IXYS Corporation : IXYS Colorado Introduces the PCX-7420 Precision Laser Diode Driver
03/20/2012| 01:10pm US/Eastern
IXYS Colorado Introduces the PCX-7420 Precision Laser Diode
Precision Pulsed Power - Problem Solved!
Tel: 970-493-1901 email@example.com
Fort Collins, CO, March 20, 2012. IXYS Corporation
(NASDAQ: IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors, mixed
signal and digital ICs for power conversion and motion
control applications, announced today the introduction of the
PCX-7420 Precision Laser Diode Driver by its IXYS
Coloradodivision. This system level product provides
precision pulsed power with accurate MCU based digital power
The PCX-7420 is an air-cooled, high power CW/QCW current
sourced designed to drive diode lasers, bars and arrays up to
21.5 Amps at 24 Volts. Designed from the ground up to provide
a laser diode driver/current source that is dependable and
easy to operate, the PCX-7420 represents the next step in
driving laser diodes and other current source applications
for research, laboratory, scientific and industrial
By utilizing one of several communication choices all
standard with the PCX-7420, customers can easily develop
automated testing and characterization configurations which
can be stored in the instrument's on-board memory.
• 1A - 21.5A Output Current - High current capability with
1-5.8A bias and an additional 15.7A of laser pulse power.
• Fast Rise and Fall Times - less than 25nS for high speed
• Forward Voltages up to 24V - Combining higher current and a
24V capability the
PCX-7420 provides flexibility to test both single diodes and
• Output Bias (Simmer) Current
• Diode and Driver Safety - Safety features include over
current limit, open load detection and diode steering
(prevents reverse current).
• Ease of Operation - Intuitive touch screen interface.
• Communicate - Ethernet, USB & RS232 all standard.
• CE & RoHS compliant - The PCX-7420 is compliant with both
the CE and RoHS
"We took what customers liked about the popular PCX-7410 and
we brought improved biasing technology, newer communications
options, increased current capability and a new user friendly
interface and combined them to achieve the performance and
ease of use that you will find in the PCX-7420," said Stephen
Krausse, General Manager of DEI.
"These products take advantage of the power integration
knowledge in IXYS to provide unique power systems solutions
to our customers."
Applications For driving laser diodes in:
• Atmospheric Science
• High power pulsed experimentation/lab use
• Testing and characterization of laser diodes, LED's, and
• Testing of power semiconductors.
The PCX-7420 is available directly from IXYS Colorado
(Directed Energy) Tel. (970)
493-1901, Fax (970) 232-3025, Email firstname.lastname@example.org , www.ixyscolorado.com or
through your local authorized IXYS/IXYSRF sales
IXYS Corporation develops and markets primarily high
performance power semiconductor devices that are used in
controlling and converting electrical power efficiently in
power systems for the telecommunication internet
infrastructure, motor drives, medical systems, solar energy,
wind energy, electrical generators and transportation. IXYS
also serves its markets with a combination of digital and
analog integrated circuits, RF power products and power
subsystems including application- specific, embedded
system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and
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