PDL-200A 625 ps

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The PDL-200A-625PS from Colby Instruments are a series of dual-channel programmable delay line that operates from DC to 18 GHz. These delay lines provide a delay from 0 to 625 ns on both channels with a resolution of 0.50 picoseconds (ps). This delay line can handle up to 10 watts of power and is available as a module with SMA Connectors.

They PDL-200A-625PS provides the electrical delay through a patented electromechanical trombone unit with movement controlled by a high precision stepper motor. There are two trombone units side-by-side (Primary-Trombone and Secondary-Trombone) for a dual channel configuration in a single instrument chassis. 

Each trombone unit is independently addressable via GPIB(IEEE488.2), Ethernet TCP/IP, and RS-232 Serial interface located on the instrument back panel. The signal path through each trombone unit is accessible at the front panel of the instrument. Resolution is to 0.50 picoseconds per step size for each trombone unit.

Product Specifications

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Product Details

  • Part Number
    PDL-200A 625 ps
  • Manufacturer
    Colby Instruments
  • Description
    Dual-Channel Programmable Delay Line from DC to 18 GHz

General Parameters

  • Type
    Mechanically Variable
  • Frequency
    DC to 18 GHz
  • Delay
    0 to 0.625 ns
  • Configuration
  • Power
    10 W
  • Impedance
    50 Ohms
  • Package Type
  • Connector
    SMA, SMA - Female
  • Dimension
    13.375 x 12.875 x 5.625 Inches (L x W x H)
  • Operating Temperature
    10 to 30 Degree C
  • Weight
    7.3 kg

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