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Simultaneous Double Waveform Synthesis with a Single Programmable Josephson Voltage Standard



Alain Rufenacht, Anna Fox, Paul Dresselhaus, Charles J. Burroughs, Samuel P. Benz, Bryan C. Waltrip, Thomas L. Nelson


We have recently demonstrated new 2 V PJVS devices configured with two voltage outputs and two sets of least significant bits in order to simultaneously generate two independent stepwise output waveforms. This development improves upon our previous alternating dual waveform method in that the two voltage waveforms can now be measured simultaneously, and the sampler overload condition that existed in the previous configuration is eliminated. Applications such as the NIST Quantum Watt for ac power calibrations will benefit from these developments through reduced measurement uncertainties and improved flexibility.
Conference Dates
July 10-15, 2016
Conference Location
Ottawa, CA
Conference Title
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements


Voltage Measurement, Josephson arrays, Signal sampling, Standards, Power Measurement.


Rufenacht, A. , Fox, A. , Dresselhaus, P. , Burroughs, C. , Benz, S. , Waltrip, B. and Nelson, T. (2016), Simultaneous Double Waveform Synthesis with a Single Programmable Josephson Voltage Standard, Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, Ottawa, CA, [online],, (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created July 9, 2016, Updated April 4, 2022