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Pulse delay generator ideal for timing and synchronization

This pulse delay generator generates high frequency pulses, digital delays and bursts. It is an ideal synchronization and timing control instrument for electronics and lasers.

Tombak can be used as a standalone generator, digital delay generator, 150 MHz voltage level converter, AWG (Arbitrary Waveform Generator), frequency divider, pulse picker or burst generator.

It is often used in fiber modulation setup with EOMs, AOMs or ALPhANOV new SOM technology. It is the most compact device with such performances and this makes it an ideal tool for OEM integration into your product. Applications of this pulse delay generator include component testing, laser timing control, laser pulse-picking and laser diode pulsing.

These products are now offered by AeroDIODE, Logo_aerodiode a new ALPhANOV spin-off company. The product manager is available to answer any technical of commercial question.

Product reference: Tombak

Key features

  • 10 ps delay resolution
  • 2 ns pulse resolution
  • 80 ps RMS jitter
  • Min input voltage: 30 mV
  • 150 MHz voltage level converter
  • 20 MHz standalone generator
  • Burst/gate generator
  • USB interface
  • 2 years warranty
Pulse delay generator


The GUI software lets the user have total control of all module functions. It includes several libraries for software integration (Labview VIs, DLLs, Hexa etc.)


Datasheet Tombak

This pulse delay denerator works alone or in series with other products in our range like:

Complex systems, such as fiber lasers, can be quickly developed on this module platform. It is an ideal tool for LIDAR / 1D-3D sensing test platforms.

Tombak pulse delay generator is part of our "Multiboard" laser driver and synchronization modules family. All the using cases are explained in a well detailed pulse delay generator user manual.


Pulse_Out (SMA)
Output impedance 50 Ω (recommanded)
Pulse width 5 ns to > 1000 s
Pulse width resolution 2 ns
Pulse delay 10 ps to > 1000 s
Pulse delay resolution 10 ps
Adjustable output level 1 V / 3.3  V / 5 V_TTL
Rise time < 1 ns typical
Max output rate 20 MHz
Jitter (100 ns delay) < 80 ps RMS
Pulse_In (SMA)
Input voltage threshold 30 mV - 3.3 V software adjustable
Max input rate 200 MHz
Insertion delay down to 12 ns
Sync Ext/Gate inputs (SMA)
Input voltage From 30 mV to 3.3 V
Threshold 1.2 V
Max input rate 20 MHz
Division range: division by De 1 à 109
Voltage converter
Maximum input frequency 150 MHz
Jitter < 30 ps
Pulse Picker
Max input/output frequency 250 MHz / 20 MHz
Burst/gate generator
Number of pulses 1 to 109
Trig-to-pulse delay Adjustable
Intra burst resolution 5 ns
Compatibility and libraries Windows 7/10 ; DLLs ; Hexa ; Labview Vls ; Python

GUI interface

Pulse delay generator GUI



Tombak pulse delay generator synoptic

PIN configuration


  • Ideal for OEM integration
  • Components test
  • Laser timing control
  • Laser pulse-picking
  • Precision pulse application
  • Instrument triggering
  • ATE applications


These products are now offered by AeroDIODE, Logo_aerodiode a new ALPhANOV spin-off company.


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