Boulder, Colo. Picosecond Pulse Labs (PSPL) has introduced the 12000 series of pulse/pattern generators, targeted at R&D and production test applications. This new series 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). Each of these instruments offers 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 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 (3ns to 1000s pulse duration). The 12000 generator offers programmability for adjustable risetime, amplitude, offset, period, duration, delay, load impedance, and source impedance (50Ω or 1 kΩ). In addition, the 12000 provides the ability to perform channel add by summing the output of channels 1 and 2.
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. Built-in jitter capabilities include multi-unit interval (UI) sinusoidal jitter, random jitter, and deterministic jitter injection. The 12000 series is available with either 1 or 2 channels configured for either rear- or front-panel output, and with or without jitter insertion capability.
Pricing: Starts at $9,875 for the Model 12000, $16,945 for Model 12010, and $23,945 for Model 12020.
Availability: In most cases, these instruments are available either from stock or within six weeks ARO.
Product information: pulse generators
Picosecond Pulse Labs, 1-303-209-8100, www.picosecond.com