Tektronix AWG70000B Arbitrary Waveform Generator Series up to 20 GHz
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RF Arbitrary Waveform Generator Series Tektronix AWG70000B came in February 2019 to replace the similar Tektronix AWG70000A series. The AWG70000B series generators are designed for direct shaping (without the use of frequency transfer) of complex radio, wireless and satellite communications, radar pulses, serial telecommunication protocols, and other similar applications.
The series consists of two models: single-channel AWG70001B with DAC sampling rates from 1.5 kSa/s to 50 GS/s and dual-channel AWG70002B with DAC sampling rates from 1.5 kSa/s to 25 GS/s. At the heart of all models in the AWG70000B series is a proprietary, high-quality 10-bit vertical resolution DAC that generates very clean, spurious-free signals in the GHz range up to 80dB relative to carrier amplitude.
Tektronix AWG70000B generators contain the Windows 10 operating system and powerful software that allows you to create a large number of standard signals. And with the help of additional software modules (RADAR, OFDM, Environment, High Speed Serial, Optical, etc.) you can create any signals with an arbitrary change in their parameters: radar, communication, simulating interference and reflections from real objects, etc. You can download a full description of all the characteristics of the Tektronix AWG70000B series generators below on this page in the section Documentation.
Frequency: 0 Hz - 10 GHz, up to 25 GS/s, 2 channels (model AWG70002B).
Frequency: 0 Hz - 20 GHz, up to 50 GS/s, 1 channel (model AWG70001B).
Permission: 10 bit. Memory: 2 billion points per channel (32 billion points - option).
Spurious-free dynamic range: 80 dBu.
SourceXpress program for creating any arbitrary signals.
Additional software modules: RADAR (to create radar signals), OFDM (to create communication signals), Environment (to add distortion and noise that simulate a real transmission environment), High Speed Serial (digital signals), etc.
Areas of use: development and testing of radar, wireless communication systems, military equipment, high-speed serial buses, scientific research, reproduction of real signals captured by oscilloscopes.
16.5 cm touch screen (1024 x 768 resolution). Windows 10. Interfaces: USB, Ethernet.
Weight: 16.8 kg. Dimensions: 461 x 154 x 603 mm. Working temperature: from +0°С to +50°С.
Direct generation of complex signals in the gigahertz range
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With the Tektronix AWG70000B Series generator, you can generate any signal shape. Even the standard software that comes with the instrument allows you to create a variety of waveforms. And with ten additional software modules (RADAR, OFDM, Environment, High Speed Serial, Optical, and more), you can fully automate the creation of the desired waveforms for specific applications.
This screenshot shows the main user interface window of the Tektronix AWG70000B Generator Software (no additional software modules). Field 1 tabs allow you to switch between different modes of the generator, when installing additional software modules in field 1, menus for managing these modules will be added. Button 2 starts or stops the generation of the output signal. Button 3 allows you to quickly turn off all analog channels and all marker channels. Buttons 4 are used to switch the generator between the modes of generating standard signals and generating an arbitrary signal (in the screenshot, the generator is in the mode of generating standard signals). Buttons 7 are designed to select the signal path inside the generator, as well as to bind the corresponding marker outputs to the signal.
In addition to software specifically designed for the AWG70000B series, you can use any third-party math programs: MATLAB, Excel, and others. Another way to create the necessary signals is to "play" with the help of the AWG70000B series generators of real signals or their fragments that were recorded using oscilloscopes (for example, a series DPO70000) or real-time spectrum analyzers (for example, series RSA5000B).
RF Generic software module for creating modulated signals
The Tektronix AWG70000B RF generators, equipped with an optional RF Generic software module, allow you to create signals with various types of digital modulation on one or more carrier frequencies.
As an example, this screenshot shows the interface of the RF Generic software module. Pay attention to the IQ Impairments, Interference Addition, Distortion and MultiPath tabs, with which you can add various distortions and disturbances inherent in real signals to the generated signal.
Radar software module for creating radar signals
The Tektronix AWG70000B series high frequency generators equipped with the Radar software module are an excellent solution for creating complex pulses in radar systems. This software module is capable of generating all major types of radar pulses: LFM, Barker Codes, Polyphase Codes, Step FM, Nonlinear FM, etc. It also has many configurable settings that allow you to modify standard radar signals to obtain new shapes with specified parameters.
