MFLI and MFIA Specification

General specification

Storage temperature +5°C to +65°C
Storage relative humidity < 95%, non-condensing
Operating temperature +5°C to +40°C
Operating relative humidity < 90%, non-condensing
Specification temperature +18°C to +28°C
Power consumption < 40 W
DC power inlet 12 V, 2 A
Connector: Switchcraft 760BK, ID 2.5 mm, OD 5.5 mm
Power supply AC line 100 - 240 V (±10%), 50/60 Hz
Line power fuse 250 V, 2 A, fast, 5 x 20 mm, F 2A L 250V
Dimensions including bumper 28.3 x 23.2 x 10.2 cm
11.1 x 9.1 x 4.0 inch
Rack mount on request
Weight including bumper 3.8 kg
Recommended calibration interval 2 years (see sticker on back panel)
Warranty 1 year, extensible

Demodulators

Frequency range 0 to 500 kHz; 0 to 5 MHz, requires MF-F5M option
Number of demodulators 1 dual-phase (X, Y, R,Θ); 4 dual-phase, requires MF-MD option
Demodulator inputs Signal Inputs (V/I), Auxiliary Inputs, Auxiliary Outputs, Trigger Inputs
Filter time constant 336 ns - 83 s
Filter bandwidth (-3 dB) 276 µHz - 206 kHz (4th order filter)
Harmonics 1 - 1023
Filter slope 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48 dB/oct
Additional filtering Sinc filter
Phase resolution 10 µdeg
Frequency resolution 1 µHz
Output sample rate on Auxiliary Outputs 612 kSa/s (for each auxiliary output), 18 bit, ±10 V
Maximum transfer rate over 1 GbE 200 kSa/s (all demodulators), 48-bit full range
Maximum rate to store on local USB drive 50 kSa/s (all demodulators), 48-bit full range
Trigger modes for data transfer Continuous, edge, gated

Reference modes

External reference frequency range 1 Hz to 500 kHz; 1 Hz to 5 MHz, requires MF-F5M option
External reference input Auxiliary Inputs, Trigger Inputs, Auxiliary Outputs, Current Signal Input, Voltage Signal Input
Lock time for external reference Typically less than max(100 cycles, 1.2 ms)
Number of external references 1; 2 requires MF-MD option
Internal reference frequency range DC to 500 kHz; DC to 5 MHz, requires MF-F5M option

Scope

Input channels Signal Inputs (V,I), Auxiliary Inputs, Auxiliary Outputs, Trigger Inputs, Trigger Outputs, Signal Output, Oscillator Phase
Scope modes Time domain, frequency domain (FFT)
Number display channels 1; 2, requires MF-DIG option
Trigger channels Signal Inputs (V,I), Auxiliary Inputs, Auxiliary Outputs, Trigger Inputs, Trigger Outputs
Trigger modes Edge
Trigger hysteresis Full input range
Pretrigger Full sample range
Sampling rates 1.8 kSa/s to 60 MSa/s
Vertical resolution 16 bit
Maximum number of samples per shot 16 kSa; 2.5 MSa per channel, requires MF-DIG option
Minimum hold time 1 ms
Bandwidth limit mode, vertical resolution increase Down sampling by averaging; increase vertical resolution up to 24 bit, requires MF-DIG option
Cursor math Location, Area, Wave, Peak, Tracking, Histogram

Spectrum Analyzer

Center frequency range 0 to 500 kHz; 0 to 5 MHz, requires MF-F5M option
Spectrum modes FFT(X+iY), FFT(R), FFT(Θ), FFT(f) and FFT((dΘ/dt)/2π)
Statistical options Amplitude, Spectral density, Power
Averaging modes None, Exponential moving average
Maximum number of samples per spectrum 8 kSa
Maximum span 58 kHz
Window functions Rectangular, Hann, Hamming, Blackman Harris
Cursor math Location, Area, Tracking, Wave, Peak, Histogram

Sweeper

Scan parameters Oscillator frequency, Demodulator phase, Auxiliary Offset, Signal Output Offset, etc.
Parameter sweep ranges Full range, Linear and Logarithmic
Parameter sweep resolution Arbitrary, defined by start/stop value and number of sweep points
Display parameters Demodulator Output (X, Y, R, Θ, f), Auxiliary Input
Display options Single Plot, Dual Plot (e.g. Bode Plot), Multi-trace
Statistical options Amplitude, Spectral density, Power
Preset measurement modes Parameter sweep, Noise amplitude measurement, Frequency response analyzer, 3-Omega-Sweep

