High speed arbitrary wave generator with up to 92 GSa/s sample rate supporting signals up to 64 GBaud on 4 channels in a 1-slot AXIe module - simultaneously.



  • provides a combination of high speed, high bandwidth, and high channel density
  • high channel density: 1, 2 or 4 channels per AXIe module (number of channels is software upgradeable)
  • built-in frequency and phase response calibration for clean output signals
  • external clock in and out


  • sample rate up to 92 GSa/s, 8-bit vertical resolution
  • 32 GHz analog bandwidth
  • amplitude up to 1 Vpp (single-ended), 2 Vpp (differential), voltage window -1.0 to +2.5 V
  • supporting signals up to 64 GBaud and beyond
  • 512 kSa of waveform memory per channel
  • ultra-low intrinsic jitter
  • transition times < 9 picoseconds (20% to 80%) with frequency response compensation
  • multi-functions with M8070A system software for M8000 Series BER test solutions
  • 92 GSa/s sample rate supporting signals up to 64 GBaud on 4 channels in a 1-slot AXIe module simultaneously

Key Applications

200G, 400G and 1 terabit applications demand a new class of generator that simultaneously provides high speed, precision, and flexibility.

  • Optical communications (LR4, CFP2-ACO, Coherent, etc.) — 4 synchronized channels allow deterministic emulation and pre-distortion of 2 independent I/Q baseband signals up to 64 GBaud
  • Receiver stress test — particularly for multi-level, multi-channel interfaces (NRZ, PAM4, PAM8, DMT, etc.) up to 64 GBaud
  • Quantum physics and advanced research — generate any mathematically-defined arbitrary waveforms, ultra-short yet precise pulses, and extremely wideband chirps
  • Random interference (RI) and sinusoidal interference (SI) — works with M8020A and M8040A modules. Operate with M8070A BER System control software.

M8196A Arbitrary Waveform Generator ECOC Video 2015

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