Keysight-Agilent 81103A Datasheet

Keysight-Agilent 81103A Datasheet
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8110A 150 MHz Pulse Generator
Technical Specifications
Flexible pulses or patterns for digital
Key Features
· 150 MHz Timing
· 2 ns Variable Transitions
· 10 Vpp (20 Vpp) into 50 Ω
· 10 ps Resolution
· 0.1% Frequency Accuracy
· 4 kbit Pattern per Channel
· 3 and 4 Level Signals
· 1 or 2 Output Channels
· SCPI Programming Commands
· Small Size
· Graphic Display
Agilent Technologies
8110A 150 MHz Pulse Generator
The Agilent 8110A 150 MHz Pulse
Generator is a test instrument
that provides sufficient speed and
performance for testing designs to
their limits; testing under realworld conditions to verify the
proper function of the design.
· pulses, digital patterns and
multilevel waveforms for testing
current logic technologies
(CMOS, TTL, LVDS, ECL, etc.)
· credible measurements
· easy set-up and operation
· upgrade capability
Real World Pulses
With the pattern feature and the
the optional second channel of
the Agilent 8110A, real world s
ignals, like reflections, distorted
pulses, or three or even four-level
signals can be simulated.
Pattern Based Timing
The Agilent 8110A simulates all
the clock and data signals needed
to test digital designs. Conditions
such as extended delays can be
generated using pattern based
timing features.
Clean Pulses
The Agilent 8110A generates
clean pulses with 10 ps
resolution, low jitter and good
pulse performance across all
operating temperatures or
settings. Parameters and trigger
modes can be changed without
generating unwanted pulses, so
that reliable measurements are
High Accuracy
Excellent accuracy over a wide
temperature range guarantees
repeatable measurement results.
Frequency accuracy, jitter,
resolution and range can be enhanced
further when the Agilent 8110A is
used with the internal phase locked
loop (PLL) of the Agilent 81106A as
pulse period source.
Delay Calibration
Systematic delays caused by cables,
connections and adapters can be
compensated when the Agilent
81107A is installed. It offers enough
additional delay range to compensate
for 5 m of BNC cable.
External Clock or Reference
Frequency 1
An external synthesizer or system
clock can be used as clock source at
the clock input of the Agilent 8110A
to achieve the frequency accuracy
and required. This
feature is ideal for simulating
digital control signals
synchronously to the clock of the
Up to 10 channels in parallel 2
Up to 4 Agilent 8110As can be slaved
to a master, so that 10
synchronous channels can be
programmed independently. With the
Agilent 81107A multichannel deskew
installed, the propagation delay of the
set-up can be
compensated, and all other output
channels zeroed to the reference
Smooth Integration into Automated
Test Systems
Low Cost of Ownership
The Agilent 8110A can be smoothly
integrated into automated test
systems, ensuring:
· low integration costs
· low costs of ownership
The proven hardware reliability of
Agilent test and measurement products results in high uptime of test
systems and low maintenance costs.
The Agilent 8110A offers a 3 year
standard warranty.
All Digital Waveforms
Easy Set-up and Operation
The waveform and trigger
flexibility of the Agilent 8110A make
it a universal digital
stimulus for any automated test system.
View all timing parameters for both
channels at a glance. Timing and
level parameters can be entered in
any format, e.g. period as frequency.
The alternative graphic display shows
the timing relationship of all pulse
parameters on both channels
graphically, making setting up the
pulse generator easy - no extra
oscilloscope is required.
Reliable Measurements
Accuracy is specified over the whole
temperature range that exists in a
test rack. Setting check and built-in
diagnostics allow you to monitor the
correct operation of the Agilent
8110A in an automated test system.
Easy Rack Integration
The small size of the Agilent 8110A
saves valuable rack space. Rear panel
connectors and rack mount kits are
Reduced Programming
The local user interface eases the
transition from manual to
automated measurements and from
the R&D bench to
automated manufacturing test. All
parameters of the Agilent 8110A are
programmable via GPIB. SCPI
(Standard Commands for
Programmable Instruments)
facilitates the standardization of test
1only with the Agilent 81106A PLL/External Clock
2only with the Agilent 81107A Multichannel Deskew
Pulses and patterns can be set up
quickly using the convenient
cursor keys, knob and data entry
keys. You can even use the Autoset
Key to resolve all timing conflicts.