Voltage Signal Inputs

Connectors 2 BNC on front panel, single ended and differential
Shield connectivity Floating or ground
Maximum float voltage versus ground ±1V
Input impedance 50 Ω and 10 MΩ; 27 pF for range >=300 mV; 35 pF for range <= 100 mV
Input frequency range DC to 500 kHz; DC to 5 MHz, requires MF-F5M option
Input A/D conversion 16 bit, 60 MSa/s
Input noise amplitude 2.5 nV/√Hz above 1 kHz for 3.3 mV input range and shorting cap on input; 7 nV/√Hz at 10 Hz, 40 nV/√Hz at 1 Hz
Input noise corner frequency Typically 100 Hz for range <= 10 mV
Input bias current Typically ±10 pA, max ±200 pA
Input full range sensitivity
(10 V lock-in amplifier output)
1 nV to 3 V
Input AC ranges ±1 mV to ±3 V, 8 steps
AC coupling cutoff frequency 1.6 Hz
Maximum DC offset for AC coupling ±10 V
Input DC ranges 1 mV to 3 V, 8 steps
Input gain inaccuracy < 1% (< 2 MHz); for higher frequencies limited by analog input filter
Analog input filter (anti-aliasing) 1 dB suppression at 5 MHz, 3 dB at 12 MHz; 3rd order roll-off
Input amplitude stability 0.1%/°C
Input offset amplitude < max(0.5 mV, 1% of range)
Dynamic reserve Up to 120 dB
Harmonic distortion 80 dBc for frequencies <= 100 kHz; 65 dBc for frequencies <= 5 MHz; carrier amplitude 1 dBFS
Coherent pickup < −140 dB for frequencies <= 5 MHz and 50 Ω input impedance;
< −180 dB for frequencies <= 100 kHz and 50 Ω input impedance

Current Signal Input

Connector BNC on front panel, float/gnd
Shield connectivity Floating or ground
Maximum float voltage versus ground ±1 V
Input impedance see Table 5.9
Input frequency range DC to 500 kHz; DC to 5 MHz, requires MF-F5M option
Input A/D conversion 16 bit, 60 MSa/s
Input noise amplitude 20 fA/√Hz above 100 Hz for 10 nA input range; 200 fA/√Hz above 10 kHz for 1 µA input range; 3.5 pA/√Hz above 1 MHz for 100 µA input range; 300 pA/√Hz above 1 MHz for 10 mA input range;
Input leakage current ±10 pA
Input full range sensitivity
(10 V lock-in amplifier output)
±10 fA to ±10 mA
Input gain inaccuracy < 1% (for frequencies below 10% of the input bandwidth)
Input offset amplitude 1% of range
Dynamic reserve up to 120 dB
Coherent pickup < 90 GΩ for frequencies <= 5 MHz and 100 μA input range
< 140 TΩ for frequencies <= 100 kHz and 10 nA input range

 

Current input range Transimpedance
gain
Bandwidth (-3 dB) Input impedance at DC Input noise
10 mA 100 V/A 5 MHz 50 Ω 300 pA / √Hz at 100 kHz
1 mA1 1 kV/A 5 MHz 50 Ω 200 pA / √Hz at 100 kHz
100 µA 10 kV/A 5 MHz 60 Ω 3.5 pA / √Hz at 100 kHz
10 µA1 100 kV/A 5 MHz 60 Ω 2.5 pA / √Hz at 100 kHz
1 µA 1 MV/A 450 kHz 1 kΩ 200 fA / √Hz at 1 kHz
100 nA1 10 MV/A 450 kHz 1 kΩ 150 fA / √Hz at 1 kHz
10 nA 100 MV/A 2 kHz 160 kΩ 20 fA / √Hz at 100 Hz
1 nA1 1 GV/A 2 kHz 160 kΩ 15 fA / √Hz at 100 Hz
1Range only available on MF Instruments with serial numbers MF-DEV3200 and higher.

Differential Signal Output

Connectors 2 BNC on front panel, single ended and differential
Output impedance 50 Ω
Output frequency range DC to 500 kHz; DC to 5 MHz, requires MF-F5M option
Output frequency resolution 1 µHz
Output phase range ±180°
Output phase resolution 10 µdeg
Differential outputs Sine waves shifted by 180°
Output D/A conversion 16 bit, 60 MSa/s
Output amplitude ranges ±10 mV, ±100 mV, ±1 V, ±10 V (single ended on high-impedance)
Output power 24 dBm (±10 V, 250 mW), for each BNC
Output gain inaccuracy < 1% at 100 kHz for all output ranges
Maximum output drive current 100 mA
Output offset amplitude ±1 mV or 1% of range, whichever is bigger
Harmonic distortion 85 dBc for f < 100 kHz, 60 dBc for f < 5 MHz; for output ranges <= 1 V; 80 dBc for f < 100 kHz, 50 dBc for f < 5 MHz; for output range 10 V; carrier amplitude 1 dBFS
Analog adder Auxiliary Input 1 can be added to the signal output, ±10 V, DC-2 MHz

