Wafer fabrication equipment is used to produce complete electrical or photonic circuits. Examples include production of radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, LEDs, optical computer components, and CPUs for computers. One of the steps within the wafer fabrication process is lite etching, where blank wafers with micrometer photoresist patterns on their surface are exposed to short-wave ultraviolet light and the unexposed areas are thus etched away. A supplier of lite etching equipment to fabs worldwide was looking for a reliable 600 watt single output AC-DC power supply with global support that offered good value. The company selected the Artesyn LCM600 series thanks to short lead times and low minimum order quantities, which accelerated the development and integration of the lite etching system.
Artesyn has invested in the manufacturing of the LCM family, including greater automation, to shorten lead times and lower the minimum order quantity for non-stock units. The quality and reliability of the LCM series units are assured through careful component selection, automated production processes and sophisticated circuit design. Variable-speed ‘Smart Speed’ fans draw on software controls developed by Artesyn to match fan speed to the unit’s cooling requirement and load current. Slowing the fan not only saves power but also reduces wear, thus extending its life. Digital control also enables the LCM family to be rapidly and cost-effectively modified to suit the exact needs of a customer application.
The security of carrier networks has never been more important. As our world becomes increasingly connected, internet security management is facing unprecedented challenges. An innovative supplier of leading edge network security equipment was looking for reliable and cost-effective redundant power supplies from a trusted supplier for several of its next generation products.
The company engaged with Artesyn’s technical experts and developed a good working relationship, leading to the selection of both the DS495SPE-3 and DS750PED-3 AC-DC bulk front-end server-type models to provide redundant power conversion.
These latest DS series AC-DC power supplies from Artesyn are designed to provide a scalable power conversion solution in an industry-standard 1U high by 86mm wide form factor with individual power ratings from 500 to 2,000 watts and a roadmap for higher power models. This customer has selected the models with the power ratings it needs today and has the confidence to raise or lower the power rating as it develops future generations of products, while keeping the same mechanical envelope.
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.