The combination of the Tektronix AWG70000B and the Radar software module enables Staggered PRI (Staggered PRI) radar pulse trains to simultaneously improve distance accuracy and speed accuracy.
In addition, the Radar software module allows you to generate signals with frequency jumps, pulse trains with varying amplitude and solve many other practical problems, including the implementation of the most innovative ideas. The interface of the Radar software module is shown in this screenshot.
Environment software module for simulating a real transmission environment
Any radio signal passing through the air is exposed to a large number of distorting factors: commercial radio signals, re-reflections from the terrain, intentional countermeasures (electronic warfare equipment) and other types of influences and interference. The task of the radio signal receiver is to steadily highlight the useful component against the background of distorting influences.
The Environment software module is specifically designed to comprehensively test the stability of the receiver in the presence of various types of interference. Using the Environment module, it is possible to add commercial digital radio communications signals (Bluetooth, DVB-T, P25, CDMA, GSM, WiFi, W-CDMA, LTE, WiMAX, etc.) to the generated signal, as well as radar signals, tone signals, radio signals with analog modulation, noise, etc.
This screenshot shows the interface of the Environment program module. In this example, three interfering signals are defined: pulse, WiFi, and GSM. Each signal is individually configurable, including turn-on and turn-off times, power, center frequency, modulation parameters, and more.
AWG70001B AC option for signal amplitude expansion
In a standard configuration, the maximum output amplitude of the Tektronix AWG70000B series generators can be up to 1V (peak-to-peak) for differential output and 500mV (peak-to-peak) for single-ended output, which equates to about 0 dBm power into a 50 Ω termination.
The AWG70001B AC option, which can be installed on the AWG70001B single channel generator, adds an additional AC coupled output (SMA(f) connector) on the front panel with extended amplitude range (-90dBm to +20dBm). Such a significant expansion of the amplitude occurs due to the presence of additional filters, amplifiers and attenuators inside the generator. In this case, the signal can pass through one of four paths, each of which has its own frequency range and its own output power range. The block diagram of the AWG70001B AC option is shown in this figure.
Tektronix AWG70000B Arbitrary Waveform Generator Design
The appearance of the front panel of the Tektronix AWG70001B and Tektronix AWG70002B generators is shown in this photo. Single channel model AWG70001B is located on top. In the central part of the front panel, three high-frequency connectors of the SMA (f) type are visible. Two of them are the output of an oscillator that can also work as a differential signal source. The rightmost connector (labeled AC) appears when ordering the generator with option AWG70001B AC (duplicate AC coupled output with extended output range).
The lower of the two generators is the Tektronix AWG70002B dual channel model. The layout of its front panel is similar to a single-channel generator. The difference is that in the two-channel model, you cannot install an additional redundant AC-coupled output. On the front panel of the two-channel model there are four SMA(f) connectors - two for each output of the generator, which allows you to form either a normal signal or a differential signal on each channel.
All the necessary additional connectors are located on the rear panel of the generators: input and output of the reference clock frequency of 10 MHz, external trigger inputs (Trigger Inputs) and additional outputs (four in a single-channel model and eight in a two-channel one). There are also communication interfaces for communication with a personal computer and the control input of the AWG70000B STRID (Streaming ID) option.
Tektronix AWG70000B Arbitrary Waveform Generator Specifications
This figure shows the spurious free dynamic range generated by the Tektronix AWG70001B. A set of values for different frequency ranges is specified.
This figure shows the flatness of the Tektronix AWG70001B frequency response from 0 to 20 GHz.
This figure shows the output phase noise of the Tektronix AWG70000B Series generators at four frequencies: 100 MHz, 1 GHz, 10 GHz, and 16 GHz. The range of offset from the carrier lies within: 1 kHz - 10 MHz.
The three figures above show only the most important characteristics of the Tektronix AWG70000B RF Arbitrary Waveform Generators: spurious free dynamic range, output ripple, and phase noise. A complete list of technical specifications (14 pages) you can download below on this page in the section Documentation in PDF format.
