Laser Skin Therapy
Our skin shows the effects of the environment, the use of products and many other internal and external factors, including ageing. Acne scars, spider veins, dark circles and other skin conditions can affect our self esteem and mental wellbeing. Laser therapy uses long-pulsed combination laser light to provide a range of treatments for skin toning and rejuvenation. A leading maker of medical aesthetic devices was looking for a fanless power supply for its new laser skin therapy product, which is used in specialist clinics all over the world. The company selected Artesyn’s LCC600 series, which uses conduction cooling rather than fans or convection. The unit is carefully designed to direct any heat to a baseplate through which the heat is dissipated to the outside of the end product. With worldwide medical safety approvals, the LCC600 series met this company’s requirement for global support.
5G Base Band Unit
The 5G wireless network is fundamentally different to its predecessors, requiring new types of equipment. One example is support within the radio access network (RAN) for flexible architecture sometimes referred to as dynamic Cloud-RAN, which can be implemented using the concepts of virtualization and software-defined networking. A leading supplier of 5G RAN equipment has developed one of the first commercially deployed Base Band Units (BBU) for this next-generation network, which is the network function that combines with a Remote Radio Head (RRH) as the first connection point for consumers into the network. The BBU uses Artesyn’s AVQ400 quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converter, which provide up to 400 watts output power and up to 33 amps current. This high-specification DC-DC module is designed specifically to provide a regulated low noise 12 Vdc output for feeding downstream non-isolated point-of-load (POL) converters in systems with distributed power architectures (DPA).
Optical Transport for 5G
The radio access network (RAN) is not the only part of the telecom network that will be affected by the rollout of 5G networks. The rest of the telecoms industry is gearing up for higher traffic volumes and data speeds. To cope with the demands of 5G wireless networks, the latest optical (WDM/OTN) transmission equipment requires increasingly powerful processors.
Most processors with this kind of power share two features: an increasingly low operating voltage with an increasingly high load current.
A telecom equipment manufacturer required a powerful processor for the processing unit in its latest optical transmission equipment. Artesyn’s LGA80D digital DC-DC power module, with its high output current at operating voltages as low as 1.05V and 0.95V, proved to be the ideal solution.
The LG80D module is a highly efficient power module with a high power density in a low profile, and the ability to be connected easily in parallel. The integrated PMBus interface gives the added benefit of easy performance monitoring of the LGA80D power module. With 20 optical switch ports, this customer’s new optical transmission equipment has enough capacity to support the high data flow of 5G networks.
A new generation of super-slim televisions and display screens are being built using organic light emitting diodes (OLED), a flat light emitting technology, made by placing a series of organic thin films between two conductors. When electrical current is applied, a bright light is emitted eliminating the need for a backlight and so creating thinner and more efficient displays than LCDs. Testing this new technology requires a new generation of test equipment so a maker of OLED test systems gave the green light to Artesyn’s iHP series modular high power system for its new OLED panel test products. The wide range of outputs and flexibility of this digitally controlled system meant the customer didn’t have to develop a custom power solution for their advanced automated test equipment (ATE). The iHP series also meets the SEMI F47 voltage sag tolerance standard, which is critical for semiconductor processing and automated test equipment.
UV Light Therapy
UV light therapy or phototherapy uses controlled artificial ultraviolet light to help reduce symptoms and slow the progress of common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo (when patches of your skin lose their color). Ultraviolet light is an invisible part of natural sunlight. Light therapy machines produce carefully measured levels of ultraviolet light, much stronger than levels in sunlight. One of the world’s leading makers of bedside treatment products is shining a light on Artesyn’s LCM600 series by using it in its light therapy systems, taking advantage of the medical approvals of this 600W cost-effective AC-DC single output power supply to reduce their own healthcare certification process.