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Model 675 High Performance Arbitrary Waveform Generator

San Rafael, CA – October 15, 2021 – Berkeley Nucleonics' technical staff has published a whitepaper entitled, "Ultrasonic MEMS Testing with the Model 675 High Performance AWG." This application note describes how to use the Model 675 High Performance Arbitrary Waveform Generator to generate the signals for the test and design of Ultrasonic MEMS sensors.

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MEMS Sensor

The Model 675 High Performance AWG simplifies the generation of pulse and chirp signals typically used to perform design tests and characterize MEMS sensors. Considering the amplitude of 24 Vpp into High-Impedance (12 Vpp into 50 Ohm) joined to an analog shift of ±12 V into High-Impedance, the Model 675 represents the ideal solution for these kinds of tests where high voltage amplitude, programmable pulse's width, and rise/fall time are mandatory.

  • Accelerate testing, reliability, characterization, and failure analysis of ultrasonic MEMS sensors.
  • Reduces the time to generate complex train pulse scenarios.

General Considerations About MEMS Sensors MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors leverage silicon’s unique mechanical properties to integrate mechanical structures able to sense acceleration, rotation, angular rate, vibration, displacement, heading, and other physical and environmental properties. Those considerations, united to an analog front end with an excellent harmonic distortion, produce a circuit that combines electrical circuits and 3-dimensional mechanical structures.

Nowadays, MEMS sensors and microphones are widely used in many applications starting from distance and motion detection, mobiles, IoT, drones, automotive, pressure measurements, and humidity and temperature sensing, to name a few.

Click here to read the entire "Ultrasonic MEMS Testing with the Model 675 High Performance AWG" article.

 

About Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation

Founded in 1963, BNC is a leading manufacturer of precision electronic instrumentation for RF/Microwave research. BNC has its corporate headquarters in San Rafael, California with several additional manufacturing facilities and sales offices located throughout the United States. Phased Array Antennas are evolving rapidly, and BNC is at the forefront of this technology shift, capitalizing on these new requirements with its patented, high performance, software-defined radio technology, and a PC-controlled, networked architecture that provides unparalleled performance for the price. In addition to the RF / Microwave signal source line of equipment, BNC offers Phase Noise Test Systems (Signal Source Analyzers) & Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers in 1963, BNC is a leading manufacturer of precision electronic instrumentation for RF/Microwave research. BNC has its corporate headquarters in San Rafael, California with several additional manufacturing facilities and sales offices located throughout the United States. Phased Array Antennas are evolving rapidly, and BNC is at the forefront of this technology shift, capitalizing on these new requirements with its patented, high performance, software-defined radio technology, and a PC-controlled, networked architecture that provides unparalleled performance for the price. In addition to the RF / Microwave signal source line of equipment, BNC offers Phase Noise Test Systems (Signal Source Analyzers) & Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers.

 

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Posted December 15, 2021

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