A150 Pulse Amplitude Discriminator

The A150 is a high performance hybrid pulse amplitude discriminator developed for use in precision pulse spectroscopy.

Its low power dissipation (17 mW) and high speed (> 4 MHz) make it ideal for space flight use. The A150 is packaged in a standard 14 Pin hybrid DIP.

NOTE: The A150 has been discontinued. Some parts from prior programs and old date codes may be available. Contact Amptek for more information.

Features

  • Specifications +


    Electrial Characteristics

    Vs = +,- 6 V, VDD = +10 V, TA = +25 oC

    PARAMETER SYMBOL MIN TYP MAX UNITS
    Output Pulse Width-Positive TWP 160 195 210 ns
    Output Pulse Width-Negative TWN 150 185 200 ns
    Output Pulse Delay-Positive TDP 70 120 ns
    Output Pulse Delay-Negative TDN 60 80 ns
    Input Threshold Offset VOS ±1 ±5 mV
    Supply Voltage VS ±4.5 ±6 ±8 V
    Supply Current IS ±1.3 ±1.5 ±1.7 mA
    CMOS Supply VDD +4 +10 +18 V
    Power Consumption PD 17 mW
    Input Offset Drift TCVos -30 ±10 µV/oC
    Minimum Pulse Detected VTmin 15 mV

    WEIGHT: 3.8 g

    Absolute Maximum Ratings

    Supply Voltage Vs ±8 V
    CMOS Supply VDD +18 V
    Input Voltage ±Vs
    Operating Temperature Range -55 oC to +110 oC
    Storage Temperature Range -65 oC to +110 oC
    Lead Temperature Range (Soldering, 10 s) 300 oC

    A150 CONNECTION DIAGRAM

    PIN FUNCTION
    1 Non-Inverting Input
    2 Inverting Input
    3 Bias Adjust
    (resistance to Pin 4 reduces operating current)
    4 -Vs Direct
    5 -Vs through 50 ohms
    6 Case and Ground
    7 Pulse Width Adjust
    (must be connected to Pin 12 either directly for minimum pulse width, or through a resistor)
    8 Output (positive)
    9 Output (negative)
    10 +Vs through 50 ohms
    11 +Vs Direct
    12 VDD bias for output CMOS one-shot
    13 No connection
    14 No connection

    A150 OUTPUT WAVEFORMS

    a150 output
    Horizontal Scale: 100 ns/div
    Vertical Scale: 5 V/div
    Upper Trace: Input Pulse
    Middle Trace: Outputs at VDD= +10 V
    Lower Trace: Outputs at VDD= +5 V
    a150 output 2
    Horizontal Scale: 100 ns/div
    Vertical Scale: 10 V/div
    Upper Trace: Input Pulse at 5 MHz
    Middle Trace: Pin 9 Output at VDD= +10 V
    Lower Trace: Pin 8 Output at VDD= +10V
  • Typical Performance +


    Figure A

     

    Figure B

  • Applications +


    A COMPLETE STATE OF THE ART PULSE PROCESSING SYSTEM

    LOW LEVEL DISCRIMINATOR WITH VOLTAGE CONTROLLED THRESHOLD

    A TWO DETECTOR TELESCOPE SYSTEM

  • Mechanicals +


    A150 Mechanical Diagram

  • Documentation +