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Model 8551

50MHz Single-Channel PLL Pulse Function Generator

Model 8551 is a pulse/function generator, which has performance characteristics similar to the Model 8550. In addition, this instrument offers pulse and ramp waveforms as well as their complements. Model 8551 also provides an accurate control over pulse parameters and pulse transition times.

* Product NSN # 6625-01-513-1728RH
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  • Improved and only replacement to HP 8116A.
  • Three instruments in one: Pulse Generator, Function Generator, and Phase Generator (PLL)
  • Popular output waveforms including sine, triangle, square, pulse and ramp
  • Pulse output waveforms include: normal pulse, fixed duty cycle pulse, and pulse complement
  • Control input is available for pulse width modulation (PWM), AM, VCO, and FM
  • Changing pulse levels in less than 6ns
  • Linear transition times are independently programmable for trailing and leading edges
  • Auto calibration and built-in self diagnostics
  • 30 storable, non-volatile, front panel set-ups
  • Standard GPIB interface

Versatility

Tabor generators are reliable and easy to operate. Rapid, repeatable testing is assured by the user programmed non-volatile memory. The variable rise and fall times may be independently adjusted within common ranges. Linear and logarithmic sweep functions are not available on this model. Output waveforms may be gated, triggered, or may generate a burst of pre-selected number of cycles. The generator also provides a number of externally controlled modes, including VCO, FM, AM, and PLL. Extremely broad frequency and amplitude limits permit usefulness in a variety of complex applications. Parameters are digitally set over exceptionally wide ranges:

  • Frequency - 10mHz to 50MHz
  • Amplitude - 10mVp-p to 32Vp-p
  • Pulse Width - 10ns to 999ms
  • Pulse Transitions - 5ns to 99.9ms
  • Sweep - 10mHz to 50MHz (8550)
  • Phase Lock Offset - 180°

Self-Calibration

Front panel calibration, even by inexperienced persons, has made maintenance and troubleshooting extremely easy. Output waveform parameters are compared to internal references and are stored together with correcting factors in special tables for later use. If the self-calibration routine fails to successfully complete, the generator produces a failure list that can be evaluated, anytime, either from the front panel or through GPIB reporting query. The self-calibration capability restores full accuracy potential - even at extreme temperatures (0-50°C).

Phase Locked Loop (PLL)

The phase lock feature automatically locks the 8551`s output to external signals at frequencies up to 60 MHz and voltages up to 40 Vp-p. Phase offset is programmable with 1º resolution, and accuracy of ±3º.

IEEE-488.2 Compatibility

The IEEE-488 standard greatly simplifies interconnection of programmable instrumentation. It clearly defines mechanical, electrical and protocol specifications. The IEEE-488.2 standard, has significantly improved definition of data formats, status reporting, and error handling. This new standard goes further and defines a set of common commands and common queries for easy and goes further and defines a set of common commands and common queries for easy instrument interchangeability between instruments made by different manufacturers. Models 8550 and 8551 fully comply with IEEE-488.2. The IEEE-488.2 standard, has significantly improved definition of data formats, status reporting, and error handling. This new stand and goes further and defines a set of common commands and common queries for easy and goes further and defines a set of common commands and common queries for easy instrument interchangeability between instruments made by different manufacturers. Models 8550 and 8551 fully comply with IEEE-488.2.

Standard Waveforms
Pulse
Modulation
Phase Lock Loop (PLL)
Common Characteristics
Offset
Outputs
Inputs
Run Modes
Triggering Characteristics
General

 

ModelDescription
8551 50MHz Single-Channel PLL Pulse Function Generator

 

Accessories

NameDescription
S-Rack mount 19" Single Rack Mounting Kit
D-Rack mount 19" Dual Rack Mounting Kit
Case Kit Professional Carry Bag

 

Note: Options and Accessories must be specified at the time of your purchase.

Download Type
Manuals Users Manual for 8550 / 8551 25/03/2015
Ver. H
Download (1.6 Mb)
Manuals Service Manual for models 8550/8551 25/03/2015
Ver. H
Download (17.8 Mb)
Drivers IVI driver for model 8551

Application development environments: MATLAB, LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Visual C, Visual Basic
02/12/2013
Ver. 1.1.10
Download (6.4 Mb)
Data sheet Data Sheet for model 8551 26/07/2006
Ver. E
Download (175.6 Kb)

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