Scandinova receives new order from Desy

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Uppsala, Sweden, April 17, 2019. ScandiNova Systems AB, a world leader in new generation pulsed power systems, has received an order of two high-voltage Modulators for X-Band Klystron from Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY.  The Pulse Modulators will be installed at the accelerator research facility “SINBAD-ARES” to power two X-band transverse deflection structures. Delivery is expected to take place in January 2020.

The SINBAD (“Short Innovative Bunches and Accelerators at DESY”) accelerator lab that is currently being set up at DESY-Hamburg campus will provide the ideal testing environment to study the generation of ultrashort electron pulses and advances acceleration schemes. See picture below.

DESY news release SINBAD (1)

The order from ScandiNova Systems covers design, manufacture, delivery, and installation of two solid-state high-voltage pulse modulators. The modulators will be driving CPI Klystrons and deliver at least 6 MW RF Peak Power. Maximal RF pulse length is 3 µs with a pulse repetition frequency range of 1-50 Hz.  The order also includes power supplies for the klystron heater, bias and focus magnet.

The resolution of the X-band system poses very strict requirements on the pulse stability (˂20 ppm, RMS), flatness (better than +/- 1.0%) and jitter (˂10 ns).

– We are honored to receive this order from DESY, and thereby contributing to next generation scientific research, says Mikael Lindholm, Senior Vice President, Sales&Marketing at ScandiNova Systems.

For more information, please contact:
Erik Sundström, Head of Communications, ScandiNova Systems AB
+46 70 395 33 95


Thanks to its breakthrough technology, ScandiNova is a world leader in the development and production of Pulsed Power Systems with high power levels. The company’s product range covers pulse modulators, generators, turnkey radio frequency (RF) systems and e-gun modulators, all equipped with Solid State technology.
These systems have key functions in several research-based applications and radiotherapy, as well as in cargo inspection, non-destructive testing, industrial X-ray, sterilization and other industrial uses.
More than 95% of production is exported to clients in over 40 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and North America. ScandiNova Systems AB, a spin-off from Scanditronix, was founded in 2001 by individuals with long commercial and technical experience in pulsed-power applications. The company, which has its head-office in Uppsala, Sweden, has 70 employees plus sales representatives in key regions around the world.

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