Like the Asterion AC family, the Ametek Sorensen Asterion DC Series sets a new standard for power density. All units are just 1U (44.45mm/1.75in) high, so rack space requirements are minimal. Asterion DC Series supplies offer rated output voltages in 40 V and 60 V for 1.7 kW, 3.4 kW and 5.0 kW power levels.
The new DC series features two types of product lines: fixed range and autoranging. The fixed range supplies are economical, traditional rectangular wave output power supplies with all the enhanced operation advantages standard with the Asterion platform. The autoranging supplies feature expanded current and voltage range at the full output power level, enabling the ability to satisfy a wider testing need without requiring the purchase of additional models.
The intuitive front panel touchscreen interface and multilanguage display ensure exceptional ease of use. An auto-paralleling capability supports operating multiple units in parallel to increase the total output power level.
The Asterion DC Series is Digital Signal Processor (DSP) controlled and supports multiple programming interfaces. Operators can control the supply from an intuitive front panel touchscreen or remotely via LXI Ethernet, USB and RS-232 standard control interfaces, as well as an optional GPIB control interface for legacy applications.