AFG3000C Arbitrary / Function Generator

AFG3000C Arbitrary / Function Generator

Today's designs are often complex, demanding a variety of stimulus signals during test. With 12 standard waveforms, arbitrary waveform capability, and signal impairment options, the AFG3000C Series Arbitrary / Function Generator supports a wide range of application needs with one instrument. Best-in-class performance ensures signals are accurately reproduced. A large display and 25 shortcut keys make the AFG3000C Series Arbitrary / Function Generator both easy to learn and easy to use. See more signal generators »

 

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AFG3000C Arbitrary/Function Generator

Features

Benefits

Dual-channel models Save cost and bench space by replacing two signal generators with one that offers two tightly synchronized or two completely independent signals.
Up to 2 GS/s sample rate Generate waveforms with fine timing resolution.
Up to 20 Vp-p amplitude into 50 Ω load (AFG3011) Save cost and set-up time by creating high amplitude signals without using an external power amplifier.
25 shortcut keys Reduce set-up and evaluation time with direct access to frequently used functions and parameters.
Large 5.6" (142 mm) color display Full confidence in your signal since all relevant settings and waveform graphs can be seen at a single glance.
Only 6.6" (168 mm) deep Free up valuable bench space.
ArbExpress™ software Create and modify waveforms with ease - import waveforms seamlessly from your Tektronix oscilloscope or create them via the equation editor, free hand, point draw or waveform math.

 


Models

Model Analog Channels Output Frequency Record Length Sample Rate Vertical Resolution List Price
AFG3021C

1 25 MHz 128k points 2 - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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AFG3051C

1 50 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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AFG3022C

2 25 MHz 128k points 2 - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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AFG3052C

2 50 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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AFG3101C

1 100 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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AFG3011C

1 10 MHz 128k points 2 - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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AFG3151C

1 150 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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AFG3102C

2 100 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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AFG3152C

2 150 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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Model


AFG3021C

List Price
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Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
125 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model


AFG3051C

List Price
-

Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
150 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model


AFG3022C

List Price
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Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
225 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model


AFG3052C

List Price
-

Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
250 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model


AFG3101C

List Price
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Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
1100 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model


AFG3011C

List Price
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Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
110 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model


AFG3151C

List Price
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Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
1150 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model


AFG3102C

List Price
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Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
2100 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model


AFG3152C

List Price
-

Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
2150 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model Analog Channels Output Frequency Record Length Sample Rate Vertical Resolution List Price
AFG3021C 1 25 MHz 128k points 2 - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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Configure & Quote
AFG3051C 1 50 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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Configure & Quote
AFG3022C 2 25 MHz 128k points 2 - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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Configure & Quote
AFG3052C 2 50 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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Configure & Quote
AFG3101C 1 100 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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Configure & Quote
AFG3011C 1 10 MHz 128k points 2 - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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Configure & Quote
AFG3151C
1 150 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
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Configure & Quote
AFG3102C 2 100 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
-
Configure & Quote
AFG3152C
2 150 MHz 128k points 2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s 14 bits
-
Configure & Quote
Model AFG3021C
Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
125 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model AFG3051C
Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
150 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model AFG3022C
Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
225 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model AFG3052C
Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
250 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model AFG3101C
Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
1100 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model AFG3011C
Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
110 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model
AFG3151C
Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
1150 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model AFG3102C
Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
2100 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits
Model
AFG3152C
Analog ChannelsOutput FrequencyRecord Length
2150 MHz128k points
Sample RateVertical Resolution
2 - 16k: 1 GS/s; >16k - 128k: 250 MS/s14 bits

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Arbitrary/Function Generator Offers Versatile and Convenient Solution for AM/FM Radio Test and Alignment
This application note demonstrates how two tools, the signal generator and the oscilloscope, support radio measurements with the bandwidth that radio test and measurement demands and with the comprehensive triggering features sufficient to accurately…
Literature number: 75W-20333-0
Application Note 13 Aug 2019
AFG3000 ETHERNET WAVEFORM SETUP

Part number: 1000000313
Waveform
ArbExpress AXW100 Waveform Creation and Editing Tool for Tektronix AWG/AFG Printable Version 3.4
This online help provides information on how to create, edit, and transfer standard waveforms to an Arbitrary Waveform Generator, an
Part number: 077000013
Online Help
ARBEXPRESS WAVEFORM CREATION AND EDITING SW, V3.4

