NuCrypt's Pulsers Deliver Valuable Benefits For Labs
January 27th, 2017
Generating and synchronizing repetitive short pulses can be an invaluable laboratory tool, in part due to their wide spectral bandwidth (the spectral bandwidth is inversely proportional to the temporal pulse duration) and well defined temporal edges. For instance, short pulses are commonly used to measure impedance mismatches (time domain reflectometry), cable delay, or the bandwidth of a component (the pulse serves as a delta function excitation).
Pairing a pulse generator that creates pulses at a fixed repetition rate with a sampling oscilloscope can allow such measurements to be performed in the lab rather easily, as sampling oscilloscopes offer higher bandwidth at a much lower cost than real-time oscilloscopes and therefore are excellent tools when dealing with repetitive signals. For instance, IC Haus GmbH sells a small 11 GHz sampling oscilloscope for less than $3000, whereas a real-time oscilloscope with the same bandwidth is significantly higher in cost. Thus, a lab doesn't need to tie up tens of thousands of dollars of equipment to make measurements at >10 GHz.
NuCrypt's brand of optical and electrical pulsers add features such as computer control of the pulse temporal location (phase) and control of the pulse amplitude, affording yet more options such as synchronizing a test signal and clock to a sample-and- hold circuit or tailoring a trigger signal amplitude to match a given electronic input specification. These conveniences ease the burden of complex laboratory testing, saving time and enabling new capabilities at an affordable price.
Could your lab benefit from this type of innovative technology? NuCrypt offers a variety of customizable instrument solutions for our customers' unique needs.
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