PCO-7115-5-1 | 5A 1ns Pulsed Laser Diode Driver

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The PCO-7115-5-1 is a compact and economical pulsed-current OEM laser diode driver module. 5A, fixed pulse width of 1 ns, up to 1MHz pulse repetition frequency.


The PCO-7115-5-1 is a compact and economical pulsed-current OEM laser diode driver module that provides up to 5 Ampere (A) current at a fixed pulse width of one (1) nanoseconds (ns) at up to 1 mega-Hertz (MHz) pulse repetition frequency.

Mounting pads are provided to mount the laser diode directly to the driver. The four-hole mounting pattern accepts TO-18, TO-5, TO-52, 5.6 mm, and 9 mm packages. To accommodate other diode packages and mounting configurations, two solder pads at the end of the board accept various laser diode packages mounted on-axis to the driver. Alternately, low-inductance stripline cable can be used for connection to a remotely located diode.

The output current is controlled by the voltage at the high-voltage input. The output frequency is controlled by the trigger input frequency.

A current monitor output may be viewed with an oscilloscope, providing a straightforward means to observe the diode current waveform in real-time.

  • .5 A To 5 A Output
  • Pulse Repetition Frequency To 1 MHz
  • Pulsed Current Monitor Output

The PCO-7115 is designed to provide extremely fast high-current pulses for driving laser diodes in:

  • Range finders
  • LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging)
  • ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems)
  • Other applications requiring high-current nanosecond pulses
Compliance Voltage


Max Current Amplitude


Rise/Fall Time


Max Frequency

1 MHz

Pulse Engine (Trigger)


Remote Control


Form Factor



Ambient Air

Pulse Width

1 ns Typical

Maximum High Voltage Input

190 V DC, 20 mA, 3.8 W

Shipping Dimensions (in)


Shipping Weight (lbs)



(1) PCO-7115 Laser Diode Driver Module

PCO-7115 Series Accessory Kit
(1) PCA-9190 Control Cable
(1) Operating Manual