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AWG5200

The AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform Generator meets demanding signal generation needs with high signal fidelity and the ability to scale up to 32 or more channels with multi-unit synchronization at an affordable price. Ideal for advanced research, electronic test and radar, and electronic warfare system design and test.
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Base Price
US $55,400 - US $97,200
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Memory

2 GS/channel

Channels

Up to 8

Vertical Resolution

16 bits

Sample Rate

298 S/s - 5 GS/s

Building a multiple emitter RF signal environment made easy

In recent years, proposals have been made for communication systems to operate in radar bands, closing the proximity of Radar and RF signal environments. Tektronix has put together a specific waveform creation plugin for current Arbitrary Waveform Generators that enables engineers to create specific RF environments for many specific applications.

Supported applications include simulating/emulating any real world wireless scenarios/environments for EW monitoring, radar receivers with interference signals and Phased Array Antennae and MIMO.

Features of the new environment plugin include:

  • The ability to create multiple scenarios and assign to different AWG channels in one compile. Users can create up to 50 Scenarios.
  • Scenarios are made up of individual RF Emitters signals and users can define up to 100 Emitters per Scenario

Less noise. Cleaner signals.

The AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform generator delivers the industry's best combination of sample rate and vertical resolution at a surprisingly low price. Create real-life environments based on accurate, noise-free signals, and 5 GS/s 16-bit performance that allows for direct generation of signals up to 6 GHz.

Highlights

  • 16 bits of DAC resolution
  • 5 GS/s sample rate
  • Extremely low noise floor
  • A scalable, flexible, affordable arbitrary waveform generator.

A scalable, flexible, affordable arbitrary waveform generator.

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Scale efficiently with any setup, with up to 8 channels per unit, low cost per channel, and multi-unit synchronization. The fully-integrated platform allows for faster waveform loading and cleaner RF performance.

Highlights

  • Simultaneously use up to 8 analog channels, 32 digital and 4 flags
  • Up to 8 independent channels, multi-unit synchronization
  • Extremely low noise floor
  • Smart and affordable with a low base price per channel

Waveform creation on and off your arbitrary waveform generator.

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The SourceXpress environment simulates the native firmware of the AWG5200 and runs on your PC. It works with the plug-ins to allow you to easily and conveniently switch between them. The plug-ins simplify the process of generating complex RF environment signals and modulated radar pulses, helping you iterate through designs much more quickly.

Highlights

  • Radar, RF, OFDM Plug-ins
  • Simulate AWG from anywhere on PC
  • Create waveforms even when you don’t have access to AWG
  • Control AWG remotely

Simplify your test set-up.

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The AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform generator is all about streamlining your test set-up. It starts by being an off-the-shelf solution for simplifying or replacing your current complex signal generation set-up. Backwards compatibility with other Tektronix signal generators means you don’t need to re-learn a set-up process. Finally, the ability to automate tests using Matlab scripts makes it a simpler set-up end-to-end.

Highlights

  • AWG backwards compatibility
  • Create waveforms using Matlab commands
  • Digital up-conversion, wide range of clean, output power provides VSG-like capabilities

 

Model Analog Channels Vertical Resolution Analog Bandwidth Output Frequency Max Sample Rate List Price
AWG5202 2 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) US $55,400
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AWG5204 4 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) US $68,400
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AWG5208 8 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) US $97,200
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Model Analog Channels Vertical Resolution Analog Bandwidth Output Frequency Max Sample Rate List Price
AWG5202 2 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) US $55,400
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AWG5204 4 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) US $68,400
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AWG5208 8 16 bit 2 GHz (at -3 dB x) Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option) 1.5 KS/s – 10 GS/s (4 GHz) US $97,200
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Real-life, real-time signals for radar design.

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Create, validate and test radar components using flexible, precise tests while simplifying waveform designs. The AWG5200 delivers 16-bit DAC resolution, low noise (SFDR), high fidelity signals, and replicates complex signals through interpolation. Plus, you can use digital up-conversion to shift center frequencies.

Highlights

  • Radar, RF Generic and pre-compensation plug-ins
  • Generate complex true-to-life test signals with excellent spurious performance
  • Generate complex RF environments with long signals, playback and streaming
  • Up to 8 tightly synchronized channels per instrument or synchronize multiple instruments together for a higher channel count

Better results, less stress, with independent, synchronized channels for EW.

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Generate a complex RF environment with 8 independent, synchronized channels. Take advantage of long signals and playback while reducing the time, stress and cost of designing and building a setup. Simulate true-to-life environments with a 16 bit DAC, low noise floor (SFDR), high fidelity signals, more channels and scalability, and low trigger-to-output latency.

Highlights

  • Quickly update existing code with AWG5000 backward compatibility
  • Generate complex true-to-life test signals with excellent spurious performance
  • OFDM, RF generic and RADAR Plug-ins

Focus on your quantum research, not the noise.

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Quantum computing researchers and developers can reduce the time to iterate through designs, reduce scaling experiment costs, and create the clean, stable waveforms that make breakthroughs possible. 8 independent, tightly synchronized channels provide sample memory and bandwidth, resulting in a reliable, controlled source with low noise (SFDR), for the cleanest signal in the industry.