Tektronix AWG70000B Arbitrary Waveform Generator Package Contents
|High-frequency arbitrary waveform generator (1 channel, 10-bit DAC, 2 billion points memory, SMA(f) connector). Option AWG70000-150 (50 GS/s) must be added. For a brief description of the options, see Options and accessories. For a detailed description of the options, see Documentation.
|High-frequency arbitrary waveform generator (2 channels, 10-bit DAC, 2 billion points memory, SMA(f) connectors). One of three options must be added: AWG70000-208 (8 GS/s), AWG70000-216 (16 GS/s), or AWG70000-225 (25 GS/s). For a brief description of the options, see Options and accessories. For a detailed description of the options, see Documentation.
|plus for all models:
|One 50 ohm termination (SMA) per generator channel.
|Commissioning and Safety Guide.
|1 year warranty (can be extended to 3 and 5 years).
Options and Accessories for Tektronix AWG70000B Arbitrary Waveform Generators
Below is a list of the main options for the Tektronix AWG70000B series generators. For a detailed description of all options, see below on this page in the section Documentation. Also take a look at these sections of our website: microwave accessories and Measuring antennas.
|AWG70001B DAC maximum speed: 50 GS/s.
|Expansion of the built-in memory of the AWG70001B generator up to 32 billion points.
|Adds an additional ac-coupled SMA(f) output to the AWG70001B with extended amplitude range (additional output gain and attenuation).
|Adds to the AWG70001B the ability to generate a continuous signal consisting of combinations of signals located in different areas of the internal memory (maximum 16,383 steps).
|Adds an additional Ethernet port to the AWG70001B generator, which, using UDP commands, allows you to directly control the operation of the output signal collector from signal combinations located in different parts of the generator's internal memory. This option requires the AWG70001B SEQ option.
|AWG70002B DAC maximum speed: 8 GS/s.
|AWG70002B DAC maximum speed: 16 GS/s.
|AWG70002B DAC maximum speed: 25 GS/s.
|Expanding the built-in memory of the AWG70002B to 16G points per channel.
|Adds to the AWG70002B the ability to generate a continuous signal consisting of combinations of signals located in different areas of the internal memory (maximum 16,383 steps).
|Adds an additional Ethernet port to the AWG70002B generator, which, using UDP commands, allows you to directly control the operation of the output signal collector from signal combinations located in different parts of the generator's internal memory. This option requires the AWG70002B SEQ option.
Optional accessories for Tektronix AWG70000B generators are listed in this figure.
The following is a list of optional software modules that greatly enhance the capabilities of the Tektronix AWG70000B generators in their respective application areas. These software modules can be installed either in the generator itself (because it contains Windows 10) or in the SourceXpress personal computer program. The license of each software module is of two types: node-locked (NL) and floating (FL). The NL license costs less, but ties the module to a specific generator or computer. The FL license is more expensive, but allows transfer from one device to another.
|Allows you to create radar pulses and their sequences. Pulses can contain various types of modulation and specially added distortion.
|Allows you to create wireless communication signals with OFDM modulation. Signals may contain one or more frames and may be combined into complex sequences.
|Allows you to add distortion and interference to any generated signals that simulate a real transmission medium.
|High Speed Serial
|Allows you to create serial communication bus signals containing predefined distortions. Designed to test various data transmission systems for compliance with standards.
|Multitone & Chirp
|Allows you to create signals with holes in the spectrum, signals containing individual frequency components, as well as pulses with linear frequency modulation.
|Allows you to create signals with digital modulation and a large number of carrier frequencies.
|Allows you to calculate correction factors that take into account the parameters of a particular device, so that the generated signal has a flat frequency response or a linear phase response.
|Allows you to create signals with complex types of modulation used in optical data transmission.
|Spread Spectrum Clocking
|Adds the ability to generate clock signals with a frequency floating in a small range (Spread Spectrum) to the High Speed Serial and Optical software modules, which reduces the peak levels of electromagnetic interference radiated by the conductors of these clock signals due to a slight expansion of the interference spectrum.
|Adds the ability to take into account the influence of S parameters signaling environments.
This PDF documentation contains the most comprehensive description of the Tektronix AWG70000B Arbitrary Waveform Generators features, specifications, and modes of operation:
Tektronix AWG70000B Generator Quick Start Guide (English) (50 pages; 2 MB)
SourceXpress Description for Tektronix AWG70000B Generators (153 pages; 4 MB)
Tektronix AWG70000B RADAR software module description (in English) (77 pages; 2 MB)
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