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Power Tester 1500A

Power cycling and thermal testing of electronic components


The MicReD Industrial Power Tester 1500A for power cycling and thermal testing simulates and measures lifetime performance in electronics components that are used in the automotive and transportation and power generation industries as well as in renewable energy applications such as wind turbines.

“I have seen many in-house realizations of a power tester system. Compared to those solutions Mentor Graphics’ Power Tester 1500A is a fully-featured professionally packaged industrial system. It detects changes in the thermal stack together with relevant electrical properties during cycling, allowing the evolution of the competing damage mechanisms to be understood.”

Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Harder, General Manager, , ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V.

Power cycling and thermal transient measurements

The only system offering power cycling and thermal transient measurement with structure function analysis

The Power Tester 1500A is the only commercially available thermal testing product that combines both power cycling and thermal transient measurements with structure function analysis. Obtain results such as failure in progress, number of cycles, and failure cause quickly.

Conduct continuous power cycling until failure

The MicReD Industrial Power Tester 1500A can power modules through tens of thousands—potentially millions—of cycles while providing “real-time” failure-in-progress data for diagnostics thereby significantly reducing test and lab diagnosis time and eliminating the need for post-mortem or destructive failure analysis.

Easy to use field-tested technology

The Power Tester 1500A platform is based on the Mentor Graphics® T3Ster® advanced thermal testing hardware solution which is used worldwide for accurate thermal characterization across a wide range of industries. It also features touch-screen setup and controls enabling use by both specialists and production personnel.

Wide range of powering strategies

Access a wide range of powering strategies such as constant power on/off time, constant case temperature swing, and constant junction temperature rise during operation to simulate realistic operating conditions.

Test an extensive range of power electronics

The Power Tester 1500 can test an extensive range of power electronics including metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and power diodes.

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