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The Tektronix S-53 '''Trigger Recognizer''' is essentially the entire trigger circuit of an oscilloscope.   
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The Tektronix S-53 '''Trigger Recognizer''' head for the [[7S12]] TDR/Sampler plug-in is essentially the entire trigger circuit of an oscilloscope.   
  
 
The S-53 uses tunnel diode triggering with an amplifier before the tunnel diode.   
 
The S-53 uses tunnel diode triggering with an amplifier before the tunnel diode.   

Revision as of 10:10, 14 August 2014

Template:Plugin Sidebar The Tektronix S-53 Trigger Recognizer head for the 7S12 TDR/Sampler plug-in is essentially the entire trigger circuit of an oscilloscope.

The S-53 uses tunnel diode triggering with an amplifier before the tunnel diode.

The signal first passes through a compensated NPN differential amplifier, Q10 and Q12, which provides an adjustable trigger offset voltage and trigger polarity selection. Switching diodes CR6 and CR8 are used for selecting the trigger polarity. The differential amplifier (i.e., phase splitter) generates both phases, inverted and non-inverted. Depending on the position of the trigger polarity switch, one or the other of the phases is shunted by 200 Ω resistor. The two signals are buffered by common-base amplifiers Q20 and Q22, whose collector currents are summed. R25 sets up a bias current on trigger tunnel diode CR25. The extra current from Q20 or Q22 pushes CR25 over its peak current, and it switches to the high voltage state.

Specifications

Specifications

Bandwidth 1 GHz
Input impedance 50 Ω BNC connector
Jitter max. 15 ps or less (from input signal to trigger-out)
Trigger-out signal 1 V into 50 Ω with 600 mV/ns slew rate

Pictures