Transformer Parameter Extraction


This Article by Steven M. Sandler and Danny Chow from AEi Systems describes how the Bode 100 is used to extract the parameters of a flyback transformer in order to create a wideband SPICE model.

In circuits with transformers the overall performance of the circuit is often dependent on the characteristics of the transformer itself. It can therefore be very important to fully characterize the used transformer.

This article shows how the Bode 100 is used to extract the transformer's parameters like primary and secondary inductance, leakage inductance, and losses.
The measured parameters are used to model the transformer characteristic over a wide frequency range.

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