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OMICRON Lab, the Austrian specialist for Smart Timing and Measurement Solutions, is proud to announce that it has joined the RAVENNA supporter community. OMICRON Lab provides precision timing equipment which is an ideal complement to a RAVENNA real-time media network. OMICRON Lab’s OTMC 100 IEEE…
We have included the contactless Q-factor measurement in our RFID application note! See how to measure resonance frequency and Q-factor of a 13.56 MHz RFID Tag using the Bode 100! 
The 3rd Power Analysis & Design Symposium took place on May 15th 2014 in Eching near Munich (Germany). Feel free to download the symposium flyer.
OMICRON Lab, Mach 2014 – With the newly developed PTP Time Converter TICRO 100, OMICRON Lab allows precise time synchronization of non PTP-capable measuring equipment, sensors and PLCs via Ethernet in accordance with IEEE 1588. The TICRO 100 converts the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) into…
The new Bode Analyzer Suite 2.42 offers you great new features for your daily work! Never ever click "optimize" again! Activate the "auto optimize" feature instead by right clicking into the diagram You need to measure loop gain of voltage regulators and use the shaped level feature of the Bode…
See how the Bode 100 is used to measure the self-resonance frequency of a 13.56 MHz RFID tag! Check out our new video tutorial.
Find out how EFsyn can help you during the design process of EMC filters. EFsyn uses a new approach for the filter transfer function calculation. Check out our new video tutorial on EFsyn.
In this video we explain the difference between a VNA (Vector Network Analyzer) and a FRA (Frequency Response Analyzer). On a high pass filter we show the different setups and the results from the measurements. Watch it!
The 2nd Symposium took place on May 22nd 2013 in Klaus (Austria). Feel free to download the symposium flyer.
The new BAS V2.41 offers many new features which make your work with the Bode 100 even more efficient! The new features enable you to: Add an annotation with pointing arrow to the curve Add, multiply or subtract memory and data Work with more than one memory trace Always be informed when a…
Measuring Power Factor Correctors is usually not a trivial task. By watching our new video tutorial you will learn how easily the PFC stability can be determined by measuring the phase margin and gain margin using the Bode 100 and the B-WIT 100.
OMICRON Lab, September 2012 – OMICRON Lab's newly developed antenna-integrated PTP Grandmaster clock OTMC 100 provides precise and simple time synchronization of measurement devices via the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) according to IEEE 1588-2008. The unique design of the OTMC 100 series combines…
With the new Bode Analyzer Suite we have implemented a bunch of new features and functionalities that will make it even easier for you to work with your Bode 100. Interested in some details? Here are some examples: We have drastically reduced the “boot” time of the Bode 100. Your Bode 100 is now…
With the new OTMC 100, OMICRON Lab offers an antenna-integrated PTP Grandmaster Clock, which is a simple and effective solution to time-synchronize measurement equipment, computers or telecommunication devices in Ethernet based networks. The OTMC 100’s unique design combines an active GPS antenna,…
You need to design an output filter of a power supply? You use ceramic capacitors? Then you should have a look at the following video showing how sensitive ceramic capacitors can react to DC voltage.
Instable power supplies? The ESR of your output capacitor might be the reason. In our new application video we show how the ESR of a capacitor is measured over frequency using OMICRON Lab's vector network analyzer Bode 100 and the impedance adapter B-WIC/B-SMC. Watch our new video tutorial!
A new Version of the Bode Analyzer Suite is available for download. The new BAS includes the following changes: Cursor positions stored in .bode file Nyquist diagram added New Cursor functions added Migration to .net Framework 4.0 Minor bug fixes
In his application note Dr. Ali Shirsavar investigates the implementation of peak current mode control with slope compensation on a single chip Piccolo A from Texas Instruments. If you are interested, check out our webpage.
OMICRON Lab, January 2012 – OMICRON Lab's new product, the optically isolated data acquisition system ISAQ 100, serves for analyzing and/or recording of voltage signals under challenging conditions. The accurate (2 MSps sampling rate, 18 bit resolution) ±250 V inputs of the two channels system can…
You do not exactly know at which frequency your measurement looks most interesting? No problem, use the zoom and copy from zoom functions of the Bode Analyzer Suite! In addition we show how to set the cursor to the maximum and minimum value of a curve. Watch our new video tutorial!
New Article available on our webpage: Mr. Steven Sandler describes in his new article how the output capacitor ESR need of a voltage regulator to reach a desired phase margin can be determined by one simple output impedance measurement. If you are interested, feel free to download the article.…
In our new application note we show how the Bode 100 can be used to measure the impedance of solar cells under dark conditions. The Bode 100 is used in conjunction with the Picotest J2130A DC-Bias Injector to apply a DC voltage to the PV module which simulates the operation point instead of…
What do Eddy Currents and Skin Effects have in common? Well, both can easily be measured using the Bode 100. Have a look at our new articles on Eddy Current Testing and how to measure Skin Effects. Eddy Current Testing How to measure Skin Effects
Assess the stability of voltage regulators using the Bode 100 and the B-WIT 100. We demonstrate how to measure the phase margin of an LM317 voltage regulator. Watch our new video tutorial!
