Nucleic Acid Extractor
Nucleic acids are not only a source of life but also a means of observing, understanding, and regulating it. Nucleic acid extraction is a vital first step in many areas of biological and medical sciences, enabling downstream applications such as restriction enzyme analysis, polymerase chain reactions (PCR), and different sequencing methods. These applications are used in diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases as well as scientific research.
An innovative provider of molecular diagnostic instruments is using Artesyn’s LCM600 series AC-DC power supply in its Nucleic Acid Extractor, which is used in labs all over the world to provide rapid and reliable results. The customer selected the low noise fan variant of the LCM600 series to ensure its product would be suitable for the lab environment. Artesyn’s LCM series power supplies are medically approved, which speeded up the customer’s own certifications. The customer also visited Artesyn’s dedicated customer applications laboratory to simplify the integration of the power supply into its product.
Massive LED Display Screens
A manufacturer of huge LED display screens, used at exhibitions in entertainment arenas, in public squares or as advertising displays by the side of highways, has selected Artesyn’s LCC600 conduction-cooled AC-DC power supply and AVO200 eighth-brick isolated DC-DC converter. Using a distributed power architecture, these units will be powering the customer’s latest LED display screens, which can be up to 40 meters wide. Having no fans, therefore no fan noise, was important to this customer so the LCC600 was the ideal solution. Artesyn’s reputation for high quality made it easy for this customer to select units from one of the world’s largest makers of power solutions.
The 5G network architecture deconstructs the traditional base station to separate the remote radio unit (RRU) or remote radio head (RRH) from the baseband (or digital) unit (BBU). The RRU is one of the most important subsystems in distributed base stations, containing the base station's RF circuitry plus analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog converters and up/down converters. RRUs also have operation and management processing capabilities and a standardized optical interface to connect to the rest of the base station. They increase a base station's efficiency and enable easier physical location for gap coverage problems. A specialist developer of wireless communications equipment approached Artesyn early during the development of its next generation 5G RRU, which enabled Artesyn to use local field applications engineer expertise and quick availability of samples to help this customer create a highly optimized and differentiated remote radio unit. The RRU uses a combination of Artesyn’s ADO300, AVE450B and ADQ500 DC-DC converters to power various functions. The ADO 300 series is a 300W digital interface 1/8th brick, while the AVE450B is a 450W half-brick that provides a 28 volt output for the radio frequency power amplifier and the ADQ500 is a 500W quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converter with digital control interface. As 5G networks are deployed around the world, this manufacturer can be confident that they have a power partner that will adapt to meet their needs.
Mining is one of the harshest environments for any electrical or electronics equipment. A major challenge in this industry is to optimize productivity and manage costs, while safeguarding the wellbeing of staff. As in many industries, data networking is increasingly important in underground mining. It underpins both safety and productivity of the mining operation. A leading provider of technology for underground mine automation is using Artesyn’s LCC250 conduction-cooled AC-DC power supply in its latest mine communications network equipment. The LCC250 series is fully-sealed and fanless, so not affected by the dust and debris of the mining environment. These power supplies are also rugged enough to withstand the temperature conditions, as they can supply the full useable power up to a maximum baseplate temperature of 85°C. The power supply’s performance parameters and Artesyn’s local technical support meant that this mining equipment maker didn’t have to dig around for a solution.
Rail Auxiliary Power Unit
A manufacturer of electrical equipment for vehicle control technology needed a 50 watt isolated DC-DC converter to integrate into a new auxiliary power unit (APU) for metro rolling stock. The auxiliary power unit provides energy for functions other than propulsion, including power and heat to maintain air pressure, provide battery charging and to prevent the prime mover coolant from freezing. Artesyn’s local distributor was able to get things rolling by supplying sample units of the company’s ERM series very quickly. These DC-DC converter modules are designed specifically for railway applications with reinforced insulation, high EMI immunity and isolated baseplates. A competitive price ensured that the customer was happy to get on board.