White Papers

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Energy Absorber Test System Facilitates Test of F-35 Actuators

Methods of adjusting flight control surfaces have evolved since the early years of flight when simple mechanical linkages controlled the first adjustable surfaces, with the pilot providing the power. One stop along the way of this evolution was the incorporation of centralized hydraulic systems to deliver hydraulic power to operate actuators at each control surface. But these systems had significant drawbacks. In this white paper, learn more about the alternative to this, called Power-by-Wire (PBW), and explore: electrohydrostatic actuator, EHA test challenges test-systems, and more. Download the white paper today to see how custom-engineered test systems can provide optimum performance.

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Avionics Software Options Boost Aerospace Power-System Test

Aircraft have their own electric grids to power up everything from avionics equipment to galley coffee makers and passengers’ mobile-device chargers. A typical aircraft power system might nominally run at 115 VAC, 400 Hz, but you can expect to see significant variation in the actual voltage and frequency values as well as harmonic distortion, drop-outs, and surges. Download this white paper today to see how programmable power sources are invaluable for simulating aircraft power buses and much more.

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Solar Array Simulator Helps Get JWST and Other Satellites Into Orbit

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), is high-profile, but just one of many satellites that launch annually and that serve applications ranging from communications to military reconnaissance. To get them ready for space, there is need for extensive ground testing with solar array simulators. In this application note, the experts at AMETEK Programmable Power discuss ground testing and a great variety of solar-array modes to mimic conditions like eclipses and spin modes, as well as many more simulations.  

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Programmable Sources and Loads Augment Wind-Turbine Development and Test

Wind power is rapidly advancing as a source of renewable energy, with wind power installations outpacing solar installations. Evaluating the various tradeoffs in wind-turbine design requires extensive evaluation in simulation and measurement. In this white paper, the experts at AMETEK Programmable Power talk through testing and how AC and DC power supplies and loads play a crucial role in developing and testing wind-turbine applications' hardware and control algorithms, and more. 

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Programmable Electronic Loads Enable Fuel-Cell Test

In this application note, the experts at AMETEK Programmable Power talk discuss the fuel-cell market growth and initiatives, programmable electronic loads to test design, development and production fuel-cells, solutions for your applications, and more. Read the application note to learn more on fuel-cell growth and the intersection with programmable power and electronic loads.

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2022 Buyer's Guide Showcases Programmable Supplies and Engineered Systems

In our 2022 Buyer’s Guide, review a full range of our programmable power solutions, including custom engineered solutions ranging from OEM integration to turnkey solar-array simulators, and more.

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Multiple Output DC Supplies Combine Flexibility and Power Density

AMETEK Programmable Power’s two new series of multiple output DC programmable power supplies are designed to address the needs of a wide range of applications. In this application note, learn more about the benefits of the Asterion DC ASA and ASM Series, such as high power density, options for front-panel and remote control, flexibility to serve multiple application needs, and more.

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Programmable Power Supplies and Loads Provide Comprehensive PV-Inverter Test

As renewable energy sources continue to grow, with solar a large part of that growth, we see the PV inverter market reaching $13B by 2027. In this white paper, the experts at AMETEK Programmable Power discuss: the solar power growth forecast, the market for PV inverters, and PV inverter test challenges. Download our white paper to learn how to surround your PV inverter with simulation instruments to ensure optimum performance and standards compliance.


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Programmable Electronic Loads Offer Cooling and Operating-Mode Options

In this white paper, the experts at AMETEK Programmable Power talk all about the considerations for electronic loads in the renewable energy space. Considerations include: power, voltage, and current ratings; cooling methods; operating modes; calibration techniques; transient response time; computer-control interfaces; and protective features.

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Reliable, Stable Programmable Power Drives Advanced Semiconductor Equipment

Semiconductor availability is running at a frightening shortage, but demand for the equipment to support production is at an all-time high with many manufacturers planning to expand their capacity. Programmable power supplies will serve a key role as the new semiconductor equipment comes online. Download this white paper to learn more on the integration between the semiconductor industry and programmable power.

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How to Select an AC Power Source

How can you best choose an AC power source? There are several considerations discussed in this white paper, including: current requirements for your device under test, worst-case input current, crest factor of your load’s current, power factor, and more. Read our white paper to learn more.

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Considerations When Specifying a DC Power Supply

When selecting a DC programmable power supply, there are many parameters to consider. Electrical specifications are perhaps the most important, but you also need to consider the form factor, control needs, and even what accessories are available. Learn more in our white paper.

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Select the Right Programmable Power Supply


Choosing a high quality programmable power supply is essential to getting the most out of your application or test system. In this Power Solution Guide, you’ll discover why selecting the right power supply is so important and learn about the wide variety of applications and industries utilizing these critical products.

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The Rise of Renewable Energy: Accelerating Change Through Better Power and Testing Solutions

The power and energy market is changing. Both in the private and public sectors, companies are turning to renewable energy to drive innovation and keep the industry moving forward. From solar and wind energy to geothermal power, the success of renewable energy depends on designing better power and testing solutions. This white paper explains where the market is at today and what you can achieve with enhanced power and testing solutions.

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Going Beyond: How Better Power and Testing Solutions are Taking the Military and Aerospace Industry to New Heights

In this white paper, the experts at AMETEK Programmable Power talk all about the rising demands of the industry, as well as key power and testing considerations. Topics include: the struggles of qualification and standardization, the need to simulate power sources, opportunities surrounding advanced programmable power solutions, and getting qualified testing equipment.

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Powering the Future: Enabling Education and Research Innovation Through Next-Level Power and Testing Solutions

Want to know what powers the world of academia? Curious how researchers are able to come up with innovative solutions to modern-day problems? The answer – next-level power and testing solutions. In this white paper, our experts dive into where education and research are at today and the different power and testing technologies available.

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