B&K Precision Extends its Power Supply Line with ATE Series

New XLN Series for ATE System Integrators and Benchtop Users

YORBA LINDA, CA, January 26, 2010 -- B&K Precision’s new XLN series of DC Power Supplies provide up to 1440 watts of power in a compact 1U, full-rack case for rack mounting in an ATE environment, or for bench top use.  The XLN series contains four base models to choose from with various output voltage and current selections and optional GPIB/LAN interface. All units include free application software for remote control capability without the need for computer programming.

For the ATE user, ease of system integration is important. These power supplies simplify the building and operation of custom test systems for a broad range of applications. Their compact size, and high power density with fast processing times below 50ms, make for easy integration into test systems, while front to rear airflow circumvents interference with other mounted devices.

Bench top users of the XLN series can interact with a full keypad and rotary encoder knob for easy interface, and precise voltage and current adjustments.  The additional list mode feature lets users create up to 150-step test sequences, which are executed from internal memory.

All four base models use standard USB and RS485 interfaces with SCPI protocol.  Optional GPIB and LAN interfaces are available as well to make the XLN series flexible for any test situation. This option includes a built-in web server, which allows users to control basic power supply settings through a web browser. Another noteworthy feature is the master and slave mode, which greatly simplifies configuration and control of several power supplies connected in series and parallel while using the RS485 interface for synchronization.

Clean power, low ripple, and low noise qualify these new B&K Precision power supplies for the most rigorous test situations; i.e., product design and development, product QC and burn-in testing, production, or any application requiring large amounts of clean power. Each XLN unit includes a comprehensive protection design for safe interfacing with any unit under test.

These new versatile DC power supplies have a wide range AC input voltages for use in any region. All of the XLN series Power Supplies ship with a full two-year warranty and are priced at $2275 for the base models and $2495 for the GL versions with GPIB/LAN interfaces added. With this new series, B&K Precision now offers a full range of quality power supplies from basic to system power supplies for demanding ATE applications without the expense of higher priced brands.

About B&K Precision
For more than 60 years, B&K Precision Corporation has been building a reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of reliable and cost-effective test and measurement instruments. The company’s products are used in a wide range of applications including design, research and development, production line testing, industrial maintenance, and electronic field service. B&K Precision test and measurement instruments are standard equipment in a large number of universities and technical schools which train future engineers and technicians. B&K Precision was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Yorba Linda, California.

James Schada
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