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SRS DG645 Digital Delay/Pulse Generator

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Excl. VAT: £4,085.00 Incl. VAT: £4,902.00
Product Code: 21627
Manufacturer: Stanford Research Systems

The Stanford Research Systems DG645 is a versatile digital delay/pulse generator that provides precisely defined pulses at repetition rates up to 10 MHz. The ultra-low jitter delay generator offers several improvements over older designs — lower jitter, higher accuracy, faster trigger rates, and more outputs. The DG645 also has Ethernet, GPIB and RS-232 interfaces for computer or network control of the instrument.



  • 4 pulse, 8 delay outputs (opt.)

  • Trigger rates to 10MHz

  • Precision rate generator

  • Fast transition times

  • Ovenized crystal or Rb timebase (opt.)

  • Ethernet, GPIB and RS-232 interfaces

  • Specifications

  • Delay Generator Timing

The Stanford Research Systems DG645 is a versatile digital delay/pulse generator that provides precisely defined pulses at repetition rates up to 10MHz. The instrument offers several improvements over older designs — lower jitter, higher accuracy, faster trigger rates, and more outputs. The DG645 also has Ethernet, GPIB and RS-232 interfaces for computer or network control of the instrument.

All digital delay generators measure time intervals by counting cycles of a fast clock (typically 100 MHz). Most digital delay generators also have short programmable analog delays to achieve time intervals with finer resolution than the clock period. Unfortunately, one clock cycle of timing indeterminacy (typically 10 ns) can occur if the trigger is not in phase with the clock.

The SRS DG645 eliminates timing indeterminacy by measuring the timing of triggers with respect to the internal clock and compensating the analog delays. This approach reduces the jitter by about 100× and allows the internal rate generator to operate at any rate — not just a sub-multiple of the clock frequency.

Triggering

The DG645 has many trigger modes. An internal rate generator, with less than 100 ps period jitter, may be set from 100 µHz to 10 MHz with 1 µHz resolution. An external trigger input, with adjustable threshold and slope, can trigger a timing cycle, a burst of cycles, or a single shot. A single shot can be triggered with a key press. A line trigger operates synchronously with the AC mains. A rear-panel trigger inhibit input can disable the trigger or any of the pulse outputs during a timing cycle.

Front-Panel Outputs

There are five front-panel outputs: T0, AB, CD, EF and GH. The T0 output is asserted for the duration of the timing cycle. The leading edge of T0 is the zero time reference. The programmed delays (A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H) are set from 0 s to 2000 s, with 5 ps resolution, to control the timing of the leading and trailing edges of the four pulse outputs.

Each front-panel output can drive a 50 O load and has a 50 O source impedance. Output amplitudes can be set from 0.5 to 5.0 V, and output offsets can range over ±2 VDC to source virtually any logic level (NIM, ECL, PECL, CMOS, etc.). Output transition times are less than 2 ns at any output amplitude.

Rear-Panel Outputs
Optional rear-panel outputs are available to support diverse applications. Option 1 provides a T0 output and eight programmed delays (A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H) at 5 V logic levels, with transition times less than 1 ns. Option 2 provides these same outputs but as 30 V, 100 ns pulses with less than 5 ns transition times for timing distribution in high noise environments. Option 3 provides eight combinatorial outputs which deliver one to four pulses at 5 V logic levels with less than 1 ns transition times. Each output has a 50 O source impedance.

Timebases

The standard time base has an accuracy of 5 ppm, and a jitter of 10&sup–;&sup8;, which is suitable for many applications. Optional timebases are available for users who require better rate and delay accuracy or reduced rate and delay jitter.

The timing error for a 1 s delay can be as large as 5 µs for the standard timebase, 200 ns for the OCXO timebase, but is only 500 ps for the rubidium timebase (all 1 year after calibration.)

For short delays the jitter is typically 20 ps. However, for a 1 s delay, the standard timebase can contribute up to 10 ns of jitter, while the optional timebases contribute less than 10 ps of additional jitter.

