Global Sources
EE Times-India
Stay in touch with EE Times India
EE Times-India > T&M

Keysight rolls out photovoltaic array simulators

Posted: 31 Aug 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Keysight Technologies  photovoltaic array simulator  PV  test 

Keysight Technologies Inc. has announced a couple of photovoltaic (PV) array simulators, the N8937APV and N8957APV, to help engineers develop, verify and maximise the performance of inverter maximum power point tracking algorithms and circuits.

According to the company, engineers can use the Keysight N8937APV and N8957APV PV array simulators in a laboratory or on a manufacturing line to simulate the output characteristics of a real-world PV array. The N8937/57APV PV array simulators are single-output, programmable DC power sources that can quickly simulate I-V curve characteristics under different environmental conditions (temperature, irradiance, age, cell technology and more), enabling engineers to quickly and comprehensively test their inverters.



The N8937/57APV PV array simulators promise stable output power, built-in voltage and current measurements and autoranging output voltage and current from 500 to 1.5kV and 10A to 30A. The autoranging capability makes the units more flexible than traditional rectangular-output power supplies because they expand the power curve to provide more voltage and current combinations, Keysight said.

In addition to using the N8937/57APV units to simulate PV arrays, engineers can use them for other test and measurement tasks. They provide 15-kW autoranging, programmable DC power for design verification and ATE applications that require just the right amount of performance at an affordable price, the company added. Engineers can easily configure multiple units in parallel to create a single power supply that offers more than 90kW.

The N8937/57APV PV array simulators are available. The 208VAC N8937APV and the 400VAC N8957APV are priced at $15,660.

Comment on "Keysight rolls out photovoltaic arra..."
*  You can enter [0] more charecters.
*Verify code:


Visit Asia Webinars to learn about the latest in technology and get practical design tips.


Go to top             Connect on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter      Follow us on Orkut

Back to Top