Pattern Generators complement high-speed applications.
May 1, 2009 -
Featuring dc coupled differential output programmable from 250 mV to 2.0 V, 8 GHz Model 12040 and 12.5 GHz Model 12050 are designed to address test requirements at higher data rates. Both units are fully programmable, with adjustable frequency, amplitude, offset, and crossing point. Users may also select from pre-defined PRBS patterns or programmable user-defined data (up to 512 kb). Front panel touch screen GUI and USB computer control options are available.
Original Press release
Picosecond Pulse Labs, Inc.
2500 55th St.
Boulder, CO, 80301
Picosecond Pulse Labs Announces New Low Cost 12.5GHz Pattern Generator
8GHz and 12.5GHz versions
Programmable frequency, amplitude, offset, and crossing point
PRBS and user defined patterns
High quality DC coupled differential output
Front panel GUI or USB computer control
Clock and trigger outputs
Fast 20ps 10% to 90% risetime
Programmable 250mV to 2.0V output
Programmable offset within a -2V to +3V window
35% to 65% programmable crossing point
Boulder, CO - Picosecond Pulse Labs (PSPL), a leading manufacturer of high performance instruments, introduces the Model 12040 8GHz and the Model 12050 12.5GHz high-speed pattern generators. These new products offer a unique combination of high performance, flexible use, and economical pricing. While new serial data standards are operating at ever increasing speeds, most pattern generator solutions offer either limited capabilities or are extremely expensive (e.g. 2X to 3X times the price of the 12040 or 12050). The 12040 and 12050 are specifically designed to address test requirements at these high data rates in a cost effective manner.
The performance of the 12040 and 12050 is attributed to the fact that both instruments are based on the same leading edge amplifier technology that is used in the highest performance BERT and pattern generator instruments. The 12040 and 12050 are fully programmable with adjustable frequency, amplitude, offset, and crossing point. Users may also select from pre-defined PRBS patterns or programmable user defined data (up to 512kbits). In addition, the 12040 and 12050 include a large front panel touch screen GUI and USB computer programmability. Applications for these pattern generators include telecom systems, serial data, high-speed component, and high-speed device testing.
These pattern generators are targeted for uses where high performance, adjustable use, and a cost effective solution are all important. Kipp Schoen, Picosecond's Director of Marketing states, "Serial data test requirements keep increasing in speeds while most high speed pattern generator solutions remain extremely expensive. With the new Model 12040 and 12050 pattern generators we are seeking to address a currently unserved market segment that needs a more cost effective solution."
Additional information and detailed specifications for the 12040 and 12050 instruments can be found on the pattern generator product page at www.picosecond.com.
Pricing and Availability:
US list prices start at $25,945. US customers should contact Picosecond Pulse Labs' Sales Dept. directly for additional information at (303) 209-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
International customers should contact their local PSPL distributor. PSPL rep/distributor contact information can be found on Picosecond's Sales web page.
About Picosecond Pulse Labs:
Picosecond Pulse Labs, Inc. (PSPL) is a privately held corporation headquartered in Boulder, CO. PSPL is a leading designer and manufacturer of test instruments and high-performance components. PSPL's products include pattern generators, pulse generators, TDR instruments, sampling modules, and broadband components. Founded in 1980 by Dr. James R. Andrews, PSPL supplies products for use in serial data testing, high-speed characterization, and high-performance system applications.
Marketing Communications Manager
Picosecond Pulse Labs, Inc.
Ph: +1(303) 443-1249