Thursday June 9, 2016 0 comments
FORT COLLINS -- IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors, mixed-signal and digital ICs for power conversion and motion control applications, today announced the introduction of the PCX-7500-EX high-power laser diode driver/current source by its IXYS Colorado division.
The instrument provides precision pulsed current with accurate microprocessor-based digital power control, IXYS said.
The PCX-7500-EX is an air-cooled, benchtop current source designed to drive laser diodes, bars and arrays at up to 450 amperes of current and 110 volts maximum forward voltage.
Pulse widths are adjustable from 30 microseconds to 5,000 microseconds, with a frequency up to 10,000 hertz. IXYS said the PCX-7500 is ideal for research, laboratory, scientific and industrial applications.
Utilizing USB, Ethernet or RS-232 communication choices standard with the PCX-7500, users can easily develop automated testing and characterization configurations that can be stored in the instrument’s on-board memory.
It may also be operated through its intuitive front panel controls. The color LCD provides immediate visual confirmation of all operating parameters.
IXYS said the PCX-7500-EX builds on the proven design of the PCX-7500 current source. While the PCX-7500 offers various models to tailor the driver to the diode load depending upon its internal power supply, the PCX-7500-EX uses an external DC power supply to source the laser diode forward voltage.
By matching the DC supply to the diode’s forward voltage, a single PCX-7500-EX current source can power a variety of laser diodes at full output current, from a single device to a 110 volt diode array.
“The PCX-7500-EX builds on the proven design of the PCX-7500 to provide the user with even greater operating and design flexibility,” said Stephen Krausse, IXYS Colorado general manager.
“This driver leverages decades of IXYS Colorado designs and the power integration experience of our parent company, IXYS Corporation, with its advanced power MOS device technology, to deliver one of the highest power, most user-friendly drivers available on the market today.”
The PCX-7500-EX is available directly from IXYS Colorado (also known as Directed Energy, Inc. or DEI) Tel. (970) 493-1901, Fax (970) 232-3025, Email [email protected], http://www.ixyscolorado.com or through a local authorized IXYS/IXYSRF sales representative.