output state
      • Click OK
  3. Create the 2-port DC Analyzer:
    • Right-click in the Active Setup Panel and select Add>Single Schematic>DC>DC Analyzer >Generic DC Analyzer
    • Specifies DCAnalyzer as name and configure it as follow:
      • DC Receiver: Select More... > Next > Generic DC Receiver, and specify DCReceiver as name
        • Number of Channels: Specifies 4
        • DC Meter 1: Select More... > Next > Voltage Meter > R&S NGMO - Voltage Meter and specify Voltmeter A - NGMO2 as name
          • DC Output: Select the DC Output A - NGMO2 (already created above)
          • Click OK
        • DC Meter 2: Select More... > Next > Current Meter > R&S NGMO - Current Meter and specify Currentmeter A - NGMO2 as name
          • DC Output: Select the DC Output A - NGMO2 (already created above)
          • Click OK
        • DC Meter 3: Select More... > Next > Voltage Meter > Agilent 66xxA - Voltage Meter and specify Voltmeter - 6654A as name
          • DC Output: Select the DC Output - 6654A (already created above)
          • Click OK
        • DC Meter 4: Select More... > Next > Current Meter > Agilent 66xxA - Current Meter and specify Currentmeter - 6654A as name
          • DC Output: Select the DC Output - 6654A (already created above)
          • Click OK
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        • When all the DC Meters are configured, click on OK
      • The DC Analyzer configuration page should then looks like:
        DCAnalyzer.png
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      • Click on OK to create the DC analyzer
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