Solar Base Station
In rural areas, the lack of availability of an adequate power supply makes it very difficult to provide wireless services. In these areas, where the grid is less stable, the supply of power for communications networks largely depends on diesel, a very expensive solution. Renewable energy, such as solar or wind, can offer a solution to this challenge. An emerging provider of global LTE and 5G solutions has selected the CPS250-M series from Advanced Energy’s Artesyn product brand to provide reliable, compact and high efficiency power conversion in its solar base transceiver station product (BTS).
This open-frame AC-DC power supply comes in an industry standard 2x4 inch form factor and delivers up to 155 watts of output power with free air convection cooling and up to 250 watts with forced air. Features that make the CPS250-M series especially suitable to the solar base station application include a wide operating temperature (-20°C to 70°C), power factor of 0.99, operation up to 5000m altitude, high quality and reliability (MTBF of greater than 2.2 million hours), and safety approvals to the latest IEC/EN 62368-1 standard.
As more operators work to extend the reach of their networks, solar-powered BTS systems will play an important part in meeting the communication needs of local people and improving their living standards. We are proud to be part of that development.
Operations and maintenance (O&M) are the ‘back office’ in the world of broadcast and new media. Whether it is traditional television and radio or IPTV/OTT operators, the O&M platform covers sales, scheduling, finance and other functions. A provider of systems for O&M and signal monitoring, control and management has integrated the CSU550AP server power supply from Advanced Energy’s Artesyn product brand into its latest radio and television platform. Having suffered from using a competitor’s less reliable power supply, the customer was looking to improve reliability while remaining cost competitive.
Artesyn’s CSU series builds on the brand’s many years of experience in providing power solutions to the world’s leading makers of IT equipment. It uses the latest power switching technology and high-density component packaging techniques in the standard market's Common Redundant Power Supplies (CRPS) form factor. Artesyn’s CRPS power supplies have been deployed worldwide in thousands of systems powering hundreds of applications, with a reliability record that is hard to beat.
Cloud Convergence Switch
A leading provider of enterprise data center ICT equipment has selected the Artesyn CSU800AP server power supply for its next generation switches, which provide up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet switching for data centers and cloud computing services. The switches combine line-rate switching with rich functionality including advanced caching, virtualization, low latency and flow visualization to meet the needs of modern data centers.
The customer, which provides end-to-end networking solutions for telecom carriers, financial services companies, government agencies, education institutions and other enterprises, was looking for a compact and reliable power supply with high efficiency. The CSU800AP power supply is significantly narrower and shorter than similarly rated earlier generation power supplies, which releases valuable system space, while still conforming to the standard market's Common Redundant Power Supplies (CRPS) specification. It is certified for Platinum Level efficiency, peaking at 94%. Digital control allows the customer to monitor and manage the power supply as part of its advanced system management architecture. This customer requested conformal coating of the standard unit to increase its robustness, a modification that Artesyn was happy to provide.
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.