Waveform generators reduce jitter and distortion
Test & Measurement World Staff - September 7, 2012
Agilent Technologies reports that waveform generators in the 33500B series deliver waveforms up to 30 MHz, while providing the lowest jitter and lowest total harmonic distortion in their class. With better jitter performance, engineers can place edges more accurately and reduce timing errors in their circuit designs. With total harmonic distortion less than 0.04% and nonharmonic spurs less than 75 dBc, the 33500B series offers clean signals that don’t introduce noise, enabling users to obtain more accurate results.
The 33500B series comprises eight one-channel and two-channel models, all with 16-bit resolution to permit output changes down to 1 µV. Software upgrades are available to increase bandwidth, add true point-to-point arbitrary waveforms, and expand waveform memory. Other features include waveform summing and combining, waveform sequencing, pseudo-random binary-sequence pattern generation, variable-bandwidth noise generation, and an optional baseband IQ player.
Prices for the 33500B series of waveform generators range from $1650 for a one-channel, 20-MHz model to $3250 for a two-channel, 30-MHz model with arbitrary waveform functionality.
Agilent Technologies, www.agilent.com/find/33500B