Pulse Pattern Generators offer programmable capabilities.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for serial data, semiconductor, and general purpose high-speed pulse testing, 12000 Series includes 165 MHz/20 Vpp Model 12000, 800 MHz/2.5 Vpp Model 12010, and 1.6 GHz/2.5 Vpp Model 12020. Featuring up to 40 V output, Model 12000 offers adjustable risetime, amplitude, offset, period, duration, delay, load impedance, and source impedance. Models 12010 and 12020 include 16 Mbit memory depth per channel, option for built-in jitter insertion, and spread spectrum clocking capability.

Original Press Release:

Picosecond Pulse Labs Announces New Family of Pulse Pattern Generators

o 165MHz, 800MHz, and 1.6GHz Models

o Full Pulse and Pattern Capabilities

o Programmable Outputs to 40V

o Models with Programmable Risetime

o Programmable Pulses and Patterns

o Models with Jitter Insertion Capabilites

o Unprecedented Combination of Price and Performance

October 2008

Boulder, CO - Picosecond Pulse Labs (PSPL), a leading manufacturer of high performance instruments, introduces the 12000 series of pulse/pattern generators. This new series of generators includes the Model 12000 165MHz/20Vpp generator, the Model 12010 800MHz/2.5Vpp generator, and the Model 12020 1.6GHz/2.5Vpp 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 12000 series generator include serial data, semiconductor (e.g. pulsed IV device testing), and general purpose high-speed pulse testing.

The Model 12000 generator features up to 40V output with programmable risetime and repetition rates from 1mHz to 165MHz (3ns to 1000s pulse duration). The 12000 generator offers the ultimate in user programmability with adjustable risetime, amplitude, offset, period, duration, delay, load impedance, and source impedance (50W or 1kW). In addition, the 12000 has the ability to perform channel add by summing the output of channels 1 and 2. The 12000 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, 16Mbit 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. The 12010 and 12020 are available with either 1 or 2 output channels with or without jitter insertion capability.

The 12000 series generators are targeted for R&D and production test applications where both high-fidelity output and a cost effective solution are import. Kipp Schoen, Picosecond's Director of Marketing explains, "These generators are designed to provide a very high-quality instrument at an attractive price. We expect these generators to be very popular as general purpose pulse generators, programmable clock sources, and programmable serial data test sources."

Additional information and detailed specifications for the 12000 series instruments can be found on the pulse/pattern generator product page at www.picosecond.com.

Pricing and Availability:

US list prices start at $9,875 for the Model 12000, $16,945 for the Model 12010, and $23,945 for the Model 12020. In most cases, these instruments are available either from stock or within 6 weeks ARO. US customers should contact Picosecond Pulse Labs' Sales Dept. directly for additional information at (303) 209-8100 or info@picosecond.com.

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 pulse/pattern 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.

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