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1253A Frequency Response Analyzer

1253 Frequency Response Analyzer
The 1253A Frequency Response Analyzer (FRA) is an instrument that is capable of meeting today's measurement requirements for dynamic system analysis. Using the Single Sine Correlation technique (SSC), it provides precise data relating to the gain and phase between any points in a dynamic system. This instrument enables engineers to perform searching analysis to assess performance of both simple or complex systems.

  • AC amplitude range - 0 to 10.23 V rms
  • Sine, square and triangle waveforms
  • Frequency range 1 mHz to 20 kHz
  • Transfer function accuracy 1%, 1°
Transfer Function Analysis of Control Systems
Used stand-alone, the 1253A is routinely used to characterize:
  • Automated test systems
  • Power supplies (PSUs)
  • Aircraft instrumentation/system controls
  • Aerodynamic tests
  • Weapons guidance systems
  • Rocket propulsion and vectoring technology

The 1253A in conjunction with a 1287A potentiostat/galvanostat can be used to measure the impedance of electrochemical cells. Typical applications include:
  • Corrosion and inhibitor studies
  • Fuel cell testing and battery research
  • Characterization of thin films and coatings
  • Electroanalytical systems
Materials Science
Impedance measurements of materials and components can be performed with a 1253A plus a 1296A or 1294A Interface. Applications include:
  • Dielectric materials testing (dielectric constant, permittivity, tan-delta, dielectric loss)
  • Characterization of fuel cell components
  • Analysis of curing and polymerization reactions
  • Charge transport in semiconductors, organic crystals and ceramics
  • Bio-impedance tests on live subjects

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  • Specifications +

    Waveform Sine
    Frequency range 1 mHz to 20 kHz
    Max resolution 1 in 4000
    Sweep types logarithmic, increasing or decreasing
    Points per Sweep 2 to 9999
    AC Amplitude 10 mV to 10.23 V rms
    AC error ±1% ±10 mV
    Distortion 2%
    DC bias range ±10.22 V
    DC bias resolution 20 mV
    DC error ±1% ±20 mV
    Max Output Hi to Lo (DC bias plus AC) ±15 V
    Output impedance (Hi to Lo) 50 Ω ±10%
    Max Voltage (Lo to Ground) ±15 V
    External stop input Contact closure or TTL logic 0
    Connectors Front: floating, 4 mm
    Rear: Single BNC, floating shield
    Maximum current ±300 mA peak
    Output is short-circuit protected
    Input Differential, single BNC
    Impedance, Hi or Lo to Ground 100 kΩ, 100 pF
    Maximum input Hi to Ground: ±350 V peak, 250 V rms
    Lo to Ground: ±350 V peak
    Common Mode Rejection, up to 100 Hz 50 dB
    Carrier frequency range 48 Hz to 10 kHz
    Phase Shift, carrier input to generator output 48 Hz to 300 Hz: 3 degrees
    300 Hz to q kHz: 1 degree
    1 kHz to 10 Hz: (1 degree + 0.5 degrees/kHz)
    Additional analysis error when demodulating, mod frequency = 0.05 carrier frequency 1%, 1 degree
    Analysis quadrature rejection 26 dB

    Two, independent autoranging input channels with a common analyzer

    Range Sensitivity Full Scale pk Input Common Mode Rejection
    30 mV 1 µV 45 mV 30 V
    300 mV 10 µV 5 mV 30 V
    30 V 1 µV 5 V 30 V
    30 V 1 mV (90 dB) 50 V 30 V
    300 V 10 mV 500 V 30 V

    Maximum Input Hi to Ground: ±500 V peak, 300 V rms
    Lo to Ground: ±30 V peak
    Coupling DC
    Connectors Front: Differential, 4 mm
    Rear: Differential, singel BNC
    Impedance, Hi to Lo (Grounded) 1 MΩ ±2%
    Capacitance Front inputs, Hi to Lo (Grounded): 70 pF
    Rear inputs, Hi to Lo (Grounded): 100 pF
    Common Mode Rejection, up to 100 Hz 60 dB
    Integration Time Range 0.1 to 100.000
    Cross channel isolation, < 1 kHz, 1 kΩ across input, Lo grounded 100 dB
    Connection Differential, BNC
    Impedance, Hi or Lo to Ground >200 kΩ, <100 pF
    Maximum input Hi to Ground: ±350 V peak, 250 V rms
    Lo to Ground: ±30 V
    Trigger Point Zero crossing
    Minimum signal to trigger (< 1 kHz) -0.6 V to +0.1 V
    Maximum time to synchronize 12 Hz: 6 cycles
    12 Hz: 500 ms
    Additional analyzer error (stable trigger signal) transfer function mode Gain: 1% ± 0.2%/kHz
    Phase: 1° ± 0.2° /kHz
    Data Processing
    Scaling Division by vector (a + jb, rΘ), division by last result, magnitude, or vector
    History file Maximum size: 400 results
    Minimum size: 100 results
    Battery discharge time Typically 1000 hrs
    Program Store
    Type Battery backed RAM
    Max number of programs: 9
    Max number of program steps: 320
    Type Permanent, keyswitched, protected EEPROM
    Max number of programs: 6
    Max number of program steps: 100
    Type Digital, compatible with HPGL graphics language
    Parameters X-axis: a, linear scale; f, linear or logarithmic scale
    Y-axis: b, r, r(dB), linear scale; degrees
    Plot size A4 or 8.5" x 11"
    Serial output Suitable for use with printers and keyboards compatible with RS232 and RS423. Selectable baud rate: 110 to 9600
    GPIB Compatible with IEEE488. Fully programmable talker/listener; switch selectable talker-only mode.
    Max data rate 1000 bytes/s
    Power Requirements
    Voltage 90 ot 132 VAC, 198 to 264 VAC
    Frequency 48 to 65 Hz
    Power 150 VA
    Width 432 mm (17")
    Depth 427 mm (18.5")
    Height 108 mm (4.25")
    Weight 10 kg (22 lbs)
    Operating Temperature Range 0 to 50 ºC (32 to 122 ºF)
  • Options +

    560 001 160 National Instruments USB-GPIB Adapter
    31203B Shielded GPIB cable 6' (2 meter)
  • Software +

    • ZPlot Software
      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 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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    • Mstat, MultiStat Software
      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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