Agilent 11713B/C Attenuator/Switch Driver

Agilent
11713B/C Attenuator/Switch Driver
Technical Overview
Automate ATE systems
with Agilent 11713B/C
attenuator/switch driver
Easy to integrate, easy to use
Key Features
• User-friendly interface provides
quick set up, switching, and
remote control of small-scale
automated test equipment (ATE)
• Controls up to 20 SPDT switches1
concurrently, or a combination
of 4 programmable attenuators
and 4 SPDT switches
• Multiple connectivity options:
GPIB, USB or LAN
for easy remote integration
• An integrated, tri-voltage
power supply saves rack
space (11713C only)
• External VDC port connects
any type of switch and provides
forward compatibility for switches
• Full backward compatibility with
the Agilent 11713A
• Built-in counter monitors the life
cycle of attenuators and switches
1. The amount of switches and attenuators that can be
driven will depend on the type of switch configuration
and attenuator section configuration. The 11713C is
capable of driving twice as many devices as the
11713B; however, the total load current that can be
consumed is still 1.7A.
Description
The Agilent 11713B/C attenuator/switch
drivers provide remote or front panel drive
control for programmable attenuators and
electromechanical or solid state switches.
Designed with both benchtop and ATE
environments in mind, these attenuator/
switch drivers provide an intuitive user
interface, a variety of switching options,
software programmability and remote
control features for quick, easy design
validation and automated testing. Front
panel push-buttons and an easy-to-read
LCD display simplify setup of functions such
as voltage, TTL functions, IP address, etc.
The 11713B/C is a LXI Class C compliant
instrument, so it can be easily controlled
and triggered remotely using a full-featured
graphical web interface. This feature is
used in high-volume production environments. Software instrument drivers such
as IVI-COM provide programming compatibility with popular application development
environments and support PC industry
standards such as Component Object
Model (COM). Standard GPIB connectivity
supports automated programmed scripting
and ensures backward compatibility to
Agilent 11713A attenuator/switch drivers.
These portable instruments come in a
half-rack, 2U design with self-contained
current limiting power supplies. The
11713C model also includes integrated
tri-voltage supplies of 5, 15 & 24V and a
user-defined external input voltage capability
to ensure 100% biasing compatibility to
most relays in the market. The 11713C
has two individual banks of outputs each
with an independent voltage drive. Fast
TTL drive is also available on the 11713C,
with either via the Viking connector ports
or the S0/S9 ports.
11713B/C Comparison Chart
Model number
Drives up to:
11713B
Two programmable attenuators and two
electromechanical/solid state switches
Drives up to:
10 SPDT switches1
Voltage:
24 V
Votage drive:
1
Attenuators types:
Any, e.g.: Agilent 8494/5/6/7,
Agilent 84904/6/7K/L/M
Switch types:
Any, e.g.: Agilent 8761, 8762,
8765 series, or U9397A/C
Connectivity
GPIB with options for USB, LAN (LXI Class C)
Backwards compatibility Yes
with 11713A
11713C
Four programmable attenuators and four
electromechanical/solid state switches
20 SPDT switches1
5, 15, & 24V
2 independent banks of outputs
Any attenuator or switch2
Any attenuator or switch2
GPIB, USB, LAN (LXI Class C)
Yes
1. The amount of switches and attenuators that can be driven will depend on the type of switch configurations and
the attenuator sections. The 11713C is capable of driving twice as many devices as the 11713B; however,
the total load current that can be consumed is still 1.7A.
2. Accepts most attenuators and switches available today.
11713B/C System Specifications
Specifications describe warranted performance over the temperature range 0 to +55 °C after one hour of
continuous operation, unless otherwise noted.
