The need for pulse generation is fundamental to any device characterization task. The ability to emulate the pulse conditions to which the device will be subjected is essential. This emulation should include both typical and worst case conditions. Such accurate emulation requires superlative signal integrity and timing performance.
The Agilent 8133A 3 GHz Pulse Generator provides pulses with programmable period from 333 ps to 30 ns, full 3 GHz pulse capability on all channels. The pulse width can be programmed too, along with a delay or the interchannel delay. At these frequency ranges the transition time performance becomes critical; less than 100 ps is specified, less than 60 ps is typical, so excellent signal integrity is assured. And last but not least, a typical jitter of 1 ps creates precise and accurate timing conditions.