AWG615

Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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Features & Benefits

  • 2.7 GS/s Sample Rate Simulates Real-world Signals Up To 1.35 GHz
  • 2 Markers With 2.1 psRMS (@ 2.7 GS/s, Typical) Jitter Deliver stable Timing to the Device-under-test (DUT)
  • 32.4M (32,400,000) or 64.8M (64,800,000) Point Record Length Provide Longer Data Streams
  • Analog Bandwidth to 2 GHz (Option 02, Calculated Based on Rise Time) Provides the Highest Signal Fidelity of All High-speed AWGs
  • Direct External clock input allows Jittered and non-jittered signals for high-speed data stream timing margin test up to 2.7 Gb/s
  • Synchronous operation mode supports two AWG615 outputs (2: analog, 4: marker) synchronization for high data rate wireless and data communication test and optical write channel strategy signal test.
  • Waveform Quick Editor with 400 fs Edge Timing Resolution Delivers Output Edge Control with Near Real-time Precision
  • Allows two-signal mix function digitally to support disk drive noise performance test and Pre/De-emphasis serial data communication test
  • Real-time Sequencing Creates Infinite Waveform Loops, Jumps, Patterns and Conditional Branches

Applications

  • Disk Drive Read/Write Design and Test
  • Communications Design and Test
  • Arbitrary IF and IQ Base-band Signals
  • Standard Waveforms for Communications
  • Pulse Generation
  • High-speed, Low-jitter Data and Clock Source
  • Mixed Signal Design and Test
  • Real-world Simulations
  • Corruption and Enhancement of Ideal Waveforms
  • Timing and Amplitude Signal Impairments
  • Waveforms Imported from MathCad, MATLAB, Excel and Others

The AWG615 Arbitrary Waveform Generator Delivers World-class Signal Fidelity at 2.7 GS/s to Solve Ever-increasing Measurement Challenges

The AWG615 Arbitrary Waveform Generator Delivers World-class Signal Fidelity at 2.7 GS/s to Solve Ever-increasing Measurement Challenges. New two box synchronous operation function supports 2ch 2.7 GS/s solution.

The AWG615 combines world-class signal fidelity with high-speed mixed signal simulation, a powerful sequencing capability and graphical user interface with flexible waveform editor, to solve the toughest measurement challenges in the disk drive, communications and semiconductor design/test industries.

The built-in signal applications enable you to easily create standard waveforms for disk drive read channels, communications up to 2.7 Gb/s. Also included is AXW100 ArbExpress waveform creation and editing software. This software allows for easy waveform import from oscilloscopes or basic, advanced, and math waveform creation and edit capabilities.

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Waveform Mixing Function.

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Gigabit Ethernet Application Menu.

Characteristics

Arbitrary Waveforms

Waveform Length - 960 to 32,400,000 points (or 64,800,000 points, option 01) in multiples of four.

Sequence Length - 1 to 8,000 steps.

Sequence Repeat Counter - 1 to 65,536 or infinite.

Run Modes

Gated mode, Event Jump, and Software Jump are disabled in the synchronous operation

Continuous - Waveform is iteratively output. If a sequence is defined, the sequence order and repeat functions are applied.

Triggered - Waveform is output only once when an external, internal, GPIB, LAN, or manual trigger is received.

Gated - Waveform begins output when gate is true and resets to beginning when false.

Enhanced - Waveform is output as defined by the sequence.

Extended Operation

Function Generator

Waveform Shape - Sine, Triangle, Square, Ramp, Pulse, or DC.

Frequency - 1.000 Hz to 270.0 MHz.

Amplitude -

Range: 0.020 Vp-p to 2 Vp-p into 50 Ω

Resolution: 1 mV.

Offset -

Range: -0.500 V to +0.500 V into 50 Ω

Resolution: 1 mV.

DC Level - DC waveform only.

Range: -0.500 V to +0.500 V into 50 Ω

Resolution: 1 mV.

Polarity - Normal, Invert.

Duty Cycle -

Range: 0.1% to 99.9%, Pulse waveform only.

Resolution:

1.000 Hz to 4.000 MHz: 0.1% step.

4.001 MHz to 20.00 MHz: 0.5% step.

20.01 MHz to 40.00 MHz: 1% step.

40.01 MHz to 80.00 MHz: 2% step.

80.01 MHz to 100.0 MHz: 2.5% step.

100.1 MHz to 160.00 MHz: 4% step.

160.1 MHz to 200.0 MHz: 5% step.

200.1 MHz to 270.0 MHz: 10% step.

Marker Out -

Marker1 Pulse Width:

Hi Lo: 20% / 80% of Period.