Drive Power Supply
Voltage
Current
11713B/C
24 ±8%
15 ±12% (11713C only)
5 ±2% (11713C only)
1.7 A maximum continuous current
Contact pairs 1 through 8, 9, and 0, maximum current of 1.7 A
continuous through all contacts (< 0.7 A per contact)
11713B/C Remote Programming
Interface
Command Language
GPIB compatibility
GPIB interface operates to IEEE 488.2 and IEC65
10/100BaseT LAN interface
USB 2.0 interface
SCPI standard interface commands, Agilent 11713A backward compatible
SH0, AH1, T0, TE0, L2, LE0, SR0, RL1, PP0, DC0, DT0, C0
11713B/C Supplemental Specifications and Characteristics
Supplemental characteristics are intended to provide useful information. They are typical but non-warranted
performance parameters
Line Power
Response Time
Driver Life
Maximum Load Inductance
Maximum Load Capacitance
100 to 240 Vac, automatic selection, 50/60 Hz
100 VA maximum
100 µs maximum for contact pairs 1 through 8
20 ms maximum for contact pairs 9 and 0
> 2,000,000 switchings at 0.7 A for contact pairs 9 and 0
500 mH
< 0.01 µF for contact pairs 9 and 0
2
Figure 1. Software drivers provide
compatibility with most common
programming environments
Physical Specifications
Net Weight 3.2 kg (7.1 lbs)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
with handle and rubber bumper
Dimensions (H x W x D)
without handle and rubber bumper
103.8 mm x 232.2 mm x 378.7 mm
(4.1 inches x 9.1 inches X 14.9 inches)
88.3 mm x 212.7 mm x 364.0 mm
(3.5 inches x 8.4 inches X 14.3 inches)
378.7
232.2
103.8
103.8
101.6
86.5
261.2
Figure 2. 11713B product outline (with handle and rubber bumper)
378.7
232.2
103.8
103.8
101.6
86.5
261.2
Figure 3. 11713C product outline (with handle and rubber bumper)
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11713C Front Panel at a Glance
This section briefly describes the function of the front panel keys of 11713C.
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3
2
4
5
6
17
7
15
13
8
10
12
14
16
11
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Figure 4. 11713C front panel features
1 LCD screen.
2 Softkeys. These unmarked keys are referred to by the text on display next to them.
3 Navigation buttons. The arrow keys are used to navigate parameters displayed on the
LCD screen or change parameters such as GPIB address.
4 Menu/Enter. Press this key to select the highlighted parameter On/Off or select the
highlighted field or go back to the main menu.
5 Preset. Press this key to preset the driver.
6 Config. Press this key to access the configuration menu. You can set the atttenuator
type, supply voltage and TTL condition through this menu.
7 Save/Recall. Press this key to save current settings or recall saved settings.
8 Supply Voltage for Bank 1. Indicates supply voltage setting (background LED in red)
for bank 1.
9 Supply Voltage for Bank 2. Indicates supply voltage setting (background LED in red)
for bank 2.
10 Switches for Bank 1. In the local mode, pushbutton switches 9 and 0 change the
position of a coaxial switch connected to rear panel banana jacks S9 A/B and S0 A/B
respectively, for bank 1.
11 Switches for Bank 2. In the local mode, pushbutton switches 9 and 0 change the
position of a coaxial switch connected to rear panel banana jacks S9 A/B and S0 A/B
respectively for, bank 2.
12 Attenuator Y for Bank 1. In the local mode, pushbuttons 5, 6, 7, and 8 change the
attenuation setting of an attenuator or change the position of coaxial switch(es)
connected to the ATTEN Y connector on the rear panel, for bank 1.
13 Attenuator Y for Bank 2. In the local mode, pushbuttons 5, 6, 7, and 8 change the
attenuation setting of an attenuator or change the position of coaxial switch(es)
connected to the ATTEN Y connector on the rear panel, for bank 2.
14 Attenuator X for Bank 1. In the local mode, pushbuttons 1, 2, 3, and 4 change the
attenuation setting of an attenuator or change the position of coaxial switch(es)
connected to the ATTEN X connector on the rear panel, for bank 1.
