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1253A Frequency Response Analyzer

1253A Frequency Response Analyzer has a 300V range and up to 20 kHz

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    • Frequency range from 20 kHz to 10 µHz 
    • Sine, square, triangle Voltage generator up to 10 V RMS and ± 10.22 V DC
    • Two (2) multiplexed Voltage measurement channels to 500 V peak
    • Transfer Function Accuracy to 1%, 1⁰
    • Able to perform DC potentiotstatic and galvanostatic experiments with 1287A Electrochemical Interface
    • Impedance range from 100 mOhm to 100 TOhm, with the 1296A Dielectric Interface
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    1253A Frequency Response Analyzer
    Frequency Response Analysis (also referred to as Transfer Function Analysis) measures the output spectrum of a system relative to a stimulus, and is used to characterize the dynamics of the system under test. The technique measures the magnitude and phase relationship between output and input waveforms as a function of frequency. The input signals may be from a wide range of sensors including acoustic (microphones/sonar), mechanical (accelerometers/displacement transducers), optical (photodetectors), and electrical (amplifiers).

    Applications that make use of this powerful technique include - electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), materials analysis, aerospace control system design, electronic amplifier design, power supply design, and vibration analysis.
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    Applications and Software
    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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    Differentiated Specifications

     Specifications 1260A 1255B 1250E  1253A
    Frequency Range
    32 MHz - 10 µHz
    1 MHz - 10 µHz
    65 kHz - 10 µHz
     20 kHz - 10 µHz
    Voltage and Current
    Voltage Voltage
    Sine, Square, Triangle
    Sine, Square, Triangle 
    Voltage Generator
    Maximum Applied AC Voltage

    3 V RMS (10 MHz)
    1 V RMS (>10 MHz 

    3 V RMS  10 V RMS  10 V RMS 
    Maximum Applied DC Voltage  ±40.95 V ±40.95 V   ±10.22 V  ±10.22 V
    Measurement Capability
    Number of Measurement Channels

    1 Current, 2 Voltage 

    2 Voltage   2 Voltage 2 Voltage 
    Simultaneous Channel Measurement Yes Yes Yes Multiplexed 
    Harmonic Analysis  No No Yes Yes
    Voltage Measurement        
    Best Transfer Function Accuracy 0.2%, 0.2   0.2%, 0.2 0.2%, 0.2  1%, 1 
    Input Protected (Maximum) 46 V   46 V 500 V peak   500 V peak
    Voltage Ranges  30 mV, 300 mV, 3 V  30 mV, 300 mV, 3 V 30 mV, 300 mV, 3 V,
    30V, 300V
    30 mV, 300 mV, 3 V,
    30V, 300V 
    Maximum Measured Voltage 5 V peak   5 V peak 500 V peak  500 V peak 
     Unique Features  Current Generator to

    60 mA rms (10 MHz)
    20 mA rms (>10 MHz) 
    ± 100 mA

    Current Measurement to
    100 mA peak
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