Marker2 Pulse Width:

Hi/Lo: 50% / 50% of Period, except 100.1 MHz to 160.0 MHz.

Hi/Lo: 52% / 48% of Period, at 100.1 MHz to 160.0 MHz.

Marker Level:

Hi Level: 1V into 50 Ω

Lo Level: 0V into 50 Ω

Waveform mixing operation - Supports two-signals mixed output digitally.

Synchronous operation - Supports synchronization of two AWG615 boxes allowing two synchronized signal outputs.

NOTE: This operation is executed by Sync master and Sync slave operation combination.

Sync master operation - Set one AWG615 as a master box

Sync slave operation - Set another AWG615 as a slave box

Clock Generator

Sampling Frequency - 50.000000 kS/s to 2.7000000 GS/s.

Resolution - 8 digits.

Internal Clock - Accuracy: ±1 ppm.

Phase Noise - (VCO out)

At 2.7 GS/s, 10 kHz offset: -58 dBc/Hz.

At 2.7 GS/s, 100 kHz offset: -93 dBc/Hz.

Internal Trigger Generator

Internal Trigger Rate -

Range: 1.0 μs to 10.0 s.

Resolution: 3 digits, 0.1 µs minimum.

Accuracy: ±0.1%.

Main Output

Output Signal - Complementary; CH1 and channel inverse.

Digital to Analog Converter -

Resolution: 8-bits.

Differential Non-linearity: ±1/2-LSB.

Integral Non-linearity: ±1-LSB.

Output Connector - Front Panel SMA.

Normal Out*1

Amplitude - Into 50 Ω.

Amplitude Range: 20 mV to 2.0 V peak to peak.

Resolution: 1 mV.

DC Accuracy: ±(2.0% of Amplitude + 2 mV) at offset = 0 V.

Offset - Into 50 Ω.

Range of Signal Center: ±0.500V (Rails of -1.5V, +1.5V).

Resolution: 1 mV.

Accuracy: ±1.5% of offset ±10 mV at 20 mV amplitude.

Pulse response - (-1 and 1 waveform data, 0 V offset, through filter at 1 Vp-p, clock 1 GS/s) using 20 GHz BW oscilloscope.

Rise time: (10 to 90%): ≤480 ps.

Fall time: (10 to 90%): ≤480 ps.

Aberrations: ±10% (at 1.0 Vp-p amplitude).

Flatness: ±5% (after 20 ns from rise/fall edge).

Sine Wave Characteristics - (2.7 GS/s clock, 32 waveform points, 84.375 MHz signal frequency, 1.0 V amplitude, 0 V offset, through filter)

Harmonics: ≤-40 dBc, DC to 1000 MHz.

Noise: ≤-50 dBc, DC to 1000 MHz.

Phase noise: ≤-85 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset.

Filter*1

Type - 20, 50, 100, 200 MHz Bessel low-pass.

Rise Time (10% to 90%) - 20 MHz, 17 ns; 50 MHz, 7.0 ns; 100 MHz, 3.7 ns; 200 MHz, 2.0 ns.

Group Delay - 20 MHz, 18 ns; 50 MHz, 8 ns; 100 MHz, 4.7 ns; 200 MHz, 3 ns.

Direct D/A Out*1

Amplitude - 20 mVp-p to 1.0 Vp-p into 50 Ω.

Resolution - 1 mV.

DC Accuracy - ±(2% of Amplitude + 2 mV).

Offset - no function.

DC Offset Accuracy - 0 V ±10 mV at 20 mV amplitude (waveform data = 0).

Pulse Response (-1 and 1 waveform data, at 0.5 Vp-p) -

Rise Time (10% to 90%): ≤280 ps.

Fall Time (10% to 90%): ≤280 ps.

Output Impedance - 50 Ω.

*1 Option 02 eliminates the ability to switch between normal and direct D/A out, as well as filter and offset control.

Extended Bandwidth Output (Option 02)

Amplitude - 500 mVp-p to 1.0 Vp-p into 50 Ω

Resolution - 1 mV.

DC Accuracy - ±(2.0% of amplitude + 2 mV).

Offset - No function.

DC Offset Accuracy - 0 V ±10 mV at 500 mV Amplitude (waveform data = 0).

