From: John Larkin
Subject: Re: Comb/Harmonic Generators
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 08:44:43 -0800
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On 6 Dec 2002 06:45:57 -0800, email@example.com (Vance) wrote:
>Yep. You guys are right on (extra credit for Glen). Especially the
>description of the performance of the shock line. We have a number of
>applications for these - like generating the narrow strobe pulese on
>the sampler technology which was announced at the same time as the
>We're looking at applications where the high frequency content,
>coupled with having our own fab, could yield market opportunities.
>Nothing more complex than that right now. With our forte being time
>domain, you won't see a lot of "RF like" components from us, but there
>are some opportunities we're considering.
>I say sampler and you say mixer ...
It's interesting that there was a sampler bandwidth battle for a
while, followed by a long truce between HP and Tek at 50 GHz. LeCroy
seems to have broken the truce by going to 60, and now Tek has a
plugin at '70+'. HP has had 100 and even 200 GHz shockline samplers
for years, but never put them into scopes for, as I hear, 'market, not
technology' reasons. I've seen papers about near-THz samplers, but
somewhere up there the signals won't go through coax any more so the
electrical bandwidth becomes useless.
If you ever want to do a scope, I'd be pleased to collaborate on the
timbase. I have a very cute deconvolution algorithm too... tried to
interest Tek in it, but it got NIH'd.
Time domain rocks! Sinewaves suck!