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Pulse Sequence Control System Distributed pulse sequence control system with ethernet based digital transmitter and receiver system integrated by high reliability CAN controller network featuring:
- High speed Gigabit network connection
- Transmitter and receive channels can be extended to 3 channels
- CAN controller nodes can be expanded to more than 110 to accommodate multiple transmit/receive channels and gradient controllers with simple cables connections
- Modular design — convenient for maintenance and repair
- Intermediate Frequency 922.5 MHz
- Event minimum and resolution 25 nsec
- Resolution 0.01 Hz
- Phase Resolution 0.02°
- Minimum Pulse Width 100 nsec
- Console pulse power 0 dBm
- Power resolution 0.01 dB
- Attenuation Range -40 to +63 dB
- Power Linearity 99.9 %
- Power Stability 0.3 dBc
- Transmit harmonic suppression > 50 dBc
- Dynamic Range ≥80 dB
- Sampling Rate 60 mega samples per second
- Programmable bandwidth 120 Hz to 2.5 MHz
Digital Resolution 14 bit
- Gain Range -30 to 40dB
- Gain Resolution 1 dB
Three Channel RF Power Amplifier
- Maximum Duty Cycle 10 %
- Maximum Pulse Width 250 msec
- Deuterium Channel 30 to 120 MHz pulse power > 15 watts
- High Frequency Channel 180 to 600 MHz
- Maximum linear pulse power > 140 watts
- Maximum CW power 35 watts
- Maximum duty cycle 10%
- Maximum pulse width 200 msec
- Rise and fall times < 100 nsec and < 50 nsec, resp.
- Blanking time < 2µsec
- Broad Band Power Amplifier 10 MHz to 410 MHz
- Maximum linear peak pulse power
- 10-100 MHz 200 watts
- 100-200 MHz 330 watts
- 280-410 MHz 100 watts
- Maximum CW power 30 watts
- Pulse rise and fall time 100 nsec and 50 nsec, resp.
- Blanking Time < 2µsec
Gradient Controller 3 channel integrated with pulse programmer with digital pre-emphasis.
- Peak Output Current ± 10 Amps
- Maximum duty cycle 10 %
- Max Pulse Width 150 msec
- Digital Resolution 16bit
- Load Capacity < 1.2 ohms < 15 µH
- Rise Times
- < 20 µsec 10 % to 90 %
- < 30 µsec 10 Amps
- Output linearity 99.9 %
- Frequency range < 20 kHz
Preamplifier True broadband transmit/receive switch technology w/additional receive modules; 7” color OLED monitor displays status and probe tuning curves and supports Smart Tuning and Matching (STM) probes.
- Insertion Loss < 1 dB
- Peak pulse power > 500 Watts
- Transmit/Receive Switching Time < 2 µsec; Isolation ≥ 40 dB
- Noise figure < 1.5 dB; gain > 32-45 dB; flatness < 1 dB
Room Temperature Shim System
- 40 channels; 1 Amp max current
- Temperature drift < 10 ppm per °C
- Digital resolution 16 bits
Temperature and Pneumatic Control
- Spinning Speed Range 10 to 40 Hz
- Rotational Stability ± 1 Hz
- Temperature Control Range -40 °C to +150 °C
- Temperature Stability ± 0.1 °C
Quantum-I-Plus 400 Installation Guide
Table of Contents
- User Representative
- Quantum-I-Plus Automation
- Installation Process Overview
- Installation Site Requirements
- General Site Considerations
- Laboratory Entrance Clearance
- Laboratory Space and Load Requirements
- Vibration, Humidity, Temperature
- Particulate Matter
- Compressed Air
- Electrical Power
- Installation Requirements
- Cryogens for Magnet Installation
- Magnet & Autosampler Support Requirement
- Instrument Arrival
- Unpacking and Installing
- Cryogenic Equipment Rack
- Preventive Maintenance
Requirement: The installation site is in compliance with all relevant safety regulations.
Safety is the most important consideration for instrument installation and use. Determine if the installation site complies with all relevant local safety regulations and codes.
Schedule the installation when the User Representative is available, because one of the important duties of the Q.One Representative is to familiarize the User Representative with the basic functions of the Quantum I-Plus 400.
Requirement: User representative must be available during installation, calibration and acceptance.
