The MTM-PM-1, part of Acroname's Manufacturing Test Module (MTM) system, is a modular power supply designed for powering devices during manufacturing or R&D testing. The MTM-PM-1 is a one-channel software controlled, voltage and current limiting power supply. While it can provide stable, consistent and robust power to a wide range of devices, it is optimized for devices using LiPo or similar batteries; in particular, it excels at powering devices needing stable power under large transient loads, such as cellular radios (GSM, UMTS, LTE, CDMA, etc.). Accurate voltage, temperature and current measurements can be made through the powerful and cross platform BrainStem API.
For noise sensitive applications, the MTM-PM-1 features a fully linear power supply: no potentially RF-noisy switchers. When thermal and efficiency considerations are more important, the MTM-PM-1 can use its first-stage, pre-conditioning switch mode power supply (SMPS) followed by the high-accuracy, fast-response. linear stage. Regardless of the application requirements, the MTM-PM-1 provides stable and accurate power, even under transient loads up to 3A, and line transients within its operating input voltage range of 6-12VDC.
The MTM-PM-1 module also has an optional K-type thermocouple interface, allowing for remote temperature measurements from -25°C to +400°C. It also has an on-board temperature sensor, so automated tests can monitor the device under test and the test equipment temperatures itself.
The latest BrainStem development API is always available in the Download Center. The latest firwmare can be applied using the Updater utility. Check out the BrainStem Firmware Management reference entry or video for instructions on how to update your device.