32A DC / Continuous Pulse Current Source

The SpikeSafe™ 32A DC / Continuous Pulse Current Source is part of the SpikeSafe DC / Continuous Pulse Current Source family. This programmable source provides reliable and accurate DC or continuous pulse current drive at compliance voltages up to 200V. This capability makes the 32A an ideal choice for flexible applications with high voltage and high current requirements. These 32A current sources are optimized for reliability and burn-in applications,  VCSEL, Laser Diode, or LED reliability, IESNA LM-80 and other test applications requiring reliable constant current or pulsed current. 32A DC / Continuous Pulse Current Sources feature precision pulsing with minimum 10us pulse widths and nanosecond rise times. Each 32A source channel delivers up to 6400W of output power at an industry-leading 96% power conversion efficiency. High efficiency reduces electricity and facility cooling needs, lowering the total cost of ownership for systems. Continuous power conversion technology means no duty cycle or pulse width limitations.

Adjustable load tuning allows the SpikeSafe to compensate for load conditions, cable impedance, and length. The result is output pulses with nanosecond rise and fall times.  Multiple output conductor pairs keep maximum current per conductor below 7.5A, allowing the current output to be routed through standard interconnect devices. A built-in data acquisition system samples pulsed or DC voltage and current to support LM-80 monitoring requirements. Devices being tested are protected with a gentle turn-on during ramp-up, and with SpikeSafe load protection during operation. SpikeSafe load protection continuously monitors voltage and current patterns and instantly shuts down drive when device anomalies are detected. This programmable current source has a maximum current of 32A. The output current accuracy, low range, is 0.04%+1.4mA, and a pulse width accuracy of 1.3us.

32A Source Pulse Shapes

Precision pulsing is key to best practices measurements. The 32A Precision Pulsed Current Source offers programmable pulse width flexibility. It is capable of long pulse widths (ms to seconds) and short pulse widths (100us pulse widths and faster). With the pulse source, minimum 10us pulse widths are possible.  Pulse width accuracy is 1.3us with pulse rise and fall times of 350ns to 4.5us. Ramp time is adjustable.  Fast transient response saves devices.

Performance Curves

This model includes is available for use with an internal power supply (300W or 600W). For total output power, 6,400W, an auxiliary power supply is required. Please consult Vektrex for auxiliary power supply recommendations.

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