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PIM-Mini Series 5A to 200A Laser Diode Drivers

PIM-Mini Series 5A to 200A Laser Diode Drivers

Selection Guide

Model Output PW Datasheet 
PIM-MINI-5

0.5 - 5A

25us - 8750us pdf-24 PIM-Mini 5 Datasheet
PIM-MINI-10

1 - 10A

25us - 4000us pdf-24 PIM-Mini 10 Data Sheet
PIM-MINI-20

2 - 20A

25us - 2300us pdf-24 PIM-Mini 20 Data Sheet
PIM-MINI-50

5 - 50A

25us - 1000us pdf-24 PIM-Mini 50 Data Sheet
PIM-MINI-200

25 - 200A

25us - 250us pdf-24 PIM-Mini 200 Data Sheet

Description

The PIM-Mini Series are a compact and lightweight pulsed current source designed to drive laser diodes, bars, arrays, or any low-impedance load. The key specifications are dependent on the model purchased. Current output from 0.5 A to 200 A, dependent on model. Rise and fall times below 10 µs, pulse widths from 25 µs, forward voltage from 0 V to 48 V, and pulse repetition rate from single shot to 20 Hz.

The PIM-Mini Series output current may be set with an internal potentiometer or an external analog voltage. The pulse width is controlled with the input trigger signal. The system requires two DC voltages for operation, the 12 V support voltage and the compliance voltage equal to 12 V above the laser diode's forward voltage.

The laser or load is connected to the PIM-Mini with 22 AWG twisted pair cable (included) with a length of 15 cm (6 inches) or less.

To assist in setting up and configuring the PIM-Mini, we offer the PIM-Mini Development Kit. It includes the PIM-Mini, plus everything required to send single shot pulses from 25 µs to 250 µs to a laser with a forward voltage of up to 12 V. It allows current amplitude and pulse width control via USB computer control or a color touch screen via the PDG-2500 digital pulse generator.

Features

  • Pulsed current from 0.5 A to 200 A, dependent on model
  • Forward voltage up to 48 V
  • Frequency range ≤ 20 Hz
  • Pulse width minimum of 25 µs and a max pulse width dependent on model
  • External triggering from external devices
  • Current set-point controlled internally with a potentiometer or externally with an analog voltage
  • Current monitor using an SMP connection
  • RoHS compliant
  • Compact and Lightweight, Size (HxWxD) 11.3 cm x 12.65 cm x 5.4 cm, Weight 0.5 kg

Advantages

  • Multiple models for different pulsed current output
  • 12 V support voltage required, no AC input required
  • External power and trigger for flexibility
  • Compact and Lightweight

 

Applications

The PIM-Mini Series is designed to drive laser diodes, bars, arrays, or any low-impedance load with a forward voltage drop up to 48 V.