AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform Generator

AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform Generator

The AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform Generator meets demanding signal generation needs with high signal fidelity and the ability to scale up to 32 or more channels with multi-unit synchronization at an affordable price. Ideal for advanced research, electronic test and radar, and electronic warfare system design and test.

Memory

2 Gs/channel

Channels

Up to 8

Vertical Resolution

16 bits

Sample Rate

1.5 Ks/s - 5 Gs/s
(10 GS/s interpolated)

Less noise. Cleaner signals.

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The AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform generator delivers the industry's best combination of sample rate and vertical resolution at a surprisingly low price. Create real-life environments based on accurate, noise-free signals, and 5 GS/s 16-bit performance that allows for direct generation of signals up to 6 GHz.

Highlights

  • 16 bits of DAC resolution
  • 5 GS/s sample rate
  • Extremely low noise floor
  • A scalable, flexible, affordable arbitrary waveform generator.

A scalable, flexible, affordable arbitrary waveform generator.

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Scale efficiently with any setup, with up to 8 channels per unit, low cost per channel, and multi-unit synchronization. The fully-integrated platform allows for faster waveform loading and cleaner RF performance.

Highlights

  • Simultaneously use up to 8 analog channels, 32 digital and 4 flags
  • Up to 8 independent channels, multi-unit synchronization
  • Extremely low noise floor
  • Smart and affordable with a low base price per channel

Waveform creation on and off your arbitrary waveform generator.

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The SourceXpress environment simulates the native firmware of the AWG5200 and runs on your PC. It works with the plug-ins to allow you to easily and conveniently switch between them. The plug-ins simplify the process of generating complex RF environment signals and modulated radar pulses, helping you iterate through designs much more quickly.

Highlights

  • Radar, RF, OFDM Plug-ins
  • Simulate AWG from anywhere on PC
  • Create waveforms even when you don’t have access to AWG
  • Control AWG remotely

Simplify your test set-up.

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The AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform generator is all about streamlining your test set-up. It starts by being an off-the-shelf solution for simplifying or replacing your current complex signal generation set-up. Backwards compatibility with other Tektronix signal generators means you don’t need to re-learn a set-up process. Finally, the ability to automate tests using Matlab scripts makes it a simpler set-up end-to-end.

Highlights

  • AWG backwards compatibility
  • Create waveforms using Matlab commands
  • Digital up-conversion, wide range of clean, output power provides VSG-like capabilities

 

Models

Model Analog Channels Vertical Resolution Analog Bandwidth Output Frequency Max Sample Rate List Price
AWG5202 2 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) Configure & Quote
AWG5204 4 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) Configure & Quote
AWG5208 8 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) Configure & Quote
ModelAWG5202
Analog ChannelsVertical ResolutionAnalog Bandwidth
216 bit2 GHz (at -3 dB x)
Output FrequencyMax Sample Rate
Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option)1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz)
ModelAWG5204
Analog ChannelsVertical ResolutionAnalog Bandwidth
416 bit2 GHz (at -3 dB x)
Output FrequencyMax Sample Rate
Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option)1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz)
ModelAWG5208
Analog ChannelsVertical ResolutionAnalog Bandwidth
816 bit2 GHz (at -3 dB x)
Output FrequencyMax Sample Rate
Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option)1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz)
Model Analog Channels Vertical Resolution Analog Bandwidth Output Frequency Max Sample Rate List Price
AWG5202 2 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) Configure & Quote
AWG5204 4 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) Configure & Quote
AWG5208 8 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) Configure & Quote
ModelAWG5202
Analog ChannelsVertical ResolutionAnalog Bandwidth
216 bit2 GHz (at -3 dB x)
Output FrequencyMax Sample Rate
Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option)1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz)
ModelAWG5204
Analog ChannelsVertical ResolutionAnalog Bandwidth
416 bit2 GHz (at -3 dB x)
Output FrequencyMax Sample Rate
Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option)1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz)
ModelAWG5208
Analog ChannelsVertical ResolutionAnalog Bandwidth
816 bit2 GHz (at -3 dB x)
Output FrequencyMax Sample Rate
Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option)1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz)

Real-life, real-time signals for radar design.

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Create, validate and test radar components using flexible, precise tests while simplifying waveform designs. The AWG5200 delivers 16-bit DAC resolution, low noise (SFDR), high fidelity signals, and replicates complex signals through interpolation. Plus, you can use digital up-conversion to shift center frequencies.

Highlights

  • Radar, RF Generic and pre-compensation plug-ins
  • Generate complex true-to-life test signals with excellent spurious performance
  • Generate complex RF environments with long signals, playback and streaming
  • Up to 8 tightly synchronized channels per instrument or synchronize multiple instruments together for a higher channel count

Better results, less stress, with independent, synchronized channels for EW.

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Generate a complex RF environment with 8 independent, synchronized channels. Take advantage of long signals and playback while reducing the time, stress and cost of designing and building a setup. Simulate true-to-life environments with a 16 bit DAC, low noise floor (SFDR), high fidelity signals, more channels and scalability, and low trigger-to-output latency.

