November 18, 2008 08:00 ET

AMREL Announces Another Industry First at AeroTest America -- Low-Profile Loads (LPL) up to 800W in a 1U Height Package

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - AMREL announces the release of another INDUSTRY FIRST at AeroTest America -- AMREL's eLoad line of Programmable Electronic Loads has expanded its LPL Series to include up to 800W in a 1U Height package.

Rack space is a highly sought after asset. ATE Test Systems are increasing in complexity, requiring additional pieces of equipment and consequently more space. Traditional modular loads require at least 3U (5.25") of rack space, additional mainframe cost and are typically limited to below a 300 Watt Rating. AMREL's customers demanded a smaller sized, higher powered dc electronic load, and AMREL delivered. In AMREL's usual customer-driven fashion, their customers' demands were met by pushing the power-density envelope with up to 800 Watts in a slim 1U (1.75") package.

The Low-Profile dc Electronic Load (LPL Series) is offered in 4 power ratings -- 150W/300W/600W/800W. The voltage and current ratings can be custom-tailored from 0 ~ 800Vdc/100Adc, providing AMREL's customers flexibility. In-rack closed calibration saves the repeated calibration costs of outsourcing to 3rd party labs, maximizing ROI by allowing internal metrology labs to calibrate. The LPL meets future demands -- firmware can be field upgraded within 5 minutes and Ethernet/USB option within seconds without ever moving the unit. Ensuring the LPL is always the latest and greatest. Reliability and maximized uptime is achieved with LPL's proprietary redundant over-temperature and fast-response over-power protection, and power stage failure isolation. This ensures the LPL is protected against hazardous operating conditions. The LPL is field-upgradeable, maximizes your ROI and uptime, and provides the flexibility to meet diverse test demands.

The LPL's ideal for ATE environments, providing standard LabVIEW/ LabWindows Drivers, SCPI command set, GPIB/RS-232/USB/Ethernet Interfaces and system-level capabilities such as remote inhibit interlock, fault indication signal, isolated or non-isolated 0~10Vdc analog programming and Imonitor/Vmonitor. For bench-top needs, the LPL provides four 32-step profiles for test automation, intuitive keypad and encoder control and user-friendly virtual panel. The VFD display provides 16-bit resolution equivalent to a 5-digit DMM. PLC and DAQ systems can utilize the LPL's 0~10Vdc analog programming, external on/off control, and external CV/CC mode selection. Options include reverse polarity relay/isolation and ultra-low current range, to meet both high and low current demands with precision and accuracy.

LPL will be on display at AeroTest America -- AMREL booth #1122.

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