1255B Frequency Response Analyzer

1255B Frequency Response Analyzer
The 1255B Frequency Response Analyzer is one of a range of instruments that will meet your needs today and in the future.

Using the single sine technique the 1255B provides precise measurement of gain and phase between any two points in a system. This fully digital technique is used to assess the performance of both simple and complex systems - electrochemical, materials, electronics, mechanical, and acoustic.

For over 45 years Solartron Analytical have produced frequency response analyzers, instruments which are regarded throughout the world as industry standards. This unsurpassed knowledge and experience has been used to produce the 1255B, with its 1MHz frequency range and 1 in 65 million frequency resolution.

The 1255B Frequency Response Analyzer applies the power and sophistication of modern measurement technology; simple in concept, fast and precise in performance, and so easy to use, even by non-technical personnel.

Electrochemistry
Measurement of impedance has become an important tool in the study of electrochemical/biological phenomena and material properties. The 1255B together with a potentiostat such as 1287A can be used in a wide range of applications, including:
  • Corrosion and corrosion protection
  • Properties of organic and inorganic coatings and films
  • Development of solid electrolytes for oxygen sensors
  • Development of novel anode/cathode materials and electrolytes
  • Studies of animal and plant tissue properties
  • Photoelectric effects
Materials Testing
When combined with a 1296A Dielectric Interface and temperature test equipment the 1255B can be used to test a wide range of materials, such as:
  • Fuel cell and solid state batteries 
  • Relaxation processes in the molecular dynamics of liquid crystals, polymers and liquids
  • Charge transport in semiconductors, organic crystals, ceramics etc.
  • Analysis of chemical reactions, polymerization and curing processes
  • Novel gas and liquid sensors
  • Characterization of insulating and semiconductor materials
  • Quality control in the production of insulators, printed circuit boards, etc.

Electronic Testing
1255B is ideally suited to a wide variety of applications in the field of electronics - from fundamental aspects, such as the characterization of the electrical and mechanical properties of materials, to the development and testing of components and complete circuits.

Generally these applications require the measurement of transfer functions and group delay over a wide frequency range. In the case of amplifiers or filters, a wide dynamic range coupled with high frequency resolution are also needed to enable the attenuation characteristics to be full defined.

Mechanical Testing
Mechanical Tests include aerospace applications such as servo systems, guidance control systems, acoustic systems. 

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    Generator
    Waveform Sine
    Frequency Range: 10 µHz to 1 MHz, max resolution: 10 µHz
    Error: ±100 ppm, stability (24 hrs, ±1 ºC): 10 ppm
    Amplitude ≤10 MHz: 0 to 3 Vrms, >10 MHz: 0 to 1 Vrms
    Resolution 5 mV
    Error (driving open circuit) ±(5% + 1% / MHz + 5 mV)
    Distortion <2%
    Sweep types Frequency (logarithmic and linear), amplitude (linear), DC bias (linear)
    Resolution Frequency: >10,000 points, amplitude: >200 points
    DC Bias
    Range ±40.95 V
    Resolution 10 mV
    Error (driving open circuit) ±1% ±10 mV
    Max. Current ±100 mA
    Max. Voltage (lo to ground) ±0.4 V
    Impedance output: 50 Ω ±1%, lo to ground: 100 Ω, <10 nf
    Connection single BNC, outer floating to ±0.4 V
    Output is short circuit proof

    Analyzers
    Two independent analyzers operating in parallel.

    Range Sensitivity (dynamic range) Full scale peak input Com. Mode rejected
    30 mV 1 µV (90 dB) 45 mV 5 V
    300 mV 10 µV (90 dB) 500 mV 5 V
    3 V 100 µV (90 dB) 5 V 5 V
    Input protected to ±46 V peak
    Coupling DC or AC (-3 dB at 1 Hz)
    Impedance Hi to outer: 1 MΩ ±2%, <35 pF
    Outer to ground (floating): 10 kΩ, <330 pF
    Common mode rejection
    at 1 MHz)
    50 dB
    Cross-channel isolation
    (at 1 MHz)
    100 dB
    Integration time 0.01 s to 10s, or auto
    Measurement delay 0 to 10s
    This is a remotely controlled instrument which can only be configured via software
    Power supply 90 to 126 VAC, 198 to 252 VAC, 48 to 65 Hz
    Consumption 200 VA
    Dimensions (w x h x d) 432 mm x 176 mm x 573 mm (17 in x 6.93 in x 22.56 in)
    Weight 18 kg (40 lbs)
    Operating temp. range 0 to 50 ºC (32 to 122 ºF)
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    560 001 160 National Instruments USB-GPIB Adapter
    31203B Shielded GPIB cable 6' (2 meter)
    359 902 120 Reverse Slimline Adapter (National Instruments 182770-00) required to use P/N 560 001 160 with a standalone FRA
  • Software +

    • SMaRT Impedance Measurement Software l Solartron Analytical

      • Wide range of materials test AC techniques (impedance, capacitance, admittance, permittivity and Mott-Schottky) for all types of materials including dielectrics, insulators and electronic materials
      • Full support of 12xx materials test products including 1260A Impedance Analyzer and 1296A Dielectric Interface
      • Integrated temperature control including custom designed cryostats and furnaces

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    • ZPlot Software

      • Wide range of potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrochemical techniques, including cyclic voltammetry, galvanic pulse, impedance, AC voltammetry and Mott-Schottky
      • Full support of 12xx series Impedance and Frequency Response Analyzers including 1260A, 1255B, 1252A, 1250E, 1253A
      • Full support of Power Boosters up to 100 V and 100 A for DC and EIS testing of high power batteries/ fuel cells and for anodization and electroplating

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    • ZView Software

      • ZView is the companion EIS data analysis software for ZPlot
      • Multiple display formats (impedance, admittance, capacitance, permittivity and electrical modulus)
      • Comprehensive data analysis capabilities include an extensive library of equivalent circuit data fit models – R, C, L, Warburg, Distributed Elements

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    • CellTest Software & Firmware Upgrades | Solartron Analytical

      • Wide range of voltage and current controlled battery/fuel cell/supercapacitor test techniques, including charge / discharge, ramps, pulses and impedance (if FRAs are connected).
      • Full support of CellTest multichannel potentiostat products including 1470E, 1470A/1480A
      • Full support of 1455A/1451A for parallel impedance, and 12xx FRAs for multiplexed impedance
      • Power Boosters for DC and EIS testing of high power batteries/ fuel cells and for anodization and electroplating

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    • MultiStat Software

      • Wide range of potentiostatic and galvanostatic test techniques for battery/fuel cell/supercapacitor, including charge/discharge, cyclic voltammetry, galvanic pulse, and impedance (if FRAs are connected).
      • Full support of CellTest multichannel potentiostat products including 1470E, 1470A/1480A
      • Full support of 1455A/1451A for parallel impedance, and 12xx FRAs for multiplexed impedance
      • Power Boosters for DC and EIS testing of high power batteries/ fuel cells and for anodization and electroplating

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    • Frequency Response Analyzer Software | Solartron Analytical

      • Frequency response / transfer function analysis software
      • Simple set up of experiment parameters including frequency range and AC amplitude
      • Data analysis on multiple displays with cursor facilities and with data export to Microsoft Excel
      • Support of 12xx frequency response analyzers including 1260A Impedance Analyzer (for voltage measurements only – not impedance)

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