AVG-2 Impulse Generator

The AVG-2 series provides narrow, high-voltage impulses at repetition rates up to 30 kHz. The peak amplitude is adjustable from 15 to 120V. The pulse width, measured at 20% of the peak, is less than 2 ns (the FWHM PW is lower). The AVG-2 is available in a variety of formats, including OEM-style DC-powered modules and GPIB-equipped bench-top instruments.

The most recent information for the AVG-2 Impulse Generator is available here:

Adobe PDF Format AVG-2 data sheet (PDF format, 318 kB, 2015-02-04).
Instruction Manuals The following manuals for the AVG-2 family (possibly including customized models) are available online:

Prices - USA and Canada

Standard US/Canada prices are listed below. We can also provide you with a formal quote.

Base Model P/N Price,
-B Format
-C Format
Module Format
Impulse Generator AVG-2
Base model. Units with the -B suffix include the IEEE-488.2 GPIB and RS-232 computer control feature and a 2m/6ft GPIB cable.
Polarity Options
Positive output polarity
A polarity must be specified.
Negative output polarity
A polarity must be specified.
Dual polarity -PN $2998 $2998 * Option.
Accessory Kits
Accessory kit (attenuators and terminators) -AK2 $887 $887 $887 Option. Consists of one SMA 12 GHz 20 Watt attenuator (20 dB) and two SMA 18 GHz 2 Watt attenuators (10 & 20 dB) for use on the output, and two 50 Ohm, 1 GHz, 1 Watt feed-through terminators (one SMA, one BNC) for use on external trigger inputs.
Accessory kit (adapters and short coaxial cables) -AK8 $348 $348 $348 Option. Consists of one 12-inch SMA-M/SMA-M hand-formable coaxial cable with solderable jacket, one 12-inch SMA-M/SMA-M RG-316 coaxial cable, one 36-inch SMA-M/SMA-M RG-316 coaxial cable, one 24-inch SMA-M/BNC-M RG-316 coaxial cable, one 36-inch BNC-M/BNC-M RG58C/U coaxial cable, one SMA-F to BNC-M adapter, one SMA-M to BNC-F adapter, one SMA-F to SMA-F adapter, and one SMA-F to solder cup adapter.
Connectivity Options
Ethernet port, for remote control using VXI-11.3, ssh, telnet, and web -VXI $898 * * Option. Adds a rear-panel Ethernet connector, allowing the instrument to be remotely controlled using the VXI-11.3, ssh (secure shell), telnet, and http (web) protocols. In particular, the VXI-11.3 features allows software like LabView to control an instrument using standard VISA communications drivers and network cabling, instead of using old-style GPIB cabling. (This eliminates the need for a GPIB controller card and its proprietary drivers.)
DC Offset Options
Bias tee circuit for externally-generated DC offset -OS $698 $698 $698 Option.
Extra Documentation
Provide a Certificate of Conformance -CC1 $0 $0 $0 Option.
Provide an installed IUID-format label -ID1 $0 $0 $0 Option. Label only. Does not include data registration. Records the manufacturer CAGE code, the instrument serial number, and the model number.
Miscellaneous Options
Electronic amplitude control (analog) -EA $590 $590 $590 Option.
Monitor output -M $498 $498 $498 Option. The monitor output provides an attenuated replica of the voltage on the main output, for largely non-invasive waveform measurements.
Rack Mount Kit -R5 $298 $298 * Option. For 17-inch-wide models only. Check datasheet for instrument dimensions. (All -B units are 17 inches).
Extra GPIB cable, 1 meter -X1 $49 * * Option.
Extra GPIB cable, 2 meters -X2 $69 * * Option.
Extra GPIB cable, 4 meters -X4 $89 * * Option.
AC Power Cords
Power cord for United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia -AC00 $0 $0 * Option. BS 1363, 230V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for Australia, New Zealand -AC01 $0 $0 * Option. AS 3112:2000, 230-240V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for Continental Europe, Korea, Indonesia, Russia -AC02 $0 $0 * Option. CEE 7/7 Schuko, 230V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for North America, Taiwan -AC03 $0 $0 * Option. NEMA 5-15, 120V, 60 Hz.
Power cord for Switzerland -AC06 $0 $0 * Option. SEV 1011, 230V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for South Africa, India -AC17 $0 $0 * Option. SABS 164-1, 220-250V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for Japan -AC18 $0 $0 * Option. JIS 8303, 100V, 50-60 Hz.
Power cord for Israel -AC19 $0 $0 * Option. SI 32, 220V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for China -AC22 $0 $0 * Option. GB 1002-1, 220V, 50 Hz.
Shipping Case
ATA shipping case -ATA3 $898 $898 * Option. Ships the instrument in a heavy-duty ATA-style transport case, instead of the normal cardboard box. It can also serve as a storage case. This option is recommended for shipments outside of North America and Europe, and is mandatory when using a freight-forwarder or when shipping by any method other than FedEx/UPS. It is strongly recommended for all shipments to China. Pelican model 1690 for full-rack-width (17 inch / 430 mm) units, including all -B units. Pelican model 1610 for half-rack-width (8.5 inch / 215 mm) units. This option increases the shipping weight by 45 lbs / 20 kg (1690) or 24 lbs / 11 kg (1610).
Shipping Method
Ship to USA or Canada, on Avtech FedEx Priority account   $0 $0 $0 Included in base price.
Ship globally, on customer FedEx or UPS account   $0 $0 $0 Excludes Austria, China, The Czech and Slovak Republics, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey. Consult your local representative for pricing.
Ship globally, on Avtech FedEx Priority account   Contact Avtech for pricing. Contact Avtech for pricing. Contact Avtech for pricing. Excludes the above countries.
Ship globally, using a customer-specified freight forwarder   Contact Avtech for pricing. Contact Avtech for pricing. Contact Avtech for pricing. Excludes the above countries. Not recommended. Due to the increased likelihood of shipping damage, the -ATA3 option (heavy-duty ATA shipping case) is mandatory for -PS, -C, and -B models.

