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Comdel Press Release - March 30, 2009

 Comdel Provides Cost Effective Solution for Matching to a Wide Range of Process Loads

Please click here to visit the Comdel websiteComdel CPMX1000 Automatic Impedance Matching NetworkGloucester, Massachusetts, March 30, 2009 - Comdel, Inc., trusted supplier of RF and DC power, announces the CPMX1000, the newest addition to their extensive line of automatic impedance matching networks. Capable of handling RF currents of 20 Amps, this new match is the ideal solution for matching to a wide range of process loads. Designed with air variable capacitors, this match provides a cost effective alternative for power applications up to 1250 watts. The CPMX1000 can be used as a stand-alone unit or controlled remotely using the CMPX Remote controller. DeviceNET as well as standard RS-232 and analog control are options in the remote controller.

The CPMX1000 system is engineered with Comdel's unique PROTRAK, a high-speed tuning algorithm that gradually slows the system as it approaches the tuning point, allowing a precise match even in high "Q" loads. This proportional control circuitry illustrates the critical difference between Comdel's Match Pro and other matching networks. The Match Pro adjusts input impedance to 50 Ohms quickly, accurately and dependably--in response to the changes in load characteristics during your process. The CPMX1000 is configured to operate at fixed frequencies from 2 to 27.12 MHz and features automatic and manual modes with local and remote manual control of tuning capacitors, and the ability to preposition capacitors to the optimal plasma ignition point prior to turn on, resulting in quick and reliable tuning.

Frequency range:   Configured to operate at fixed frequencies from 2 to 27.12 MHz
RF Power Range:    25 W- 1250 W
RF Output Current: 20 A Max.
Line input:              100-240 VAC; single phase; 50/60 Hz; or 24 VDC
VSWR:                    Typically less than 1.5 to 1 in a 50-Ohm system
Cooling:                  Forced air cooling. Operating ambient temperature range is -10 to +35° C
Mounting:               The Match Pro unit must be mounted close to the chamber
                               for optimum performance. Custom mounting configurations can be accommodated.
Size:                       5.5"H x 10"W x 15"D (138 mm x 254 mm x 375 mm)
Weight:                  12 lbs (5.5 kg)
Options:                 CPMX Remote with RS-232 interface, analog, or DeviceNET control.

About Comdel, Inc.
Comdel, headquartered in Gloucester, Massachusetts, designs, develops and manufactures innovative, high quality RF and DC power systems for leading companies in semiconductor, solar, metal heat-treating, dielectric heating, medical lasers, and thin film markets. Its RF power systems offer the market's best power and frequency range, and are backed by an industry-leading research and development design department. To provide customers with support when and where they need it, Comdel maintains offices in the US, UK, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Japan. Comdel is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

For further information contact:

MaryBeth Masterson
Marketing Manager
Comdel, Inc.
1 Kondelin Road
Gloucester, MA  01930
Phone: 978-282-0620 or 800-468-3144
Fax: 978-282-4980
Web site:

Posted 4/1/2009

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