The Model 745T Digital Delay Generator (DDG) offers the world's leading performance in a benchtop timing instrument. 25 years ago, our Model 7095 Digital Delay Generator (http://www.berkeleynucleonics.com/digital-delay-generators)   dramatically advanced research with jitter below 25 ps. Now, with all the features of a modern DDG, the Model 745T gives users incredible performance at a fraction of the cost. The Model 745T offers 4 precision delay channels from the front panel (output rise time less than 2 ns) with an additional 4-channel option on the rear panel (output rise time less than 5 ns). The Model 745T synchronizes to an external clock at 10 MHz or 80 MHz making the unit ideal for a broad range of applications that require short time domain delays.

The Clock In Connector and Clock Out Connector, are located on the rear panel of the instrument. A convenient Ethernet interface on the rear panel, allows remote control of the instrument. Berkeley Nucleonics' DDG-MUC software controls up to eight instruments (64 Channels). Alternatively, you may use the LabVIEW driver or a new “Web-Command” interface embedded in the unit itself. The control software and LabVIEW drivers are included with the Model 745T at no additional cost.

Because many industries are now moving away from locally installed software packages, we have embedded a control interface in the Model 745T instrument. This also allows all parameters to be controlled by any PC with a browser. You will need to enter the unit's IP address into the browser after connecting a cable from the Ethernet port to your computer network. The instrument will provide an IP address on the front panel display and the browser will open a virtual control panel. This is ideal for laboratories where you may need to move the delay generator to different locations. See our video on Browser-Based Instrument Controls.



The Model 745T virtually eliminates triggering indeterminacy by having a clock that is now in phase with an External Trigger. The resulting external trigger jitter is far better than instruments whose outputs are synched to an internal free-running clock. See the datasheet for exact jitter specification and additional details on "Achieving 2 Picoseconds Jitter in a DDG". The following chart indicates typical jitter at various delays:

  • Internal Trigger, Delays < 100ns: 2 picoseconds
  • Internal Trigger, Delays > 100ns: 15 picoseconds + timebase
  • External Trigger, Delays < 100ns: 25 picoseconds
  • External Trigger, Delays > 100ns: 25 picoseconds + timebase

Back of Model 745T


The Model 745T Digital Delay Generator offers users several options for triggering timing channels: External, Internal and Remotely. Externally trigger on the positive or negative slope of your trigger signal and select a level from 0.lV to 5.0V. Two internal trigger generators are adjustable from 0.25 Hz to 1 MHz in 1 Hz increments. These internal rep rate generators may be started by front panel pushbutton or remotely via your software interface. Either trigger mode may be set as one-shot or repetitive.


The Model 745T Digital Delay Generator is housed in a compact design. The packaging dimensions are of 8.5" X 9.6" x 5.3". The convenient design allows two instruments (up to 16 channels) to fit side- by-side in a 19" rack mount (sold separately). This small footprint allows for many channels packed into a small space on a bench or in a rack system. Berkeley Nucleonics offers a variety of custom packaging options as well. For even tighter space constraints, ask about a cPCI card-level version of the Model 745T or a custom enclosure design. Multi-instrument applications may find that operating from a single master clock may be useful. The standard benchtop package can be mounted with one or two instruments in a 19" rack.


On the front panel there are four standard Outputs, one external Trigger Input, and one Gate Input. Optionally, four more Outputs can be available on the front panel as well (total eight channel outputs) On the rear panel, there are Clock In, Clock Out, T0 and Auxiliary connectors.

Ordering Instructions -

Order according to the following chart -

Model Number Description
745T-4C Standard Touchscreen Model, 4 Precision Channels
745T-8C Standard Touchscreen Model, 4 Precision Channels, 4 Additional Channels
745-RM Rack Mount, accomodates 1ea or 2ea Model 745T units
Optical output With GFT101 module
200ps Step Generator Module With GFT500 module (fast rise time)
Optional Channel Feature -- Channel Grouping

Rise times below 1 nanosecond and Pulse Widths down to 10 nanoseconds are achieved by Channel Grouping. In this example, we group Channel 1 + Channel 2. The jitter is below 5 picoseconds and the delay and width resolution are both 250 femtoseconds. Contact the customer support for special output requirements.


Channels 4 or 8 independent delay outputs
Range 0 to
Resolution 1 ps
RMS Jitter 25 ps + delay x 10-8(T0 to any output)
Accuracy < 250 ps + delay x 10-8
Time base 50 ppm stability

Trigger source
internal 2 Timers 0.25Hz to 1 MHz
external 2 Single Shots (0s and -1s)
command 2 Single Shots (0s and -1s)
Output T0 5V / 50 Ω, 200ns
Outputs T1 to T8
Amplitude 3 V to 6 V / 50
Rise/ fall time 5 ns/ 5 ns
Width 100 ns to 300 ms
Polarity +/-
Connector BNC
Clock input (1) 10 MHz to 100 MHz
Interface Control Front panel, Ethernet/

Internet (Webpage)

Software Free Drivers for Win7
Size Rack 19", 2U, D= 300mm
Power 90 to 220 V / 0.5 A


PDF icon Model 745T Datasheet302.23 KB

Technical resources: 

PDF icon 32 V - PN7130 Datasheet252.73 KB
PDF icon Model 745T Manual2.76 MB
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