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Gummibears & the 1500A Power Tester

Over the years, we have had some odd requests for our testing capabilities. Maybe they seemed odd for us, but normal for the requestee. One of those, which struck me as particularly interesting, was the request to test milk. Yes, that stuff that comes from cows.

Although I can’t get into further details on this one, that request brings me to my actual post.

As we were attending the PCIM in Nuremburg this week, we were reminiscing about past requests and noticed a lone bag of gummibears, that had found its way into my hand. We did not spare further thought on the logistics of the magical appearance, but started scheming something more sadistic and dark.

Coincedentally we had brought our newly developed 1500A Power Tester with us on that day. Again, not contemplating on how a 550kg piece of test equipment could magically appear, we continued down the dark road. (As a side note, if you sign a purchase order for a device, it will almost appear magically in your lab in exchange for some money.)

Nonetheless, a battle between good and evil ensued – comparable to the likes of Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. We captured one of the gummibears and decided that the ultimate sacrifice had to be made in the name of science. Strapping it on to the measurement channel, piercing the head with our measurement probes, the gummibear most likely thought it had been abducted by aliens. Fellow mates tried to stop the process from happening, but it was too late and we sent 1500A through the little guy. (No real animals were hurt during this test)

Finding the engineering solution to imprison a gummibear

Finding the engineering solution to imprison a gummibear

The result of confining a gummibear

The result of confining a gummibear

Creating a... Device?

That was the best thing we could come up with to describe a gummibear

That was the best thing we could come up with to describe a gummibear

Assigning the impending doom of a gummibear to a scientifically correct project folder

Assigning the impending doom of a gummibear to a scientifically correct project folder

Unfortunately we could not achieve clear results… But it was not all for naught! During our days at the PCIM we learnt many things, and got one clear message: Power Testing and Power Cycling combined with a thermal testing capability is something the industry is actively looking for. We now provide such a solution, and the resonance was astounding. If you would like some more information on this device, which may be equated to the physical manifestation hopes and dreams, then please check the link below.

http://www.mentor.com/products/mechanical/micred/power-tester-1500a

Friends of the victim trying to stop the process

Friends of the victim trying to stop the process

The bear survived

The bear survived

Check out the link to our power tester, and associated white paper!

http://www.mentor.com/products/mechanical/micred/power-tester-1500a

1500A, Gummibears, #T3ster, IGBTs, PCIM

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