Digital currency or digital money, the most well-known of which is Bitcoin, is an increasingly popular medium of exchange. The hardware required to create (sometimes called mining), manage and assure this Internet-based currency is often based on specialized processor technology drawing massive amounts of power. Artesyn is supplying its high power, high density bulk front end power supply in the industry standard 1U x 2U form factor, the DS1200, to a developer of transaction verification and mining technology. Working closely with an expert local channel partner, the digital control built into this power supply series enabled the units to be modified by software to meet the customer’s exact needs.
Infection Control & Decontamination
Bio-decontamination equipment is used in hospitals and laboratories worldwide as well as providing a critical line of defense when major bacterial, viral or pathogen outbreaks occur. Artesyn’s LCM600 series AC-DC power supplies provide a very cost-effective and reliable single-output power source for a manufacturer of bio-decontamination equipment. Full medical approval to the IEC 60601 3rd edition standard and 2xMOPP (means of patient protection) made it easier to integrate Artesyn’s unit in to the customer’s design, while digital control gave them the flexibility they needed to tailor the power supply to their exact needs. For example, the customer selected a low noise fan option to suit the clinical environment of their equipment.
External Security Cameras
A supplier of networked security camera systems approached Artesyn with a requirement for a 230 W maximum power AC-DC power supply providing a single 12 V output to be installed in a sealed metal enclosure in an external location. Artesyn’s expert sales engineers recommended the LCC250 series, which offers IP64 protection and up to 250 W power in a conduction-cooled, fully sealed package.
Lasers are used in a wide range of applications in materials processing, defense, graphic arts, microelectronics, scientific research, life sciences and medical. A manufacturer of these specialist products is using Artesyn’s MicroMP (uMP) configurable power supply in several of their models, to provide multiple outputs and high reliability. The digital capabilities of Artesyn’s power supplies gives the customer unparalleled control and flexibility.
Big Data and Cloud
A leading provider of high performance computing (HPC) solutions, especially for big data and cloud processing, took advantage of the digital control technology in Artesyn's DS series bulk front-end power supplies when developing their next generation product line.
The DS1600SPE is an ultra-high density power supply providing 35W per cubic inch in just 3.4 x 7.7 inches (86.3 x 196.5 mm) and 1U high. This form factor is significantly shorter than that of similarly rated earlier-generation power supplies — freeing up valuable system space — and is achieved by use of the latest power switching technology and high density component packaging techniques.
The customer had a unique configuration where they needed the power supply to provide a constant current for prolonged periods. Thanks to digital control, Artesyn engineers were able to rapidly modify the power supply behavior, avoid an extensive hardware change and meet the customer’s time-to-market demands.
The customer’s product is now being deployed by a major wireless communications carrier among many other end customers.