AMS Technologies' temperature controllers use smoothing filters to improve conversion efficiency

April 5, 2010
The Vue-TEC-15 and -24 temperature controllers from VueMetrix are switch-mode DC/DC converters.

The Vue-TEC-15 and -24 temperature controllers from VueMetrix are switch-mode DC/DC converters with smoothing filters to improve conversion efficiency. The operating point is regulated automatically. The Vue-TEC 15 is rated at 120 W and the Vue-TEC 24 at 200 W. The microprocessor-controlled devices include fault diagnostics, user-settable operational limits, and a library of interface commands.
AMS Technologies
Martinsreid, Germany
[email protected]



AMS Technologies AG
Fraunhoferstr. 22
82152 Martinsried/Munich

New TEC controllers for simultaneous operation with laser diode controllers

Martinsried - VueMetrix Inc. released a new product line of temperature controllers, the Vue-TEC-15 and the Vue-TEC-24.

Vue-TEC 15/24 is a switch mode DC/DC converter with smoothing filters to improve power conversion efficiency. Operating point is regulated automatically. Vue-TEC 15 is rated at 120 watts and the Vue-TEC 24 is rated at 200 watts.

An auxiliary second serial port on the Vue-TEC allows it to communicate internally with another controller, combining seamlessly with other models in the VueMetrix line.

Like all VueMetrix products, the Vue-TEC is microprocessor controlled and features advanced fault diagnostics, user-settable operational limits, and an extensive library of interface commands. Either RS-232, USB or both can be used to interface with the controller, which can also run stand-alone or in conjunction with the WinVue user interface program. It is available in packaged form or as a circuit board assembly. A Developer's Kit is available that includes the controller, all necessary connectors, a power supply and WinVue software.

Applications: designed to drive Peltier effect devices (thermoelectric coolers or TECs), the new controllers deliver precise temperature regulation of small thermal loads such as laser diode and heat sinks, non-linear laser crystals and infrared detectors.

The new products expand VueMetrix's portfolio from laser diode controllers into the closely related field of thermal control. VueMetrix complete product lines are available from AMS Technologies.

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About AMS Technologies
Founded in 1982, AMS Technologies is a leading distributor of high-tech components, systems and instruments in Europe today. Headquartered in Martinsried/Munich, Germany, the company serves regional markets from local sales offices in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain. AMS Technologies represents approved global technology leaders and new to market companies that develop innovative, leading edge products in the fields of optoelectronics, thermal management and high power electronics. For further information about AMS Technologies please look at

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