Memory Card
Settings can be stored
permanently either internally or on
the memory card for duplication in
another test set-up.
Specifications describe the instrument's warranted performance. Non-warranted values are described as typical. All specifications apply
after a 30 minute warm-up phase with 50 Ω source/load resistance and separate channels. All specifications are valid from 0°C to 55°C
ambient temperature.
Timing Characteristics
Measured at 50% amplitude at fastest transitions in continuous mode and 50 Ω source impedance.
Output module
Agilent 8110A
Agilent 81103A
Agilent 8110A
Agilent 81103A with 81106A PLL
Frequency range
1 Hz to 150 MHz
1 mHz to 150 MHz
Timing resolution
3 digits, 10 ps best case
4 digits, 10ps best case
0.03% + 25 ps
0.003% + 20 ps
6.65 ns to 999 ms
6.65 ns to 999 s
± 5% ± 100ps
± 0.1%
RMS jitter (period, width, delay)
Period range
3.30ns to (period – 3.3 ns), maximum 999ms
Width range
± 5% ± 250 ps
0.00 ns to (period – 6.6 ns), maximum 999 ms
Add. variable delay range[1]
± 5% ± 1 ns
6.65ns to (period - width - 3.3 ns), maximum 999 ms
Double pulse delay range
13.3 ns (75 MHz)
Min. period
± 5% ± 250 ps
Transition time range (10/90)
(with overprogramming)
2.00 ns to 200 ms variable
≤ 2.0 ns for levels within ± 5 V window.
< 2.5 ns for all levels
1.4 ns typ. for ECL levels (20/80)
± 10 % ± 200 ps
3% typ. for transitions > 100 ns
[1] Additional 0 ns to 28 ns delay range with the Agilent 81107A Multichannel
Burst Count: 2 to 65536 (single or
double pulses).
Delay: delay, phase or % of period.
Fixed delay: 34 ns typical
Double pulse and delay:
mutually exclusive.
Duty cycle: set between 0.1% and
94.0% (subject to width limits.
99.9% with overprogramming).
Repeatability: is typ. four times
better than accuracy.
Transition times: leading/ trailing edge
or % of width. Leading and trailing
edges are independent within one of
the following
overlapping segments
(1:20 ratio): 2 ns (3 ns) - 20 ns,
10 ns - 200 ns, 100 ns - 2 ms,
1µs - 20 µs, 10 µs - 200 µs,
100 µs - 2 ms, 1 ms - 20 ms,
10 ms - 200 ms.
Overprogramming: values can be
entered exceeding the specified
Level/Pulse Performance Characteristics
separate channels
source impedance
voltage (50 Ω load)
50 Ω
1 ΚΩ
channel addition (at output channel1)
Channel 1
Channel 2 Channel 1
Channel 2
48 Ω
500 Ω
typ. ± 1%
100 mV to 10.0 V
(doubles into open)
200 mV to 20.0V
0 V to 19.5 V [1]
0 V to 20.0 V
high level
-9.90 V to + 10.0 V
-18.8 V to 19.0 V
-19.3 V to + 19.5 V
-20.0 V to 20.0 V
low level
-10.0V to +9.90 V
-19.0V to +18.8 V
-19.5 V to + 19.3 V
-20.0 V to + 20.0 V
level accuracy
current (into short)
high level
low level
minimum transition
minimum period
minimum width
delay accuracy
add. fixed delay (typical)
Max. external voltage
Short circuit current
Dynamic Crosstalk
Baseline noise
Settling Time
± (1% ampl + 50 mV) ± (1% ampl + 100 mV)
20 mV
2.0 ns [2]
2.5 ns
6.65 ns
3.3 ns
± (5% + 1 ns)
10 mV
4 mA to 400 mA
-396 mA to 400 mA
-400 mA to + 396 mA
7.5 ns typ.
24 ns typ.
12 ns typ.
20 mV
0 mA to 800 mA
-792 mA to + 800 mA
-800 mA to + 792 mA
2.5 ns typ.
7.5 ns typ. 30 ns typ.
30 ns typ.
24 ns typ.
90 ns typ.
3.5 ns typ
12 ns typ. 45 ns typ.
45 ns typ.
+ 0.6 ns typ.
+0.6 ns typ.