Highlights

  • Quickly update existing code with AWG5000 backward compatibility
  • Generate complex true-to-life test signals with excellent spurious performance
  • OFDM, RF generic and RADAR Plug-ins

Focus on your quantum research, not the noise.

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Quantum computing researchers and developers can reduce the time to iterate through designs, reduce scaling experiment costs, and create the clean, stable waveforms that make breakthroughs possible. 8 independent, tightly synchronized channels provide sample memory and bandwidth, resulting in a reliable, controlled source with low noise (SFDR), for the cleanest signal in the industry.

Highlights

  • Minimal time between trigger and waveform playout
  • Run multiple quantum experiments with built-in sequencer that can be changed programmatically
  • Use up to 8 analog channels, 32 digital and 4 flags simultaneously
  • Tightly synchronized, no crosstalk

Innovate in your field, affordably.

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Bring complex, cutting edge academic research to the next level, with fast, low-stress setup. Iterate designs while enabling more precise and easily scalable experiments at a low cost. All thanks to eight synchronized independent channels per unit and a fully-integrated platform that allows for faster waveform loading and cleaner RF performance.

Highlights

  • Economically scale experiments with same amount of channels and half the instruments
  • Up to 32 digital channels for flexible triggering of additional test equipment
  • 16 bit DAC resolution, low noise floor and excellent spurious performance
  • Remove unwanted effects added by test setup with advanced pre-compensation plug-in

 

Add advanced measurements with AWG plug-ins — FREE for 30 days

Try these advanced measurements with a trial license. (All trials are floating licenses.)

These plug-ins can also be installed on the AWG5200 Series directly.

Node locked licenses let you move to a new PC three times. Floating licenses allow selected users to manage individual licenses.

 

AWG5200 Plug-ins 

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 Generic Precompensation

  • Creates correction coefficients that can be applied on waveforms to get flat frequency and linear phase response.
1Download software
2Enable trial license
3Request a quote on PRECOMFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on PRECOMNL-SS01 (node-locked license)

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 High Speed Serial

  • Enables the creation of the exact waveforms required for thorough and repeatable design validation, margin/characterization, and conformance testing.
1Download software
2Enable trial license
3Request a quote on HSSFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on HSSNL-SS01 (node-locked license)

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 Multi-Tone and Chirp

  • Notch out frequencies by setting the start and end frequency of choice.
  • When generating chirps, set high-to-low or low-to-high frequency sweeps and define chirp characteristics by sweep time or sweep rate.
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2Enable trial license
3Request a quote on MTONEFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on MTONENL-SS01 (node-locked license)

OFDM Plug-In

  • Configure and create complete multiple, definable OFDM frames with preamble, header and payload
  • Use presets for standard compliant frames for various wireless standards like Wi-Fi, WiMAX or define your own using subcarrier modulation formats including BPSK, QPSK, QAM (16, 32, 64, 256, 512, 1024), and 8-PSK
  • Add impairments and define frequency hopping and gated noise to simulate practical environments for receiver testing
1Download software
2Enable trial license
3Request a quote on OFDMFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on OFDMNL-SS01 (node-locked license)

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 Optical Plug-In

  • Easily define and generate complex dual polarization modulation schemes with separately configured baseband data.
  • Define optical waveforms using a variety of predefined modulation schemes such as, BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, OOK, NRZ, up to 8 PAM, and up to QAM1024 – including QAM8.
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2Enable trial license
3Request a quote on OPTICALFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on OPTICALNL-SS01 (node-locked license)

Radar

  • Create multiple customized pulses and pulse groups to simulate multiple target returns and antenna scanning
  • Choose from a wide variety of intra-pulse modulations (LFM, Barker, Piecewise LFM, nonlinear LFM, and more)
  • Simulate antenna scanning with different beam profiles
  • Define inter-pulse-hopping patterns in both frequency and phase
1Download software
2Enable trial license
3Request a quote on RADARFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on RADARNL-SS01 (node-locked license)

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 RF Generic

  • Delivers advanced capabilities to synthesize digitally modulated baseband, IF, and RF/microwave signals supporting a wide range of modulation schemes.
1Download software
2Enable trial license
3Request a quote on RFGENFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on RFGENNL-SS01 (node-locked license)

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 S-Parameter

  • Enables precise channel or device emulation by applying extracted S-parameters directly onto any waveform.
  • S-parameter files can be generated using a vector network analyzer and are convolved with the base pattern to recreate channel characteristics. By applying inverse filtering, the effects of the channel can be effectively de-embedded from the system.
  • The S-parameter plug-in also enables the ISI capability within the High Speed Serial plug-in.
1This capability is built into several plugins and only requires a license to use it
2Enable trial license
3Request a quote on SPARAFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on SPARANL-SS01 (node-locked license)

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 Spread Spectrum Clock (SSC)

  • Allows for SSC modulation to be added with precisely controlled profile, spread, deviation, and df/dt.
  • It supports triangular, sinusoidal, and user-defined frequency spreading schemes that can be added to the base pattern.
1This capability is built into the High Speed Serial plugin and only requires a license to use it
2Enable trial license
3Request a quote on SSCFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on SSCNL-SS01 (node-locked license)

 

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