[time-nuts] Adding prescaler to HP 5334B

Bruce Griffiths bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz
Tue Apr 1 15:48:22 EDT 2008

Robert Berg wrote:
> Bruce,
> Thanks for the ideas. The HSMS-2822 looks like it could serve in the
> detector role, while a pair of HSMP-3822's might work for clamping--low
> capacitance, matched pair in series, and in stock at Mouser. The 3822 is
> actually a pair of PIN switch diodes, but couldn't it function as a clamper?
> The 482x series looks better for clamping, but isn't available in a
> series-pair configuration. There are other possibilities, but not many in
> stock, and I couldn't find any suitable ring diode packages.
> Bob

A PIN diode shunt clamp can be used, however it will take a while to 
respond so some other means to clamp the unwanted energy during the time 
it takes to turn on the PIN diode clamp may be necessary.


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