Tektronix / CDS 73A-270 Arbitrary Pulse / Pattern Generator

Tektronix / CDS 73A-270 Arbitrary Pulse / Pattern Generator

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Tektronix / CDS 73A-270 Arbitrary Pulse / Pattern Generator

  • Two Independent Output Channels
  • 1600-Word Memory per Channel
  • TTL or Bipolar Analog Pulse or Pattern Outputs
  • Four Output Modes per Channel
  • Four Time Resolution Ranges


The Tektronix / CDS 73A-270 Arbitrary Pulse/Pattern Generator (APPG) Module provides two independent output channels in a single-slot VXIbus interface. Each channel can be individually programmed to generate an arbitrary string of active and inactive TTL or bipolar (+/- 17.4V) pulse or pattern outputs. Each channel contains a 1600-word six-decimal digit high speed memory. This memory is used to store up to 1600 6-digit output duration time values. After initial programming, these duration values can be updated "in-progress" (while the APPG is transmitting).

Product Family: 73A-270, 73A270, 73A 270

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Number of Channels2
External Clock Input Range1 kHz to 10 MHz
Type OutputsTTL active high and active low; VXIbus TTLTRG; bipolar analog
Bipolar Outputs±17.4 V
TTL Outputs3.2 mA source, 24 mA sink current
Number of Sequential Output Durations1 to 1600 per channel
Number of Repeat Times1 to 63, or continuous
Programmable Resolution Ranges100 ns, 1 µs, 10 µs, 100 µs
Significant Digits6 decimal digits

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Tektronix 73A-270 User Manual (pdf) 
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