- September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017 – Thorlabs has announced the release of an OEM-grade TEC driver for stable temperature control, the MTD1020T. This integrated digital temperature controller module can provide output currents up to ±2 A and support a maximum TEC compliance voltage of 10 V. Incorporating a true bipolar 20 W power stage and digital PID temperature control loop, this controller enables high efficiency and fast, reliable temperature control. A digital UART/RS232-compatible programming interface allows access to the internal control settings.
The MTD1020T TEC driver supports the widely used industry-standard 10 k‚Ñ¶ NTC thermistors; along with the internal analog filter and amplification circuit, high precision temperature stabilization down to 10 mK is achieved over 8 hours.
Measuring 21.0 mm x 27.0 mm x 10.3 mm (16.0 mm with the pins), the 16-pin MTD1020T controller is housed in a through-hole technology (THT) package with a topside-integrated heat sink for thermal performance. The device operates in ambient temperatures ranging from -20 oC to 60 oC.