An "HF Sync" triggering mode is provided in which the trigger level control varies the frequency of a built-in oscillator to lock on to the input for input signals from 100 to 500 MHz, providing higher sensitivity than the direct trigger (which is specified up to 500 MHz as well).
Internal jumpers are provided to configure the 7B92 for operation in 7800/7900 vs. slower mainframes, and to select whether the variable control affects the delaying or the delayed time base.
As a dual time base, the 7B92 uses the top field in the display readout for the sweep speed of the main and the bottom field for the delayed time base. The delay time can only be read from the 10-turn analog dial.
The 7B92 has no magnifier function but its regular sweep dial setting reaches down to 500 ps/Div. It also has no provision for X-Y operation.
|Sweep speed||0.5 ns/Div to 0.2 s/Div, 1—2—5 sequence (variable up to 0.5 s/Div)|
|Delay time||0 to 9.9 Div|
|Triggering||0.5 Div or 100 mV up to 20 MHz, 1 Div or 500 mV up to 600 MHz|
|Jitter||< 50 ps at 600 MHz|
|Ext Trig input||1 MΩ // 20 pF or 50 Ω|
The 7B92 uses a discrete trigger circuit containing 152-0177-02 tunnel diodes. Up to serial number B069999, the 7B92A used a trigger circuit with 155-0061-00 amplifiers and 152-0177-02 tunnel diodes. After that, the 7B92A used a 155-0061-00 trigger amplifier followed by a 155-0150-00 trigger detector.
The 7B92A uses one other custom IC, the 155-0049-xx sweep control circuit. The internal jumper for mainframe selection (7800/7900/7100 vs. slower) actually increases the minimum holdoff time on the slower mainframe selection by adding a 214pF capacitor (C307 for 7B92, C835 for 7B92A) to pin 8 of the sweep control IC 155-0049-xx in parallel to the existing capacitors. This increases the minimum pulse width of the holdoff signal on pin B4 so that the sweep logic of slower mainframes can handle it properly. The effect of this jumper is only noticeable for sweep speeds of 20 μs/Div. and faster, since there the smallest shunt capacitance is used on pin 8, and the holdoff time is minimal.
A 7B92A (B098xxx) triggering a 974 MHz sine applied to a 7904 mainframe via a 067-0587-02 calibration fixture (maximum triggerable frequency for this specimen).