The ANTECH A2000-15 TTL to LVDS converter Module is designed to allow utilisation of all of the input channels on the ANTECH N2000 Universal Neutron Counter. As well as interfacing with the TTL coaxial outputs of neutron detection amplifiers, the A2000-15 provides stable power for neutron detector amplifiers,
The ANTECH A2000 series of Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL) to Low-Voltage Differential Signal (LVDS) converters allow for easy interface from the TTL coaxial outputs of neutron detection amplifiers to the N2000 LVDS D-sub input. The A2000-15 is the maximum 15 channel TTL to LVDS converter module, allowing for all the LVDS inputs on the N2000 to be populated with an input signal.
The A2000 series also provides a stable 5 V power TNC output that can be used to power neutron detector amplifiers, removing the need for an external power supply to the amplifiers. ANTECH recommends placing the A2000 unit near the amplifier side, minimizing the distance of the coaxial cable and therefore utilising the low interference design of LVDS and the LVDS cable assembly.
The converter is designed to exceed the specifications of the N2000, and is tested to accept bursts of incoming pulses of at least 40 MHz, or continuous summed input count rate of at least 5 Mhz. The converter can accept any pulses with a pulse width of 12.5 ns and upwards.
The A2000-15 is EMC tested to EN 61326-1:2013 with full compliance.