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AMETEK Programmable Power

Feb 8, 2023

ReFlex Power Series

ReFlex Power is a high density, modular programmable power system providing DC, AC and electronic load assets all under control of a single controller.

ReFlex Power™ is a high density, modular programmable power system providing DC, AC and electronic load assets all under control of a single controller. It provides a reconfigurable, flexible platform ideal for ATE and production test environments where RFP™ can provide programmable stimulus and bias power as well as programmable loads for the device(s) under test. The EIA 4U high RFP™ mainframe can hold up to 12 single-slot modules or combinations of single, dual and triple slot wide modules to configure (or reconfigure) the system for the particular requirements at hand. The mainframe can support up to 6 kW of output power.

Up to 8 mainframes, potentially up to 95 modules, can be controlled via a single controller. The controller communicates to the individual modules via a high speed proprietary bus protocol, providing very high data rates and a high degree of deterministic control. The RFP™ controller communicates to the host controller via an Ethernet LAN connection designed to be compliant with the LAN Extension for Instrumentation ( ™ ) standard, assuring interoperability and ease of integration. RFP™ system modules can be combined via the controller, permitting the creation of “virtual assets” with the voltage/current combinations required for a particular test regime. Creating “virtual assets” reduces the “logistical tail” and total cost of ownership.

Available power modules include:

  • Single slot, 330 Watt programmable DC supplies
  • 16V, 20.6A
  • 65V, 5.1A
  • Dual slot, 1kW programmable DC supplies
  • 33V, 30A
  • 50V, 20A
  • 50V, 25A
  • 120V, 8.3A
  • 450V, 2.3
  • Triple slot, 875 VA, single phase, programmable AC supply
  • Dual range: 280V(rms), 3.5A(rms)
  • Dual Range: 140V(rms), 7A(rms)
  • Triple slot, 500V, programmable electronic DC loads
  • 15A, 375 Watt
  • 30A, 750 Watt

The mainframe provides internal power distribution, cabling, I/O and power connection and rack mounting for 12-asset slots. The mainframe also supplies the signal and control bus fabric supporting multi-module series/parallel operation, complex triggering, fault I/O and inter-mainframe control infrastructure.

Key Features

  • Modular
  • Control up to 95 assets
  • Control multiple AC and DC power supplies and loads in one mainframe
  • Create “virtual assets”
  • Web browser control
  • User configurable
  • Highest Power Density
  • Simple integration
  • PFC
  • Universal AC/DC input
  • Up to 6kW in one mainframe
  • 1kW DC modules
  • PFC ≥0.95
  • Reduced space and logistics hassles
  • High power density
  • Handles DC and AC power and load modules
  • User configurable
  • Universal AC/DC input
  • Ease of integration
  • Web browser control
  • Trigger bus
  • Configure modules to parallel or series operation “on the fly”