BNC Model PB-5, Programmable Precision Pulse Generator, Sliding Pulser
- Count Rate 2 Hz - 500 kHz
- Full digital Controllability
- Built-in Ramp Generator
- Rise Time 50 ns - 10 µs
- Decay Time Constant 0.5 µs - 1000 µs
- Output Voltage Range 0 - 10 V, 0 - 5 V into 50 ohms
- Flat-top or Tail Pulse
- Output Polarity Positive or Negative
- Integral non-linearity: +/- 15 ppm
- Temperature Stability: +/- 5 ppm / °C
The PB-5 sets a new standard for precision pulse generators. It offers full digital controllability with a built-in ramp generator for linearity Testing. It provides tail and flat top pulses with outstanding integral linearity and extremely low amplitude change with temperature. The PB-5 is capable of testing the stability, linearity and resolution of the most demanding spectroscopy circuits and instrumentation. It is the successor to the industry standard, PB-4, and to the 9010.
The 4x16 LCD display, keypad, and a spinner knob provide a user interface that is easy to use. RS232 interface is also standard along with memory that will store and recall nine complete pulse setups.
The Model PB-5 provides unprecedented performance in a precision pulse generator. It includes a full-featured, highly flexible ramp generator and programmability. As a precision pulse generator, the PB-5 surpasses or equals all existing designs in the important performance areas of resolution, linearity and stability. The pulse repetition rates, which are variable over a broad range, go up to 0.5 MHz. The higher rates are required when testing for MCA and PHA linearity because of the high number of data points required for a statistically valid test.
The built-in ramp generator allows you to control ramp duration, the number of ramps and the ramp limits. Now you can test the entire range of your system or just a portion of that range. This ramp generator and precision pulse generator combination allows you to tackle the most demanding applications. The new user interface is intuitive and easy-to-use. Parameters can be selected and changed by spinner knob and/or keypad pushbuttons. Example of parameters displayed are shown below.
INPUTS and OUTPUTS
External Trigger: 0 to 500 kHz, +100 mV to +10 V.
Threshold adjustable +3.5 V in 0.1 V steps.
Amplitude: 0.0 to 10.0 V (0 to 5 V into 50 ohms)
Scaleable in energy units (keV)
Resolution 155 µV
Trigger Out: +5 V unterminated; +2.2 V into 50 ohms, width 200ns.
Amplitude Characteristics: Jitter: +/- 10 ppm
Integral non-linearity: +/- 15 ppm
Temperature stability: +/- 5 ppm/°C from 20°C to 45°C.
Power Requirements: +24 V at 170 mA, -24 V at 150 mA, +12 V at 450mA, -12 V at 5 mA
Size: Triple-width AEC NIM module 4.05" wide x 8,70" high in accordance with TID-20893 (Rev. 3).
Weight: 3.5 lbs. net; 6lbs. Shipping.
Attenuation: 0, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000
Rep Rate: 2 Hz to 500 kHz
Rise Time (10-90%): 50 ns to 10 ms, in 8 steps.
Decay Time Constant (100-37%): 0.5 to 1.0 ms in 11 steps.
Pulse Type: Flat-top or Tail Pulse
In flat-top mode, both rise time and decay time are adjustable. In tail pulse mode, rise time is a fixed 50 ns, decay time is adjustable.
Polarity: Positive or Negative.
Width: 100 ns to 10 ms
Delay: 250 ns to 10 ms
Modes: Single pulse via a front panel pushbutton
Internal Rep Rate
External Gate (same pulse requirements as Ext Trig)
Clamped baseline option to bring the baseline to zero prior to the next pulse
Internal Ramp: adjustable start and stop points;
adjustable ramp period 90-900 s;
selectable number of ramp cycles;
ramp in keV or volts
Stored Settings: Up to 9 parameter configurations with recall, stores parameters in use at shutdown for automatic recall when powered on
Remote: RS232 at 9600 baud