Berkeley Nucleonics is offering a new output stage for the Model 575 digital delay/pulse generator that is said to increase the maximum pulse amplitude to 45V.
The company has used modern circuitry to achieve these higher voltages with the same pulse generator architecture, resulting in a low cost for the dual-channel output stage.
The 45V pulses have rise times of less than 2.0 nanoseconds and pulse widths as wide as 10 seconds, with repetition rates of up to 100kHz.
According to Berkeley, the performance achievements enable the faster testing of high-power lasers and enable developments in laser-diode drivers and pump lasers.
Other applications that benefit are capacitor banks, semiconductor assays and pyrotechnics detonations.
Sled tests and high-speed cameras, shutters and frame grabbers all have potential benefits with the fast, high-voltage pulser.
John Yee, applications engineer, said: 'While we have offered pulsers up to 1,000V for quite some time, the fast rise times and rep rates in the Model AT45 introduce new functionality customers have asked for.
'We can upgrade units in the field or offer the systems new for less than USD3,000 [GBP1,826],' he added.