± 25 V
± 400 mA max.
< 0.1% typ.
8 mV RMS typ.
± 5% of amplitude ± 20 mV
30 ns typical
[1] max. amplitude of bipolar signals is limited to values between 10 Vpp (-0.2 V/+ 10.3 V peak levels) and 14 Vpp (- 7 V/+ 7 V peak levels).
[2] for levels within ±5 V window.
Level parameters: voltage or
current, high or low level, offset or
On/off: relays connect/disconnect
output (HiZ)
Load compensation: the actual load
value can be entered (for loads ≠ 50 Ω
to display actual output values.
Normal/complement: selectable.
Limit: programmable high and low levels can be limited to protect the
Channel Addition
If the instrument is equipped with 2 output modules, channel 2 can be added to channel 1 internally. In this case the
second output is disabled. 2, 3 an 4 level signals can be generated.
Pattern Mode
Pattern length: 4 kbit/channel and
strobe output.
Output format: RZ (return to zero),
NRZ (non-return to zero), DNRZ
(delayed non-return to zero).
Random pattern:
PRBS 2^(n-1) n = 7,8,...,12
External width: the pulse shape
can be recovered. Period and width of
an external input signal is maintained. Delay, levels and transitions
can be set.
Manual: simulates an external input
Internal triggered (only with Agilent
81106A): internal PLL replaces an
Trigger Modes
Continuous: continuous pulses,
external trigger source. Pulses, double
pulses, bursts or patterns can be set.
double pulses, bursts (single or
double pulses) or patterns.
External triggered: each active input
transition (rising, falling or both)
generates a single or double pulse,
burst or pattern.
External gated: the active input level
(high or low) enables pulses, double
pulses, bursts or patterns. The last
single/double pulse, burst or pattern
is always
Inputs and Outputs
External input
Locking to an external frequency
reference: the internal PLL is locked
to the 5 MHz or 10 MHz frequency at
the PLL reference input.
High accuracy: the output period is
determined by the internal PLL.
Period accuracy, range, resolution,
and jitter are improved as shown in
the diagram. Asynchronous triggering possible.
Internal triggered burst: the internal
PLL replaces an external trigger
External clock: the output period is
determined by signal at clock input.
Frequency accuracy can be increased
by using a precise external clock.
Trigger synchronously to external
clock: the output period is
synchronous to the signal at clock
input. The signal at external input is
used for arming.
Delay from external input to strobe
output: in pattern mode same as for
Trigger Output
Level: TTL or ECL selectable
Output impedance: 50 Ω typical
Trigger pulse width: typically 50% of
Maximum external voltage: -2 V/+7 V
Transition times: 2 ns typical
Delay from external input to trigger
output: l8.5 ns typical
Agilent 8110A
Internal Oscillator
Can be retrofitted without
recalibration. Useful for
applications which require a phase
locked loop (PLL) or an external
Strobe output: user-defined, 16 kbit pattern (NRZ) when in pattern mode.
Max. external voltage: - 2 V/+7 V.
Transition times: 2 ns typical.
Pattern: 4096 bits NRZ in pattern
trigger output.
used for trigger, gate or external
Input impedance: 50 Ω /10 kΩ selectable.
Threshold: - 10 V to + 10 V.
Max. input voltage: ± 15 Vpp.
Sensitivity:: ≤ 300 mVpp typical.
Transitions: < 100 ns.
Frequency: dc to 150 MHz
Agilent 81106A PLL/External Clock
for the Agilent 8110A
Min. pulsewidth: 3.3 ns.
Strobe output and trigger output
Level: TTL or ECL selectable.
Output impedance: 50 Ω typical.
Agilent 81106A
Pulse Period
Trigger Signal
Figure 1
Range: 6.65 ns to 999 s
Accuracy: ±0.1%
Resolution: 4 digits, 10ps best case
RMS-jitter: 0.003% + 20ps
Stability: 50 ppm/year typical
Trigger Modes
Standard trigger modes and:
Internal triggered: pulses, double
pulses, bursts or patterns
Clock Input/ PLL Reference Input to
be used as:
a) external system clock input pulse
frequency = input
b) 5 MHz or 10 MHz frequency reference input for internal PLL.
Frequency can be measured. Rear
panel BNC connector.
