Tektronix Inc., a leading provider of test, measurement, and monitoring solutions, has introduced a new arbitrary waveform generator (AWG). The new equipment offers high signal fidelity and scalability at an affordable price point which aids in meeting the signal generation requirements in advanced research, radar and electronic warfare system design and test, and electronic test.
The new AWG5200 Series offers some unique set of capabilities that have never been offered in an all in one instrument in the market. These include a 10 GS/s sample rate, 16-bit resolution and up to 8 channels per unit alongside support for multiple unit synchronization. The set also consists of a flexible waveform generation plug-in suite with comprehensive coverage for a wide range of standards and digital modulation techniques.
Tektronix Launches new Arbitrary Waveform Generator (Image Courtesy: Tektronix)
Moreover, it also offers a lowered cost of ownership for complex multi-signal environments starting at $11,000 per channel for the 8channel instrument. The new series instruments are equipped with high-performance digital-analog converters (DACs) rendering both speed and resolution in a fully-integrated product package. The AWG can make use of powerful DAC cores to generate highly detailed RF/RW signals or even complex pulse trains in advanced research. Besides, the AWG offers 16-bit vertical resolution while the competitors offer 14-bits resolution.
Pricing and Availability
The delivery for the AWG5200 will begin from the second quarter of 2017. The starting price for the 8 channel instrument with 2.5 GS/s and up to 10 GS/s performance is USD 82,000 MSRP.
Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix delivers innovative, precise and easy-to-operate test, measurement and monitoring solutions that solve problems, unlock insights and drive discovery. Tektronix has been at the forefront of the digital age for over 70 years.
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