We at Microchip use the Bode 100 for all power supply design and validation processes in our apps groups around the globe as well as for troubleshooting customer designs in the field. It became an essential piece in our daily work, covering component characterization during filter modeling and designs, system and advanced, non-linear control loop validation in terms of PSRR, input and output impedance, bandwidth, stability in AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC converters, battery chargers and LED drivers. Having the capabilities to run these measurements in an easy way on any kind of converter further became a vital part of our internal education program for new hires and young engineers. What however, really makes the difference is the absolute outstanding support provided by OMICRON Lab.
It’s just like with - air… once you tasted it after being born into a new world, you cannot imagine how you could possibly have ever existed without it.
We have been using OMICRON Lab's Bode 100 in all our workshops for almost 10 years.
The instrument is fantastic, great measurements, easy to use, intuitive software with comprehensive user-guide and lots of easy to follow application notes and videos. I highly recommend the Bode 100 for your measurement needs.
My experience with Bode 100 is excellent. A great analyzer from very low frequencies up to 50MHz. The instrument occupies very little space on the laboratory table and is very useful for my EMI/EMC and RF work in design and troubleshooting. I use it with voltage, current, and near field probes to analyze frequency response in components, circuits, and resonant structures. As an additional comment, I like the software capabilities to save and export measurements so you can report or simulate in your preferred CAD tool if needed. For my teaching activities with both students at University and engineers in companies worldwide is a great help. I recommend it.
We’ve been using the Bode 100 in research and development for designing a new generation of high-voltage power supplies. Within days of arrival in the lab it became an indispensable part of our workflow. The ability to analyze and visualize the stability of power supply designs had dramatically reduced the time spent on countless tasks, and eliminated what used to be ages of trial and error. No more weeks of turning knobs just to find out what doesn’t work!
We highly recommend the Bode 100, and the support and training from OMICRON Lab have been second to none.
I was using Bode 100 in both my jobs - HW development for automotive. And its probably my most favorite instrument, mostly for easy to use interface, time saving analysis in pretty wide frequency range. It helps me a lot during design and since Bode 100 is able to measure really fast I got some extra time to experiment and learn something new during this measurement, which leads me to a deeper understanding of electronics at all.
But what I appreciated most is OMICRON Lab's support and training like the Power Analysis and Design symphosium and their materials which are great prepared and educative.
Our students use the Bode 100 to analyze components, analog circuits and power circuits in lab sessions, thesis work and also in research work. We really appreciate the ease of use und the good quality of the results.