Replacing Obsolete HP, Agilent, Velonex, and Systron-Donner Pulse Generators

Avtech has been in business since 1975, and in that time many large companies have discontinued all or part of their pulse generator offerings. Fortunately, Avtech can provide alternatives for many discontinued models from HP, Agilent, Velonex, Systron-Donner, and other manufacturers!

Some of these alternatives listed are listed below. Please note that these are some of our more general-purpose models. Avtech also produces many models for more specialized applications (for example, with much faster rise times). Email us (info@avtechpulse.com) if you require assistance selecting the most appropriate model for your application.

5V-10V Replacements for Systron-Donner Datapulse Models

Possible replacements for Systron-Donner Datapulse models 100, 101, 110B, 110C:

Model Vout PRF Pulse Width Rise Time (20%-80%) DC Offset (max) Notes GPIB
AV-1030-B 0 to ±5V 10 MHz 10ns - 1ms 0.3ns N/A ultra-fast rise time YES
AV-1000-C 0 to ±10V, TTL, ECL 50 MHz 10ns - 1s 5ns - 1ms ±10V   no
AV-1021-B 0 to ±10V, TTL, ECL 10 MHz 20ns - 0.5s 10ns ±10V   YES
AV-1020-C 0 to ±10V, TTL, ECL 10 MHz 50ns - 0.5s 10ns ±10V   no
AV-1023-C 0 to ±10V, Dual Outputs 10 MHz 50ns - 0.5s 10ns using summing dual channel with summing no

50V-100V Replacements for HP 214A, 214B, HP/Agilent 8114A, Datapulse 114A

The HP 214A, 214B, HP/Agilent 8114A, and Systron-Donner Datapulse 114A are all 100V pulse generators operating over a wide range of pulse widths and PRFs. The Avtech AV-101x-B, AVR-1x-B, and AVR-2x-B product families may be suitable replacements in many applications. Each of these models includes a modern LCD-and-keypad front panel with rear-panel GPIB and RS-232 computer control ports. LabView drivers are available for these models, for easy integration into automated test systems.

A more detailed comparison chart for the AV-1010-B / AV-1015-B and the HP/Agilent 8114A is available.

Model Vout PRF Pulse Width Rise Time (20%-80%) Duty Cycle (max) Notes GPIB
AV-1015-B ±50V 10 MHz 20 ns - 10ms 10ns 25% general-purpose 50V YES
AVR-1A-B-PN ±50V 100 kHz 100 ns - 100 us 10ns 50% high duty cycle 50V YES
AV-1010-B ±100V 1 MHz 25 ns - 10 ms 10ns 10% extended pulse width range YES
AV-1011B1-B ±100V 100 kHz 100 ns - 1 ms 2ns 5% faster rise times YES
AVR-2A-B-PN ±100V 100 kHz 100 ns - 100 us 10ns 25% higher duty cycle YES
AVR-2B-B-PN ±100V 100 kHz 100 ns - 100 us 10ns 50% highest duty cycle YES

200V-3kV Replacements for Velonex Pulse Generators

Avtech offers a wide range of higher-voltage pulse generators, which can replace pulsers made by the former Velonex division of Pulse Engineering, Inc, in many applications.

Model Vout (max) Iout (max) Rise Time (20%-80%) Pulse Width, FWHM PRF GPIB Notes
AVR-3-B 200 V 4 A 10 ns 0.1 - 100 us 10 kHz YES general purpose, very wide PW range
AVOZ-D4-B 200 V 20 A 50 ns 0.2 - 10 us 5 kHz YES can drive five 50 Ω loads, or one 10 Ω load
AVOZ-D3-B 200 V 40 A 50 ns 0.2 - 10 us 5 kHz YES can drive ten 50 Ω loads, or one 5 Ω load
AVR-3HF-B 250 V 5 A 10 ns 0.1 - 100 us 100 kHz YES general purpose, wide PW range, high PRF
AVOZ-E3-B 250 V 250 A 150 ns 0.5 - 10 us 1 kHz YES 100 Watts of average output power
AVOZ-E4-B 250 V 125 A 100 ns 0.5 - 10 us 3 kHz YES 100 Watts of average output power
AVR-4-B 400 V 8 A 15 ns 0.1 - 100 us 10 kHz YES general purpose, very wide PW range
AVRZ-5W-B 500 V 10 A 10 ns 15 ns - 10 us 5 kHz YES fast rise time, wide PW range
AVR-5B-B 500 V 10 A 20 ns 0.1 - 100 us 10 kHz YES general purpose, very wide PW range
AVOZ-D1-B 500 V 50 A 70 ns 0.2 - 10 us 5 kHz YES can drive five 50 Ω loads, or one 10 Ω load
AVOZ-E5-B 500 V 250 A 200 ns 0.5 - 10 us 500 Hz YES 100 Watts of average output power
AVR-7B-B 700 V 14 A 30 ns 0.1 - 100 us 10 kHz YES general purpose, very wide PW range
AVOZ-D2-B 700 V 70 A 100 ns 0.2 - 10 us 2.5 kHz YES can drive five 50 Ω loads, or one 10 Ω load
AVR-8A-B 1000 V 20 A 50 ns 0.2 - 200 us 1 kHz YES general purpose, very wide PW range
AVOZ-D7-B 1000 V 100 A 120 ns 0.2 - 10 us 1 kHz YES can drive five 50 Ω loads, or one 10 Ω load, up to 100A total!
AVOZ-D6-B 1000 V 200 A 200 ns 1 - 10 us 500 Hz YES can drive ten 50 Ω loads, or one 5 Ω load, up to 200A total!
AVRH-2-B 2000 V 0.2 A 80 ns 0.2 - 2.5 us 1 kHz YES high voltage, high impedance
AVRH-3-B 3000 V 0.3 A 100 ns 0.2 - 2.5 us 1 kHz YES high voltage, high impedance

Other Applications

Avtech offers many other models, summarized here. Avtech can also customize models for specific "one of a kind" requirements. Email us (info@avtechpulse.com) if you require assistance selecting the most appropriate model for your application!

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