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Agilent Introduces Arbitrary Waveform Generator

March 2, 2011
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Agilent Technologies Inc. added a high-resolution, wide-bandwidth, 8 or 12 GSa/s modular instrument to its portfolio of arbitrary waveform generators. The new M8190A arbitrary waveform generator is able to deliver simultaneous high resolution and wide bandwidth along with industry-leading spurious-free dynamic range and very low harmonic distortion. This unique functionality allows radar, satellite and electronic warfare device designers to make reliable, repeatable measurements and create highly realistic signal scenarios to test their products.

Precision arbitrary waveform generation is required for realistic testing of low-observable aircraft systems and for high-density communications used in satellite communications systems.

With up to 14 bits of resolution, the M8190A makes it easy for designers to distinguish between signals and distortion in their test scenarios and stress their devices more rigorously. The instrument’s 2 GSa memory allows designers to create longer test scenarios that are more realistic.

“The M8190 AWG allows engineers to approach reality when they create test scenarios,” said Jürgen Beck, General Manager of Agilent’s digital and photonic test business. “Because the M8190A simultaneously offers greater fidelity, high resolution and wide bandwidth, customers can create signal scenarios that push their designs to the limit and bring new insights to their analysis.”


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