DA1500-1, 3-Axis Gradient Amplifier

The DA1500-1 Gradient Amplifier from Performance Controls, Inc. (PCI) is a three-axis pulse width modulated amplifier system. The internal DC power supply output voltage can be configured by the MRI OEM and is protected by a redundant hardware/software interlock. The DA1500-1’s exceptionally low output noise, high bandwidth and rock-solid stability make it ideally suited for demanding power amplifier tasks found in laboratory and medical applications.

PCI’s new D-SERIES™ technology is the foundation for the DA1500-1’s many powerful features. Coupled with PCI’s new InSight™ software toolkit, D-SERIES™ technology gives systems engineers, sequence developers, and field service technicians unprecedented insight and capability for maximizing system performance, lowering overall system costs, and ensuring maximum system uptime.

  • 3-Axis 700A Precision Gradient Amplifier System

  • 1500 VDC (MRI OEM adjustable down to 800V)

  • 100% Digital D-SERIES™ Technology

  • High-Speed, Single Fiber-Optic Digital Command

  • Universal Utility Access


The DA1500-1 Gradient Amplifier can be used in these and other applications:

  • MRI magnetic field gradient control
  • Particle beam magnetic steering control
  • Any inductive load requiring precise control of large currents across a wide frequency range

Features and Benefits

D-SERIES™ Technology

100% digital amplifier architecture, enabling: Power Utilization Monitor, Advanced System Diagnostics, Integrated Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Sequence Development Assistant, and others.

High-Speed Fiber Digital Command

Single high-speed fiber-optic cable for all 3 axes of command and synchronization. Delivers maximum performance, economy, flexibility, and ease of system integration.

Selectable Bus Voltage

User-selectable output bus voltages for optimized voltage/current matching to load requirements.

Universal Utility Access

Water and electrical utilities (power, load) can enter at the cabinet top or back, in any combination, user-selectable. Provides maximum flexibility for accommodating diverse installation requirements.

InSight™ Software Toolkit

Single, easy-to-use graphical user interface for all amplifier functions.

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