Artesyn Embedded Technologies’, formerly Emerson Network Power's Embedded Computing & Power business, iVS™ series of modular ac-dc power supplies provides increased output power and functionality over the former VS series. Customers are now able to configure power supplies with up to 4,920 watts output capability, and to monitor and control many attributes of the power supply via I2C. The series offers 7 types of modules, including single, dual and triple output units, with individual power outputs of up to 1,500 watts. The iVS™ series offers 25 standard output voltages, from 2 Vdc to 60 Vdc, and can provide up to 24 outputs.
About the iVS Extensions
iVS Extension Adapter The new iVS Extension adapters enable both USB and Controller Area Network (CAN)/RS485bus connectivity, providing a complete interface between the iVS device and the I2C bus with a simple command set which enables the highest levels of configuration flexibility. The CAN/RS485 to I2C interface adapter modules connect with CANbus architectures through CaseRx/CaseTx interfaces found on the iVS case. The modules communicate with onboard I2C Bus via MODbus Protocol for RS485 Bus and modified MODbus for CANbus. The USB to I2C interface adapter module connects to a standard USB port found on most PCs and provides bidirectional communication with devices using the I2C protocol. The new adapters now enable the iVS to be used in a host of new ruggedized applications including automotive networks, industrial networks, medical equipment and building automation systems.
All adapters are internally-powered when connected to the case's 5VSB port and include an on board socket for reprogramming the interface adapter controller. All modules are also Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant.
The iVS software is designed to make the iVS Power Supply Unit (PSU) accessible to the user. It provides information gathered from the PSU and interactive controls to the basic capabilities of iVS power supply.