Fast Rise Time Module

The DG645 front-panel outputs have transition times of less than 2 ns. The SRD1 is an accessory, built into an in-line BNC connector, which reduces the rise time of a front-panel output to less than 100 ps. Up to 5 SRD1s can be attached to the front panel to reduce the rise time of all of the outputs.

Additional Information

Delays
Channels 4 independent pulses controlled in position and width. 8 delay channels available as an option (see Output Options).
Range 0 to 2000 s
Resolution 5 ps
Accuracy 1 ns + (timebase error × delay)
Jitter (rms)
   Ext. trig. to any output
   T0 to any output
Trigger delay 85 ns (ext. trig. to T0 output)
Timebase Std, crystal, 10–8, 2 × 10–6, 5
Opt. 4, OCXO, 10–11, 1 × 10-9, 0.2
Opt. 5, Rb, 10–11, 1 × 10–10, 0.0005
External input 10 MHz ± 10 ppm, sine >0.5 Vpp, 1 kΩ impedance
Output 10 MHz, 2 Vpp sine into 50 Ω
External Trigger
Rate DC to 1/(100 ns + longest delay)(maximum of 10 MHz)
Threshold ±3.50 VDC
Slope Trigger on rising or falling edge
Impedance 1 MΩ + 15 pF
Internal Rate Generator
Trigger modes Continuous, line or single shot
Rate 100 µHz to 10 MHz
Resolution 1 µHz
Accuracy Same as timebase
Jitter (rms)
Burst Generator
Trigger to first T&sub0;
   Range 0 to 2000 s
   Resolution 5 ps
Period between pulses
   Range 100 ns to 42.9 s
   Resolution 10 ns
Delay cycles per burst 1 to 2³² – 1
Resolution 5 ps
Outputs (T0, AB, CD, EF and GH)
Source impedance 50 Ω
Transition time
Overshoot
Offset ±2 V
Amplitude 0.5 to 5.0 V (level + offset <6.0 v="" td="">
Accuracy 100 mV + 5 % of pulse amplitude
General
Computer interfaces GPIB (IEEE-488.2), RS-232 and Ethernet. All instrument functions can be controlled through the interfaces.
Non-volatile memory Nine sets of instrument configurations can be stored and recalled.
Power
Dimensions 8.5" × 3.5" × 13" (WHL)
Weight 9 lbs.
Warranty One year parts and labor on defects in materials & workmanship
Output Options
Option 1 (8 Delay Outputs on Rear Panel)
Outputs (BNC)  T0, A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H
Source impedance 50 Ω
Transition time
Overshoot
Level +5 V CMOS logic
Pulse characteristics
   Rising edge At programmed delay
   Falling edge 25 ns after longest delay
Option 2 (8 High-Voltage Delay Outputs on Rear Panel)
Outputs (BNC)  T0, A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H
Source impedance 50 Ω
Transition time
Levels 0 to 30 V into high impedance, 0 to 15 V into 50 Ω (amplitude decreases by 1 %/kHz)
Pulse characteristics
   Rising edge At programmed delay
   Falling edge 100 ns after the rising edge
Option 3 (Combinatorial Outputs on Rear Panel)
Outputs (BNC)  T0, AB, CD, EF, GH, (AB+CD), (EF+GH), (AB+CD+EF), (AB+CD+EF+GH)
Source impedance 50 Ω
Transition time
Overshoot
Pulse characteristics
   T0, AB, CD, EF, GH Logic high for time between delays
   (AB+CD), (EF+GH) Two pulses created by the logic OR of the given channels
   (AB+CD+EF) Three pulses created by the logic OR of the given channels
   (AB+CD+EF+GH) Four pulses created by the logic OR of the given channels
Option SRD1 (Fast Rise Time Module)
Rise time
Fall time
Offset -0.8 V to -1.1 V
Amplitude 0.5 V to 5.0 V
Load 50 Ω

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