The Quantum-I-Plus 400 automation suite is a collection of accessories that enhance flexibility, ease-of-use, and sample throughput.
- STM Probe with auto-tuning
- Autosampler for running queued samples
Site preparation requirements for these accessories are provided in this document. The STM probe and autosampler have no requirements that are not covered by the Quantum-I-Plus 400.
Installation Process Overview
- Day 1: Unpack, inventory, assemble magnet & under vacuum; being assembling components.
- Day 3: Pre-cool magnet and install software on workstation
- Day 4: Cool magnet and test console functionality; perform rf calibration
- Day 5: Energize magnet.
- Day 8: Complete SC shimming; Start Gradient shimming
- Day 9: Complete autosampler installation and gradient shimming
- Day 10: Complete 3D shimming, run probe calibrations and tests
- Day 11: Complete automation set-up and testing
- Day 12: Begin User training and familiarize user with basic operations
Installation Site Requirements
This section describes requirements for the system installation site. Each requirement must be met before an installation can be scheduled. Contact your installation coordinator if you have any questions about the requirements.
General Site Considerations
Requirement: Instrument will be far enough away from external sources of vibrations and magnetic fields.
When choosing an installation site for the system, consider how the external environment, particularly external sources of vibrations and electromagnetic fields, might affect the system.
Min. Distance from System (ft)
Min. Distance from System (m)
Possible Effect on System
Vibrations, magnetic field
Stairwell, loading dock, compressor, heavy equipment/machinery
High voltage lines & transformers
High-field electromagnets, forklift trucks
Laboratory Entrance Clearance
- Requirement: Entrance and access to the installation location is adequate for system crates and pallet jacks.
Laboratory Space and Load Requirements
- Requirement: Sufficient laboratory space including service access
- Requirement: Floor can support system weight
- The magnet holds about 64 L of liquid helium. A magnet quench will not typically boil off the entire 64 L.
- During a quench, helium gas fills the room from the ceiling down, so set up fans accordingly.
- The expansion ratio of liquid helium at room temperature is about 740:1, which means that one liter of liquid helium expands to about 740 liters of helium gas. To calculate CFM, use 26.13, which includes the expansion ratio.
- Requirement: Floor vibrations are within the specified limits
High levels of vibration can have an adverse affect on the quality of NMR data. The Quantum-I-Plus 400 is equipped with state-of-the-art vibration isolation equipment. Ground floor or basement sites are generally preferred for systems because the natural resonant frequencies of most building structures are typically at low frequencies and horizontal in direction. Also, cement slabs on grade are generally stiffer with less low-frequency vibrations and preferred to suspended floors.
Frequency of Vibration
Greater than 15 Hz
no single peak greater than 400 µg
10 to 15 Hz
no single peak greater than 200 µg
5 to 10 Hz
no single peak greater than 75 µg
Less than 5 Hz
no single peak greater than 10 µg
- Requirement: Relative humidity can be maintained within the specified range.
Operating the system at a very low humidity may result in the accumulation and discharge of static electricity, shortening the life of electronic components. Operating the system at high humidity may produce condensation and result in short circuits. Suggested humidity range is 20% to 80% non-condensing.
- Requirement: Lab temperature can be maintained within the specified range.
The average steady-state heat load of the console is 500 watts. The host workstation heat load is approximately 400 watts.
The airflow around the system must be adequate. The air conditioning system must be capable of maintaining a constant temperature in the immediate vicinity of the system. The temperature around the magnet must be maintained within ±1.0 °C (±1.8 °F) during an experiment and during shimming. Do not place the system near air ducts, windows, or heating and cooling systems. Optimal operating temperature is 60-75 °F or 17-24 °C.
NOTE: As laboratory temperature increases, system reliability decreases due to heat generated by electronic components. This heat must dissipate to the surrounding air for reliable operation.
- Requirement: Lab is free from excessive particulate matter.
The laboratory must not have excessive dust, smoke, or other particulate matter. Particulate matter can block airflow vents causing the electronics to overheat.
Compressed Air Requierments
- Requirement: Compressed air or nitrogen is clean and dry, and the appropriate regulator and gas lines are installed.
Quantum-I-Plus 400 system operation requires a constant flow rate of air or nitrogen. Install the air supply with 1⁄4 in. (0.635 cm) connectors.
