Precision Electro-Optic and Laser Technologies

ICE BoxTM Board Crate & Power Distribution


ICE-Box crate holds up to 8 daughter boards and the master and control board


  • Mount & integrate up to 8 ICE boards
  • Plus Master & Control board
  • Serial or GUI control
  • Front-panel status display
  • Power distribution
  • Manage thermal load
ICE (Integrated Control Electronics) is a compact suite of digitally controlled electronics that will precisely drive and stabilize our D2-100 DBR lasers and an associated array of photonics tools. It will simplify your experimental design and reduce SWaP while still providing the same high performance we offer in our D2 modular units.
The ICE-Box conveniently houses and interfaces up to eight ICE daughter boards plus the Master and Control board to allow integrated control over complex laser experiments. Easily control four lasers and more from a single device through serial commands, the front-panel, or a GUI.

The ICE system is under your control via serial commands or the ICE GUI.  A PC-compatible computer (not included in purchase) is necessary for this control.

ICE System DiagramYou can view a typical two-laser system configuration controlled by ICE at this link.   And a four-laser system can be viewed at this link.full-monty_grad_lr
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General Specifications
Parameter Value
Daughter Boards Accommodated 8
Interface GUI or Serial (Front panel status display)
Dimensions 6x6x7 inches (16x16x19 cm)
Power Requirements +5, ±15 VDC, GND (available from ICE-PS1)
ICE Boards & Accessories
All specs subject to change without notice.
1Included in ICE-Box. Only required individually in board-level implementation.
ICE-BoxICE board housing and GUI connectors
ICE-QT1Four temperature control loops
ICE-CS1Current control and peak lock servo
ICE-CP1Current control and offset lock servo
ICE-PB1Power bus for D2-210 Spectroscopy Module and/or D2-160 Beat Note Detector
ICE-PS2Linear power supply
ICE-MC11Interface with user; receive and parse commands
ICE-SU11Virtual USB port, convenient I/O