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Agilent Technologies
8114A 100 V/2 A
Programmable Pulse Generator
Technical Specifications
Faster Characterization and Test,
without Compromise
Key Features:
· 100 Vpp (2 A) into open (or from
1KW into 50W),
· 7ns Transitions (fixed),
· 15 MHz Repetition Rate,
· Variable Pulse-Width,
· Variable Pulse Baseline ± 25 V
· 3 Digit Resolution,
· SCPI Programming Commands,
· External Triggering and Gating,
· Counted Burst Mode,
· Graphic Display.
Agilent Technologies
8114A 100 V/2 A Programmable
Pulse Generator
The Agilent 8114A 100 V/2 A
pulse generator helps you maximize
test efficiency as the key to reducing
time to market without compromising
the quality of your product. It shortens
characterization and test time by
· clean, reliable and repeatable pulse
· easy set-up and operation,
· full programmability,
· protection of the device under test.
On the bench ...
To save time on the bench the
8114A offers you fast set-up and
operation, confidence in your
results and the ability to
automate your tests to improve
test coverage in the time
available. You get:
· all pulse parameters at a glance,
· fast store and recall of hundreds
of settings on memory card,
· accurate, repeatable pulses,
· SCPI programming commands.
To protect your device under test,
the Agilent 8114A provides:
· adjustable level and duty cycle
· clean, reliable pulses,
· inhibit input that allows DUT
feedback signal to inhibit pulse
In a Test System …
To achieve high test throughput,
and efficient integration of
diverse test instruments and
effective generation of test
programs, the Agilent 8114A
integrates smoothly into
automated test systems by
· reduced programming
investment through SCPI
programming commands,
· easy physical integration into a
rack with optional rear panel
· reliable, repeatable pulses across
a wide temperature range.
Clean, Reliable Pulses
The Agilent 8114A generates
clean pulses with low jitter and
excellent pulse performance at all
specified settings in any
triggering mode and, of course,
across the entire operating
temperature range. Parameters
and trigger modes can be changed
without generating unwanted
pulses, so that reliable
measurements are guaranteed
External Synchronization
As well as generating continuous
streams of pulses, the Agilent
8114A can be triggered or gated
by an external signal or the
MANual trigger key.
Combined with the ability to
generate double-pulses per period
and counted bursts you can
generate a variety of pulse
patterns synchronized to an
external signal.
Accuracy and Repeatability
The excellent accuracy,
repeatability and resolution of the
Agilent 8114A let you concentrate
on your results, not the
measurement. Confidence in
your results is assured when you
can trust your test set-up and the
Agilent 8114A maintains its pulse
performance at all specified pulse
Voltage or Current
With the Agilent 8114A you can
set the pulse levels in terms of
voltage or current, to suit the
device you are testing.
Load Compensation
You can quickly set the pulse
levels for your device, even when
it's not a true 50 W load. Set the
expected load impedance at the
output and the Agilent 8114A
adjusts its signal accordingly to
achieve the required levels as
shown on the display or
programmed via GPIB.
Device Protection
To reduce the risk of accidental
damage to the device under test
the Agilent 8114A has adjustable
voltage, current and duty cycle
limits. As long as the limits are
enabled you cannot set or
program the output signal outside
your chosen limits.
The Agilent 8114A inhibit input
accepts a TTL feedback signal
from your test system or device
under test to inhibit the pulse
signal under hardware control.
Reduced Programming
All parameters of the Agilent
8114A are programmable via
GPIB. SCPI (Standard Commands
for Programmable Instruments)
facilitates the standardization of
test programs and offers a
common programming syntax
with other instruments.
The local user-interface eases the
transition from manual to
automated test by displaying the
SCPI command syntax for each
parameter as part of the onscreen help information.
Easy Rack Integration
Optional rear panel connectors
and rack mount kits make it easy
to install the Agilent 8114A in a
rack-based system.
Conformance to the latest
European EMC standards minimizes radiated and conducted
electromagnetic interference with
the test system.
Reliable measurements are
guaranteed over the whole
temperature range that exists in a
test rack.
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 W source/load resistance. All specifications are valid from 0°C to 55°C
ambient temperature.
8114A Specifications
Timing Characteristics
Measured at 50% amplitude at fastest transitions in continuous mode and 50 W source impedance.
Frequency range
Timing resolution (period, width)
RMS jitter (period, width, delay)
Period range
Width range
Fixed delay
Additional variable delay range
Transition time (10/90)
1 Hz to 15.00 MHz
3 digits, 100 ps best case
0.03% ± 25 ps
(± 0.05% ± 25 ps for period < 100ns)
66.7 ns to 999 ms
± 5% ± 100 ps
10.0 ns to 150 ms (max: period – 10.0 ns)
± 5% ± 500 ps
42ns typical {1}
0.00 ns to 999 ms(max: period - 4 ns)
± 5% ± 1 ns
3 digits, 10 ps best case
50 W into 50W: <7 ns (amplitude > 5 V)
High-Z into 50 W : <12 ns (amplitude >10 V)
Note: [1] Measured between Trigger Output and Output
Duty Cycle
Width: Can be set as width, duty
cycle, or trailing edge delay.
Burst Count: 2 to 65536 (single or
double pulses).
Double Pulse: Two pulses are
generated per pulse period. The
first pulse starts at the start of
the period, the double-delay sets
the delay to the start of the
second pulse. Double pulses are
available in all trigger modes
except External Width.
Delay: Delay, phase or % of period.
Double pulse delay: Double pulse
and delay are mutually exclusive.
The delay between double pulses
can be set as delay or % of period
(minimum period 134 ns)
Duty cycle: Set between 0.1% and
100% (subject to width limits and
period specifications).
