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Low cost programmable pulse generator with very short rise/fall time
Author(s): Tomasz Starecki; Stefan Misiaszek
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes a design of a very short rise/fall time programmable pulse generator. The circuit is based on a Si-Ge comparator, resulting in the rise/fall time of 50 ps. Low component count makes the design relatively simple. As a result, in many applications the presented generator can be a low-cost alternative to sophisticated test and measurements equipment. Due to use of in-system-programmable microcontroller and RS-232 interface, firmware upgrades of the device are very easy, and the generator can be controlled by a PC computer and used in automated measurement applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6347, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2006, 63472J (12 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.714752
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Tomasz Starecki, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Stefan Misiaszek, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6347:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2006

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