LCR-Reader Showing at EPTECH on Demand, Including New Model with 250 kHz Test Frequency

Siborg is showing the LCR-Reader line, including the new LCR-Reader-R2, at EPTECH On Demand on Wednesday September 15, 2021.

For 30 years, EPTECH has been showcasing products and services to the EP&T audience of electronic engineers and designers across the globe. This year is a virtual even where speakers are presenting to online attendees. Siborg will be presenting on Wednesday, September 15th at 3:20 – 3:50 EDT.

Siborg will be presenting “Quick and Accurate Characterization of Surface Mount Components and Data Acquisition Tools” will cover their current selection of test equipment. Siborg will go over the importance of component characterization and how their LCR-reader line of test devices can maximize efficiency while identifying components in a fast-paced environment, including tools that remotely record measurement values for quality control. The presentation will cover their LCR-Reader line and cover the abilities of each device.

Siborg Establishes a Branch in Germany to Promote LCR-Reader Family

Siborg Establishes a Branch in Germany to Promote LCR-Reader Family

Siborg has established a branch of the company in Germany, allowing better access to European customers. By establishing a branch, customers will have shorter wait times for shipping and will have lesser duties on products compared to when shipping from Canada.

New LCR-Reader-R2 Ready for Release

Siborg’s newest device, the LCR-Reader-R2 is read for release. The new device is based on LCR-Reader-MPA, with features from the previous model and better stability for testing in-circuit measurements. The ability to switch test signal source resistance from 100 Ohms to 1.4 kOhms. The higher source resistance reduces noise when measuring small inductances.

R2 utilizes a different, more powerful MCU and therefor allows to process measurement at higher frequencies. This also allowed an implementation of additional test feature, the Analog Signature Analysis. ASA is a circuit board troubleshooting technique that uses an AC sine wave across two points of an electronic component or a circuit. The resulting waveform is displayed using current and voltage as x and y axis. This signature is compared to that of the known good circuit board or component allowing to determine the board or component health.

The R2 was supposed to initially have a 300 kHz test frequency, but after some preliminary testing, 300 kHz was too high without sacrificing measurement accuracy. The 250 kHz test frequency, along with the change in source resistance, is very important while testing small capacitance and inductances, and also while testing in-circuit.

The major differences between MPA and R2 is the removal of AC/DC current measurements, AC/DC voltage measurements up to 15 V, Frequency meter and Oscilloscope mode.

Features on R2:

  • Automatic and manual LCR, ESR, LED/Diode measurements
  • 0.1% basic accuracy
  • Automatic test signal reduction to 0.1 V for in-circuit measurements
  • Three test signal levels, 0.1, 0.5 and 1 Vrms
  • Automatic and manual test frequency, including 100, 120 Hz, 1, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 75, 100 and 250 kHz
  • Measures components to a 0201 size (0.3 mm)
  • Parasitic offset removal using easy Short/Open Calibration
  • 1.5 oz. weigh
  • Backlit LCD
  • Displays active and reactive impedance compoennts
  • gold-plated test leads
  • NIST traceable calibration certificate.

Las Vegas EDS Summit 2022

Siborg Systems Inc. was expecting to be at EDS Summit 2021, but it has been cancelled. The summit will now be held May 10-13, 2022 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

The EDS Summit is a leadership summit for component manufacturers, distributors and representatives. The week is used for networking and matchmaking by industry professionals and bring groups of bright minds together to exchange ideas.

All-in-One Multimeter, LCR-Reader-MPA, Wins Bronze Spot for Product of the Year 2020

Siborg’s MPA all-in-one multitester has been voted as one of three winners in the Maintenance Tools and Equipment category. MPA won the bronze spot, going against products from Exair, Des-Case Corp and 2 products from Fluke Corp.

Plant Engineering is an online and offline magazine, as a source of news and products for production and maintenance.

The winners of the Product of the Year 2020 contest were announced in April.

LCR-Reader-MPA Prize Winner for Product of the Year

After entering for Product of the Year from Plant Engineering, LCR-Reader-MPA has been announced as one of the prize winners in their Maintenance Tools and Equipment category. Plant Engineering announced the prize winners on February 10th, 2021, and will announce the official placements in April on Plant Engineering’s website.

LCR-Reader-MPA went up against companies such as Exair, Des-Case Corp and two nominations from Fluke Corp. in their category.

Thank you to everyone who voted!