TDK-Lambda Expands the Z+ Series of Programmable DC Power Supplies
Built-in arbitrary waveform generation & storage capacity are ideal for ATE applications
San Diego, CA – November 2012 – TDK Corporation announced the expansion of TDK-Lambda's Z+ Series of programmable power supplies,
which now include 200-watt models in addition to the previously released 400-watt models. These high-density, high efficiency, 2U format,
bench-top and rack mountable power supplies are designed to meet the demands of a wide variety of ATE, Laboratory and OEM applications,
including: Test & Measurement, Semiconductor Burn-in, Component Test, LED/Laser Test, RF Amplifiers, Electromagnetic, and Electrochemical
TDK-Lambda's Z+200 provide 200-watts of output power with an output voltage range from 0 to 100Vdc and output currents up to 20A. The Z+200
are 33% smaller and 40% lighter than the previous generation (ZUP series) and similar products, thus providing a 49% increase in power density.
The standard models are only 3.27" high by 2.76" wide, so up to 6 units can be installed in the optional 19" rack housing and blanking plates
are available for unused slots. Options for front panel output-jacks and multiple-unit housings are available for bench-top applications.
Later this year, 600W and 800W models with the exact same dimensions will be added to the Z+ Series.
Both the Z+ 200W and Z+ 400W programmable power supplies have comprehensive front panel controls with individual rotary encoders for output
current and voltage, and access to power supply settings such as OVP level, start-up modes, remote control and monitoring parameters. Separate
4-digit volt and current displays are provided along with function/status LEDs, pushbuttons for output preview, output on/off, fine/coarse and
The Z+ Series includes built-in arbitrary waveform generation and storage for up to 4 pre-programmed functions; making them ideal for test and
simulation tasks in the Automotive, Solar Panel and LED/Laser industries, to name a few. These power supplies feature very fast command processing
times, output sequencing and two programmable output pins that, for example, can be used to control isolation relays. Up to 12 voltage or
current values can be programmed using the waveform creator software provided and 4 waveforms can be stored in the Z+ unit's memory. More
complex waveforms can be created using Lab-View®. These waveforms can be either repetitive or single-shot and injected into the system under
test. The results can be analyzed confirming the proper or faulty operation of the powered device or system.
All models within the Z+ Series can operate in a constant-current or constant-voltage mode from a wide 85 to 265Vac input. They feature active
power factor correction, variable speed fans and extensive safety features including user-selectable Safe-Start and Auto-Re-Start. With Safe-Start,
the power supply returns to the last used settings after a power interruption, but with the output disabled. With Auto-Re-Start, the supply
resumes normal operation without intervention after a power interruption, thereby meeting typical requirements for unattended use.
Common to all Z+ models are the built-in USB, RS232 and RS485 interfaces. Using the standard serial RS485 interface between units enables daisy
chain control of up to 31 power supplies on the same bus.
Analog remote programming and monitoring is user selectable from 0-5V or 0-10V. Other digital and isolated analog interfaces are optional.
The GPIB interface is IEEE-488.2 SCPI compliant and multi-drop (only one unit needs the IEEE interface, which can then feed the commands to
others via RS485). LabView® and LabWindows® drivers are also available. Isolated analog programming and monitoring options include either
0-5V or 0-10V, and 4-20mA control. An LXI Class C compliant LAN interface is also available.
Higher power systems can be achieved by connecting up to 6 identical units in parallel with active current sharing. When connected as a
master/slave parallel configuration, the master unit reports total system output current, which means that up to 6 units appear as a single power
supply to the remote controller, thereby simplifying operations. Up to 2 units may be connected in series to increase the output voltage or to
provide a bipolar output. CE marked in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive, the Z+ Series con-form to the conducted and radiated EMI specs
per EN55022-B, FCC part-15-B, and VCCI-B. Safety certifications include UL-, EN- and IEC61010-1, plus these units are designed to meet
UL/EN60950-1. All mod-els carry a five (5) year warranty.
The Z+200 series are available now and priced from $1,185.00 each in 1-9 quantities.
For more information about the Z+ 200W or Z+ 400W, call TDK-Lambda Americas directly at 1-800-526-2324 or download the product datasheet
from http://us.tdk-lambda.com/lp/products/zplus-series.htm .
A wide range of other TDK-Lambda power supplies and converters can viewed on this website: http://www.us.tdk-lambda.com/lp
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About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrites, a key material in
electronic and magnetic products. TDK's current product line includes passive components, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash
memory application devices, and others. TDK today focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer,
automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North
and South America. In fiscal 2012, TDK posted total sales of USD 9.9 billion and employed about 79,000 people worldwide.
TDK-Lambda Corporation, a group company of TDK Corporation, is a leading global power supply company providing highly reliable power supplies for
industrial equipment worldwide. TDK-Lambda Corporation meets the various needs of customers with our entire range of activities, from research and development
through to manufacturing, sales, and service with bases in five key areas, covering Japan, Europe, America, China, and Asia.
Mel Berman, Product Marketing Manager
TDK-Lambda Americas Inc.
3055 Del Sol Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92154