15 Attenuator X for Bank 2. In the local mode, pushbuttons 1, 2, 3, and 4 change the
attenuation setting of an attenuator or change the position of coaxial switch(es)
connected to the ATTEN X connector on the rear panel, for bank 2.
16 On/Standby. Press this key to switch between on and standby. When power is
supplied, the background LED is red. Pressing the key once, switches the driver on
and the background LED turns to green.
17 Local. Press this key to control the driver from the front panel when it is operating via
the remote interfaces.
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11713C Rear Panel at a Glance
This section briefly describes the function of the rear panel connectors of 11713C.
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5
4
7
6
9
8
11
10
12
13
2
14
18
17
16
15
Figure 5. 11713C rear panel features
1 ATTEN X Bank 1. Viking connector for connection to attenuator or switch(es), for
bank 1.
2 ATTEN X Bank 2. Viking connector for connection to attenuator or switch(es), for
bank 2.
3 ATTEN Y Bank 1. Viking connector for connection to attenuator or switch(es), for
bank 1.
4 ATTEN Y Bank 2. Viking connector for connection to attenuator or switch(es), for
bank 2.
5 S9 A/B Bank 1. Banana jack connectors for connection to coaxial switch, for bank 1.
6 S9 A/B Bank 2. Banana jack connectors for connection to coaxial switch, for bank 2.
7 VDC COM Bank 1. Banana jack connector to provide common Vdc in driving the
coaxial switches connected to S9 and/or S0, for bank 1.
8 VDC COM Bank 2. Banana jack connector to provide common Vdc in driving the
coaxial switches connected to S9 and/or S0, for bank 2.
9 S0 A/B Bank 1. Banana jack connectors for connection to coaxial switch, for bank 1.
10 S0 A/B Bank 2. Banana jack connectors for connection to coaxial switch, for bank 2.
11 External VDC. Banana jack connector to provide user- defined Vdc, for both banks.
12 Ground. Banana jack connector to provide grounding, for both banks.
13 Receptacle. Matches transformer primary to line voltage via power cable.
14 Alert symbol. This symbol is used to point out a necessary reference for the user.
15 GPIB Connector. The interface connector from a source device to a listening device
for the remote mode of operation.
16 LAN Connector. The interface connector for LAN cable.
17 USB Connector. The interface connector for Type mini B 5-pin USB cable.
18 Instrument Markings.
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Environmental Specifications
Agilent 11713B/C attenuator/switch drivers are designed to fully comply with Agilent Technologies’ product
operating environmental specifications shows in table below.
Temperature
Operating
Storage
Humidity
Operating
Storage
Condensing
Shock
End-user handling
Bench Handling
Functional
Transportation
Vibration
Operating
Survival
Altitude
Operating
Non-operating
0 °C to +50 °C
–40 °C to +70 °C
95% RH at 40 °C, 5 days cyclic
90% RH at 65 °C, 24 hours
95% RH at 40 °C, 5 hours (condensation 15 minutes)
Half-sine: 2 to 3 ms duration, 60 in/s (1.6 ms) delta-V
Half-sine: 11 ms duration, 30 grms
Trapezoital: 18-22 ms duration, 337 in/s (8.56 ms) delta-V
Per MIL-PRF-28800F
Random: 0.21G rms, 5 to 500 Hz, 10 min/axis
Random: 2.09G rms, 5 to 500 Hz, 10 min/axis
Swept-sine: 0.5 G rms, 5 to 500 Hz, 10 min/axis
< 4,000 meters (13,080 feet)
< 15,300 meters (50,000 feet)
Product Configuration and Ordering Information
11713B
Connectivity options
Option STD
Option LXI
Cable options
Option 001
Option 101
Option 201
Option 301
