EPC9172: 80 V, 15 A GaN-based Laser Driver Reference Design

EPC9172 – 80 V, 15 A High Current Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Featuring EPC21701

EPC9172 Development Kit

The EPC9172 reference design is primarily intended to drive laser diodes with short, high current pulses. Capabilities include minimum pulse widths of <2.5 ns, peak currents > 15 A, and bus voltage rating of 60 V.

The EPC9172 features the EPC21701 eToF™ laser driver IC.

The EPC9172 ships with the EPC9989 interposer board which is a collection of break-away 5 mm x 5 mm square interposer PCBs with footprints for different lasers, RF connectors, and a collection of other footprints designed for experimentation with different loads. The use of the interposers allows many different lasers or other loads to be mounted on the EPC9172. Laser diode or other loads are not included and must be supplied by the user.

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