Picosecond Baluns and Transformers
Picosecond Pulse Labs is now part of Tektronix. The same leading performance you have come to expect from Picosecond Pulse Labs products is now available with the worldwide support and backing of Tektronix.
Tektronix offers a variety of inverting transformers and differential pulse splitters (baluns). These baluns transform an unbalanced 50 ohm input into a balanced 100 ohm differential output, and are made of passive components and are therefore bi-directional.
Tektronix baluns are an effective means for using single-ended test equipment (VNA's, pattern generators) for taking differential measurements.
Many serial data standards have modest differential s-parameter test requirements. For these serial data applications a pair of baluns and a single-ended VNA provide a very cost effective measurement solution.