Industry White Paper

Double Pulse Testing (A Step-by-Step Guide)

April 15, 2024 by Rohde & Schwarz
Topics Covered
  • Double Pulse Testing Introduction
  • Designing A Double Pulse Test
  • Setting Up A Measurement
  • Performing A Double Pulse Test

eGuide Overview

The requirement to supply electrical energy to operate electronic circuits or controlled electrical drives is met through the use of power electronic converters. Power semiconductors (IGBT or MOSFET) are controlled devices which are used to realize these converters. Even though the semiconductor industry has made significant progress in the development of powerful and efficient components, power losses still occur in these components and cause them to heat up.

This step-by-step guide describes the basic concept of double pulse testing (DPT) and the necessary measurement setup and provides an overview of the parameters influencing the measurement. Practical tips included!