Signal Generator

The World's Fastest and Most Versatile Signal Generators for Today's Complex Signals.

Tektronix signal generators cover a wide range of applications, from replicating sensor signals to creating RF and the fastest high speed serial data signals. Each versatile signal generator can create a virtually unlimited number of signals - analog or digital, ideal or distorted, standard or custom. With the world's only direct synthesis of high-speed serial data waveforms for simplified receiver testing, to the world's most versatile arbitrary function generator for common stimulus signals, Tektronix has a signal generator to meet your debug challenge.

Signal Generator

Unmatched Performance, Versatility and Ease-of-Use

Today's designs are often complex, demanding a variety of stimulus signals during test. With standard waveforms, arbitrary waveform capability and signal impairment options, a Tektronix Function Generator supports a wide range of application needs with one instrument. Best-in-class Function Generator performance ensures signals are accurately reproduced.

Product Series Analog Channels Sample Rate Bandwidth Record Length Vertical Resolution Output Frequency Starting Price
AFG2000 Arbitrary / Function Generator
AFG2000 Function Generator
1 250 MS/s 20 MHz 128k points 14 bit 20 MHz $1,590
AFG3000C Arbitrary / Function Generator
AFG3000 Function Generator
1 - 2 250 MS/s - 2 GS/s 10  MHz - 240 MHz 128k points 14 bits 10 MHz - 240 MHz $1,890

Leading the Way in Arbitrary Waveform Generation

Tektronix offers a range of Arbitrary Waveform Generators enabling complex signal generation to seamlessly move from a simulation environment to the real world.

The Tektronix Arbitrary Waveform Generator family provides leading-edge performance with sample rates to 50GS/s or lower sample rate solutions on up to 4 channels. RFXpress and SignalXpress software packages simplify the creation of these complex signals, reducing the time that it takes to generate real-world signals.

 

Product Series Analog Channels Digital Channels Sample Rate Bandwidth Record Length Vertical Resolution Output Frequency Starting Price
AWG5012C
AWG5000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator
2 - 4 28 (0 on AWG5014C) 600 MS/s - 1.2 GS/s 230 MHz - 300 MHz 16M point per channel (32M optional) 14 bits 240 MHz - 480 MHz $31,400
AWG7122C
AWG7000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator
2 - 10 MS/s - 12 GS/s (24 GS/s optional) 3.2 GHz - 5.6 GHz 32M point - 64M point 10 bits Max = 3.2 GHz - 9.6 GHz $73,500
AWG70000 Waveform Generator
AWG70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator
2 - 50 GS/s 14 GHz 2 GS - 16 GS 10 bits 20 GHz View Models

Sync pulse generation to ensure a stable facility timing source.

Tektronix video Sync pulse generators provide facility reference signals and ensure a stable facility timing source. Tektronix signal generators provide test signals for equipment verification and calibration applications, and support a wide variety of analog and digital formats to facilitate your technology transition.

  • Support for 3 Gb/s SDI and Dual Link SDI formats helps deployment of the latest emerging video technologies.
  • Stay Genlock provides a unique, robust genlock mode that ensures stable signal synchronization for digital and traditional broadcast facilities.
  • GPS Synchronization and Timecode Module with an integrated GPS receiver provide long-term reference clock stability.
  • Time-of-day and program time timecode functions for broadcast and post production applications.

Learn more about our Signal and Sync Pulse Generators

Signal and Sync Pulse Generators

Waveform Generator Software

  • RFX100. RFXpress delivers advanced capabilities to synthesize digitally modulated baseband, IF and RF/microwave signals supporting a wide range of modulation schemes. RFXpress simplifies waveform creation. Learn more »

     
  • SDX100. SerialXpress® together with the AWG simplifies the signal creation and jitter simulations to reduce overall development and test time. The software enables the creation of the EXACT waveforms required for thorough and repeatable design validation, margin/characterization and conformance testing. SerialXpress' easy to use graphical user interface allows for a combination of test signals and various impairments including Inter Symbol Interferences (ISI), Duty Cycle Distortion (DCD), Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC), Pre-emphasis and noise. Learn more »

Function Generator Software

  • ArbExpress. Designers often need to validate their designs under real-world conditions, requiring complex stimulus signals during test. With ArbExpress® software, waveforms can be quickly created and transferred to Tektronix arbitrary waveform and function generators to meet custom stimulus requirements. Learn more »

Signal Generator Related Information

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