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Solid-State Drop-In Thyratron Replacement Switch offer peak-to-peak jitter less than 1.5 n.

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Solid-State Drop-In Thyratron Replacement Switch offer peak-to-peak jitter less than 1.5 n.

Dec 22, 2017 -

Solid-State Drop-In Thyratron Replacement Switch is available in voltages from 1 kV to 100 kV with peak current up to 10 kA. Unit can fit into the existing cabinets and can perform for over 25 years. Product is suitable for commercial and scientific system applications.

Diversified Technologies, Inc. - Bedford, MA

Original Press Release

Diversified Technologies Introduces Solid-State Drop-In Thyratron Replacement for Legacy Klystrons

Press release date: Dec 20, 2017

Diversified Technologies' new patented solid-state, drop-in replacement for the L-4888 thyratron used at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) that will last over 25 years.

Diversified Technologies, Inc. has introduced a patented solid-state, drop-in replacement for the L-4888 thyratron used at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) that will last over 25 years. 

The DTI Thyratron Replacement is a modular solid-state switch that can replace a variety of sizes of legacy thyratron assemblies in the field and will fit into existing cabinets with minimum modification. Available in voltages from 1 kV to 100 kV, with peak current up to 10 kA which rises to its peak value in under 2 microseconds, they feature peak-to-peak jitter less than 1.5 ns and have been tested to perform for over 25 years.

Based upon the firm’s patented IGBT technology which has been incorporated into over 500 systems operating worldwide for many years, the DTI Thyratron Replacement eliminates the costs associated with adjusting and replacing legacy devices. This switch is a cost-effective one-time replacement for the thyratrons currently operating in commercial and scientific systems.

The DTI Thyratron Replacement switch is priced from (USD) $10,000 to $150,000 depending upon voltage. Price quotations are available on request.