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Title: High speed sampler and demultiplexer

A high speed sampling demultiplexer based on a plurality of sampler banks, each bank comprising a sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates at respective positions along the sample transmission line for sampling the input signal in response to the strobe signal. Strobe control circuitry is coupled to the plurality of banks, and supplies a sequence of bank strobe signals to the strobe transmission lines in each of the plurality of banks, and includes circuits for controlling the timing of the bank strobe signals among the banks of samplers. Input circuitry is included for supplying the input signal to be sampled to the plurality of sample transmission lines in the respective banks. The strobe control circuitry can repetitively strobe the plurality of banks of samplers such that the banks of samplers are cycled to create a long sample length. Second tier demultiplexing circuitry is coupled to each of the samplers in the plurality of banks. The second tier demultiplexing circuitry senses the sample taken by the corresponding sampler each time the bank in which the sampler is found is strobed. A plurality of suchmore » samples can be stored by the second tier demultiplexing circuitry for later processing. Repetitive sampling with the high speed transient sampler induces an effect known as ``strobe kickout``. The sample transmission lines include structures which reduce strobe kickout to acceptable levels, generally 60 dB below the signal, by absorbing the kickout pulses before the next sampling repetition. 16 figs.« less
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
170477
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 426000; PA: EDB-96:029662; SN: 96001517598
Patent Number(s):
US 5,479,120/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-241,000
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Dec 1995
Research Org:
University of California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; MULTIPLEXERS; DESIGN; SAMPLERS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; DATA PROCESSING; DATA TRANSMISSION

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