The 8012B is an extremely versatile, easy-
to-operate pulse generator with a wide range of
applications. It has a complete set of variable pulse
parameters with a repetition rate of 0—50 MHz and transition
times as low as 5ns. This makes it ideal for testing digital
logic: RTL, DTL, TTL, some ECL and some MOS can be
dynamically tested and noise patterns can be simulated. Any
triangular or trapezoidal waveforms can be generated (up to
a maximum ratio of 1:100 or 100:1 between leading and
trailing edge transitions) over the entire frequency range.
The pulse polarity can be set to positive or negative and
the pulse output format to symmetrical, normal or complement
using front panel switches, without affecting pulse
amplitude or offset.
The complement format can be used to obtain duty cycles of
100% and symmetrical format provides a means of checking
device threshold, driving operational amplifiers and
simulating amplifier outputs.
The 8012B has a selectable source impedance
which makes impedance matching to the circuit under test
very simple. It also has a square wave facility that is
independent of width and delay settings and a double pulse
facility that is useful for testing device recovery times
and making noise immunity measure