Our Programmable Delay Lines Offer Unparalleled Precision

Colby Instruments offers programmable delay line instruments suitable for use in high frequency/RF signal applications where extremely high precision and accurate amount of delay is required. 

Our products include a patented design that offers the highest precision resolution available for any instrumentation electromechanical delay line while also offering excellent repeatability and accuracy.

 

Our Product Lines

PDL-100A Series

Our flagship product with ultimate precision

  • Precision resolution to 0.5 ps per step
  • Maximum delay to 100.00 ns
  • Signal input frequency range from DC to 18.0 GHz
 

CPDL-100A Series

Need more Delay? Customize it

  • Custom total delay to 100.00 ns
  • Custom resolution to 10 ps per step
  • Signal input frequency range from DC to 18.0 GHz
 

PDM-100A Series

Pin diode technology with Faster switching speeds

  • Resolution to 1 ps per step
  • Maximum delay to 5.120 ns
  • Signal input frequency range from 100 MHz to 3.0 GHz
 

PDL-200A Series

Dual Channel Differential Signal

  • Maximum delay to 1.25 ns in series - OR - Dual channels up to 625.0 ps delay each channel
  • Precision resolution to 0.5 ps per step
  • Signal input frequency range from DC to 18.0 GHz

Key Features of Colby Products

  • Free from all noise sources, including no phase noise and no jitter
  • Fully programmable via GPIB (IEEE488.2), Ethernet TCP/IP, and RS-232 Serial interfaces
  • All systems can be used as Delay Lines or Phase Shifters
  • Phase shifter applications where high precision phase resolution is required
  • Suitable for both analog and digital applications
  • Very wide analog bandwidth from DC to 18.0 GHz
  • Digital applications from DC to 40 Gb/s NRZ
  • Resolution to 0.50 ps. Excellent Repeatability to 0.1 ps
  • Extremely Linear Phase Characteristics per instrument model
  • Excellent Power Handling Capability to 50 W peak
  • Convenient Manual Control with Microterminal MT-100A
 

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