How do I decide which power supply to use in my system? Do I use regulated or unregulated, linear or switched? And what’s the difference? These are some of the questions our technical support engineers are frequently asked.

Choosing the correct power supply can make all the difference in how your application runs. How much power does your load need? How much heat can it tolerate? Is noise sensitivity a limiting factor? Does size matter? Our Application Note AN-LDTC03: Power Supply Basics can help sort out which type of power supply will suit your needs best.

If you have more questions, contact Technical Support.


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LabVIEW Virtual Instruments

The LabVIEW environment is used by many of our partners to automate control systems. Wavelength is certified to develop LabVIEW applications and we have established a core of executable virtual instruments (VI) available at no charge. These have been used in many different applications including laser diode wavelength control via temperature control, fiber laser development, vibration sensing for security systems, laser-based radar systems, and many more. If you would like a VI developed for a different product or would like the *.vi file instead of the *.exe, please contact Technical Support.

Potentially toxic electronic waste is an unfortunate byproduct of the photonics industry. The environmental regulatory landscape has changed substantially over the past decade, and the vast number and variety of regulations can seem overwhelming. Wavelength is committed to minimizing our negative impact on the environment and assisting our customers in complying with applicable regulations. We detail our product’s compliance with the major regulations — RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, and REACH — on the Support Menu of our website. Application Note AN-LDTC02: Environmental Regulatory Compliance Guide aims to identify the major regulations, clarify their requirements, and describe Wavelength’s compliance status. If you have any additional questions about the regulatory compliance status of any of our products, please contact Technical Support.

What do Wavelength employees do for fun?

Play hard. Relax. And everything inbetween. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Bozeman, Montana, hosts a cluster of Photonics and Bio-tech companies. Our team enjoys a wide range of activities: mountain biking, gardening, skiing, horseback riding, fishing, arts & music festivals, and more. Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Yellowstone National Park, including Boiling River and Old Faithful
  2. Glacier National Park, including Going to the Sun Road and Many Glacier
  3. Chico Hot Springs
  4. Backcountry pack trips and day rides with Rockin’ HK Outfitters
  5. Livingston Roundup Rodeo
  6. Old West living history in Virginia City & Nevada City
  7. Rockin’ the Rivers outside of Three Forks at the Missouri River headwaters
  8. Strolling and shopping in Bozeman
  9. Appreciating the arts at the Sweet Pea Festival
  10. Flathead Lake
  11. Big Sky Ziplining
  12. Whitewater Rafting
  13. Fly fishing

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