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Model 950
Tunable Filter Instruments
 

 

U.S. Selling Price $1,100.00 includes filter
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Minimum Order Value $150.00 F.O.B. Ottawa, IL
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Description

Frequency Devices’ Model 950 instruments furnish the user with an 8-pole low-pass or high-pass filter that is tunable by front panel controls. The controls allow the user to select a corner frequency between 10 Hz and 50 kHz with 6 steps from each of two selectable ranges.

The instrument exhibits an input impedance of 1 MΩ shunted by 47pF to a single ended signal source. When configured in the differential mode, the instrument has a common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) which exceeds 60dB; in this mode the instrument presents an input impedance of 2 MΩ shunted by 47pF to a double ended single source. Front panel gain control also enables the operator to select a gain factor of 0, 10, or 20dB.

Standard operational features include:

  1. Adjustable Frequency Control
  2. Differential Input Amplifiers
  3. Adjustable Gain Control
  4. Off-set Adjustment
  5. BNC ConnectorsforSignal l/O

 

 

  Compact size and manual rotary switch front panel controls make 950 instruments a popular, cost effective, easy-to-use solution for signal conditioning applications in the following areas:
  • Anti-aliasing Filters
  • Biomedical/Biotechnology Applications
  • Data Recording/Playback
  • Data Smoothing
  • EKG/EEG Signal Filtering
  • FDM/PCM Signal Filtering
  • Medical Research
  • Industrial Process Control
  • Seismic Analysis
  • Vibration Analysis

 

Available Low-Pass Models

      8-pole Butterworth
      8-pole Bessel
 

Available High-Pass Models

      8-pole Butterworth
         


Model 950

Tunable Filter Instruments

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Model 950

Tunable Filter Instruments

Model 950L8B 950L8L   Model 950H8B
Product Specifications
 
Low-Pass
 
High-Pass
Transfer Function

Range fc
8-Pole, Butterworth

10 Hz to 50.0 kHz
8-Pole, Bessel

10 Hz to 50.0 kHz
  Transfer Function

Range fc
8-Pole, Butterworth

10 Hz to 50.0 kHz
Theoretical Transfer
Characteristics
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Passband Ripple
   (theoretical)
0.0 dB 0.0 dB   Passband Ripple
   (theoretical)
0.0 dB
DC Voltage Gain
   
(non-inverting)
0 ± 0.1 dB typ.
0 ± 0.2 dB max.
0 ± 0.1 dB typ.
0 ± 0.2 dB max.
  Voltage Gain
   
(non-inverting)
0 ± 0.2 dB to 100 kHz
0 ± 0.5 dB to 120 kHz
        Power Bandwidth 120 kHz
Stopband
Attenuation Rate
48 dB/octave 48 dB/octave   Stopband
Attenuation Rate
48 dB/octave
Cutoff Frequency
Accuracy

Stability

Amplitude
Phase
fc          ± 2% max.
± 0.05% typ.
± 2% max.
± 0.01% /°C typ.
± 0.02%/°C max.
-3 dB
-360°
fc          ± 2% max.
± 0.05% typ.
± 2% max.
± 0.01% /°C typ.
± 0.02%/°C max.
-3 dB
-182°
  Cutoff Frequency
Accuracy

Stability

Amplitude
Phase
fc          ± 2% max.
± 0.05% typ.
± 2% max.
± 0.01% /°C typ.
± 0.02%/°C max.
-3 dB
-360°
Filter Attenuation 0.12 dB       0.80 fc
3.01 dB       1.00 fc
60.0 dB       2.37 fc
80.0 dB       3.16 fc
1.91 dB       0.80 fc
3.01 dB       1.00 fc
60.0 dB       4.52 fc
80.0 dB       6.07 fc
  Filter Attenuation 80.0 dB        0.31 fc
60.0 dB        0.42 fc
3.01 dB        1.00 fc
0.00 dB        2.00 fc
Total Harmonic
Distortion @ 1 kHz
<-90 dB typ.
<-90 dB typ.
  Total Harmonic
Distortion @ 1 kHz
<-88 dB typ.
Narrow Band Noise
  
(5 Hz - 100 kHz)
50 µVrms typ. 50 µVrms typ.   Narrow Band Noise
  
(5 Hz - 100 kHz)
100 µVrms typ.


Model 950

Location of Panel
Terminals and Controls

Location of Front Panel Terminals and Controls

Location of Rear Panel Terminals and Controls

FRONT PANEL

A. POWER Status Lamp: This red LED indicates whether or not the power to the analog filter circuitry of a Model 950 instrument is on.

B. INPUT Switch: This three position toggle configures the instrument for either differential inputs (A-B), a single-ended input (A), or input nulling (GND) which grounds both the (A) and (B) input terminals.

C. & D. (A) and (B) Input Terminals: This pair of shielded, female BNC connectors accept signal inputs (A) and (B). The instrument applies a non- inverting gain to input (A) and an equal but opposite inverting gain to input (B) while the GAIN switch sets the magnitude of differential gain to 0, 10, or 20 dB. The BNC shields have been internally connected to the instrument ground.

E. GAIN Switch: This three-position toggle switch selects an overall filter gain of 0, 10, or 20dB.

 

F. OFFSET Adjust: This adjustment is intended to zero the offset that results from the instrument’s own circuitry and does not provide for wide range offset to remove dc input signals.

