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New Tektronix 8 Channel, 16 Bit Resolution Arbitrary Waveform Generator - Less noise and Cleaner signals

TEKTRONIX, has announced the launch of their new AWG5200Arbitrary Waveform Generator to meet the demands of signal generation with high signal fidelity.  The unit has the ability to scale up to 32 or more channels with multi-unit synchronization, and is specifically for use in; Advanced Research; Electronic Test and Radar, and Electronic Warfare System Design and Test.

The AWG5200 delivers a surprisingly affordable combination of sample rate and vertical resolution. The unit creates real-life environments based on accurate, noise-free signals, and 10 GS/s 16-bit performance that allows for direct generation of signals up to 6 GHz.

  • 16 bits of DAC resolution
  • 10 GS/s sample rate
  • Extremely low noise floor
  • Build reliable setups with pre-compensation software


The AWG5200 is able to 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.

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

The SourceXpress user interface, included with the AWG5200, runs natively on the AWG and a PC. It works with the plug-ins to allow users to easily and conveniently switch between them.  The plug-ins simplify the process of generating complex RF environment signals and modulated radar pulses, helping users to iterate through designs much more quickly.

  • Radar, RF, OFDM, Environment Plug-ins
  • Simulate AWG from anywhere on PC
  • Create waveforms even when there is no access to AWG
  • Control AWG remotely

The AWG5200 streamlines a test set-up. It starts by being an off-the-shelf solution for simplifying or replacing the current complex signal generation set-up. Backwards compatibility with other Tektronix signal generators means users 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.

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