The new PowerMax-USB/RS sensors are the world’s first laser power sensors that utilize state-of-the-art microelectronics miniaturization techniques, and integrate an entire instrument within a USB 2.0 or RS-232 cable connector. Specifically, PowerMax-USB/RS sensors contain all the signal processing and power measurement electronics normally found in a LabMax meter, and provide the capability to connect directly to a PC with plug-and-play functionality. Ideally suited for low and high volume embedded sensor applications, Coherent’s new family of sensors eliminates the need for a separate meter box, thus delivering a significant savings in cost and space but with no reduction whatsoever in performance.
Ideally suited for low and high volume embedded sensor applications, Coherent’s new family of sensors eliminates the need for a separate meter box, thus delivering a significant savings in cost and space but with no reduction whatsoever in performance.
These new PowerMax products will benefit a wide range of users. These include OEMs who want to embed power measurement electronics within their own instrumentation, field service engineers who already carry a laptop computer, and operators of computer controlled laser burn-in racks and long-term reliability test benches. In addition, PowerMax-USB/RS sensors are useful for general laboratory applications in which experimental data acquisition is performed from a central PC.
Coherent’s PowerMax PC applications software provides a virtual instrument interface for these sensors that enables the operator to take laser power readings, log data and compute measurement statistics. Users can also write their own software using host interface commands that control all aspects of power meter operation.
Plug-and-play application software is supplied standard and includes the following software features:
Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
NEW PowerMax PC Application Software 1.6.14 (September 2012)
Download now and benefit from the additions of:
PowerMax-USB/RS Firmware V 1.6 (March 2011)
Download the latest V 1.6 firmware now and benefit from the addition of:
Firmware Installation instructions are available inside the Readme file in the downloadable zip file below.