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  • USBKit and QuickConnect Software
Dec 2012
Wavelength Electronics Inc.Request Info
BOZEMAN, Mont., Dec. 31, 2012 — Users can expand the capabilities of their Wavelength Electronics controllers with the USBKit and QuickConnect software. The upgraded USBKit provides computer control of most Wavelength chassis-mount controllers and evaluation boards and is Windows 64-bit-compatible, providing USB control for temperature controllers and laser diode drivers.

The QuickConnect software is easily loaded onto a computer with the automated installer and is compatible with x86 (32 bit) and x64 (64 bit) PCs.

The USB board includes digital-to-analog converters for remote set-point control and analog-to-digital for monitoring actual temperature or current. The software provides control of one laser diode driver, one temperature controller, an auxiliary monitor, and full graphing and data logging of selected parameters.

Multiple USBKits can be attached to the same computer, enabling control of complex systems. Setup configurations can be saved for repeating experiments and manufacturing testing routines.

The QuickConnect software includes on-screen wiring diagrams for the selected Wavelength modules, facilitating setup. Two strip charts graph laser and temperature data as a function of time. Selected data can be continuously logged.

Users can build the USBKit into their OEM laser systems via the included USB cable and enjoy the convenience of closed-cover system calibration and troubleshooting.

The software is built on the Windows .NET framework so users can write their own code for a manufacturing test system, field-calibration kit or laboratory application.


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monitor current
In a laser diode, the photocurrent produced by a photodiode that detects the emission from the rear facet of the semiconductor chip. It can be used to provide feedback control of the forward current supplied to the device; the feedback loop is called an automatic power control (APC) circuit.
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