Agilent / HP / Keysight 8131A
8131A High-Speed Pulse Generator, 500 MHz
The 500 MHz repetition rate of the Agilent 8131A Pulse Generator established a new class of high-speed programmable pulse generator with variable transition times.
In many cases, the Agilent 8131A performs parametric and function tests up to 500 MHz, because delay and width have a degree of adjustment at this speed.
The Agilent 8131A increases your confidence in the device, because measurements can be performed at a higher speed and even at-speed measurements are feasible.
The Agilent 8131A is a fully programmable product to offer full pulse performance flexibility up to 500 MHz which is first of its kind. Even the input trigger level can be programmed to automate your measurements.
The fully programmable feature makes the Agilent 8131A an extremely useful instrument not only for R&D and production engineering environments, but also in incoming component inspection, and for high-speed functional test applications in production test.
A new standardized programming language (HP-SL) enables programming, uploading, and downloading new parameters or complete settings for future requirements.
The Agilent 8131A pulse generator cleans variable edges down to less than 1ns address a wide range of technologies such as BICMOS, ECL, and ECLips, as well as opening to analog applications like rapid bandwidth assessment or amplifier slew rate measurements Cell characterization often requires two signals, clock and data.
The Agilent 8131A with Option 020, second channel, is a convenient way of generating two different but synchronized signals. Double-pulse can be selected in one channel to simulate a clock, the other channel then appears to produce a series of binary ones and zeroes in NRZ (non-return-to-zero) format. Data rates up to 280 Mbit/s can be simulated.
A timing resolution of an order of magnitude higher than typical gate-delays eliminates time-window uncertainties, making more accurate and reliable measurements possible with Agilent 8131A.
Transition times of less than 200ps from the 10% to 90% amplitude (20% to 80% of amplitude: typical 150ps) enable repeatable and reliable timing measurements on high-speed digital circuits.
Since compromises in edge speed directly affect your measurement accuracy, the clean and sharp edges offered by this unit and minimize errors due to threshold uncertainties.
The Agilent 8131A is the first product that offers 200ps edge speed in a fully programmable product, which makes it extremely useful not only in research and development environments but also in high-speed production test applications.
Rapid ATE integration
Burst / Gate Triggering Modes
Suitable for BICMOS, ECL, and GaAs technology
Transition times of less than 200pS enable repeatable and reliable timing measurements on high speed digital circuits
Characterize components and circuits with repetition rates up to 500MHz (to 1GHz in transducer mode)
Clean and sharp edges minimize errors due to threshold uncertainties
Fully HP-IB programmable
Variable range: 0 ns to 99.9 ms
Width: 500 ps to 99.9 ms
Repetition rate: 500 MHz
Output: -5V to + 5V into 50 ohms, 10 mV resolution
Timing resolution: 10 ps
Amplitude: 5 V
Input impedance: 50 ± 2.5 Ohms
Operating temperature: 0 to 55 deg C
Storage temperature: -40 to +65 deg C
Power: 100/120/220/240 Vrms, ±10%, 250 VA max, 50-60 Hz
Weight: 20 kg (44.4 lb)
Size: 145 H x 426 W x 525D mm (5.7" x 16.75" x 20.65")