Teledyne LeCroy announced it has released the world’s first high-definition arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs). The dual-channel AWGs are branded T3AWG3252 (250 MHz) and T3AWG3352 (350 MHz) and offer 16 bits of vertical voltage resolution, an output voltage window of up to ±24 V, and waveform memory of up to 1 GS/channel. The units can also function as arbitrary function generators or digital pattern generators. They can be used with Teledyne LeCroy’s high-definition 12-bit oscilloscopes for stimulus-response test applications including clean signal, real-world signal, stress-test signal, and noise/interference immunity testing.
The new AWGs offer an output voltage range of ±12 Vpk-pk (50Ω output into 50Ω input) with the ability to shift the offset to ±6 V. Additionally, when driving waveforms from a 50Ω output into high impedance, the voltage output window widens to ±24 V, or 48 V.
Three functional modes are available in the T3AWG3252/3352 AWGs. They can operate as arbitrary function generators with a variety of waveform options. As an AWG, the instruments deliver complex and completely arbitrary waveforms with the ability to sequence analog/digital patterns using an intuitive user interface. In digital pattern generator (DPG) mode, users may create completely arbitrary differential or single-ended digital patterns at up to eight parallel bits. The instruments’ eight digital outputs can be combined and synchronized with their two analog output signals for debugging and validating digital designs.
Pricing starts at $13,080 for the 250-MHz T3AWG3252 and $16,680 for the 350-MHz T3AWG3352 High Definition dual-channel signal generators. Both are available now. For further information, contact Teledyne LeCroy at 1-800-553-2769 or visit teledynelecroy.com.