Industry's Highest Resolution Portable Time-Domain Reflectometers


Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) Cable Tester - MOHR CT100

CT100B with a self-grounding BNC test port

  • Electrically-rugged, multipurpose metallic TDR designed for high-resolution testing of a wide range of coaxial and twisted-pair cable types and lengths -- in the field, on the manufacturing floor, or in the lab. Exceeds all Tektronix® 1502C TDR specifications.

CT100B with a stainless-steel SMA test port

  • Improved data signal quality with slightly less electrical overstress protection than the standard CT100B.

CT100HF with a stainless-steel SMA test port

  • Higher-bandwidth version of the CT100 featuring the fastest TDR system risetime, ideal for testing high-frequency cables and interconnects with resolution and precision previously restricted to unwieldly bench-top TDR instruments.

Key TDR Specifications

  • The only portable TDR able to resolve connector detail (<1 cm)
     (At least 8-10x sharper spatial resolution than competing TDR instruments; catch subtle changes before they cause system failure.) High-resolution TDR compared to competitor.

    High-Resolution TDR. The CT100B's high resolution shows connector details that lesser devices completely miss.

  • Much faster and easier to use than a VNA, similar broadband fault sensitivity with orders-of-magnitude better distance-to-fault precision and accuracy
    (NO range/resolution/bandwidth tradeoffs, NO calibration drift)
  • Industry's most accurate impedance measurements
     (16-bit ADC, advanced calibration features)
  • Industry's most accurate cable length measurements
     (80 μm [760 fs] cursor resolution, 6-digit VoP)
  • Industry's fastest intermittent fault detection
     (250 KSPS, 500 Hz continuous full waveform capture)
  • Industry's only portable TDR exceeding all Tektronix® 1502C TDR specifications

Applications

  • Tests all coaxial, twisted-pair, and multi-conductor (e.g. MIL-STD-1553B, MIL-STD-38999) cable types.
  • Detects subtle partial faults, opens, shorts, kinks, taps, shield damage, thermal damage, sunlight/UV damage, water ingress, loosened or corroded interconnects, poor-quality cables and connectors.
  • CATV, Power, Telephony
  • Naval / Marine
  • Aerospace / Aviation
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • PCB Characterization
  • TDR Sensor Applications (Soil Moisture, Geophysics)
  • Remote monitoring applications

Key Software features

  • Two independent cursors simplify differential impedance, return loss, and distance-to-fault measurements. Dual Cursors Simplify Differential Measurements

    Dual-Cursors make comparisons simple. Note the 41.1 Ω difference between the reading of the nominal 50 Ω and 90 Ω cable segments.

  • Save thousands of TDR traces that you can later zoom in/out on, and compare or subtract from live or previously saved traces.
  • Live LAN/WAN/Internet streaming and remote control of any CT100 Series TDR. Leverage real-time engineering oversight from thousands of miles away.
  • Download your TDR data to a PC and review it later with the included CT Viewer 2 software.
  • Layer-Peeling reduces TDR waveform impedance errors caused by multiple reflections.
  • Transform impedance waveform to display in Ohms or VSWR as well as millirho.
  • Intermittent Fault Detection displays probability density or min/max envelope with impedance-at-cursor.
  • Enhanced Calibration provides the industry's best impedance accuracy.
  • FFT Math Package for estimating frequency-specific return loss/VSWR, insertion loss, cable loss, S11/S22 S-parameters.
  • AutoFit button scales the display settings to fit the attached cable.
  • Configuration library makes repeat measurements as easy as a press of a button.


How to purchase or rent

For purchasing and rental options, please visit our How to Buy page. For eligible purchasers, the CT100 is NSN listed: (7Z) 6625-01-579-6793.


Designed to be easy to use, as well as accurate

  • Bright 4.3" color TFT-LCD display is easy to read in any environment.
  • Intuitive multifunction key panels simplify TDR use.
  • Lightweight and portable, operates for a full shift without recharging.
  • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet connectivity.
  • Available USB peripherals: mouse, keyboard, flash drive, barcode reader.

The Mohr CT100/CT100B was chosen as the replacement for the Tektronix 1502/1502B/1502C by the U.S. Navy. The CT100 series TDRs are the only portable TDR cable testers exceeding all of the Tektronix® 1502/1502B/1502C TDR specifications. See comparison.

Standard Accessories Included with Instrument

  • CT100B Operator's Manual
  • DVD containing CT Viewer 2™ Software Package
  • CT Viewer 2™ User Guide
  • Rugged Soft-Sided Carrying Case
    • Room for calibration accessories, manuals, and optional small form-factor keyboard.
  • Calibration Pack
    • Precision coaxial test cable and BNC/SMA adapters necessary for verifying TDR instrument calibration and performance.
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet patch cable
  • NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificate
  • Standard 12-Month Limited Warranty

MOHR CT100B Standard Package

What's in the box?


Optional Accessories

Impedance Matching Adapter Kit
  • Useful for specialized applications requiring precision impedance matching to the cable / device-under-test (DUT).
BNC Adapter Kit
  • Precision BNC RF adapters offer direct high-bandwidth coupling for testing most coaxial cables and interconnects
CT100-DA-1394 Firewire Adapter
  • Designed to speed up testing of IEEE-1394b cables.
  • Perform accurate differential impedance measurements using MOHR's single-ended TDR
MIL-STD-1553B Data Bus TRB Adapter Kit
  • High-bandwidth controlled-impedance adapter kit for testing TRB(triaxial BNC)-terminated cables such as aerospace MIL-STD-1553B twinax cables
Small Form-Factor Keyboard
  • This popular, recommended accessory simplifies data entry and fits in the instrument's carrying case.

Click here to see the complete list of optional accessories.



Dimensions

4.3(H) x 11.5(W) x 6.9(L) in.
(10.9 x 29.2 x 17.5 cm)


Weight

5.1 lbs. (2.3 kg), with cover
4.7 lbs. (2.2 kg), without cover


Environmental

Operating Temperature: -10°C to +55°C (typ. -10°C to +60°C)
Non-operating Temperature: -20°C to +60°C


Regulatory

CE compliance logo
Complies with all applicable EU directives, as specified by the Declaration of Conformity supplied with the instrument.

Complies with Canadian ICES-003.

EMC: MIL-PRF-28800F. MIL-STD-461F RE102, CE102. IEC 61000
Shock/Vibration: MIL-PRF-28800F (Class 3)
Temperature/Humidity: MIL-PRF-28800F (Class 3)
Explosive Atm.: MIL-STD-810G 511.5 Procedure 1 (+55°C, 0-4600 m)


Datasheet

pdf icon CT100B Series TDR Cable Analyzers Datasheet


Application Notes

TDR vs. FDR: Distance to Fault (HTML) pdf icon [PDF]

TDR for Microwave/RF and Digital Cables (HTML) pdf icon [PDF]

pdf icon Mohr CT100 TDR and CT Viewer™ Cable and Interconnect Quality Control Example: Interconnect Impedance Profile and Electrical Length Variation in 50 Ohm SMA and BNC Cables

pdf icon AN-2016-1 1553B Data Bus Cable Fault Detection Through Multiple Transformer Couplings

pdf icon AN-2016-2 1553B Data Bus Cable Compression Damage Detection Through Transformer Couplings