Measuring the 6th Wave

Tektronix Innovation Forum 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: May 9, 2017 (Tuesday) 

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Discover What's Next In Measurement Technology

The progress of humankind is marked by waves of innovation, periods in which bursts of disruptive inventions trigger rapid growth. 

Join us at our Tektronix Innovation Forum as we explore the measurement challenges and opportunities presented by the 6th wave of technological innovation.

Venue and Program

Date: May 9, 2017 (Tuesday)
Selangor 3
Dorsett Grand Subang
Jalan SS 12/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

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Time Description / Topic
8.30am – 9.00am Registration
9.00am – 9.30am Keynote
9.15am – 10.30am Topic 1: Solving the IoT Power Consumption Measurement Challenges
The growth of objects connected to the internet is expected to exceed 20 billion devices by 2020 and continue to have double-digit growth rates. Many of these devices will be wearable devices, portable medical devices, and battery-operated industrial sensor/transmitters. For these devices, maximizing battery life is essential. To meet the design requirements for battery life, the designer needs to be able to determine the total power consumption that the device is drawing. The designer needs to measure the load current in all the operating states of the device. That includes the very low currents, such as microamps when the device is in its sleep mode states as well as currents which can be in the amps range when the device is in its active, operating modes. Furthermore the load currents are short bursts that can last for only 10's of microseconds when the device is transmitting data. Thus both high sensitivity and speed are needed to capture all the power the device consumes in all its operating states. In addition, the characteristics of the battery impact the performance of the device, particularly near the end of the battery's life or discharge cycle. One way to account for the characteristics of the battery is to simulate the battery so that testing of the device is performed under the most realistic conditions.
This seminar will:
  • Review the challenges with capturing total device current drain in all operating states
  • Present current measurement options and provide a superior solution
  • Present the challenges with powering a device with a not, well-behaved constant voltage source, a battery
  • Introduce a source that can simulate a battery over the battery’s discharge cycle and provide efficient, repeatable testing of device performance at any state of the battery
  • Show how to create a model for any type of battery
  • Present methods to assess battery life
10.30am – 11.00am Tea-Break with Solutions Booth Visit
11.00am - 12.00pm Topic 2: Mastering EMI Pre-Compliance
Did you know that most projects fail EMI/EMC testing the first time? Avoid delays in your schedule and save money by catching compliance problems early. When you perform Pre-compliance testing in your lab you greatly improve the probability of a successful first pass of full EMI compliance testing. Learn common test procedures and the latest test techniques for EMI/EMC pre-compliance testing during this session.
12.00pm – 1.30pm Lunch with Solutions Booth Visit 
1.30pm – 2.30pm Topic 3: A Complete Solution for All Your Power Electronic Testing Requirements
The need for increased power efficiency is changing the way electronic products are designed, not just with respect to signal and power levels, but also in the complexity of how they are managed and controlled. Design and testing of everyday electronic systems such as AC-DC power supplies, power converters and inverters, LED drivers, and mobile products follow a well-defined path from picking out the right components to verifying compliance of the final assemblies. Each of these stages are affected by the end requirement of efficiency, as well as the need for high accuracy test and debug strategies.
Tektronix & Keithley solutions are crucial for each stage of development, and make it possible for these products to get to market more quickly.
Explore industry leading power testing solutions from Tektronix and Keithley for testing AC-DC, DC-AC and DC-DC power converters. Measure power parameters accurately from mW to MW spanning from battery powered portable devices to high power converters and inverters.
Learn how to characterize discrete components, debug analog and digital circuits, test switching, conduction and magnetic losses, measure high common mode isolated signals, test overall system efficiency, measure AC/DC power consumption at full load and no load and learn about compliance standards and pre compliance testing.
2.30pm – 3.30pm Topic 4: Simplifying RF Tests in a Complex IoT Design and Deployment
Whether you are designing IOT devices for wearables, smart energy, industrial applications, transportation, building or home automation, you will have learn about the 4 key IOT design challenges commonly encountered in the RF circuit:
1. Validating and troubleshooting common wireless links including 802.11 a/b/g/j/n/ac, Bluetooth, LoRa, Zigbee, RFID and more
2. Matching the Antenna to circuit for maximum power transfer
3. Checking pre-compliance for major regulatory standards before entering the test chamber
4. Troubleshooting interfering radios on your design
3.30pm – 4.00pm Tea-Break with Solutions Booth Visit
4.00pm – 5.00pm Topic 5: From Internet of Things to Interference of Things
EMI regulations are in place throughout the world to provide improved reliability and safety for users of electrical and electronic equipment. Compliance testing is exhaustive and time consuming, and a failure in EMI at this stage of product development can cause expensive re-design and product introduction delays. In order to minimize the cost and delay, this session discusses what are the common sources of failure and useful tools for troubleshooting problems that you may uncover. Lastly we will also go through some of the commonly used EMI solution.
5.00pm – 5.30pm Closing & Lucky Draw

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The Experts / Presenters:

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Josh Brown

Applications Engineer

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Xiao Li

Applications Engineer for Source & Analyzer Product Line

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Wei Xiang Tan

Regional Applications Engineer

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