 

Output range Output noise density
(high load impedance setting)
RMS output noise
at 12 MHz bandwidth
10 mV 43 nV/√Hz 145 µVrms
100 mV 43 nV/√Hz 145 µVrms
1 V 48 nV/√Hz 161 µVrms
10 V 104 nV/√Hz 310 µVrms

Auxiliary Inputs

Connectors 2 BNC on the front panel
A/D converter 16 bit, 15 MSa/s
A/D analog bandwidth 5 MHz
Input impedance 1 MΩ
Amplitude ±10 V
Resolution 0.335 mV

Auxiliary Outputs

Connectors 4 BNC on the front panel
D/A converter 18 bit, 612 kSa/s
D/A analog bandwidth 200 kHz
Output impedance 50 Ω
Amplitude ±10 V
Resolution < 85 µV
Drive current 20 mA

Trigger Inputs

Connectors 2 BNC on the back panel
Trigger input impedance 1 kΩ
Frequency range external reference 1 Hz to 500 kHz; 1 Hz to 5 MHz, requires MF-F5M option
Trigger amplitude range ±5 V
Minimum pulse width 35 ns
Trigger level ±5 V, 3.66 mV resolution
Trigger hysteresis < 20 mV

Trigger Outputs

Connectors 2 BNC on the back panel
Trigger output impedance 50 Ω
Frequency range external reference 1 µHz to 500 kHz; 1 µHz to 5 MHz, requires MF-F5M option
Trigger amplitude 5 V

10 MHz synchronization

Connectors 2 BNC, 10 MHz clock input and output on the back panel
10 MHz input, impedance 50 Ω
10 MHz input, frequency range 9.98 to 10.02 MHz
10 MHz input, amplitude range 200 mV to 3 V
10 MHz output, impedance 50 Ω
10 MHz output, amplitude 1 Vpp into 50 Ohm, sinusoidal

Internal frequency reference

Type TCXO
Initial accuracy < ±1.5 ppm
Long term accuracy/aging < ±1 ppm in the first year
Short term stability (0.1 s) < 2·10-10
Temperature coefficient 0.05 ppm/°C (@23°C)
Phase noise at 1 kHz -140 dBc/Hz
Phase noise at 10 kHz -150 dBc/Hz

Connectivity & Others

Host connection LAN, 1 GbE; USB 2.0, 480 Mbit/s
USB host 2 connectors on the back panel for mass storage or WLAN modules
DIO, digital I/O 4 x 8 bit, general purpose digital input/output port, 3.3 V TTL
VHDCI 68 pin female connector
Internal memory 4.7 GB for measurement data, 250 MB for settings files, 250 MB for log files

Maximum Ratings

Parameter Lower Upper
Damage threshold Current Signal Input I -5 V +5 V
Damage threshold Voltage Input +V/-V Diff -12 V  +12 V
Damage threshold Signal Output +V/-V -12 V +12 V
Damage threshold Aux Input 1,2 -12 V +12 V
Damage threshold Aux Outputs 1,2,3,4 -12 V +12 V
Damage threshold Clock 10 MHz In/Out -5 V +5 V
Damage threshold Trigger Out 1,2 -1 V +6 V
Damage threshold Trigger In 1,2 -8 V +8 V
Damage threshold DIO 32 bit -1 V +6 V
Damage threshold DC In 0 V 26 V

LabOne UI requirements

Operating systems Any, Web browser based
Input device Touch screen, keyboard, mouse
CPU 2+ cores, hardware accelerated rendering on browser
Browser Internet Explorer 10+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 36+, Safari 6+, Opera 23+
Connectivity 1 GbE, 100 MbE, USB 2.0

LabOne API requirements

Operating systems Windows 8.x 64bit, Windows 7 64bit
32-bit and 64-bit of Linux, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (i386, AMD64), 64-bit systems require the IA32 extension
Mac OS X
CPU AMD K8 (Athlon 64, Sempron 64, Turion 64, etc.), AMD Phenom, Intel Pentium 4, Xeon, Celeron, Celeron D, Pentium M, Celeron M, Core, Core 2, Core i5, Core i7, Atom
RAM 4GB+
Connectivity 1 GbE, 100 MbE, USB 2.0
Supported Languages LabVIEW 2009 (32bit, 64bit) and later; Python 2.6x, 2.7x (32bit, 64bit); Matlab 2009 and later; C/C++

 

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