Pulse Response - (-1 and 1 waveform data, at 1.0 Vp-p).

Rise Time - (10% to 90%): ≤175 ps.

Fall Time - (10% to 90%): ≤175 ps.

Output Impedance - 50 Ω.

Auxiliary Outputs

Marker

Number - 2 (complementary).

Level -

High level: -1.00 V to 2.45 V into 50 Ω to GND.

Low level: -2.00 V to 2.40 V into 50 Ω to GND.

Amplitude: 0.05 Vp-p to 1.25 Vp-p max. into 50 Ω to GND.

Resolution - 0.05 V.

DC Accuracy - Within ±0.1 V ±5% of setting into 50 Ω.

Maximum Output current: ±80mA.

Rise/Fall Time (20% to 80%) - <130 ps into 50 Ω to GND (1.0 Vp-p, Hi +1.0 V, Lo 0 V).

Period Jitter (Typical) - by1010 clock pattern

At 2.7 GS/s 2.1 ps rms, 15 ps peak to peak.

At 1.35 GS/s 2.1 ps rms, 15 ps peak to peak.

At 0.675 GS/s 2.0 ps rms, 14 ps peak to peak.

Cycle-to-Cycle Jitter (Typical) - by1010 clock pattern.

At 2.7 GS/s 3.6 ps rms, 26 ps peak to peak.

At 1.35 GS/s 3.6 ps rms, 26 ps peak to peak.

At 0.675 GS/s 3.3 ps rms, 23 ps peak to peak.

Marker Skew - < 20 ps (typical).

Delay (between analog output and marker output) -

(Marker Level: 1 Vp-p (Hi + 1V/Lo 0V), Analog Output: At 1 Vp-p)

Normal Output: 2.4 ns (Offset 0 V, Filter = "Through.")

Direct Output: -1 ns.

Connector - Front-panel SMA.

VCO Out

Amplitude - CML, AC coupling, 0.4 Vp-p into 50 Ω to GND.

Impedance: 50 Ω, AC coupling.

Connector - Rear-panel SMA.

10 MHz Reference Clock Out

Amplitude - 1.2 Vp-p into 50 Ω. Max 2.5 Vp-p open.

Impedance - 50Ω, AC coupling.

Connector - Rear-panel BNC.

C Out 1 and 2

For 2 boxes synchronous usage

Connector: SMA, Rear

Output signal style: Complementary

T Out 1 and 2

For 2 boxes synchronous usage

Connector: SMA, Rear

Output signal style: Complementary

Auxiliary Inputs

Trigger In

Trigger Mode - Minimum Pulse Width: 10 ns, 0.2 V amplitude.

Impedance - 1 kΩ or 50 Ω.

Polarity - POS or NEG.

Connector - Rear-panel BNC.

Input Voltage Range -

1 kΩ: ±10 V.

50 Ω: ±5 V.

Threshold -

Level: -5.0 V to 5.0 V.

Resolution: 0.1 V.

Trigger Mode - Minimum Pulse Width: 10 ns, 0.2 V amplitude.

Trigger Hold-off -

One box operation: ≤109.5 clocks + 500 ns.

Two boxes synchronous operation: ≤109.5 clocks + 700 ns.

Delay to Analog Out: 275.5 clocks + 17 ns (Normal Output, Filter "Through").

Gate Mode - (for one box operation)

Minimum Pulse Width (0.2 V amplitude): 1152 clocks + 10 ns.

Gate Hold Off: ≤1920 clocks + 20 ns.

Delay to Analog Out: 1355 to 1563.5 clocks + 9 ns (Normal Output, Filter "Through").

Event Input - (for one box operation)

Number of Events: 7-bits.

Input Signals: 7 event bits, strobe.

Threshold: TTL level.

Maximum Input: 0 V to +5 V (DC + peak AC).

Impedance 1 kΩ, pull-up to +3.3 V.

Connector: Rear-panel 9-Pin D-sub.

Enhanced Mode -

Minimum Pulse Width: 320 clocks + 10 ns.

Event Hold Off: ≤ 896 clocks + 20 ns.

Delay to Analog Out (Jump timing: Async, Output Norm, Filter Through):

Strobe: ON, 1691.5 clocks + 10 ns.

Strobe: OFF, 1947.5 clocks + 6 ns.

Event Input to Strobe Input:

Setup Time: 192 clocks + 10 ns.

Hold Time: 192 clocks + 10 ns.

