July 20, 2012 Press Release
-- 12.5 A Laser Diode Driver with Improved Heat Dissipation
Wavelength Electronics has redesigned the PLD10000 with a new compact
heatsink and fan shroud, and improved internal heat dissipation capability.
This technology has also been leveraged into a high-current driver,
the PLD12500, that can drive up to 12.5 amps. Both the PLD10000 and
PLD12500 are mounted on printed circuit boards.
POWERFUL AND EASY-TO-USE
These high current PLD
drivers couple the high-reliability architecture of Wavelength Electronics’
lower-current PLD Series with a robust high-current output stage.
To speed product development, the PLD10EV Evaluation Board can be configured
within minutes to take full advantage of the versatility and functionality
offered by the PLD10000 and PLD12500 drivers. PRACTICAL
FEATURES FOR SAFETY AND VERSATILITY
The PLD10000 and PLD12500
can drive lasers with compliance voltage as high as 27.5 V, and both
include laser safety features designed to protect your laser investment
and enhance system reliability:
• Remote enable
can be tied to a safety interlock and a temperature controller, such
as Wavelength’s PTC Series.
• Built-in constant
current and constant power operating modes minimize your electronics
• On-board controls mean quick and easy
• Analog setpoint input gives you
remote external control of the laser current and modulation.
Latching current limit safely switches off output if current limit is
• Slow start and current ramp protect
the laser during operation.
• Mechanical shorting
relay protects the laser while the driver is powered off.
Tens of thousands of PLD drivers are deployed in laser systems around
the world, proving beyond doubt the reliability and stability of the
design. PLD Series drivers are found in fiber laser pumping, materials
processing, pyrotechnic ignition, industrial welding and cutting applications,
and laser diode LIV testers.
Call or email Wavelength Electronics
to find out how the PLD10000 or PLD12500 can enhance your laser control
Wavelength Electronics Inc.
P O Box 865