T560 4-channel compact digital delay and pulse generator

Digital Delay Generator - T560
  • Four TTL-level delay outputs, individually programmable for delay and pulse width
  • 10 picosecond delay and width resolution, 10 second range
  • 20 nanosecond insertion delay, 16 MHz max trigger rate
  • Low jitter, highly accurate DSP phaselock system provides crystal-clock delay accuracy with zero indeterminancy from external trigger
  • Internal crystal oscillator timebase with external lock capability
  • DDS synthesizer for internal trigger rates
  • External universal power supply or 12-volt DC power
  • RS-232 serial interface standard; Ethernet optional
  • OEM packaged or board-only custom versions available
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The T560 series is a family of small digital delay generators, intended for use in embedded OEM applications. The T560-1 is the standard, packaged version, usable in many OEM applications and as the evaluation unit for custom versions. It uses the technology developed for the Highland model V851 (VME module) and P400 (benchtop) digital delay generators, with basic TTL/CMOS input and output levels and advanced logic.

The T560 accepts an internal or external trigger and generates four precise output pulses, each user programmable in time delay and width. It is ideal for laser sequencing, radar/lidar simulation, or sequential event triggering. It is easily mounted within systems enclosures, allowing short cable runs and reliable, unattended operation.

Because of its low 20 nanosecond insertion delay, the T560 is ideal for timing and gating lasers, Q-switches, ICCDs, and other electro-optical devices, and for applying picosecond-resolution time trims to nuclear, radar, and sonar cabling and instrumentation.

The T750 4-channel high-voltage driver is available to extend T560 outputs to as high as 100 volts.

FUNCTION 4-channel digital delay and pulse generator
GATE FUNCTION Programmable as level sensitive enable input, edge triggered burst enable input, or divisor enabled output
GATE INPUT Programmable termination, 50Ω or 500Ω to +2.5 V
Logic low -0.3 V min, +0.7 V max
Logic high +2 V min, +5 V max
GATE OUTPUT Logic low +0.1 V typical, +0.4 V max @ 50 mA
Logic high +5 V typical, +4 V min @ 50 mA
TRIGGER SOURCES Internal DDS: 0 to 16 MHz, 0.02 Hz resolution
Internal clock: 80 MHz
Remote command or External signal
TRIGGER DIVISOR 1 to 232-1, 125 MHz max input
EXTERNAL TRIGGER INPUT Programmable termination, 50Ω or 10 kΩ to ground
Programmable trigger level (+0.25 to +3.3 volts) and slope
CHANNEL OUTPUTS A, B, C, D Four pulse outputs, 5 V, 50Ω source impedance, each programmable for delay, width, polarity
DELAY RANGE 0 to 10 seconds, 10 ps resolution
WIDTH RANGE 2 ns to 10 seconds, 10 ps resolution
INSERTION DELAY 21 ns ± 400 ps, external trigger to any output
JITTER < 35 ps typical (50 ps max) RMS, external trigger to any output or between any outputs
Add clock jitter for delays > 500 µs
TRIGGER RATE 0 to 16 MHz, limited to 1/(delay+width+60 ns) max
RISETIME 750 ps max
FALLTIME 750 ps max
CLOCK Internal 10 MHz VCXO, 1 ppm initial accuracy, < 2 ppm/year drift
Added jitter below 10 ns per second of delay
TC below 0.2 PPM/°C
Connector provides clock in/out
Locks to external source
Clock jitter and delay errors are zero relative to external source
Optional higher-performance TCXO or OCXO
TIMING ACCURACY ± 400 ps ± 7.5 ps/°C ± clock accuracy
BURST Programmable to fire N times out of each M triggers where N and M are 1 to 232-1
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0 to 50°C, non-condensing
POWER +12 ± 0.25 volts, 0.3 amps max; 0.4 amps max with Ethernet
Universal AC adapter supplied with evaluation package
COMMUNICATIONS RS-232 standard, 38.4 kbaud
Optional 10/100 Ethernet
CONNECTORS 7 SMB for trigger, gate, clock, outputs
2.5 mm stereo jack for RS-232
0.25" power connector
Optional RJ45 for Ethernet
INDICATORS LEDs indicate shot, communications
PACKAGING 4.75" (L) x 4.0" (W) x 1.25" (H) extruded aluminum enclosure
CONFORMANCE OEM product has no UL/FCC/CE compliance requirements
Designed to meet UL/FCC/CE requirements

PDF Block Diagram: T560 digital delay and pulse generator

PDF Datasheet: T560 digital delay and pulse generator

PDF Manual: T560 digital delay and pulse generator

T560-1: 4-channel compact digital delay and pulse generator with enclosure and RS-232 interface

T560-2: 4-channel compact digital delay and pulse generator with enclosure, RS-232, and ethernet interface

T560-3: board only 4-channel compact digital delay and pulse generator with RS-232 interface (10 piece minimum order quantity)

T560-4: board only 4-channel compact digital delay and pulse generator with RS-232, and ethernet interface (10 piece minimum order quantity)

T560-9: 4-channel compact digital delay and pulse generator evaluation kit (kit includes: T560-2, 2 SMB cables, RS-232 interface, ethernet interface, RS-232 cable, power supply, mounting flange, CD and manual)

J12: 12 volt power supply

J14: International plug adapter set for J12

J53: 3' SMB to BNC cable

J53-2: 6" SMB to BNC cable

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