Wavelength division multiplexing / optical transport network (WDM/OTN) equipment is used in the backbone core, metro core, metro aggregation layer, and metro edge telecom networks. A leading global provider of WDM/OTN solutions has selected Artesyn’s AVQ400 series quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converters for their large capacity multi-service OTN platform. This provides flexible transmission and fast service provisioning, allowing carriers to offer new services to their subscribers.
Chosen for its high quality and reliability, the AVQ400 series is designed to provide a regulated low noise 12 Vdc output for feeding downstream non-isolated point-of-load (POL) converters and is designed primarily for use with standard 48 V telecommunications equipment supplies. The converter has a typical efficiency of 95% and is based on an open-frame design that is optimized for forced air or conduction cooling – an aluminum baseplate option is available for enhanced thermal performance. The conversion technology employs 140 kHz fixed frequency switching to help minimize external EMI filtering requirements.
Laser Hair Removal
South Korea produces some of the world’s most highly innovative beauty products and the country has a long history of technological advancements at affordable prices. A leading South Korean developer of specialized medical devices for skin, beauty, cosmetic and dental treatments based on laser technology has created an innovative new product for laser hair removal. Powered by the Artesyn iVS Series configurable high power unit, the new technologically advanced aesthetic solution is available at a price point that makes it accessible to more users. Having multiple configurable outputs, medical safety approvals and quick delivery, Artesyn’s power supply quickly removed the need for any other solution.
One of the industry’s most innovative developers of medical systems was developing an entirely new device for cancer treatment. To create this faster, more efficient system and offer it at a similar price to existing radiotherapy machines, the company focused relentlessly on the performance and cost-effectiveness of every component part, including power supplies. With digital control and medical safety approvals, Artesyn’s LCM series met the performance criteria but what about cost? The LCM series was designed from the ground up to be an economical power conversion solution and Artesyn has invested in dedicated manufacturing to ensure it remains one of the most cost-effective single-output, enclosed power supply families available. The customer selected our 1500 watt LCM1500 unit as the power source for of its new CT scanner gantry (the circular rotating frame housing the x-ray tube and detector) and has launched its cancer treatment system, which many in the industry expect will become the new standard for linear accelerators.
Stage & Film Lighting
Lights, camera, action! A large manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment had already qualified a competitor’s product for a new model in their wide range of stage and film lighting. However, Artesyn’s LCC600 series conduction-cooled AC-DC power supply was a closer fit to the customer’s requirements and was more cost-effective than the part originally selected. The LCC600 series fanless power supplies incorporate a thermal baseplate for conduction cooling and can deliver full output power over a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 85˚C. A constant current mode is provided for LED /horticultural lighting and the series features an I2C communication interface compliant to the PMBus® specification for remote set-up and monitoring. With a rapid modification to fit a custom connector and customer-completed approvals for the lighting industry, this customer is now illuminating silver screen spectacles and stage extravaganzas all over the world.
Multiscreen IP Streaming
The whole family gathering around a television to watch the same show is a rare occurrence these days. The way we consume video is changing from a model based on linear broadcast with fixed screens in our homes to an on-demand and interactive experience delivered to any device anywhere. This shift to multiscreen and over-the-top (OTT) services requires many different types of equipment in broadcast, wireline and wireless telecom networks. When a market-leader in IP streaming solutions was looking for a DC-input server-type power supply, the company selected Artesyn’s DS1100TDC bulk front end power supply. This 1100 W unit accepts a wide range -40 to -72 Vdc input and provides a main 12 V output plus a 3.3 V standby output. Housed in an industry standard 1U x 2.1 inch rack-mounting package, the power supply is ideal for space-constrained applications.