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NIST's High-Speed Pulse Parameter Measurement Service



Nicholas Paulter, Donald R. Larson


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides a me surement service, number 65200S, "Fast Repetitive Pulse Transition Parameters," for measuring the impulse response of high-speed (transition durations > 7 ps) samplers and the output signals of high-speed pulse generators. The 65200S provides traceable measurements of the waveform parameters of waveform amplitude and transition duration (also known as rise time or fall time). This measurement service has recently been improved using new measurement instruments and procedures, more accurate estimates for the behavioral characteristics of the test instruments, and an improved uncertainty analysis. The improvements to the 65200S include reduced uncertainties for transition duration and the re-introduction of the parameters of overshoot and undershoot.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 19th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Conference Dates
May 21-23, 2002
Conference Location
Anchorage, AK, USA
Conference Title
IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Conference


amplitude, calibration, parameter, Special Test, transition duration


Paulter, N. and Larson, D. (2002), NIST's High-Speed Pulse Parameter Measurement Service, Proceedings of the 19th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Anchorage, AK, USA, [online], (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created May 20, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021