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Design of a variable width pulse generator feasible for manual or automatic control

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Vegas Azcárate, Ignacio and Antoranz Canales, Pedro and Miranda Pantoja, José Miguel and Franco Peláez, Francisco Javier (2017) Design of a variable width pulse generator feasible for manual or automatic control. Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A, Accelerators spectrometers detectors and associated equipment, 841 (1). pp. 109-116. ISSN 0168-9002

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.10.015


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A variable width pulse generator featuring more than 4-V peak amplitude and less than 10-ns FWHM is described. In this design the width of the pulses is controlled by means of the control signal slope. Thus, a variable transition time control circuit (TTCC) is also developed, based on the charge and discharge of a capacitor by means of two tunable current sources. Additionally, it is possible to activate/deactivate the pulses when required, therefore allowing the creation of any desired pulse pattern. Furthermore, the implementation presented here can be electronically controlled. In conclusion, due to its versatility, compactness and low cost it can be used in a wide variety of applications.


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© 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
This work was supported by MCINN project FPA2015-69120-C6–5R

Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulse generation; Signal on transition; Variable width
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electromagnetism
Sciences > Physics > Electronics
ID Code:39571
Deposited On:28 Oct 2016 17:53
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:57

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