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TREK, INC. Breaks Barriers

Trek’s Model 50/12 High-Voltage Amplifier is First to Deliver ±50kV Performance

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9 November 2011 (Medina, NY, USA) – TREK, INC., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage power amplifiers and high-performance electrostatic instrumentation, introduced a new DC-stable high-voltage linear amplifier – Trek Model 50/12 – which is the first in the industry to deliver ±50kV performance (100kV peak-to-peak).

Trek’s Model 50/12 high-voltage bipolar amplifier reaches voltage levels previously considered impossible. Recent advancements in high-voltage technology and design at Trek enabled the development of this groundbreaking amplifier.

This new HV amplifier responds to the market need to attain higher voltage levels in keeping with advancements in high-voltage applications within industrial and research organizations. Applications for Trek Model 50/12 include dielectric studies, electron beam ion traps & ion sources, electrospinning (nanofibers), electrostatic deflection (including ion beam steering), electrostatic flame control, electrostatic levitation, electrostatic precipitation, high-voltage cable testing, high-voltage component testing and plasma studies (including dielectric barrier discharge).

Industries that could be impacted by developments in these applications include aerospace/aviation, automotive, biotech/medical, defense/military, energy/power generation, environmental, nanotechnology, process industries and semiconductor manufacturing.

Model 50/12 features an all solid state design for high slew rate, wide bandwidth and low noise operation. It provides precise control of output voltages in the range of 0 to ±50kV DC or peak AC (up to 100kV peak-to-peak) with an output current range of 0 to ±12mA DC or peak AC. Slew rate is greater than 350V/µs. Small signal bandwidth (-3dB) is DC to greater than 20kHz. Noise is less than 10V rms.


Additional product information is provided at The product data sheet is available directly at

Trek’s previously introduced Model 40/15 was a “breakthrough” amplifier at the time it was launched, delivering ±40kV (up to 80kV peak-to-peak), the highest level of output voltages for any amplifier in its class. For more information about Model 40/15 go to: The product data sheet is available directly at: . The related news release is available at:

For technical assistance, design options, pricing and delivery please contact Trek at or call (USA) 585-798-3140.

A table of standard Trek amplifier models is provided at . Information about applications for Trek products is available at .

 TREK, INC. (est. 1968) is a privately held company that designs, manufactures and sells high performance electrostatic measurement instruments, sensors & monitors, and high voltage amplifiers, power supplies & generators. Trek's products are used by OEMs involved in semiconductor manufacturing and electrophotography; in applications sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD); and by companies and universities involved in a wide variety of research applications, including electrostatics, electrophotography, piezoelectrics, electrohydrodynamics, and plasma chemistry. Customers include numerous Fortune 500 companies and leading universities. For more information call 585-798-3140 or go to .

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