Part number: 066146104
Application
Can I select a different waveform and output frequency for each channel on a dual-channel AFG3000 series?
DDS allows output frequency and waveform to be selected completely independently for each channel. See more arbitrary function generators »
FAQ ID: 56411 31 Jul 2019
Can I store more than four arbitrary waveforms on the AFG3000?
Yes. You can save many more arbitrary waveforms on a USB memory device that plugs into the convenient USB port on the instrument’s front panel. You can also connect the instrument to a PC and use the free ArbExpress™ version 2.0 software included with…
FAQ ID: 56416 31 Jul 2019
Can I operate the AFG3000 with a mouse+ e.g.+ to create arbitrary waveforms
The AFG3000 Series cannot be operated via mouse or touch screen, but offers convenient shortcut front-panel keys, numeric keypad, rotary knob, and on-screen bezel menus. Arbitrary waveforms can be created and edited conveniently from a Windows™-based PC…
FAQ ID: 56391 31 Jul 2019
Is the specified waveform memory size in bytes+ words+ or long words of memory and how do I relate that to the number of points in my waveform?
The AFG and AWG memory size is specified in waveform points, so if the memory is listed as 16,000 or 32,400,000, for example, then you can fit 16,000 or 32,400,000 waveform points in a single waveform file.
FAQ ID: 57481 31 Jul 2019
How do I transfer a scope waveform to the AFG3000?
There are a couple of ways to transfer a waveform from the scope to AFG3000. From a PC running ArbExpress you connect directly to the scope and AFG3000 via communication port.The following scope models are supported TDS1000,TDS2000, TDS3000, TDS5000,…
FAQ ID: 63636 31 Jul 2019
Can I connect an oscilloscope to the AFG3000 signal generator to transfer waveforms directly?
The AFG3000 series does not have a direct connection which allows you to transfer a waveform directly from a scope to the AFG. Waveform transfer is supported via ArbExpress, which allows users to easily import waveforms from any Tektronix oscilloscope or…
FAQ ID: 56381 31 Jul 2019
Is there any information available that covers the basic principals behind Arbitrary Waveform Generators?
The document XYZs of Signal Generators covers basic AWG and AFG theory as well as a few real world applications.
FAQ ID: 62791 31 Jul 2019
Capacitance and Inductance Measurements Using an Oscilloscope and a Function Generator
Don't have an LCR meter in your lab? Want to demonstrate the behavior of capacitors and inductors under sinusoidal stimulus? See how a DPO4104 scope and an AFG3000 function generator can help you get your results.
Literature number: 75W-28152-0
Application Note 30 Jul 2019
How do I update the firmware on my AFG3000?
Go to www.tektronix.com and search for your model AFG and select by software. You will want to find the latest firmware file and download it to a USB flash drive. Then insert into the front of the AFG and start by selecting the  'Utility' menu button,…
FAQ ID: 64716 16 Jul 2019
How do I save and recall setup files on my AFG3000?
To save and recall setup files on a AFG3000 go into the SAVE menu button and select internal or USB memory. For recalling go into the RECALL menu button and select internal or USB memory.    */
FAQ ID: 64711 16 Jul 2019
How do I save my arbitrary waveform file on the AFG3000 to my USB Stick?
Saving your waveform on the AFG 3000 isn’t in the Save/Recall menu. Instead, you need to go into the Edit menu, press “More” and select “Write To…”, and press the top bezel button to switch from internal memory to USB memory. You will now be able to save…
FAQ ID: 63616 16 Jul 2019
AFG3000C and AFG3000 Series Arbitrary Function Generators Specifications and Performance Verification Technical Reference…This document describes specifications and performance verification procedures for the AFG3000 Series Arbitrary Function Generators.
Part number: 077069103
Performance Verification
AFG3000C and AFG3000 Series Arbitrary Function Generators Specifications and Performance Verification Technical Reference This…This manual provides instructions to verify the performance of the AFG3000Cand AFG3000 Series Arbitrary Function Generators to the module level.
Part number: 077069103
Performance Verification
I would like to synchronize two or more AFG’s in order to get multiple channels of output.
This is the best method to minimize the delay between the instruments, and eliminate drift with respect to each other. Physical setup: The AFG’s will be controlled by a single separate trigger source, with cables that are of equal length to minimize…
FAQ ID: 63731 10 Jul 2019
AFG3000 Series Arbitrary Function Generators Quick Start User Manual This manual describes the installation and operation of…This manual describes the installation and operation of Tektronix AFG3000 Series Arbitrary Function Generators along with basic operations and concepts.
Part number: 077095702
User
How do I use TekVISA to send commands to my instrument?
TekVISA Download Link:TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE In order to communicate with and control the scope, you can use OpenChoice Talker-Listener. Back on the Application and Utilities panel, click on OpenChoice Talker Listener and click Start Application…
FAQ ID: 69181 25 Jun 2019
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