[time-nuts] Delay generator
azelio.boriani at screen.it
Thu Aug 2 23:06:11 UTC 2012
Not much time ago a length of coaxial cable was enough to test the single
shot resolution of our counters...
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:54 PM, Brooke Clarke <brooke at pacific.net> wrote:
> Great instrument.
> Have Fun,
> Brooke Clarke
> Magnus Danielson wrote:
>> Fellow time-nuts,
>> I've finally got the time to unpack and start testing the SRS DG535 delay
>> generator. It's a cool little box which lets me generate 4 different delay
>> signals from a trigger, with a 0 delay output. The nice thing about this
>> unit is that it allows me to program delays with 5 ps steps. Now, wrap a
>> little software around it and one can track out the actual interpolation
>> steps of many counters, and use that for adjustments of the interpolators.
>> Won't quite cut it for the best counters, while you can still get some
>> hints of their curve. At the same time, it's not perfectly linear either.
>> For "lesser" counters, it will surely suffice.
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