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.
Complex, high-speed, 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 applications
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 DualCore:
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