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Introducing the Asterion® DC ASA Series: High Performance 3-Channel Power Supply

星期三, 九月 15, 2021

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 15, 2021) – AMETEK Programmable Power is excited to announce the Sorensen™ Asterion® DC ASA Series as the newest addition to the Asterion platform of power testing solutions. The new ASA series features three independent, isolated 600W channels for a combined 1800W total output power. These autoranging power supplies feature expanded current and voltage range at the full output power level, enabling the ability to satisfy a wider testing need without requiring the purchase of additional models.

These features make the Asterion® DC ASA Series truly unique, as there are no other multi-output power supplies currently available that can achieve the same power level. Having three channels allows for higher output power and a wider output voltage range, all in a competitively priced 1U form factor. The Asterion® DC ASA Series is the next evolution in the programmable power space.

Key Highlights:
3 independent, isolated 600W channels
Total power density up to 1800W in a 1U chassis
4 autoranging output channel options from 60 VDC at 42 A to 400 VDC at 6 A
Global single-phase and three-phase AC input power options
Intuitive color touch panel control
Multi-language display for global operation
Multi-channel programmable sequencing, ramps and delays
Active power factor correction (PFC)
Standard LXI LAN, USB, and RS232 interfaces
Remote on/off, inhibit, trigger in/out and monitor signals
Optional remote analog programming and GPIB interface
Full remote control via Virtual Panels™
Standard Asterion 5-year warranty

Control via Front Panel Touchscreen & Encoder Knob or available digital control interfaces
The Asterion® DC ASA Series is Digital Signal Processor (DSP) controlled and can be operated from the intuitive, easy-to-use front panel touchscreen or the LXI LAN, USB and RS232 standard control interfaces, as well as through the optional GPIB control interface. The touchscreen function group icons include a Dashboard, Output Programming Parameters, Measurements, Configuration, Control Interfaces, and System Settings. Function selection and parameter entry can be achieved either by direct selection from the touchscreen or by using the encoder selector button. The control resolution is adjusted by a dynamic rate change algorithm that combine the benefits of precise control over small parameter changes with quick sweeps through the entire range.

The Asterion® DC ASA Series is designed for testing today’s complex electronics, including telecommunications and commercial electronics requiring low profile, light weight power supplies with high power density. Other applications include:
ATE applications
Military and aerospace electronics test
DC power simulation
Commercial manufacturing and process control
Research and development
Automotive component and battery testing

For further information about the Asterion® DC ASA Series and more, visit

Company Overview
Located in San Diego, CA, AMETEK Programmable Power designs, manufactures, and markets precision AC and DC programmable power supplies, electronic loads, application specific power subsystems, and compliance test solutions for customers requiring & valuing differentiated power products and services. 

AMETEK Programmable Power boasts one of the industries' broadest portfolios of programmable power products under the well-known and respected Sorensen, Elgar, California Instruments and AMREL brands. AMETEK's programmable power supplies and power sources serve a wide range of stimulus (T&M) and process power needs in applications including semiconductor fabrication, commercial and defense ATE, oil exploration, solar array and battery string simulation, avionics, general R&D and EMC compliance testing. A key component of the AMETEK Programmable Power business is VTI Instruments. VTI delivers precision modular instrumentation and systems for electronic signal distribution, acquisition, and monitoring, used in the world's most demanding test applications.

VTI Instruments products and systems are used to monitor and record data that characterizes the physical integrity and performance of aircraft, engines, and other large structures, as well as automate the functional testing of complex electronic systems. The VTI Instruments brand is recognized as an industry leader with a reputation of providing reliable data, first time, every time. A sustained focus on innovation and technology enables customers to optimize their capital investment through product longevity, while ensuring unmatched measurement integrity and data reliability.