Boulder, CO — Picosecond Pulse Labs (PSPL) has introduced the 12000 series of pulse/pattern generators, which includes the Model 12000 165-MHz/20-Vpp, the Model 12010 800-MHz/2.5-Vpp, and the Model 12020 1.6-GHz/2.5-Vpp generator. Each of these instruments has fully programmable pulse and pattern capabilities with numerous user selectable modes of operation.
In addition, the 12000 series generators share a similar mechanical configuration and include both a front panel GUI interface and GPIB/USB programmability. Applications for the generators include serial data, semiconductor (e.g. pulsed IV device testing), and general purpose high-speed pulse testing.
The Model 12000 generator features up to 40 V output with programmable risetime and repetition rates from 1 mHz to 165 MHz (3 ns to 1000 s pulse duration). It offers extensive user programmability with adjustable risetime, amplitude, offset, period, duration, delay, load impedance, and source impedance (50 or 1k). In addition, the 12000 has the ability to perform channel add by summing the output of channels 1 and 2. It is available with either 1 or 2 channels configured for either rear or front panel output.
The 12010 and 12020 instruments feature extensive serial data testing capabilities, including an option for built-in jitter insertion, 16 Mbit of memory depth per channel, and spread spectrum clocking capability. The built-in jitter insertion option is a novel feature for a pattern generator in this price/performance range and it allows the user to test circuit response to intentional timing perturbations. These built-in jitter capabilities include multi-unit interval (UI) sinusoidal jitter, random jitter, and deterministic jitter injection. Both the 12010 and 12020 are available with either 1 or 2 output channels with or without jitter insertion capability.
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