The impedance values of current sensing resistors are generally in the range of several milliohms. Measuring such low impedance values at high frequencies is a challenging task. In our new application note we did measure a 20 milliohm SMD resistor and a 20 milliohm 4-wire current sense…
OMICRON Lab has started a new series of online learning tutorials. These short videos contain information about features of the Bode Analyzer Suite and show applications of the Bode 100. Users or people interested in our products now have the chance to inform themselves about the handling and the…
The Bode 100 offers several functions that are useful to evaluate antenna characteristics. All reflection parameters can be displayed in linear, logarithmic, polar or Smith-diagrams. In our new application note we did measure a 1026 MHz medium wave and two Ham-radio antennas. Furthermore this…
Battery impedance includes information about the internal state of a battery. The Bode 100 in conjunction with the Picotest J2111A Current Injector offers a test set for measuring the impedance spectrum of a battery in the range from 1 Hz to 10 MHz. Check out our new application note!
The new Bode Analyzer Suite V2.32 now allows to store comments together with a performed measurement. The comments can be easily entered in a separate area below the measurement. Entered comments are stored together with the measurement results in the *.bode file.  When measurements are…
Crosstalk can cause serious problems in power supply systems with multiple regulators. The Bode 100 and the Picotest J2111A Current Injector form the perfect test set to measure crosstalk in the full frequency range from 1 Hz to 40 MHz. Have a look at our new AppNote on Crosstalk…
In our new AppNote we used the Bode 100 to perform impedance matching of a 27MHz antenna coil. Furthermore we did analyze a transmission link between two matched antenna coils. If you are interested have a look at our new Application Note.

DC Biased Impedance Measurements

The DC operation point can have a strong influence on the impedance of a device. Using the Bode 100 in conjunction with the J2130A Picotest Injector you can measure impedance with a DC offset up to 50 volts. Check out our new Application Note.
Our first seminar took place on May 3rd 2011 in Klaus (Austria), on October 19th 2011 in Duisburg, Germany and on 21st October 2011 in Munich, Germany. Please feel free to download the flyer with furthers details.
The Bode 100 offers great possibilities to determine equivalent circuit parameters. Measuring complex impedances and resonance frequencies enables the calculation of many parameters. A customer did measure printed circuit coils using the Bode 100. In addition a matching network was designed using…
QuickFil is a powerful software for the design of passive filters. It enables the calculation of many filter types up to 50th order. And the best: It is freeware! Check out our new AppNote Passive Filter Design. This application note includes a step by step guide on how to design a filter in…
In combination with the new Picotest Signal Injectors the Bode 100 is a powerful tool to analyze power supplies. In two new application notes we demonstrate how important power supply parameters can be measured easily. In the AppNote Power Supply Rejection Ratio Measurement we show you how you…
Company Data RFID Tags have become a part of our daily life. They provide access to buildings or allow us to use vending machines. To ensure that an RFID-Tag really functions it is important that it has the correct resonance frequency. By using the Bode 100 it is possible to perform a touch less…
OMICRON Lab, February 2011 – The new impedance measurement adapters B-WIC and B-SMC turn OMICRON Lab's network analyzer Bode 100 into a cost-effective and easy to use LCR Meter. Both adapters work in the frequency range from 1 Hz to 40 MHz. Besides the examined component's complex impedance…
The new BAS supports non-invasive stability measurements of voltage regulators and switched mode power supplies. In combination with Picotest's current Injector J2111A the Bode 100 is now able to measure the output impedance of voltage regulators and switched mode power supplies. The newly…
The filter design software QuickFil is a program which was originally developed under DOS. It allows calculating passive electronic filters up to the 50th order in a quick and efficient way. With specially designed fast mathimatical algorithms and arithmetic routines in assembler language, QuickFil…
September  2010 Phoenix, AZ / Klaus, Austria: OMICRON Lab,  a leader in network analyzer test equipment, and Picotest.com, a leader in high-tech precision electronic instruments have signed a cooperation agreement that allows each company to sell and distribute key products produced by…
The quality of a data connection depends very often on the twisted pair cable used for the network installation. Together with AESA-Cotaillod a leading provider in telecommunication cable measurement systems we have developed this application note that shows how the characteristic of a DSL cable…
Due to the renewal of the web shop for our customers from the US we can now provide a straight forward and easy handling shopping system. The new American Web Shop now also includes all OMICRON Lab articels and detailed product information.
With the beginning of the year 2010 we have officially released  a new version of the Bode Analyzer Suite. The version V2.23 is a service release and offers the following improvements in comparison to the so far available V2.21: Improved Phase performance at low frequencies Data/Memory…
OMICRON Lab, January 2010 –  OMICRON Lab's new universal injection transformer B‑WIT 100 was particularly  developed  for the  stability analysis of switched mode power supplies and control loops of any kind. Due to its special design  the B‑WIT 100 combines a…
The European Web Shop was created in order to provide you with a fast, simple and comfortable way to choose and order the OMICRON Lab product you require for your measuring tasks. Customers from all European Union countries as well as Switzerland, Norway & Iceland can use this web shop at the…
The new Bode Analyzer Suite V 2.01a provides many additional functions which significantly enhance and extend the area of application of the Bode 100 Vector Network Analyzer. The new and improved user interface allows a quicker and even more intuitive operation of Bode 100 than ever before. Here…
One key application of the Bode 100 is the stability analysis of switched mode power supplies. For such an analysis it is necessary to inject the source signal of the Bode 100 into the control loop, usually into the feedback part of the loop. For this purpose an injection transformer is required.…
These days improving efficiency is a big issue in every aspect of our daily business - especially in production. Therefore automated measurements are continuously gaining importance. With the new Bode Analyzer Suite we focused on this important topic by implementing ALL functionalities of the Bode…
OMICRON Lab, May 2008 – From now on, the users of the portable network analyzer Bode 100 have access to an extended frequency range. With the release of the latest operation software, OMICRON Lab managed to reduce the lower frequency border to 1 Hz. Therefore, the Bode 100 offers now a more than…
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