Design a uwb pulse generator

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by nickwl23, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. nickwl23

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 2, 2009
    hi all, I got problem on this topic. Can anyone help??

    I need to design, construct and test a pulse generator based on avalanche effect in a BJT.
    The aim of the project is to design and contruct a pulse generator that is able to produce 10-20V pulses with a rise time of less than 1ns which are suitable for UWB applications. The skills and knowledge acquired will be transferable to a wide range of applications from radar, communications, and trigger elements of X-ray machines.

    Thank alot.
  2. Ron H

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 14, 2005
    I'm assuming you have already Googled this. If not, Zetex has a nice app note on the topic.
  3. KL7AJ

    Senior Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    Have you looked into blocking oscillators? You can get pulse times much shorter than the rise time of the device with this trick. :)