PSPL2600C Pulse Generator Datasheet
The PSPL2600C Pulse Generators provide high amplitude positive or negative pulses with convenient front panel control. The output has fast edge rates, smooth transitions and minimal overshoot and ringing. Adjustable output levels are obtained using internal step attenuators, ensuring consistent signal shape at all settings. The outputs are designed for a 50 Ω impedance, but can safely drive any load from a short circuit to an open.
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Key performance specifications
- Positive or negative polarity pulses
- Adjustable pulse amplitude from
- Rise Time ≤ 300 ps
- Adjustable duration from
- Single shot, or 1 Hz to 100 kHz repetition rate
- Front panel operation
- Internal, external or manual trigger modes
- Continuously variable repetition rate and duration settings
- University education and research
- UWB signal source
- Semiconductor characterization
- Laser driver
The following figures show typical positive and negative waveforms with the pattern generator Duration control set to minimum. The displays are set to 10 V/div and 1 ns/div.
Minimum duration positive pulse
Minimum duration negative pulse
The following figures show typical pulses with various pulse waveform durations. The displays are set to 10 V/div and 20 ns/div.
20 ns duration pulse waveform
50 ns duration pulse waveform
100 ns duration pulse waveform
The following figures show typical histogram measurements of the timing jitter. The displays are set to 10 V/div and 50 ps/div.
Adjustable delay trigger, trigger measures 12.8 psrms
Fixed 115 ns delay trigger, jitter measures 6.8 psrms
All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.
The performance parameters listed here are typical values. Parameters are guaranteed at 23 °C (±3 °C) when maximum and/or minimum limits are given.
|Amplitude range into 50 Ω 1||14 mV to 45 V, ≥40 V min.||16 mV to 50 V, ≥45 V min.|
|Transition time, leading edge (10 – 90%) 1||400 ps, ≤500 ps max.||250 ps, ≤350 ps max.|
|Transition time, trailing edge (10 – 90%) 1||1 ns, ≤1.8 ns max.||800 ps, ≤1 ns max.|
|Attenuation||0 to 70 dB, 1 dB steps|
|Polarity||Positive or negative|
|Reflection coefficient||-30% during pulse, +50% after pulse. Improves with increasing attenuation.|
|Source impedance (nominal)||50 Ω|
|Spurious pulse at 115 ns||+6% with duration ≤ 20 ns, +30% for pulse duration = 100 ns|
1Parameters listed are for positive polarity pulse. Negative polarity pulse amplitude is typically 1 dB less and the rise times and fall times are typically 75 ps slower.
Trigger and timing
The performance parameters listed in this table are typical values; parameters are guaranteed only when maximum and/or minimum limits are given.
|Adjustable delay||0 to 100 ns|
|Adjustable delay jitter, RMS||≤35 ps|
|Fixed trigger delay||115 ns|
|Fixed trigger delay jitter, RMS||≤12 ps|
|Repetition rate||1 Hz to 100 kHz continuously adjustable|
|External trigger input level||TTL pulse required, level > 1.5 V, + slope, > 10 ns duration|
|External trigger impedance||430 Ω|
|Trigger output into 50 Ω||0.8 V|
|Trigger in/out delay||200 ns|
|Accessories included||Power cord, front handles, rack mount kit, instruction manual|
|Front panel controls||Power, repetition rate range, rep. rate vernier, delay, duration, polarity, and attenuation|
|Power supply (mains)||100, 115, or 230 VAC, ±10% switch selectable, 50 or 60 Hz|
|Power consumption||42 VA (60 Hz), 65 VA (50 Hz)|
|Temperature||40 °C (104 °F); low limit of 0 °C (32 °F)|
|Humidity||80% for temperatures up to 31 °C (88 °F), decreasing linearly to 50% at 40 °C (104 °F)|
|Elevation||2000 m (6562 ft.)|
|Dimensions||17 x 13 x 3.25 in. (43.2 x 33.0 x 8.3 cm)|
|Weight||15 lbs (6.8 kg)|
|Connectors||SMA output, BNC for trigger in and trigger output|