PicoSource PG900 Series

USB Differential Pulse Generators

PicoSource PG900 Series Differential Pulse Generators – high-speed, low-cost, fast-transition instruments that can test transmission paths with a fast pulse, instantly simulating a wide-spectrum signal. These generators are ideal for high-speed broadband measurements such as time-domain reflectometry, semiconductor testing, gigabit port testing, and radar systems.

PicoSource PG900 Series applications

TDR applications with a PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscope

Controlled over USB from a single PC, the PG900 Pulse Generators can be used with a PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscope to realize Time Domain Reflectometry with the models that do not integrate that functionality (PicoScope 9301, 9302, 9321 and 9341).


The pulse and trigger waveform displays can be toggled between three timebase settings to show the timing relationship of trigger and pulse, the pulse period or the pulse train being output.

TDR setup with PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscope

Single-ended measurements can be performed using just one pulse source and an oscilloscope channel.

TDT applications with a PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscope

Controlled over USB from a single PC, the PG900 Pulse Generators can be used with a PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscope to measure Time Domain Transmission with those models that do not include that function (PicoScope 9301, 9302, 9321 and 9341). They may also add the versatility of a remotely placed signal generator for long line or installed system testing with any of the PicoScope 9300 models.

TDT setup with any PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscope

Single-ended measurements can be performed using just one pulse source and an oscilloscope channel.

TDT and crosstalk with a PicoScope 9341 Sampling Oscilloscope

Controlled over USB from a single PC, the PG900 Pulse Generators can be used with a PicoScope 9341 four-channel Sampling Oscilloscope for simultaneous Time Domain Transmission and Crosstalk assessment.



TDT and crosstalk setup with PicoScope 9341 Sampling Oscilloscope

Single-ended measurements can be performed with a two-channel Sampling Oscilloscope and differential measurements can also be tackled by first measuring transmission and then changing connections for crosstalk measurement. Unconnected ports should always be correctly terminated.


PicoSource PG900 Series USB Differential Pulse Generators