Ease of Use: All the Features You Expect
The 33500B and 33600A Series function/arbitrary waveform generators offer the standard signals and features you expect, such as modulation, sweep, and burst. However, it also provides features that give you the capabilities and flexibility you need to get your job done quickly, no matter how complex. An intuitive front-panel user interface, for example, can be quickly and easily relearned when your attention has been focused elsewhere. And that is just the beginning.
Modulation and built-in waveforms
17 arbitrary waveforms built-in, including standard waveforms such as sine, square, ramp, PRBS and Gaussian Noise. As well as specialty waveforms: Cardiac, Haversine, and Lorentz. Built-in modulations include AM, FM, PM FSK and PWM.
Waveform summing and combining capability
Add noise to your signal for margin and distortion testing using only a single channel. You can create dual-tone multi-frequency signals without a dual-channel generator, which means you can preserve your budget for other test needs. On a two-channel model, you can sum and combine up to four signals.
Signal Integrity: Outputting the Signals You Expect
If your generator is introducing spurious signals or harmonics, you’ll have a hard time producing reliable designs. To be successful, you need to test with clean, precise, low-noise signals. Keysight Trueform function / arbitrary waveform generators offer the highest signal fidelity so you can generate the exact waveforms you need for your most challenging measurements. You can be confident you are seeing your design’s characteristics, and not that of your waveform generator, in your measurements.
With jitter as low as 1 ps, Trueform function / arbitrary waveform generators offer exceptional edge stability. You can even use them as a system clock for timing and triggering your other instruments. With better jitter performance, you can place edges more accurately, helping you reduce timing errors in your circuit design.
Lowest harmonic distortion
With total harmonic distortion of just 0.03%, Trueform waveform generators offer up to 5x better fidelity than other generators. Clean, spurious-free signals don’t introduce noise or artifacts. See your design’s characteristics, not the waveform generator’s, in your measurements.
Trueform Arbs: Generating a Full Range of Signals for the Most Demanding Requirements
Trueform function / arbitrary waveform generators use a technology that plays every point in your signal exactly as you designed it. That means to test the robustness of your design, you can create a specific signal with noise, overshoots, spikes and dropouts just where you need them.
Define any waveform shape and any waveform length using the Trueform arbitrary waveform capability. Play your signals as defined, at your exact sample rate, without the chance of missing short-duration anomalies that are critical for testing device reliability.
Standard deep memory
If you want to test your design with long, complex waveforms with a variety of anomalies, you need to make sure your waveform generator has sufficient memory. The 33500B and 33600A Series come standard with 1 M Samples and 4 M Samples deep memory respectively. Typical DDS generators offer only a fraction of that capacity. In addition to this, higher memory options up to 64 MSamples are available to handle your most complex waveforms.
Pulse Generator with Fast Edge Times
Create pulses up to 100 MHz with the Trueform function / arbitrary waveform generators. Most DDS-based generators offer reduced bandwidth when generating pulses. Trueform waveform generators produce higher harmonic content, allowing for rapid transitions. Like a dedicated pulse generator, edge times can be set independently down to 2.9 ns, which is twice as fast as a typical function generator.
Channel Coupling with Baseband Generation Capability
Channel coupling simplifies the operation of a two-channel function generator. Both channels can be controlled with a single parameter for phase, amplitude, or frequency, making it simple to create differential or tracking signals. In addition, IQ signal generation has now been made easier with the IQ Baseband Signal Player for Trueform function / arbitrary waveform generators.
The IQ Baseband Signal Player configures and controls both channels as if they were a single channel. It also keeps the phase of each channel in nominal IQ range. Quickly, go from simulation to signal generation to test your RF component or system design.
Select the Capabilities You Need Now, Then Upgrade Easily When Your Needs Change
With most waveform generators, you get what you pay for when you buy your instrument. However, with the 33500B and 33600A Series function / arbitrary waveform generators, there are four different models to choose from so you can purchase the capability you need now and simply upgrade later when your project needs change. Your investment in test equipment is protected. If you need deeper memory for generating more complex signals, you can easily add the capability later with software upgrades. And there’s no price penalty for adding the capability later.
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