Test & Measurement

High-speed AWG generates up to 20 sine waves

30 April 2024 Test & Measurement

Spectrum Instrumentation has released a new firmware option for its range of versatile 16-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWGs), with sampling rates up to 1,25 GS/s and bandwidths up to 400 MHz. The new option allows users to define 23 Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) cores per AWG-card, that can be routed to the hardware output channels. Each DDS core (sine wave) can be programmed for frequency, amplitude, phase, frequency slope, and amplitude slope.

This enables, for example, the control of lasers through AODs and AOMs, often used in quantum experiments, with just a few simple commands, instead of making large data array calculations. The DDS output can be synchronised with external trigger events, or by a programmable timer with a resolution of 6,4 ns.

The ability to switch between the normal AWG mode (which generates waveforms out of pre-programmed data) and the DDS mode (which needs only a few commands to generate sine wave carriers), makes the Spectrum AWGs highly versatile and can be adapted to almost any application. In DDS-mode, the AWG acts as a base for the multi-tone DDS.

The units’ built-in 4 GB of memory and fast DMA transfer mode allows the streaming of DDS commands at a rate as high as 10 million commands per second. This unique capability provides the flexibility to perform user-defined slopes and various modulation types (FM and AM) with simple, easy-to-use, DDS commands.


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Three-phase high-efficiency PSU
Vepac Electronics Power Electronics / Power Management
COSEL has announced the launch of the HFA3500TF, a low-profile, 3-phase, 3-wire 3500 W AC/DC enclosed power supply design optimised for industrial equipment such as semiconductor manufacturing, laser processing machines and robotics.

Time to migrate to a modern timing systems architecture
Comtest Test & Measurement
The TimeProvider XT provides operators with a clear path to replace existing SONET/SDH frequency synchronisation equipment, while adding timing and phase, essential for 5G networks.

Reliable contacting of large PCBs
Electronic Industry Supplies Test & Measurement
With a usable area of 600 x 450 mm, INGUN’s test kit can not only handle larger boards but can also be customised to any testing requirement, thanks to the interchangeable kit system.

Next-gen spectrometer at reduced costs and weight
Vepac Electronics Editor's Choice Test & Measurement
Traditionally, EPR spectroscopy requires massive electromagnets that can weigh over a ton, and therefore are often located in basements. Bridge12, located near Boston in the USA, has launched a next-generation EPR spectrometer that is about half the cost of current instruments and a tenth of the size and weight.

PicoScope 3000E Series PC-based oscilloscopes
Comtest Test & Measurement
The Pico Technology PS3417E and PS3418E are an expansion of the PicoScope 3000 series and are the world’s first USB-powered 5 GSPS PC-based oscilloscopes.

Handheld real-time spectrum analyser
Vepac Electronics Test & Measurement
Building on continuous innovation and SWaP-C design principles, the PXE-200 offers an unmatched combination of size, performance, and cost.

Real-time phase noise analysis
RF Design Test & Measurement
The HA7062C Phase Noise Analyzer offers extremely fast measurement speeds to reduce product development time and/or optimise ATE manufacturing throughput.

TimeProvider 4100 grandmaster version 2.4 firmware
Comtest Test & Measurement
To continue to provide critical infrastructure operators with a secure timing solution, Microchip Technology has announced the release of version 2.4 of the TimeProvider 4100 grandmaster firmware, with an embedded BlueSky firewall function to detect potential threats and validate GNSS before using the signal as a time reference.

Anritsu introduces Site Master MS2085A and MS2089A analysers
Tamashi Technology Investments Test & Measurement
They redefine industry standards for functionality, precision, and user-friendly operation, marking a transformative leap forward in field testing technology.

High-isolation DC-DC switching
Vepac Electronics Power Electronics / Power Management
MORNSUN has expanded its drive power supply with the high-isolation DC-DC converter QA_(T)-R3G series specifically designed for IGBT/SiC MOSFET drivers.