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AMS Technologies has introduced VueMetrix’s new Vue-MV-21 laser diode controller. It provides high-power, low-noise control at 10A, 21V operation.

The Vue-MV-21’s laser diode system control allows users to use the same platform for both the development and the final product. Users can decide both the power current and operating temperature. It can be operated via RS-232, USB or analogue inputs in either CW or pulsed mode. The Vue-MV-21 is available in both OEM and stand-alone configurations.

The Vue-MV-21 includes VueMetrix's new DiodeGuard circuitry to provide protection against cascade failure for in series laser diodes. Cascade failure of a series of diodes occurs when one diode in the series shorts, causing a current surge that can destroy the remaining diodes.