Tektronix Inc., a provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the new AWG7000B and AWG5000B Series of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG) (visit www.tek.com/sources). The AWG B series provides a 20 percent performance boost over many of the prior AWG instruments and continues to be the world’s fastest and most capable family of AWGs, designed to meet the test needs for high-speed serial data buses and wideband RF applications. With 9.6 GHz effective RF output, 10 bit resolution and sample rates up to 24 GS/s, the AWG7000B is the only AWG that can produce high-speed serial waveforms with real life imperfections including noise, jitter, pre/de-emphasis and multi-level signaling up to 8 Gb/s. Also announced is the radar signal creation option - RDR - for the RFXpress Software suite, offering the ultimate flexibility in creating pulsed radar waveforms on the AWG7000B and AWG5000B.

“Engineers have told us that they need greater performance, capability and versatility from a signal source to keep pace with the latest technology,” said Mike Higashi, vice president, Signal Sources Product Line, Tektronix. “Tektronix designed the AWG B series to minimize complexity for users and to provide the performance needed to match increasing high-speed serial data rates and the advance of wideband digital RF technologies. The AWG B series can create, replicate or generate virtually any signal and also has the ability to generate up to six signals simultaneously on the AWG7000B Series. No other AWG can match the performance, capability and flexibility of the Tektronix AWG B series.”