Re: DIY TD Pulser

Craig Sawyers <c.sawyers@...>

Alternatively, the UKP50 pulser we discussed a month or two back that does <40ps.;cPath=124&products_id=295&zenid=e90df0d242b960a20cbff2cb95ed16f3

The calibration data that came with mine was ~31ps. Although technically there are some aberrations
probably as a result of the BNC connector, they would possibly only be visible if pushing the limits
of an S4 or S6 sampling head. For a 7104 the rise is exceptionally clean and verifies a system rise
time of 350ps with 7A29's.

Unless the idea is to try and make a Tek TD pulser as a technical challenge. Which is absolutely fine
of course - I totally understand that!


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: 14 November 2017 04:19
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Re: DIY TD Pulser

Pardon, two of the 067-0513-00 pulse generators that David
mentioned wanting to see the inside of.

Which can be arranged, as I have two of them.

-Chuck Harris

Jeff Davis [TekScopes] wrote:
Not sure what exactly you have two of... ??

I've posted some test results from two samples of the build I did following the notes from Sergey
Kubushyn. The test was conducted over the noon hour on an 8 GHz digital Tektronix scope at work -
didn't catch the exact model number.

I posted captures of the rise time photos under "DIY TD Pulser" in the Photos section. Got 159 pS
the first build. Was a little more careful with the output construction on the second and got down
119 pS with it.


From: <> on behalf of Chuck Harris [TekScopes] <>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 6:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Re: DIY TD Pulser

I have two of them. One has a bad TD, the other works, but
is easily 10 times slower than the spec's say it should be.

I had heard that when tektronix made them they had no real
way of measuring the pulse risetime, so they guessed.

-Chuck Harris

David [TekScopes] wrote:
Why can't you use the random sampling capability on the 7T11? Then at
least no delay line should be required. A power divider might still
be desirable to separate the sampling kickout from the trigger.

Tektronix had a slightly more complex tunnel diode pulse generator
which generated a pretrigger:


It would be interesting to see the inside to see how it was

Posted by: Chuck Harris <>


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