Input impedance: 50 Ω or 10 kΩ
Threshold: -10 V to +10 V
Maximum input voltage: ±15 V
Input transitions:<100 ns
Input Frequency: dc to 150 MHz
Minimum Pulse width: 3.3 ns
Input sensitivity: -300 mVpp typical
Delay from clock input to trigger
output: 22 ns typical
Agilent 81107A Multichannel Deskew
for the Agilent 8110A
Can be retrofitted without
recalibration. Supports two
output channels. The
multichannel deskew can be used for
two applications:
Up to 10 channels: compensates delay
between external input and trigger
outputs when using up to five
8110As synchronously.
Delay calibration: compensates for
measurement system delays or pretrigger delays of oscilloscopes.
Variable range: 0 ns to 28 ns
Additional fixed delay: 6.5 ns typical
Resolution: 10 ps
User Interface
Overprogramming: all parameters can
Operating temperature:
be overprogrammed
(exceeding specifications) to fully
exploit the hardware limits.
Setting check: warning messages indicate potentially conflicting parameters due to inaccuracy.
Error messages indicate
conflicting parameters.
Help key: displays a contextsensitive message.
Autoset key: resolves all timing conflicts.
Non-volatile memory: current
setting is saved on power-down.
Up to nine user settings and one fixed
default setting can be stored in the
Clear memory: clears all nine user settings.
Memory card: 320 settings can be
stored on a 1 MB PCMCIA card
Storage temperature:
Remote Control
Operates according to IEEE
standard 488.2, 1987 and SCPI
Function Code: SH1, AH1, T6, L4, SR1,
RL1, PP0, DC1, DT1, C0.
Programming times: all checks and
display off.
ASCII command
Typ. exec. time
One parameter
or mode
30 ms typ.
Recall setting
250 ms typ.
16 k pattern transfer
600 ms typ.
0°C to +55°C.
-40°C to +70°C.
Humidity: 95% r.h. up to 40°C ambient temperature.
EMC: conforms to EN50082-1,
EN 55011, Class A.
Noise emission: 5.7 bel typical.
Battery: Lithium CR2477-N.
Safety: IEC1010, CSA1010.
Power requirements:
100-240 Vac, ± 10%, 50-60 Hz;
100-120 Vac, ± 10%, 400 Hz.
Power consumption:
300 VA max.
Max. dimensions (H * W * D):
89 mm * 426 mm * 521 mm.
Weight: 9.2 kg net, 13.8 kg
Recalibration period:
one year recommended.
Warranty: three years standard.
Ordering Information - 8110A
The minimum order must include the 8110A mainframe and one 81103A output channel. A second output channel, the 81106A PLL/external clock or the
81107A multichannel deskew are optional. All configurations are available from the factory. Alternatively, additional modules can be ordered later and fitted by
the user or an Agilent service facility.
Qty per Mainframe
150 MHz Pulse Generator Mainframe
10 V/2 ns Output Channel
PLL/External Clock
Multichannel Deskew
Agilent 8110A
Agilent 81103A
Agilent 81106A
Agilent 81107A
All options are orderable with the mainframes.
Rear Panel Connectors
Opt UN2
Opt 1CP
Rack Mount and Handle Kit (5062-3975)
Opt 1CN
Handle Kit (5062-3988)
Opt 1CM
Rack Mount Kit (5062-3974)
Opt 1CR
Rack Slide Kit (1494-0060)
1 MB SRAM Memory Card
Agilent 15104A Pulse Adder/Splitter
Language options
German Localization (08110-91112)
French Localization (08110-91212)
Italian Localization (08110-91312)
Spanish Localization (08110-91412)
Japanese Localization (08110-91512)
Opt AB0
Chinese Localization (08110-91612)
Additional documentation options
Additional English Operating Manual
Opt 0B2
Opt 0BW
Service Manual (08110-91021)
Service Documentation (Component Level)
Support Options
Opt 1BP
Opt W32
Opt W34
Opt W50
Opt W52
Opt W54
MIL Std. 45662A Calibration with Test Data
3 Year Customer Return Calibration Coverage
3 Year MIL Calibration Service
5 Year Customer Return Repair Coverage
5 Year Customer Return Calibration Coverage
5 Year MIL Calibration Service
Related Agilent Literature
· Agilent Family of Pulse/Pattern
Generators, brochure,
p/n 5980-0489E
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