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Measurement and Control Capabilities Added to Power Supplies

Measurement and Control Capabilities Added to Power Supplies

The VPXtra 1000CD-IQ supports communication, measurement and control.

Behlman Electronics Inc. has added high intelligence features to its VPXtra 1000CD, dual output power supplies. The VPXtra 1000CD-IQ supports communication, measurement and control. This intelligence upgrade gives VPX system designers the capability to create more compact systems with fewer additional instruments needed to accomplish their communication, measurement and control functions.

VPXtra 1000CD-IQ is Vita 62-compliant, and designed to power Open VPX modules. Its dual outputs offer 960 W of 12 VDC and an auxiliary 3.3 VDC. Standard features include overvoltage, overcurrent, short circuit and thermal protection, and the 12 VDC output can be paralleled for higher power and fail-safe redundancy. It’s “IQ” capabilities include the ability to monitor and report all output voltages; output current; input voltage; input current; and temperature. It also supports ANSI/VITA 46 signals for geographical addressing, NVMRO (Non-Volatile Memory Read Only) and SYSRESET.

Other features include user-adjustable warning/fault levels for voltage, current and temperature; inventory management information such as part numbers, serial numbers, and revision status; SMBALERT# signal to alert system controller of a power supply fault; over 200K user storage memory for settings and information; extensive PMBUS command set and status registers support.

A new five-output 700 Watt Behlman Intelligent VPXtra1000CM-IQ Power Supply is also available.

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