MRI Gradient Amplifier Products

D-SERIES™ Digital Amplifier Technology

Performance Controls designs low-noise, high-power, digital MRI gradient amplifiers.

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  • 100% Digital Amplifier Platform

  • Hi-Speed, Single Fiber Digital Command

  • Extended Power and Performance

  • Development & Diagnostics Tools

  • InSight™ Software Toolkit


D-SERIES™ from Performance Controls, Inc. (PCI) is revolutionary amplifier technology that is 100% digital from input to output. It delivers unprecedented performance, reliability, flexibility and cost efficiency across PCI’s family of D-SERIES™ based amplifiers. Through PCI’s exclusive InSight™ software toolkit, D-SERIES™ technology provides users powerful tools for optimizing total system performance, reducing installed costs, maximizing system uptime, and adding new functionality in the field.


D-SERIES™ Digital Amplifier Technology can be used in these and other applications:

  • MRI gradient magnetic fields
  • Magnet-based particle beam steering systems
  • Any inductive load requiring precise control of large currents across a wide frequency range

Major Benefits

Optimizes System Performance

  • Power Utilization Monitor (PUM) - Ensures system design margins are achieved while maximizing performance of system.
  • Integrated Advanced System Diagnostics (iASD™) - Advanced fault logging and remote diagnostics.
  • 100% Digital Control Loop - Ultra-high-speed and resolution; fully programmable.
  • High-Speed Fiber Digital Command Input - Provides maximum performance, flexibility, and ease of system integration.
Reduces System Integration and Siting Costs

  • Amplifier Replicator - Instant set up and tuning of amplifier to predefined settings.
  • Fiber Optic Command Input - Enables faster and less costly installation.
  • Universal Utility Access - Cabinets can be set by customer in the field for water and electrical connection access of their choosing.
Reduces Support Costs & Improves Uptime

  • Integrated Advanced System Diagnostics (iASD™) - Advanced fault logging and remote diagnostics.
  • Integrated Digital Storage Oscilloscope (iDSO™) - Fully programmable internal oscilloscope for analyzing amplifier signals.
  • Remote Diagnostics - iASD™ accessible remotely if amplifier is connected to the Internet.

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