A new prober called the Aim Iprober positional current probe, from UK based Aim-TTi has been recently unveiled. The device is described as exceeding the expected demand for a new current measuring technique.
Lifting a track or using a traditional clamp current probe has previously been the only solution to measuring current, however this device uses a micro Fluxgate magnetometer; developed by Cambridge University; to enable the field associated to the current flowing in a track or ground plain to be measured.
The technique is proving valuable to engineers working on both development and service pcbs.
The New device enables engineers to interpret the current shape and level with up to 5MHz of bandwidth and down to 10’s mA
The prober is competitively priced against a traditional current probe and provides a traditional clamp solution for measuring the current field in an accessible wire. All in a great British design.