Specifications

Unless otherwise stated, all specifications apply after 30 minutes of instrument warm-up.

Important changes in the specification parameters are explicitly mentioned in the revision history of this document.

General Specifications

Table 1. General and storage
Parameter min typ max

storage temperature

–25 °C

-

65 °C

storage relative humidity (non-condensing)

-

-

95%

operating temperature

5 °C

-

40 °C

operating relative humidity (non-condensing)

-

-

90%

specification temperature

18 °C

-

28 °C

power consumption

-

-

100 W

operating environment

IEC61010, indoor location, installation category II, pollution degree 2

operating altitude

up to 2000 meters

power supply AC line

100-240 V (±10%), 50/60 Hz

dimensions with handles and feet

45.0 × 34.5 × 10.0 cm, 17.7 × 13.6 × 3.9 inch, 19 inch rack compatible

weight

6.0 kg

recommended calibration interval

2 years

Table 2. Maximum ratings
Parameter min typ max

damage threshold Trigger Out 1 and 2

–0.7 V

+4 V

damage threshold Trigger In 1 and 2

–0.7 V

+4 V

damage threshold Reference Clock Out (DC)

-4 V

+4 V

damage threshold Reference Clock In (AC, with DC offset 0 V)

+13.5 dBm

damage threshold Reference Clock In (DC)

-4 V

+4 V

DIO In / Out in default configuration 3.3 V CMOS/TTL

-0.7 V

+4 V

Table 3. Host computer requirements
Parameter Description

supported Windows operating systems

Windows 10, 8.1, 7 on x86-64

supported macOS operating systems

macOS 10.11+ on x86-64 and ARMv8

supported Linux distributions

GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 14.04+, CentOS 7+, Debian 8+) on x86-64 and ARMv8

minimum host computer requirements

Windows 7 64-bit

Dual Core CPU

4 GB DRAM

1 Gbit/s Ethernet controller

recommended host computer requirements

Windows 10 or GNU/Linux or macOS

Quad Core CPU (i7) or better

8 GB DRAM or better

1 Gbit/s Ethernet controller

USB 3.0 connection

supported processors

x86-64 (Intel, AMD), ARMv8 (e.g., Raspberry Pi 4, Apple M1)

Analog Interface Specifications

Table 4. Trigger and other outputs
Parameter Details min typ max

trigger outputs

-

2 SMA on back panel

trigger output impedance

-

50 Ω

trigger output voltage range

50 Ω impedance

0 V

-

3.3 V

reference clock output

-

SMA on back panel

reference clock output amplitude

100 MHz into 50 Ω

1 Vpp

reference clock output frequency

-

10 / 100 MHz

Table 5. Inputs
Parameter Details min typ max

trigger inputs

-

2 SMA on back panel

trigger input impedance

-

50 Ω

trigger input voltage range

50 Ω impedance

0 V

-

3.3 V

trigger input threshold

-

-

0.5 V

-

reference clock input frequency

-

10 / 100 MHz

reference clock input amplitude

-

0 dBm

-

+13 dBm

Digital Interface Specifications

Table 6. Digital Interfaces
Parameter Description

host computer connection

USB 3.0, 1.6 Gbit/s

1GbE, LAN / Ethernet, 1 Gbit/s

DIO port

4 x 8 bit, general purpose digital input/output port, 3.3 V TTL specification

ZSync peripheral port

18 connectors for Zurich Instruments proprietary bus to communicate with external peripherals, 1.2 Gbit/s, 2.4 V LVDS specification

DIO Connector

The DIO port is a VHDCI 68 pin connector as introduced by the SPI-3 document of the SCSI-3 specification. It is a female connector that requires a 32 mm wide male connector. The DIO port features 32 bits that can be configured byte-wise as inputs or outputs.

vhdci 68pin
Figure 1. DIO HD 68 pin connector
Table 7. DIO pin assignment
Pin Name Description Range specification

68

n/a

no signal assigned

3.3 V CMOS/TTL

67

DOL

DIO output latch, 50 MHz clock signal, the digital outputs are synchronized to the falling edge of this signal

3.3 V CMOS

66-59

DIO[31:24]

digital input or output (set by user)

output CMOS 3.3 V, input is CMOS/TTL

58-51

DIO[23:16]

digital input or output (set by user)

output CMOS 3.3 V, input is CMOS/TTL

50-43

DIO[15:8]

digital input or output (set by user)

output CMOS 3.3 V, input is CMOS/TTL

42-35

DIO[7:0]

digital input or output (set by user)

output CMOS 3.3 V, input is CMOS/TTL

34-1

GND

digital ground

-