PCO-7115-5-1

5 A, 1 ns Pulsed Laser Diode Driver

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.

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.

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

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 (V)

5

Maximum Pulsed Current (A)

5

Minimum Current (A)

0.5

Risetime (Tr - ns)

<1

Falltime (Tf - ns)

<1

Maximum Frequency (kHz)

1,000

Minimum Pulse Width (PWm - ns)

1

Pulse Engine (Trigger)

External

Computer Control

N/A

Form Factor

Module

Cooling

Ambient Air

Datasheet


Operating Manual


Product
(1) PCO-7115 Laser Diode Driver Module

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