PCX-7420

5.8 A CW / 21.5 A Pulsed Laser Diode Driver

The PCX-7420 offers the capability of providing both QCW (pulsed), and CW (DC) outputs. It can serve as a CW driver at currents from 0.050 A to 5.8 A, and as a pulsed/QCW driver at currents from 0.050 A to 21.5 A. Furthermore, the output may be biased to any CW current from 0.050 A to 5.8 A, then pulsed above this bias current at up to 15.7 A maximum. A new feature allows the bias current to be pulsed and triggered independent of the main current trigger.

Features
  • Output Current up to 21.5 A
  • Output Voltage up to 24 V
  • Output Power up to 375 W
  • Touch Screen Operation
  • RS-232, USB and Ethernet Computer Interfaces
Applications

The PCX-7420 is designed to drive diode lasers, bars and arrays with forward voltage drops up to 24 V.

Compliance Voltage (V)

24

Maximum Pulsed Current (A)

21.5

Maximum CW Current (A)

5.8

Minimum Current (A)

3

Risetime (Tr - ns)

25

Falltime (Tf - ns)

25

Maximum Frequency (kHz)

1,000

Minimum Pulse Width (PWm - ns)

100

Pulse Engine (Trigger)

External, Internal

Computer Control

Ethernet, RS232, USB

Form Factor

Benchtop

Cooling

Forced Air

Datasheet


Operating Manual