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TDK-Lambda Americas announces the launch of Genesys™ 3.3kW 2U High Density Programmable DC Power Supply

NEPTUNE, N.J. (October 2005) - TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. Announces the launch of GenesysTM 3.3kW 2U Programmable DC Power Supply.

The newest member of the GenesysTM product family of programmable switching power supplies provides high power density, low ripple and a complete set of user-friendly interfaces. Following the hugely popular 750W, 1U Half Rack and 750W or 1500W, 1U Full Rack, it continues the advanced, high-density series of AC/DC, rackmount, programmable power supplies. Outputs available range up to 600V and 400A. In addition to saving space, GenesysTM power supplies contain extensive standard features that provide a new level of performance and flexibility in ATE, Industrial and Communications applications.

In addition to high power density, popular worldwide single and three phase inputs are available. They feature Active Power Factor Correction of 0.99 typical at full load with the single phase input and 0.94 typical with three phase inputs. This assures operation in difficult AC environments and meets European EMC requirements.

The user-friendly front panel provides reliable control through encoders selectable for fine or course adjustment and four digit LED Voltage and Current meters. Adjustable OVP, UVL and Current Foldback provide further flexibility. Their set values may be previewed on the front panel display with Output ON or OFF. The Foldback may be set to latch output OFF if desired for safety.

New Interface Options
Also included in this release are several important new features and options. Up to four like units may be connected in parallel and user configured for the Master to Program, Monitor and Display the total current of the group. Thus, four units can appear as a single 13.2kW power supply, increasing flexibility for system designers.

GenesysTM also introduces a new Digital Option called Multi-Drop that allows an IEEE Multi-Drop Master to control Multi-Drop equipped Slaves over RS485, avoiding the cost of a GPIB board in every slave power supply. Up to 31 Slaves may be addressed via the RS485 Input Lines.

Significant safety features include Safe Re-Start and Last Setting Memory. With Safe Re-Start, the user can select whether the GenesysTM power supply returns to previous settings after power off, or returns to zero (safe) output, waiting for user instructions. Last Setting Memory retains settings of output voltage and current, remote or local mode, OVP and UVL, Foldback, Baud Rate and Start Up Mode, without battery. Front Panel controls also include Output On/Off and Local/Remote selection. The Front Panel may be locked locally or by software command.

All Genesys ™ products include standard, embedded 16 bit RS232/RS485 digital interface. Through this digital interface up to 31 power supplies may be controlled in daisy chain over the RS485 line. Analog remote programming is user selectable 0-5V or 0-10V via DIP switches on the rear panel.

The design of GenesysTM power supplies is highly modular to offer short lead times. SMT technology provides high reliability.

Digital and isolated analog interfaces are optional. The optional IEEE digital interface is IEEE488.2 & SCPI compliant. Labview Drivers are available. Isolated analog programming options include either 0-5V & 0-10V or 4-20ma control.

TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of precision, high power and high voltage AC/DC power supplies.

TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. headquartered in Neptune, NJ is a world leader in standard power supply solutions such as AC-to-DC power supplies, converters and accessories. Lambda's products are found throughout the world, powering high-tech telecommunications, data communications, computing/electronics, office and industrial systems. Lambda is a unit of TDK Corporation (NYSE:TDK) a leading global electronics company.

For information contact:
John Breickner
Product Manager - Low Voltage Products
+1-732-922-9300 x230

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