Some power supplies are better suited to system use than others. System-ready power supplies simplify the assembly, programming, debugging and operation of test systems. The key attributes of a system-ready supply go beyond versatile output capabilities to include sensing and measurement functions, a choice of interfaces, compact size and high power density. A system-ready supply will make it easier for you to develop and integrate your test system.

In this guide, we compare two system products: the Agilent N5767A 1.5-kW system DC source and the Xantrex XFR60-20 1.2 kW DC power supply. Agilent has verified or tested all of the features and specifications discussed in this document. Points of comparison include electrical characteristics, programming capabilities, computer interfaces and general features.