Option 401
Option 501
Option 601
Option 701
Option 801
Rack mount kit options (optional)
Option 908
Option 909
11713C
Cable options
Option 001
Option 101
Option 201
Option 301
Option 401
Option 501
Option 601
Option 701
Option 801
Rack mount kit options (optional)
Option 908
Option 909
Standard configuration, full compatibility to 11713A
LXI class-C configuration, additional USB/LAN connectivity
Viking connector to 10-pin DIP connector
Viking connector to viking connector
Viking connector to 12-pin conductor cable, bare wire
Viking connector to (4) ribbon cables
Dual-viking connector to 16-pin DIP connector
Viking connector to (4) 9-pin Dsub connectors
Viking connector to 16-pin DIP connector
Viking connector to 14-pin DIP connector
Viking connector to (4) 10-pin DIP connectors
Rack mount kit for one instrument
Rack mount kit for two instruments
Viking connector to 10-pin DIP connector
Viking connector to viking connector
Viking connector to 12-pin conductor cable, bare wire
Viking connector to (4) ribbon cables
Dual-Viking connector to 16-pin DIP connector
Viking connector to (4) 9-pin Dsub connectors
Viking connector to 16-pin DIP connector
Viking connector to 14-pin DIP connector
Viking connector to (4) 10-pin DIP connectors
Rack mount kit for one instrument
Rack mount kit for two instruments
Note: The cable options are also orderable as standalone products.
The maximum quantity orderable for each cable option is 9.
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The 11713B/C attenuator/switch drivers are designed to drive the following Agilent
attenuators and switches. If you are using attenuators and switches made by another
supplier, check the switching characteristics against those specified in Chapter 3,
“Specifications” of the 11713B/C Attenuator/Switch Drivers Operating and Service
Manual. Refer to Agilent 11713B/C Configuration Guide, literature number 5989-7277EN,
for the most up-to-date list.
Compatible Agilent Switches
Agilent model number
8761A/B, 8765A/B/C/D/F (33314A/B/D), N1810UL
8762A/B/C/F (33311A/B/C), N1810TL
8763A/B/C (33312A/B/C), N1811TL
8764A/B/C (33313A/B/C), N1812UL
8766K (33366K)
8767K (33367K), 8767M, L7204A/B/C
87104A/B/C/D, 87204A/B/C, L7104A/B/C
8768K (33368K), 8768M
8769K (33369K), 8769M, L7206A/B/C
87106A/B/C/D, 87206A/B/C, L7106A/B/C
87222C/D/E, L7222C
87406B
87606B
U9397A/C
Description*
SPDT, unterminated
SPDT, terminated
Bypass, 4-port, terminated
Bypass, 5-port, unterminated
SP3T, unterminated
SP4T, unterminated
SP4T, terminated
SP5T, unterminated
SP6T, unterminated
SP6T, terminated
DPDT (transfer), unterminated
Matrix, 4-port, terminated
Matrix, 6-port, terminated
SPDT, terminated, solid state
* Electromechanical switches unless specified
Compatible Agilent Attenuators
Agilent model number
8494G/H (33320G/H), 84904K/L/M (33324K/L)
8495G/H/K (33321 G/H/K), 84907K/L (33327K/L)
8496G/H (33322G/H)
8497K (33323K), 84906K/L (33326K/L)
84905M
84908M
Description
11 dB, 1 dB steps
70 dB, 10 dB steps
110 dB, 10 dB steps
90 dB, 10 dB steps
60 dB, 10 dB steps
65 dB, 5 dB steps
Related Literature
Agilent 11713B/C Attenuator/Switch Driver Configuration Guide, literature number: 5989-7277EN
Agilent 70611A and 87130A Switch Attenuator Drivers Configuration Guide, literature number: 5963-2038E
Agilent 11713B/C Attenuator Switch Driver Operating and Service Manual, literature number: 11713-90024
Agilent RF and Microwave Switch Selection Guide, literature number: 5989-6031EN
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