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AMI’s 40th Anniversary!

Longwood, FL – September 9, 2020. Analog Modules, Inc. is pleased to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its incorporation on this date in 1980. AMI’s founder Ian Crawford, originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, had been designing laser-based systems for Ferranti when

Posted in General News, Laser Electronics, Sensors and Amplifiers

Redesign Project: Variable Pulse Width Flashlamp Controller

AMI’s Model 8800 series of flashlamp and laser diode controllers have been a fixture in laser laboratories around the world for >25 years.  These microprocessor controlled systems were preceded by the rotary switch and dial controlled Models 883 and 884

Posted in General News, Laser Electronics, Technical Note

Capacitor Charging Power Supplies

Two Designs for Fixed and Variable Pulse Width Applications AMI offers two capacitor charging power supply designs.  The Model 5703A is designed for charging deep cycling capacitors typical of fixed pulse width SCR switched systems.  The Model 5704A is designed

Posted in Laser Electronics, Technical Note

ULTRA LOW RIPPLE CW & PULSED LASER DIODE DRIVER, Model 785A

AMI’s Model 785A is a versatile laser diode driver for driving high power laser diodes in both pulsed and CW applications at up to 20 A, 26 V.  In addition to the extremely low noise and ripple performance the 785A

Posted in Laser Electronics, Technical Note

Burst Mode Laser Diode or Flashlamp Operation

AMI’s Models 8800D and 8800V can be programmed to output a string of pulses. From the Model 8800D & 8800V Manuals: Burst mode is a batch command. This instructs the microprocessor to run a burst or to trigger the output

Posted in General News, Laser Electronics, Technical Note

Dual Output Differential High Voltage Power Supply

New Model 533 Differential Output ±1 kV Power Supply The Model 533 is a highly efficient, cost effective, voltage regulated, differential high voltage power supply capable of providing up to ±1,000 V at up to 125 W total output power. A

Posted in General News, Laser Electronics, Technical Note

CW to 10 MHz High Speed Modulation 2 Amp Diode Driver

The Model 762-EXT is an excellent choice for high current, high speed modulation diode driver, CW to 10 MHz. The standard Model 762 is capable of producing square wave pulses; the Model 762-EXT option allows the user to apply an

Posted in Laser Electronics, Technical Note

New High Repetition Rate Pockels Cell Driver, Model 8212A

Analog Modules, Inc. announces the release of its High Repetition Rate Pockels Cell Driver and High Voltage Power Supply Longwood, FL – April 21, 2020. Analog Modules, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its High Repetition Rate Pockels Cell

Posted in General News, Laser Electronics, Technical Note

NEW CHARGER FIRST DESIGN STEPS : Active PFC

The Active PFC bread board testing is complete and looks very promising. Operating with an input from 90 to 253 VAC, 1Ø, 50/60 Hz we achieved efficiency of 95-98%.  With 90 VAC input we were easily able to achieve 1.5

Posted in General News, Laser Electronics

BiOS and Photonics West 2020 Wrap Up

BiOS and Photonics West 2020 Thank you to everyone who came by AMI’s booths in San Francisco.  It was great to see long time friends and customers as well as making new connections.              

Posted in General News, Laser Electronics, Sensors and Amplifiers

Featured Products

Model 758B.1

Based on the field proven performance of AMI’s 758 Series Laser Rangefinder Receivers, the Model 758B.1 extends the capabilities even further with outstanding double-pulse discrimination. This allows a weak target to be seen through a close, partly obscuring strong target. Multiple Target Resolution is 12 meters typical over 6 orders of magnitude with the second pulse 10dB down.