a . The input signal is sampled and detected by the rf probe. The direct current
( d c ) output signal from the probe, after passing through the attenuator section of
t h e range selector switch, goes through an input filter which rejects power line
frequency components which might cause a measuring error.
b. A single-pole, d o u b l e - t h r o w , solid-state dc modulator then converts the dc
signal into a nearly symmetrical square wave.
c. The square wave is impedance matched and amplified by a high impedance,
n a r r o w band preamplifier. A narrow band filter in the preamplifier's feedback
f u r t h e r improves the signal-to-noise ratio.
e. T h e modulated alternating current (at) signal from the post amplifier stage
is rectified by a synchronous demodualtor and the resultant dc output is used to
provide heavy overall dc feedback and is temperature compensated. The dc output is
a l s o linearized and is connected to the indicating meter.
f . The dc modulator driver is connected to the dc modulator and to the reference
g . The output from the reference amplifier is fed to the synchronous demodu-
l a t o r . The phase relationship between the reference amplifier and the input signal
d e t e r m i n e s the polarity of the dc output of the synchronous demodulator.
h. A n electronically regulated power supply delivers dc voltages to the ampli-
F o r the following detailed descriptions of each circuit, the Schematic Di agrams
and F0-2) should
as reference sources
as the Block Diagram,
Due to the complexity of interconnections between the ranqe selector swit ch and
p o w e r selector" switch to their circuit connections, these-switches will not be de-
t a i l e d separately but will be integrated into the applicable circuit's description.
a. RF probe and probe input circuit: T h e diode cartridge assembly (1A1), part
o f probe (1A3), contains a coupling capacitor, 2 matched diodes and 2 filter capa-
c i t o r s . T h e probe also contains 2 10K filter resistors and 3 feedback resistors in
a sealed housing. The probe input connector (1J1) uses .001MF capacitors (1C1 thru
1 C 5 ) on its current carrying terminals to filter stray RF pick-ups which may enter
the probe cable.
b. Range attenuator: T h e range attenuator divider consists of resistors 1R3
thru 1R9. Depending upon the range switch position, the DC signal from the probe
w i l l either be sent directly to the input filter or will be attenuated prior to
entering the input filter.
c. A C l i n e r e j e c t i o n ( i n p u t ) f i l t e r : P r e c e d i n g the rejection filter is a R/C
f i l t e r ( c o n s i s t i n g of 3R1, 3R2 and 3C1) and a clipping diode (3CR5). This filter and
d i o d e aid in reducing and limiting spurious signals from entering the rejection
f i l t e r . The rejection filter consists of R/C network 3R3, 3R5, 3R64, 3R65 and 3C4
and a parallel "T" network consisting of 3C3, 3C5, 3R4 and 3R66. This filter is
tuned for a minimum of -60dB rejection at the power line frequency. Unless other-
w i s e specified, the filter is tuned for use on a power line frequency of 60Hz. It
i s advisable to retune the filter for line frequencies other than originally speci-