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SDS launches new line of miniature high-voltage power supplies


Systems Development & Solutions (SDS) broadens its product line to respond to market demands with the all-new DA, DE and APD Series of high-voltage power supply units.

Paris, July 31, 2007 – In its continuing pursuit to anticipate and respond to market needs, SDS announced today the arrival of three new series of high-voltage power supply units. The newly added DA and DE Series that deliver up to 6W of power from 1 to 6 kV with input voltages between 15 and 24V, and the novel APD Series which provides up to 100mW of power from 200 to 500V with an input voltage 5V.

The DA and DE Series are particularly adapted to controlling photomultiplier tubes (PMT), microchannel plates and image intensifier (MCP/II), electrostatic chuck (E-Chuck), hybrid photodetectors and Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) detectors. Industrials, integrators and researchers will benefit from the units small size, lightweight design, excellent voltage regulation and reduced residual undulation.

When asked about the DA and DE Series potential applications, Bernard Leibovici, SDS’ President, responded “These new components are ideally suited to electrophoresis power supplies for lab-on-chip (LOC) devices with electroosmotic flow (EOF) including those that separate biomolecules like proteins and DNA.”

The highly-compact APD Series is specially designed to meet the needs of professionals working to develop products for the growing commercial, and research, applications of avalanche photodiodes. These units will enable customers in domains including laser range finders, fiber optic telecommunications and particle physics to achieve greater quantum efficiency and reduced total leakage current.

André Geiger, European Division Manager at AMS Technologies AG had this to say about working with SDS “The vast range of SDS” products combined with their unique industry know-how enable us to meet the most challenging customer demands in various domains for off-the-shelf and custom designed components.” He continues with “The company’s ability to deliver high-quality subassemblies for OEM integration that respond to unique needs including specific electric, mechanical, environmental or control constraints make SDS’ products the ideal choice for many of our finished equipment and research customers across Europe.”

SDS will continue to meet market needs with research and development projects currently underway for high-voltage supply components and systems in domains including mass spectroscopy as well as astroparticle and high-energy physics. Unique characteristics of certain upcoming additions to SDS’ product line will include their ability to be converted into pulsed or switched generators that will enable extremely fast switching times between positive and negative polarities. This will be made possible by the high-voltage switches specially designed for these new units. Even more, these components will be readily customized to meet highly specific requirements including operation in extremely high or low temperatures, or particularly fast rise-times.

For more information, please visit Members of the press are invited to contact Amandine Debloudts on +33 (0)1 43 97 65 04 or by e-mail at

About SDS

Founded in France in 1985 Systems Development & Solutions (SDS) is France’s leading manufacturer of DC-DC high-voltage converters, AC-DC high-voltage power supplies, and associated remote command and control boards. SDS’ standard products are used in varying applications that include light detection with PMTs, APDs, HPDs, or MCPs; Q-Switching with Pockels Cells as well as capacitor charging for integration into electron microscopes, x-ray systems, gamma cameras, gas and particle analyzers. They are available in configurations including racks, bench-tops, non-instrumented blocks, and miniature pcb-mountable modules.

SDS’ clients are among the world’s leading companies including LMJ (Mega Joule Laser) from the CEA, CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research), CESR (Centre for Space Research on Radiation), CETP (Terrestrial and Planetary Environment Research Centre), IHEP (Institute of High Energy Physics), IN2P3 (National Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics), Max-Planck Institut für Physik, INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), PierreAuger Observatory, Shenzhen University in China, among many others.

If you would like more information about SDS, please call +33 (0)1 43 97 65 04, send an e-mail to, or visit Members of the press are invited to contact Amandine Debloudts at the company’s main number or by mail at


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