Digital Pattern Generators

Complete stimulus solutions for your system validation needs

The PG3 Digital Pattern Generator Series is a powerful general purpose tool that can be used to stimulate your designs. You get the flexibility and expandability with different form factors and a wide selection of probes for a broad range of applications.

These digital pattern generators can be used for peripheral/ASIC emulation and stimulation, protocol level testing setup/hold verification, production test, mixed signal testing and general digital stimulus. The PG3 can be coupled with a Tektronix Logic Analyzer and/or a Tektronix Digital Oscilloscope to provide a complete test system.

Datasheets available through Moving Pixel: PG3-B, PG3L-B



300 Mb/s single data rate 600 Mb/s double data rateSupports higher speed logic such as FPGAs, embedded microprocessors, memory, and serial I/O buses
Expandable up to 256 bit widthSimultaneously stimulate several inputs to the device under test, including buses, serial inputs, and control lines
Variable voltage levels and byte wide timing adjustmentsProvides fine adjustments in timing and voltage level for "corner case" system testing
External clock input and external trigger inputsSynchronize the pattern generator output to the system under test
Capture data on a TLA and export it to the PG for play backSimple process allows the customer to quickly create your data patterns
PGApp software can create data files with breaks, loops, and conditional execution based on external eventsBroad flexibility in the output patterns while conserving pattern generator memory
Pre-programmed patterns for common tests, e.g. walking 1s, counters, clocksSaves time that would be spent generating common patterns
Wide variety of ProbesCover many different application needs for stimulus


P311Analog out, 300 MHz dual 8-bit/single 14-bit DAC probe
P321Low speed serial probe (I2C, SPI, RS232, RS422)
P3704.5V-5.5V, 16 channel probe, 150 MHz, square pins
P370LV1.6V-3.6V, 16 channel probe, 200 MHz, square pins
P370LV21.0V-2.5V, 16 channel probe, 200 MHz, square pins
P373LVDS, 16 channel, 300 MHz (Mictor)
P375Programmable Vol/Voh, bit-variable timing, 16 ch, 300 MHz
P390Hydra Cable for merging modules (up to 256 bit width)
P3321.5 Gbps MIPI D-PHY probe


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