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