When should I use Setpoint Response mode?
When a system is scanned across temperature, fastest time to temperature is often desired. For example, scanning a laser in temperature to change the center wavelength allows laser diode manufacturers to characterize the laser quickly.
Wavelength ran a series of tests with IntelliTune® PID control optimization to determine mode response of a tuned system. Setpoint Response mode calculates PID coefficients to drive the system fastest to the first crossing of the setpoint. Disturbance Rejection mode PID coefficients force less overshoot, and the system achieves stable temperature more quickly.
|Figure 1.||Tuned, 39.0 seconds to stable temperature|
|First crossing of setpoint: 19.9 seconds|
|P=14.081; I=1.408; D=1.594|
|Figure 2.||Tuned, 32.0 seconds to stable temperature|
|First crossing of setpoint: 20.9 seconds|
|P=22.295; I=0.929; D=2.120|
In this example, first crossing times varied by 1 second between modes. A larger load will experience greater variation. When running multiple characterizations over a day, the cumulative time can become substantial.
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