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Pulse Picker synchronization board – up to 200 MHz input / 20 MHz output

Pulse Picker is a synchronization tool to drive external modulating devices such as EOM, AOM, SOA etc. It has been especially designed to work with low level of electrical or optical input pulses power.

This Pulse Picker board includes a software adjustable input voltage level threshold and an (optional) photodiode. This makes it an ideal tool for the synchronization of various instruments.  

This board also includes a special AWG function synchronized with the input signal to perform some burst shaping of mode-locked lasers. To get a good overview of its key functionalities follow the application note: pulse-picker. It works perfectly well to synchronize any AOM devices.

This Pulse Picker board can also be used as a Standalone Generator, Digital Delay Generatorfrequency divider, or Burst generator.

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

Product reference: Pulse Picker

Key features

  • Max Input frequency: 200 MHz

  • Max output frequency: 20 MHz

  • 1 V/3.3 V/5 V output voltage

  • Min input voltage: < 30 mV 

  • <80 ps RMS jitter

  • Burst/Gate generator 

  • USB interface with many Libraries and GUI

Pulse picker


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



This pulse picker 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 also an ideal tool for LIDAR 1D/3D-sending test platforms.
This pulse picker is part of our "Multiboard" laser driver and synchronization modules family. All the using cases are explained in a well detailed digital delay generator user manual.


Pulse_Out (SMA)
Delay 10 ps to 1000 s
Delay resolution 10 ps
Adjustable output level 1 V / 3.3  V / 5 V_TTL
Ouput impedance 50 Ω (recommended)
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

12 ns (voltage converter only)
15-25 ns ajustable (direct mode)
70 ns (other modes)

Internal pulse generator
Pulse width 5 ns to 1000 s
Pulse width resolution 2 ns
Sync Ext/Gate inputs (SMA)
Input voltage 30 mV to 3.3 V (adjustable threshold)
Max input rate 20 MHz
Division range De 1 à 109
Voltage converter
Max input frequency 150 MHz
Jitter < 30 ps
Pulse Picker
Max input/output frequency 200 MHz / 20 MHz
Burst/gate generator
Number of pulses De 1 à 109
Trig-to-pulse delay Adjustable
Intra burst resolution 5 ns
Compatibilities & libraries Windows 7/10 ; DLLs, Hexa, Labview VIs, Python.



Pulse-picker Synoptic – many using case


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

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