BNC Model 8010, Low Cost 50 MHz Pulse Generator



  • Frequency Source or Oscillator
  • Triggerable Pulse Source
  • Gate or Width Generator
  • Double Pulser
  • Single Cycle Pulser
  • Gateable Oscillator
  • Delay Generator
  • Four-Output Pulser


The Berkeley Nucleonic's Model 8010 is an inexpensive general purpose pulse generator with a broad operating range. Its two outputs provide for the maximum in output waveform flexibility. For example, one may have TTL and ECL levels simultaneously. The internal clock rates, 1 Hz to 50 MHz, together with external trigger, single cycle, and synchronous and asynchronous gating gives the user a very broad range of pulse train control. The Model 8010 is packaged in an AEC NIM module, a convenient standard in the non-nuclear as well as nuclear field. The compact size of the module (the front panel is only 2.7" x 8.7") permits independent use or easy interconnection of multiple pulsers in a system.


External Trigger: Requires positive 1 V, with rate of rise greater than 3V/ms.

External Gate: Synchronous or asynchronous, switch selectable. Requires a positive 1.5 V signal.

Positive Output: A: Normal or complement; switch selectable.

B: Amplitude: 500 mV to 5 V continuously adjustable into 50 Ohms (TTL logic).

C: Rise and Fall time less than 5 ns.

Negative Output:

A: Amplitude: fixed -0.8 V pulse (NIM logic) into 50 Ohms, or -1.5 V with base line offset of -0.5 V into 50 Ohms (ECL logic); switch selectable.

B: Rise and Fall time less than 3.5 ns.

Trigger Out: Positive +1.1 V square wave into 50 Ohms.



Size: double width AEC module 2.7" wide x 8,7" high in accordance with TID-20893 (Rev. 3).

Weight: 3 1/2 lbs., net; 7lbs., shipping.


Frequency: A: 1 Hz to 50 MHz in 8 ranges, continuously adjustable.

B: External trigger, 0 Hz to 50 MHz

Delay: Less than 25 ns to 1 s in 9 ranges, continuously adjustable.

Width: Less than 20 ns to 1 s in 9 ranges, continuously adjustable.

Single/Double Pulse: Switch selectable, minimum double pulse spacing of 20 ns. Pulse separation set by delay controls.


Duty Factor: Greater than 50% each output, in complementary pulse mode duty factors larger than 90% may be attained.

Waveform Distortion: Less than 5% at full amplitude.

Jitter: Repetition rate, delay or width, 0.1% + 50 ps.

Power Requirements:

A: +12V @ 380mA, -12V 100 mA, or:

B: +12V @ 80 mA, -12V @ 100 mA, +6V @ 300 mA, selectable internally. Easily changed by removing side and throwing slide switch into either position.

We offer BNC pulse generators only if end users are in Europe, other customers please contact BNC directly.