The ultra-high-speed pulse generators in the AVM-2 family operate at repetition rates of up to 25 MHz, with amplitudes of up to 15V (optionally 20V), and adjustable pulse widths from 250 ps to 2 ns. Rise times are 100 ps or less, and fall times are 250 ps or less.
The most recent information for the AVM-2 Ultra High Speed Pulse Generator is available here:
|AVM-2 data sheet (PDF format, 5880 kB, 2016-08-19).|
|The following manuals for the AVM-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.
|Ultra High Speed Pulse Generator||AVM-2
|Positive output polarity
||A polarity must be specified.|
|Negative output polarity
||A polarity must be specified.|
|Dual polarity (negative mainframe output)||-N-PN||$1198||$1198||Option. For -C units and modules.|
|Dual polarity (positive mainframe output)||-P-PN||$1198||$1198||Option. For -C units and modules.|
|Recommended accessory kit (attenuators and terminators)||-AK1||$531||$531||Option. Consists of three SMA, 18 GHz, 2 Watt attenuators (10, 20 & 30 dB) and two 50 Ohm, 1 GHz, 1 Watt feed-through terminators (one SMA, one BNC)|
|Recommended accessory kit (coaxial cables and adapters)||-AK8||$348||$348||Option. Suggested for models with an SMA output connector. 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.|
|DC Offset Options|
|Internally generated offset option, electronic control (analog)||-EO||$1198||*||Option. The "-EO" option includes the "-OT" function.|
|Bias tee circuit for internally or externally generated DC offset||-OT||$998||*||Option.|
|20V maximum amplitude||-HV||$798||*||Option.|
|External Control Options|
|Electronic amplitude control (analog)||-EA||$590||$590||Option.|
|Electronic delay control (analog)||-ED||$590||$590||Option. The "-ED" option includes the "-D" function.|
|Electronic PW control (analog)||-EW||$590||$590||Option.|
|MTA-style pin strip connectors||-MTA||*||$798||Option. This option includes the "-EA" and "-EW" functions (voltage-control of amplitude and pulse width)|
|External Trigger Input Impedance Options|
|Greater than 1 kilohm external trigger input impedance||-Z1K||$0||$0||Option. Older units were generally configured this way.|
|50 Ohm external trigger input impedance||-Z50||$0||$0||Option. This is the current default, if not otherwise specified.|
|Front Panel Upgrades|
|Ten turn amplitude control||-AT||$91||*||Option. Replaces the standard one-turn amplitude dial with a ten-turn dial.|
|Ten turn PW control||-PWT||$91||*||Option. Replaces the standard one-turn pulse width dial with a ten-turn dial.|
|Monitor output||-M||$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||*||Option. For 17-inch-wide models only. Check datasheet for instrument dimensions. (All -B units are 17 inches).|
|AC Power Cords|
|Power cord for United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia||-AC00||$0||*||Option. BS 1363, 230V, 50 Hz.|
|Power cord for Australia, New Zealand||-AC01||$0||*||Option. AS 3112:2000, 230-240V, 50 Hz.|
|Power cord for Continental Europe, Korea, Indonesia, Russia||-AC02||$0||*||Option. CEE 7/7 Schuko, 230V, 50 Hz.|
|Power cord for North America, Taiwan||-AC03||$0||*||Option. NEMA 5-15, 120V, 60 Hz.|
|Power cord for Switzerland||-AC06||$0||*||Option. SEV 1011, 230V, 50 Hz.|
|Power cord for South Africa, India||-AC17||$0||*||Option. SABS 164-1, 220-250V, 50 Hz.|
|Power cord for Japan||-AC18||$0||*||Option. JIS 8303, 100V, 50-60 Hz.|
|Power cord for Israel||-AC19||$0||*||Option. SI 32, 220V, 50 Hz.|
|Power cord for China||-AC22||$0||*||Option. GB 1002-1, 220V, 50 Hz.|
|ATA shipping case||-ATA3||$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).|
|Ship to USA or Canada, on Avtech FedEx Priority account||$0||$0||Included in base price.|
|Ship globally, on customer FedEx or UPS account||$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.||Excludes the above countries.|
|Ship globally, using a customer-specified freight forwarder||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.
To form a valid model number:AVM-2
+ (select one format: -C, or leave blank for module format)
+ (select one polarity: -P, -N, -N-PN, -P-PN)
+ (recommended optional accessory kits: -AK1, -AK8)
+ (select one power cord: -AC00, -AC01, -AC02, -AC03, -AC06, -AC17, -AC18, -AC19, -AC22)
+ (recommended shipping case, mandatory if not shipping by FedEx or UPS: -ATA3)
+ (select one, or none, from: -Z1K, -Z50)
+ (select one, or none, from: -EO, -OT)
+ (other possible options: -HV, -EA, -ED, -EW, -MTA, -AT, -PWT, -D, -R5)
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.
- sn13665,AVM-2-C-P-M-AT-PWT-AK8-EO-EA-EW.pdf (71 kB, 2017-12-05)
- sn13601,AVM-2-C-P.pdf (71 kB, 2017-09-06)
- sn13369,AVM-2-N.pdf (73 kB, 2015-12-01)
- sn13318,AVM-2-C-P-AK1-AK8-M-AC22.pdf (71 kB, 2015-09-08)
- sn13137,AVM-2-P.pdf (67 kB, 2014-03-11)
- sn13106,AVM-2-C-P-PN-M.pdf (91 kB, 2013-12-05)
- sn13101,AVM-2-C-P-ED-M-OT.pdf (80 kB, 2013-12-09)
- sn13020,AVM-2-C-P-AK1-AK8.pdf (89 kB, 2013-05-24)
- sn12889,AVM-2-Z50-EA-M-N.pdf (67 kB, 2012-08-22)
- sn12887,AVM-2-P.pdf (67 kB, 2012-07-17)
- sn12764,AVM-2-P.pdf (67 kB, 2012-01-20)
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Some or all of the models in the AVM-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)