PulseBlasterESR MultiCore 8MTM
Series : High Speed Programmable Pulse
Generators and Digital Word Generators
The PulseBlasterESR MultiCore 8M
series utilizes multiple PulseBlaster Cores
implemented on a new series of
PulseBlasterESR PCI boards. The MultiCore
designs uses multiple proprietary
PulseBlaster processor cores, specially
designed for MultiCore operation on a single
chip. These new designs allows the user to
program and run independent programs on each
core, up to 8388608 (8M) instructions in
total, in parallel, while maintaining
precise timing synchronization between the
cores. At 500 MHz, these designs allow for
2.0 ns timing resolution.
All cores are driven by the same, single
clock source. They can be synchronized to
start at the same time and run two unique
pulse programs/sequences concurrently. At
500 MHz, the available resolution of each
pulse/delay/interval is 2.0 ns (one clock
cycle), the minimum pulse/delay/interval
length is 18 clock cycles, or 36.0 ns, and
the maximum pulse/delay/interval length is 230clock
cycles (~1.07 s). The 500MHz PulseBlasterESR
MultiCore 8M has a total of 8M instruction
memory words equally divided between cores.
This equates to 4M instructions per Core for
DualCore designs, and 2M instructions per
core for QuadCore Designs.
8388608 (8M) total instruction memory
500 MHz clock frequency
Up to 4 BNC bracket mounted connectors
50 ohm impedance matched outputs
Programmable pulse lengths from 36.0 ns
to 1.07 s per instruction
2.0 ns resolution between cores
PCI form factor.
multi-channel pulse, pattern, and word
generation. Possible applications include:
Experiment and process control in
Electron, Nuclear and Quadrupole
Resonances (ESR, NMR, NQR)
Mass Spectrometry and related test
Ultrasound, radar, medical imaging
Laser control in advanced communication
Solid state physics experiments
Nanomagnetism and spintronics
Robotics and process synchronization
Data bus emulation
Simulation of high-speed moving/rotating
General laboratory use
Models and Ordering
MultiCore 8M Series Model XX-YY-ZZ
XX – Number of Cores. Standard
values are 2 or 4. Other
values are available upon request.
YY - Clock frequency, in MHz.
Standard value is 500 MHz.
Custom clock frequencies are available.
(4 Cores, 500 MHz Operating Frequency).
Words per Core
A number of off-the-shelf and custom options
are available for the PulseBlasterESR
Oven Controlled Clock Oscillator, when
sub-ppm stability is required
Different clock frequency
CompactPCI or USB form factors (custom
Additional TTL output bits per core
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pricing of our PulseBlasterESR DualCore
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