M8100 Series Arbitrary Waveform Generators

Push your design to the limit

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Enhance Your Reality

The M8100 Series arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs) offer a level of versatility that enables you to set up complex real-world signals — whether you need precise signals to characterize the performance of a design or need to stress a device to its limits. From low-observable radar to high-density communications, testing is more realistic with our precision arbitrary waveform generators.

  • Push radar and electronic warfare designs farther with highly realistic signal scenarios
  • Leverage up to 120 GSa/s of sample rates
  • Debug your toughest designs with confidence using superior signal fidelity
  • Use high-resolution and wide bandwidth signals simultaneously
  • Stress your device to its limits with clean or distorted signals
  • Reduce system footprint with AXIe form factor

Meet The new M8194A, Keysight's Fastest AWG

The new M8194A is Keysight's fastest AWG at a 120 GSa/s sample rate on four channels simultaneously.

The M8194A is the latest addition to the M8100-Series AWGs:

  • delivers a new level of stimulus performance for generating challenging formats such as 64 GBaud/64QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) and other wideband modulation schemes
  • is well-suited to affordably and precisely stimulate multilane high-speed interfaces with its high channel density
  • incorporates digital pre-distortion techniques for frequency- and phase-response compensation of the AWG output and any external circuit to generate the desired signal at the device under test
  • is the ideal solution to test different optical systems, from discrete components like optical power amplifiers to more complex dual polarization systems like optical modulators or optical receivers
  • is a new class of generator that provides high speed, precision, and flexibility to meet the challenges of demanding 400GE and 1 Terabit applications

Key Specifications

Sample Rate

8 to 120 GSa/s

Bit Resolution

8 to 14 bits

Analog Bandwidth

4 to 45 GHz

Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR)

-67 to -90 dBc

Custom AWG Applications

Aerospace and Defense

Choosing the right emitter generation source to use for testing an electronic warfare (EW) application is a challenging task. Some of the difficulty arises because that decision must be informed by the test engineer’s own requirements, along with the nuances of each application, and that means that no one source is ideal in every situation.


Next-generation optical transceivers enable telecom service providers to support 100GE, 400GE, and soon terabit applications. To thoroughly test your optical receiver, you need to stimulate it with complex waveforms using different modulation formats and data sources. Our M8100A Series AWGs can help you quickly and accurately test the performance of your optical transceivers.

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