G. CORNER FREQUENCY Selector Switch (10-500Hz): This six position rotary switch selects the digit value of the corner frequency. The switch selectable values are 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500,

H. MULTIPLIER Selector Switch: This two-position toggle switch multiplies by a factor of either 1 or 100x, the value set on the CORNER FREQUENCY selector switch.

I. OUT Terminal: This terminal is a female BNC connector. The shield on the BNC is internally connected to the instrument ground.

REAR PANEL

J. IDENTIFICATION LABEL: This label identifies the date of manufacture, serial number, filter type and operating power requirements.

K. POWER CONNECTION: Denotes power plug location.

L. POWER ON/OFF Switch: A two-position toggle switch on the back panel Power Module that interrupts/completes the power circuit.

M. Voltage Selector Module:
115V Operation
The power module window shows the operating voltage (115V or 230V). At time of shipment, the voltage window will be set to the 115V position.
230V Operation
For 230V operation, use a small flathead screwdriver to pry open the fuse module door. Remove the fuse cartridge, fuse clip and single fuse for 115V operation. Install two 5 X 20 mm 250V, 0.1A fuses into the fuse cartridge, rotate and insert fuse cartridge so 230V is visible in fuse module door when closed.


Model 900

Operation and
Application Guide Lines

Initial Setup

Select desired operating voltage 115 Vac or 230 Vac. See note "N" page four.

Set the POWER ON/OFF Switch to ON. A continuously lit POWER lamp indicates power applied. Allow the instrument a three-minute warm-up period to achieve thermal equilibrium.

To perform initial adjustment and/or operational testing, set the remaining front panel controls as follows:

a) The CORNER FREQUENCY switch and the MULTIPLIER to the desired corner frequency.

b) The OFFSET control to approximately mid-range.

c) The GAIN switch to the desired value.

e) The INPUT switch to ground (GND).

Connect a dc-coupled oscilloscope, of vertical sensitivity 10mV/CM or better, or a digital voltmeter (DVM) to the instrument front panel BNC connector labeled OUT.

Set the OFFSET control for a zero-volt reading on the scope.

Subsequent changes of CORNER FREQUENCY and GAIN control settings will introduce a small dc output offset, which should be zeroed for critical applications.

Leaving all other controls unchanged, set the Input Switch to (A-B) and apply a 5Vdc signal simultaneously to input BNCs (A) and (B). The voltage measured at the OUT BNC should be 5-5=OVdc. This completes preliminary test and adjustment.

Corner Frequency Selection
To select a corner frequency, simply set the CORNER FREQUENCY switch and the MULTIPLIER switch for the desired numerical value.

The Differential Input

The instrument utilizes a differential input amplifier to reject prevalent forms of electrical interference, while presenting desirable input characteristics to the signal source requiring filtering. The differential input configuration is ideal for measuring the difference between two values rather than the values themselves. Bridge circuits utilizing strain gages, thermocouples and a variety of other types of transducers generate differential full-scale output voltages in the order of millivolts that are often superimposed upon volt-level reference and noise values.

The importance of CMRR

In actual system environments, each signal and power return conductor can generate an interference voltage proportional to the net conductor resistance and the electrical current level. Any such interference voltages appear as common mode signals to the amplifier, and are rejected as such.

Circuit model illustrating relationship between filter's differential input
amplifier and external signal and error sources.


Specifications

(@ 25°C and rated power Input)

Input Characteristics

Input Impedance

  • Differential: 2 MΩ shunted by 47pF
  • Single Ended: 1 MΩ Shunted by 47pF

Input Voltage

  • Linear Differential*:
    20V p-p (Gain Set at 0 dB)
  • Max Safe Differential:
    Any Continuous Value between ±75V
  • Max Safe Common Mode:
    Any Continuous Value between ±75V
  • Bias Current: 4nA typ.; 20nA max.
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio with 2kohm Source Unbalance and 0 dB Gain: > 60dB, dc to 50kHz

Output Characteristics

  • Full Power Bandwidth: dc to 50kHz
  • Related Output: 10V p-p for RL = 50 Ω,
    20V p-p for R
    L = 2kW
  • Short Circuit Output Current: +/-100 mA continuous
  • Output Protection: +/-200 mA without damage, Short Circuit to Ground Only
  • Output Impedance: 50 W
  • Offset Voltage: Adjustable to Zero at Front Panel (Range +/-500mV dc)

Power Supply (AC Line Operation)

  • Power: 6 Watts max.
  • Voltage Frequency Range-Rear Panel:
  • 115 V: 105 to 125Vac @ 50/60Hz
  • 230 V: 210 to 250Vac @ 50Hz
  • Fuse: 0.1 Amp

Temperature

  • Operating Temperature:
    0 ºC to +50 ºC
  • Storage Temperature:
    -25 ºC to +70 ºC

Mechanical

  • Dimensions:
    2.375"H x 7.0"W x 8.3"D
    6.03cmH x 17.75cmW x 21.08cmD
  • Weight:
    1.5 lbs; 0.68 kgs.
  • Case Material: ABS plastic
  • Color: PC Bone
 

* Signal plus common mode voltage cannot exceed 20V peak for a linear output.

 


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