The low-noise FL500 Laser Diode Driver from Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) is compatible with reflow processing less than 250°C. The surface mount chip offers exceptionally low noise laser diode control that can be configured either as two independent 250mA drivers, or as a single 500mA driver. The FL500 can run on a +3V lithium-ion battery or up to a +12V power supply. Its small size, low noise, and modest power requirements make it ideal for hand- held precision laser instrumentation.

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