- If compressed air will be used, it must be clean, dry, and oil-free, with less than 0.1 ppm total hydrocarbons, including methane, and a −40 °C dew point.
- If compressed nitrogen will be used for the system supply, the gas must be dry, oil-free, and magnetically clean (for example, free of rust), with a dew point of –193 °C (80 K).
45 lpm (95 SCFH)
80 psig (585 kPa)
27 lpm (57 SCFH)
80 psig (585 kPa)
100 lpm (127 SCFH)
100 psig (585 kPa)
- Requirement: Specified electrical supply and power outlets are installed.
The Quantum-I-Plus 400 system requires a single-phase power source with earth grounds hard-wired to the main power panel ground.
Max. Current Demand
Number of Outlets
- Requirement: The necessary supplies and equipment will be available for the system installation.
This section describes the requirements to ensure a successful installation. The lab should have adequate helium and nitrogen gas for magnet installation.
2 cylinders about 80,000 liters or 285 cu. ft.
Low pressure regulator less than 30 psi
He gas flow regulator and flow meter 0-40 lpm (0-80 CFH)
Purity ≥ 99.995% or US Bureau of Mines Grade A.
1 cylinder or a fixed source
Dry, oil free and magnetically clean with a dew point of -193 °C
Cryogens for Magnet Installation
200 liters at short notice delivery within 48 hours. Dewar should be compatible with a siphon diameter of 0.5 in (12.7 mm)
Adapter for connecting 9 mm (3/8 in) ID rubber tubing to the LN2 container.
Magnet Support Requirements
- Requirement: The appropriate facilities engineer and tools will be available to assist the field service engineer during magnet installation.
Facilities personnel must be available during the magnet installation to assist with drilling holes for anchor bolts.
The magnet anti-vibration legs must be fastened to the floor. Q.One supplies four 1⁄2-inch diameter anchor bolts for each leg. A minimum depth of 2.5 in is required for each bolt. A drawing shows the bolt hole pattern.
The magnet can also be supported by ropes attached to the ceiling. If overhead ropes are used, the ceiling of the building should be evaluated for structural strength. The ropes should have a small amount of slack so that building vibrations are not transmitted to the magnet. These vibrations can cause artifacts to appear in the NMR spectra.
- Requirement: The shipping cartons were examined for damage, and if damaged, the conditions were reported and noted on the freight weigh bill.
- Water stains
- Cuts, punctures, or deep indentations
- Crushed corners or excessively abraded edges
- Blue beads in the Tip (N) Tell arrow point
- Two Tip (N) Tell indicators and labels are on the exterior of the shipping boxes. Read and follow the instructions on the label. If the Tip (N) Tell arrow point is blue, the box was on its side or tipped in transit and instrument damage may have occurred.
- If you see one or more of these conditions on any shipping carton:
- Report the conditions to the carrier when you receive the shipment
- Note the damage on all copies of the shipping documents
- Write a brief description of the damage
- Tell the driver to sign next to your comments to signify agreement with the observations
- Contact local Customer Service to report the damage
- If no external damage is apparent, sign the receiving documents “Received but not inspected” to indicate that the boxes have not been opened.
- Systems are shipped either FOB Shipping Point or FOB Destination. The manner of shipment determines who is responsible for filing a claim against the carrier if the system was damaged in transit. Most systems are shipped FOB Shipping Point, so any damages incurred in shipment are the responsibility of the purchaser and the carrier. Contact local Customer Service for assistance with filing claims and billing repairs. If the system is shipped FOB Destination, contact local Customer Service, which will file a claim against the carrier.
- Q.One will not accept liability for damage if obviously received damaged materials were received without noting the damage on the receiving documents.
- Move the shipping containers to a warm, dry, secure area near the place of installation.
- Do not open any boxes until the Q.One Representative arrives to do the installation.
Unpacking and Installing
Cryogenic Equipment Rack
Various items are used around the magnet for routine maintenance and cryogen handling, including a helium transfer tube, Tygon® tubing, and insertion tubes. Protect the cryogenic equipment from damage and keep it conveniently available. Provide a rack to hold the items. A 1.2 m x 2.4 m (4 ft x 8 ft) pegboard hung on a wall, with wood/plastic pegs, works very well.
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