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Measuring the Response of High-Speed Pulse Generators and Samplers



Nicholas Paulter, Donald R. Larson


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides a service for measuring parameters associated with the step response of high-speed (transition durations > 7 ps) samplers and the output signals of high-speed pulse generators. These parameters include transition duration (also known as rise time and/or fall time), waveform amplitude, overshoot, and undershoot (also known as preshoot). Accurate measurement of these parameters with tractable uncertainties requires consideration of many measurement variables for which the measurement system and process must be calibrated.
Proceedings Title
NCSL International Workshop and Symposium
Conference Dates
August 19-21, 2003
Conference Location
Tampa, FL, USA
Conference Title
NCSL International Workshop and Symposium


high-speed, IEEE standards, overshoot, pulse amplitude, pulse generators, pulse measurement, samplers, transition duration, undershoot, waveform parameters


Paulter, N. and Larson, D. (2003), Measuring the Response of High-Speed Pulse Generators and Samplers, NCSL International Workshop and Symposium, Tampa, FL, USA, [online], (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created July 31, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021