Figure 1 shows the specified
operating range for actual duty
cycle and amplitude. Note that in
double pulse mode the actual
duty cycle is twice the displayed
Repeatability: Is typically four
times better than accuracy.
Amplitude (50 Ohm into 50 Ohm)
Specified Operating Range (Single Pulses)
Figure 1
Level/Pulse Performance Characteristics
Agilent 81101A
Agilent 8114A
Standard Instrument
Option 001
Pulse Window
Base line noise
Output connectors
Source Impedance
Short circuit current
Settling time
1.00 V to 50.0V or 20.0 mA to 1.00A
(values approximately double for
source or load resistance > 1 k W ).
±1 % of amplitude ± 100 mV
3 digits, best case 10 mV
< 100 mV + 0.5% of amplitude.
–25.0 V to 25.0V
±1% ±100 mV ±0.5% of amplitude.
±50 V
10 mV RMS typ.
Selectable 50 W or High Impedance
(>1 k W)
<± 5% of amplitude ± 100 mV
<100 ns typical
Note: [1] 50 W source must be selected for variable baseline
Level parameters: Can be entered
as voltage or current, as high and
low level, or as offset and amplitude.
Load compensation: The actual
load value can be entered (for
loads differnt to 50 W) to display
actual output values.
On/off: Relays connect/disconnect
Polarity: Positive or negative
pulses selectable.
Output Protection: Maximum external voltage 100 Vpp from 50 W
source (±10 Vdc from 0 W source).
Limit: Programmable level and
duty cycle limits restrict the
available output ranges to protect
the device-under-test.
V (Option 001)
Variable Baseline
Maximum Duty Cycle 15%
Maximum Duty Cycle, see Figure 2
Figure 2
Trigger Modes
Continuous: Continuous pulses,
double pulses or bursts (single or
double pulses).
External triggered: Each active input
transition (rising, falling or both)
generates a single or double pulse
or burst.
External gated: The active input
level (high or low) enables pulses,
double pulses or bursts. The last
single/ double pulse or burst is
always completed.
External width: The pulse shape can
be recovered, whilst period and
width of an external input signal
are maintained. Levels and
transitions can be set.
Manual: Simulates an external
input signal.
Inhibit Input
An external TTL signal at the
inhibit input can be used to
inhibit the pulse signal, holding
the output signal at its baseline
Inhibit on Edge: An active edge
inhibits the pulse signal until
reset from the front panel or GPIB
Inhibit on Level: An active level
inhibits the pulse signal.
External input
Used for trigger, gate or external
Input impedance: 10 kW
Threshold: -10 V to +10 V with 100
mV resolution.
Max. input voltage: ±50 V.
Sensitivity: ±300 mVpp typical.
Input transitions: <100 ns.
Frequency: dc to 15 MHz.
Minimum pulsewidth: 10 ns typical.
Remote Control
Operates according to IEEE standard 488.2, 1987 and SCPI 1992.0.
Function Code: SH1, AH1, T6, L4,
SR1, RL1, PP0, DC1, DT1, C0.
Programming times: (all checks and
display off).
Trigger Output
Level: fixed TTL (2.5 V into 50 W).
Output impedance: 50 W typical.
Trigger format: One pulse per
period with 50% duty cycle
Max. external voltage: -2 V/+7 V.
Transition times: 5 ns typical.
Delay from external input to trigger
output: 24 ns typical.
Input impedance: 100 kW
Threshold: 1.5 V (TTL) typical.
Max. input voltage: ±50 V.
Input transitions: <100 ns.
Frequency: dc to 5 MHz .
Minimum pulsewidth: 100 ns typical
Inhibit response time: 200 ns
ASCII command
Typ. exec. time
One parameter
or mode
5 … 20 ms typ.
Recall setting
250 ms typ.
User Interface
Overprogramming: all parameters
can be overprogrammed
(exceeding specifications) to fully
exploit the hardware limits.
Display: All pulse parameters at a
glance on one display.
Help key: displays a contextsensitive message.
Non-volatile memory: current setting
is saved on power-down.
Clear memory: clears all stored user
Memory card: Instrument settings
(350 bytes) can be stored on MSDOSâ formatted PCMCIA card.
Cards can also be used for
convenient firmware upgrades.
Operating temperature:
0°C to +55°C.
Storage temperature:
-40°C to +70°C.
Humidity: 95% r.h. up to 40°C
ambient temperature.
EMC: EN 55011, Group 1, Class A.
Noise emission: 5.5 bel typical.
Safety: IEC1010 safety class 1
Battery: Lithium CR2477-N.
Power requirements:
100-240 Vac, ± 10%, 50-60 Hz;
100-120 Vac, ± 10%, 400 Hz.
Power consumption:
500 VA max.
Max. dimensions (H * W * D):
133 mm * 426 mm * 422 mm.
Weight: 14 kg net, 17 kg shipping.
Recalibration period:
one year recommended.
Warranty: 1 year.
Ordering Information
Agilent 8114A 100 V / 2 A Programmable Pulse
Option 001: Variable Baseline ± 25 V
Option UFJ: 1 MB Memory Card
Opt UN2: Rear Panel Connectors (instead of front panel)
Opt 1CP: Rack Mount and Handle Kit (5063-9219)
Opt 1CN: Handle Kit (5063-9226)
Opt 1CM: Rack Mount Kit (5063-9212)
Opt 1CR: Rack Slide Kit (1494-0059)
Opt 0BW: Service Manual (08114-91021)
Opt 0B2: Additional English Language User's Guide
Related Agilent Literature
• Agilent Family of Pulse/Pattern
Generators, brochure
p/n 5980-0489E
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