AVRQ-4-B Semiconductor Test Pulser

The AVRQ-4-B provides a 1 or 1.5 kV pulses with linear leading edges, followed by a slower exponential decay back to zero. The transition time (10%-90%) of the leading edge is variable from 25 ns to 250 ns. The adjustable linear edge makes the AVRQ ideal for testing the common mode transient immunity of optocouplers and other devices. The AVRQ series is also suitable for a range of other applications requiring a high-voltage "sweep" waveform, such as sweep-control of particle beam systems.

The most recent information for the AVRQ-4-B Semiconductor Test Pulser is available here:

Adobe PDF Format AVRQ-4-B data sheet (PDF format, 5627 kB, 2017-02-07).
Instruction Manuals The following manuals for the AVRQ-4 family (possibly including customized models) are available online:
Support Files Additional support files:

Prices - USA and Canada

Standard US/Canada prices are listed below. We can also provide you with a formal quote.

Base Model P/N Price Notes
Semiconductor Test Pulser AVRQ-4-B
$27998
Base model. Units with the -B suffix include the IEEE-488.2 GPIB and RS-232 computer control feature and a 2m/6ft GPIB cable.
Amplitude Options
Finer Amplitude Control -AHV $1698 Option. + or -, 1.0 to 1.5 kV, in ≤ 1V steps. No change in rise time specification.
Finer Extra-High Amplitude Control -XHV $2498 Option. + or -, 1.5 to 2.0 kV, in ≤ 1V steps. The minimum leading edge rise time increases by 5 ns.
Connectivity Options
Ethernet port, for remote control using VXI-11.3, ssh, telnet, and web -VXI $898 Option. Adds a rear-panel Ethernet connector, allowing the instrument to be remotely controlled using the VXI-11.3, ssh (secure shell), telnet, and http (web) protocols. In particular, the VXI-11.3 features allows software like LabView to control an instrument using standard VISA communications drivers and network cabling, instead of using old-style GPIB cabling. (This eliminates the need for a GPIB controller card and its proprietary drivers.)
Miscellaneous Options
Front Panel DUT Area -FPD $1498 Option. Moves the DUT area (with hinged door) and HV PULSE connector from the rear panel to the front panel, for more convenient access. The overall height of the instrument is increased (from 3U to 5U in rack units) to accommodate the change. The DUT area is in the lower 3U, and the instrument controls are in the upper 2U. Must be ordered with the -ATA3 option for safe shipping.
Rack Mount Kit -R6 $298 Option. For "3U" height instruments only.
Extended VCC2 Range -SCHB $498 Option. Boosts the maximum VCC2 setting from +8V to +43V.
Extra GPIB cable, 1 meter -X1 $49 Option.
Extra GPIB cable, 2 meters -X2 $69 Option.
Extra GPIB cable, 4 meters -X4 $89 Option.
Specialized Daughterboards
SO-8 daughterboards -SO8 $1004 Option. Provides 32 additional unpopulated (bare) daughterboards, suitable for use with standard SO-8 packages. The pinout and wiring will be the same as for the standard daughterboards described in the manual. The user will need to solder the devices directly to the PCB, limiting the number of times that each PCB and device can be used. CAM files will be provided, so that the user may produce additional daughterboards as required.
TLP702 daughterboards -TLP $1004 Option. Provides 32 additional unpopulated (bare) daughterboards, similar to the standard daughterboards described in the manual, but designed to accept the 6-pin 50mil-pitch SMT package used by the Toshiba TLP702 and similar devices. The user will need to solder the devices directly to the PCB, limiting the number of times that each PCB and device can be used. CAM files will be provided, so that the user may produce additional daughterboards as required.
AC Power Cords
Power cord for United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia -AC00 $0 Option. BS 1363, 230V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for Australia, New Zealand -AC01 $0 Option. AS 3112:2000, 230-240V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for Continental Europe, Korea, Indonesia, Russia -AC02 $0 Option. CEE 7/7 Schuko, 230V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for North America, Taiwan -AC03 $0 Option. NEMA 5-15, 120V, 60 Hz.
Power cord for Switzerland -AC06 $0 Option. SEV 1011, 230V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for South Africa, India -AC17 $0 Option. SABS 164-1, 220-250V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for Japan -AC18 $0 Option. JIS 8303, 100V, 50-60 Hz.
Power cord for Israel -AC19 $0 Option. SI 32, 220V, 50 Hz.
Power cord for China -AC22 $0 Option. GB 1002-1, 220V, 50 Hz.
Shipping Case
ATA shipping case -ATA3 $898 Option. Ships the instrument in a heavy-duty ATA-style transport case, instead of the normal cardboard box. It can also serve as a storage case. This option is recommended for shipments outside of North America and Europe, and is mandatory when using a freight-forwarder or when shipping by any method other than FedEx/UPS. It is strongly recommended for all shipments to China. Pelican model 1690 for full-rack-width (17 inch / 430 mm) units, including all -B units. Pelican model 1610 for half-rack-width (8.5 inch / 215 mm) units. This option increases the shipping weight by 45 lbs / 20 kg (1690) or 24 lbs / 11 kg (1610).
Shipping Method
Ship to USA or Canada, on Avtech FedEx Priority account   $0 Included in base price.
Ship globally, on customer FedEx or UPS account   $0 Excludes Austria, China, The Czech and Slovak Republics, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey. Consult your local representative for pricing.
Ship globally, on Avtech FedEx Priority account   Contact Avtech for pricing. Excludes the above countries.
Ship globally, using a customer-specified freight forwarder   Contact Avtech for pricing. Excludes the above countries. Not recommended. Due to the increased likelihood of shipping damage, the -ATA3 option (heavy-duty ATA shipping case) is mandatory for -PS, -C, and -B models.

These prices are in U.S. dollars, and apply only to orders placed directly with Avtech from the United States and Canada. Reseller prices may be higher. A 5% academic discount is available for North American universities. Orders are non-cancellable, non-returnable. First-time customers ordering customized models are required to pay 33% in advance (at least 2 weeks prior to shipping, preferably by bank transfer), and the remaining 67% within 30 days of the ship date. Both payments are non-refundable.

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Prices - International

Customers in Austria, China, The Czech and Slovak Republics, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey should contact their local representative for pricing. International prices will be somewhat higher than the USA/Canada pricing shown above, depending on local documentation requirements, customs and shipping procedures, and other regulatory issues (for example, the European WEEE directive).

Customers in other countries should contact our Canadian headquarters directly for pricing. Avtech can ship internationally by FedEx (preferred), UPS, DHL, or Bax Global.

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To form a valid model number:

AVRQ-4-B
+ (select one power cord: -AC00, -AC01, -AC02, -AC03, -AC06, -AC17, -AC18, -AC19, -AC22)
+ (select one, or none, from: -AHV, -XHV)
+ (recommended shipping case, mandatory if not shipping by FedEx or UPS: -ATA3)
+ (other possible options: -VXI, -SO8, -TLP, -FPD, -R6, -SCHB, -X1, -X2, -X4)

Some options may not be available with all formats (see the table above), and some combinations of options may not be available together. See the data sheet for details.

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