External Clock IN

Input Voltage Range - 0.4 Vp-p to 2.0 Vp-p,

Impedance - 50 Ω, AC coupled.

Frequency Range - 125 MHz to 2.7 GHz

Note: need >10mV/ns signal slew rate

Connector - Rear-panel SMA.

Reference 10 MHz Clock IN

Input Voltage Range - 0.2 Vp-p to 3.0 Vp-p, ±10 V maximum.

Impedance - 50 Ω, AC coupled.

Frequency Range - 10 MHz ±0.1 MHz.

Connector - Rear-panel BNC.

C IN

For 2 boxes synchronous usage.

Connector: SMA, Rear.

Input signal style: Complementary.

T IN

For 2 boxes synchronous usage.

Connector: SMA, Rear.

Input signal style: Complementary.

General Characteristics

Display - Color TFT LCD.

Display Area - Horizontal: 13.06 cm (5.14 in.), Vertical: 9.70 cm (3.81 in.)

Resolution - 640x480

Data Storage

Internal Hard Disk - ≥20.0 GB.

Flash Disk - 256 MB (Option 10).

Floppy Disk - 3.5 inch, 1.44 MB.

Environment

Temperature -

Operating: 10 °C to +40 °C.

Nonoperating: -20 °C to +60 °C.

Humidity -

Operating: 20% to 80%.

Nonoperating: 5% to 90%.

Altitude (Hard Disk Restriction) -

Operating: Up to 3,000 m (10,000 ft).

Nonoperating: up to 12,000 m (40,000 ft).

Random Vibration -

Operating: 2.65 m/s2rms (0.27 Grms, 5 Hz to 500 Hz, 10 minutes.

Nonoperating: 22.36 m/s2rms (2.28 Grms, 5 Hz to 500 Hz, 10 minutes.

Shock - Nonoperating: 294 m/s2 (30 G), half-sine, 11 ms duration (three times each axis, in each direction, 18 total).

EMC Compliance - EC Council Directive 89/336/EEC (EC-92), AS/NZS2064-1/ 2.

Safety - UL 61010B-1, CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1, EN61010-1 second edition.

Power Supply

Rating - 100 to 240 VAC.

Range - 90 to 250 VAC.

Maximum Power and Current - 240 VA and 5 A.

Frequency - 48 to 63 Hz.

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions

mm

in.

Weight

kg

lb.

Height

193

7.6

Width

434

17.1

Depth

508

20

Without package

14.1

31.1

With package

24.5

54

Interfaces - GPIB, Ethernet: 10/100Base-T, RJ-45.

PC Keyboard - 6-Pin mini-DIN, rear.

Ordering Information

AWG615

2.7 GS/s, 8-bit, 32 M point, single-channel arbitrary waveform generator.

Includes: User manual, Programmer's manual, Floppy disk: sample waveform library (063-3779-00), performance verification (063-3780-00), Sample Program (062-A258-50), AXW100 ArbExpress Software Utility CD (063-3763-00 ), Certificate of Calibration, power cable. 50 Ω SMA Terminator 2ea (015-1022-01).

Please specify power plug when ordering.

Options

Opt. 01 - 64 M points waveform memory.

Opt. 02 - Extends analog bandwidth to 2 GHz (calculated based on rise time).

Opt. 10 - Flash disk and standby switch (alternative for standard hard disk drive).

Note: Option 10 is for ATE and system usage needing 7x24 hour operation. Also adds capability to power on/off by rear panel main switch.

Opt. 1R - Rack mount kit.

Service

Opt. C3 - Calibration service 3 years.

Opt. C5 - Calibration service 5years.

Opt. D1 - Calibration data report.

Opt. D3 - Calibration data report 3 years (with option C3).

Opt. D5 - Calibration data report 5 years (with option C5).

Opt. R3 - Repair service 3 years.

Opt. R5 - Repair service 5years.

Recommended Accessories

Service Manual - 071-1516-xx.

Protective Cover - 200-3696-01.

Power Plug Options

Opt. A0 - North America Power

Opt. A1 - Universal EURO Power

Opt. A2 - United Kingdom Power

Opt. A3 - Australia Power

Opt. A5 - Switzerland Power

Opt. A6 - Japan Power

Opt. A10 - China Power

Opt. A99 - No Power Cord or AC Adapter

Language Option

Opt. L0 - English (User, Programmer)

Opt. L5 - Japanese (User, Programmer)

Warranty

One year parts and labor.

Last Modified: 2005-02-14 04:00:00
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