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19"-AMX

Explanation of Options (19"-AMX)

This overview describes the options denoted by additional letters in the names of our switches.
If you wish to add any of these options to a device, do not hesitate to contact us or configure a custom switch.

Jump to: Switch Types Switch Drivers Cooling Additional Features

Switch Types
Selectable for each switch channel separately

Standard

Dual-level switch
  • Output switches between two voltage levels Vneg and Vpos
  • Vneg ≤ Vpos must be fulfilled at all times

Option T (Trilevel)

Three-level switch
  • Output switches between three voltage levels Vneg, Vmid, and Vpos
  • Vneg ≤ Vmid ≤ Vpos must be fulfilled at all times
  • Allows for field-free phases in digital ion traps (DITs)
  • Undisturbed injection or extraction of charged particles

Switch Drivers
Modification of entire device

Standard

First switch generation
Typical parameters:
  • Maximum isolation voltage: 1.4 kV
  • Maximum continuous operating frequency: 450 kHz
  • Propagation delay: 350 ns

Option F (Fast)

Second switch generation with fast drivers, lower capacitance, and high-voltage isolation
Typical parameters:
  • Maximum isolation voltage: 2 kV (5 kV or more upon request)
  • Maximum continuous operating frequency: 1.3 MHz
  • Maximum burst frequency: 2 MHz
  • Propagation delay: 120 ns

Option E (Extra Fast)

Third switch generation with faster drivers, lower capacitance, and high operating frequency
Typical parameters:
  • Maximum isolation voltage: 2.1 kV
  • Maximum continuous operating frequency: > 5 MHz (3 MHz for 1.5 kV switches)
  • Maximum burst frequency: > 10 MHz
  • Minimum pulse duration: < 50 ns
  • Propagation delay: 65 ns
  • Jitter: < 1 ns

Option D (Digital Control)

Only available as Option ED:
Option E + digital control with integrated internal pulse generator
  • 7 freely configurable digital inputs/outputs
  • 1 digital oscillator with 32 bits and 10 ns resolution
  • 4 pulse generators with 32 bits and 10 ns resolution
  • Precise timing control with resolution of < 1 ns
  • Mapping unit for generating complex pulse sequences
  • Programmable sequences, e.g. for extraction or injection or for emptying the connected trap
  • Detailed information: AMX-CTRL-4ED

Option H (High Frequency Resolution)

Only available as Option EDH:
Options E + D + internal pulse generator with high frequency resolution
  • 8 freely configurable digital inputs/outputs
  • 2 digital oscillators with 10 Hz resolution
  • 16 pulse generators with 32 bits
  • Precise timing control with resolution of < 0.1 ns
  • Mapping unit for generating complex pulse sequences
  • Jitter: < 0.5 ns

Cooling
Modification of entire device

Standard

Active cooling via temperature-controlled fans

Option W (Water-Cooled)

Liquid-cooled heat sink on the rear panel
  • Cooling capability: > 500 W
  • Replaceable gasket
  • Maximum working pressure: 1 bar (tested with 6 bar)

Additional Features
Selectable for each switch channel separately

Option M (Monitor)

Monitor output
Typical technical parameters (other variants available upon request):
  • Output: 1 BNC socket per switch channel
  • Nominal load: 1.0 MOhm + 1030 pF
  • Damping: 1:100 at nominal load, 1:50 without load

Option O (Offset)

External offset voltage
Typical technical parameters:
  • Voltage input: 1 SHV socket per switch channel (upon request: LEMO or Amphenol)
  • Maximum offset voltage with respect to ground: ± 500 V (upon request: ±1 kV or more)
  • Cut-off frequency of the filters: according to customer's requirements, 1 kHz typ.
  • Internal resistance of the voltage input: 100 kOhm typ.