This driver is not recommended for new designs. It is being transitioned to a new version with more robust pins: WLD33ND-3A. A description of the changes and list of affected products can be found here.
The WLD3343-3A is a general purpose laser diode driver that maintains precision laser diode current (Constant Current mode) or stable photodiode current (Constant Power mode) using electronics that are compatible with any laser diode type. It delays and slowly ramps the current for maximum protection. Supply up to 3.0 A of current to your laser diode from a single +5 V power source.
An internal thermostat shuts down the WLD safely if the device temperature exceeds 105°C. This device operates to 45°C ambient temperature. Remotely enable or disable current. Current range is scaled by an external resistor.
For 2.2 A operation, the WLD3343 is available. These drivers have noise above 45 µA. To drive with lower noise in Constant Current Mode only, the WLD3343-2L and WLD3343-3L drive up to 2.2 A and 3 A, respectively. A circuit calculator tool speeds selection of external component values (see Design Tools tab). An evaluation board is available to simplify prototyping: WLD3393. Ask for the 3 A current range when ordering the evaluation board. Heatsinking solutions to use the WLD3343-3A at full current are available.
This laser diode driver is ideal for applications where space is tight. It is widely used in electro-optic qualification, Raman spectroscopy, medical diagnostic equipment, range finders, eye-safe atmospheric lidar and on research benches.
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