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These prices are in U.S. dollars, and apply only to orders placed directly with Avtech from the United States and Canada. Reseller prices may be higher. A 5% academic discount is available for North American universities. Orders are non-cancellable, non-returnable. First-time customers ordering customized models are required to pay 33% in advance (at least 2 weeks prior to shipping, preferably by bank transfer), and the remaining 67% within 30 days of the ship date. Both payments are non-refundable.

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Prices - International

Customers in Austria, China, The Czech and Slovak Republics, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey should contact their local representative for pricing. International prices will be somewhat higher than the USA/Canada pricing shown above, depending on local documentation requirements, customs and shipping procedures, and other regulatory issues (for example, the European WEEE directive).

Customers in other countries should contact our Canadian headquarters directly for pricing. Avtech can ship internationally by FedEx (preferred), UPS, DHL, or Bax Global.

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To form a valid model number:

+ (select one format: -B, -C, or leave blank for module format)
+ (select one polarity: -P, -N, -PN)
+ (recommended optional accessory kits: -AK2, -AK8)
+ (select one power cord: -AC00, -AC01, -AC02, -AC03, -AC06, -AC17, -AC18, -AC19, -AC22)
+ (select one, or none, from: -OS)
+ (recommended shipping case, mandatory if not shipping by FedEx or UPS: -ATA3)
+ (other possible options: -VXI, -CC1, -ID1, -EA, -M, -R5, -X1, -X2, -X4)

Some options may not be available with all formats (see the table above), and some combinations of options may not be available together. See the data sheet for details.

Our online Model Number Checker tool can be used to validate model numbers.

Typical Test Results

The files listed below contain actual test results from recently shipped units or internal models.

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Export Controls

Some or all of the models in the AVG-2 product family have rise times of 500 ps or less, and amplitudes of 6V or more. Due to government policy and international treaty obligations, these models are not available for sale to India, Pakistan, and other nations that are not signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. (US ECCN 3A230 / 3A44B, Canada Export Control List 4507.3)

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