A microprocessor controlled programmable pulse generator was specifically designed to interface with the JEOL JNM-FT-1 A Radio Frequency (RF) section of a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. The programmable pulse generator was programmed and controlled by an IBM compatible computer. Statis rams were utilized as the programmable pulse generator's on board memory which were used to store the pulse sequences. Pulse widths can be programmed from 0.2 microseconds to 14.3 minutes. The JEOL RF section is unique in that it allows the pulse generator to control the phase of the RF transmitted to the NMR probe and whether the sample will be decoupled. These two items set this programmable pulse generator apart from other pulse generators described in the literature and those systems which are commercially available. This programmable pulse generator was constructed to replace the old JEOL thumb wheel controlled pulse generator. Typical 180 degree pulse lengths for the JEOL NMR are approximately 20 microseconds.
Russell, William H. and Hawk, Roger M.
"Computer-Controlled Programmable Pulse Generator for a JEOL JNM-FT-1A Radio Frequency Amplifier Section of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 43
, Article 20.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol43/iss1/20