Highlights

  • Minimal time between trigger and waveform playout
  • Run multiple quantum experiments with built-in sequencer that can be changed programmatically
  • Use up to 8 analog channels, 32 digital and 4 flags simultaneously
  • Tightly synchronized, no crosstalk

Testing critical reliability.

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LVDS testing with an AWG5200.

Higher data rate transmission in automotive, industrial and high-energy physics is driving opportunities for low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS). For these applications, LVDS testing requires robust signal generation to test and stress from R&D to production. The Tektronix AWG5200 and AWG70000B series arbitrary waveform generators with Pattern Generator and Pulse Plugins, let you generate known-good signals, with the channel counts and data rates needed, to thoroughly test LVDS protocol and receiver margin.

LVDS and Other Pattern Generator Applications for the AWG

 

Innovate in your field, affordably.

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Bring complex, cutting edge academic research to the next level, with fast, low-stress setup. Iterate designs while enabling more precise and easily scalable experiments at a low cost. All thanks to eight synchronized independent channels per unit and a fully-integrated platform that allows for faster waveform loading and cleaner RF performance.

Highlights

  • Economically scale experiments with same amount of channels and half the instruments
  • Up to 32 digital channels for flexible triggering of additional test equipment
  • 16 bit DAC resolution, low noise floor and excellent spurious performance
  • Remove unwanted effects added by test setup with advanced pre-compensation plug-in

 

Generate complex signals with AWG plug-ins – FREE

These plug-ins can be installed on the AWG5200 Series, AWG70000 Series and SourceXpress PC platform.

 

AWG Plug-ins  

Pattern Generator (for LVDS and other differential or single-ended digital signal pattern generation)

  • Create, edit, and assign digital patterns for up to 8 Analog channels and 32 Digital Marker channels per instrument at 5GS/s
  • Import .txt and .cvs files
1 Download software

Pulse Generator (Applications: LVDS, Timing-to-digital converters, LiDAR)

  • Create pulses and bursts of pulses for non-RF applications
1 Download software

LVDS Video (for LVDS FPD-Link designs)

  • Import bitmap image files and generate static-frame LVDS video waveforms
  • Configure JEIDA/VESA encoding formats and resolution, frame rate and color bits
  • Map data lanes to analog and markers, to create waveforms based on the selected color bits
  • Recommended for use with the AWG5200 due to LVDS applications requiring more than 2 channels
1 Download software
2 Download datasheet

 

Generate complex signals with AWG plug-ins – FREE for 30 days

Try these with a trial license. (All trials are floating licenses.)

These plug-ins can be installed on the AWG5200 Series, AWG70000 Series and SourceXpress PC platform.

Node locked licenses let you move to a new PC three times. Floating licenses allow selected users to manage individual licenses.

 

AWG Plug-ins  

Environment

  • A waveform creation plugin enabling the creation of specific RF environments for applications like simulating/emulating any real world wireless scenarios/environments for EW monitoring, radar receivers with interference signals and Phased Array Antennae and MIMO.
1 Download software
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on ENVFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on ENVFL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet

Generic Precompensation

  • Creates correction coefficients that can be applied on waveforms to get flat frequency and linear phase response.
1 Download software
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on PRECOMFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on PRECOMNL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet

High Speed Serial

  • Enables the creation of the exact waveforms required for thorough and repeatable design validation, margin/characterization, and conformance testing.
1 Download software
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on HSSFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on HSSNL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet

Multi-Tone and Chirp

  • Notch out frequencies by setting the start and end frequency of choice.
  • When generating chirps, set high-to-low or low-to-high frequency sweeps and define chirp characteristics by sweep time or sweep rate.
1 Download software
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on MTONEFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on MTONENL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet

OFDM Plug-In

  • Configure and create complete multiple, definable OFDM frames with preamble, header and payload
  • Use presets for standard compliant frames for various wireless standards like Wi-Fi, WiMAX or define your own using subcarrier modulation formats including BPSK, QPSK, QAM (16, 32, 64, 256, 512, 1024), and 8-PSK
  • Add impairments and define frequency hopping and gated noise to simulate practical environments for receiver testing
1 Download software
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on OFDMFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on OFDMNL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet

Optical Plug-In

  • Easily define and generate complex dual polarization modulation schemes with separately configured baseband data.
  • Define optical waveforms using a variety of predefined modulation schemes such as, BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, OOK, NRZ, up to 8 PAM, and up to QAM1024 – including QAM8.
1 Download software
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on OPTICALFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on OPTICALNL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet

Radar

  • Create multiple customized pulses and pulse groups to simulate multiple target returns and antenna scanning
  • Choose from a wide variety of intra-pulse modulations (LFM, Barker, Piecewise LFM, nonlinear LFM, and more)
  • Simulate antenna scanning with different beam profiles
  • Define inter-pulse-hopping patterns in both frequency and phase
1 Download software
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on RADARFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on RADARNL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet

RF Generic

  • Delivers advanced capabilities to synthesize digitally modulated baseband, IF, and RF/microwave signals supporting a wide range of modulation schemes.
1 Download software
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on RFGENFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on RFGENNL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet

S-Parameter

  • Enables precise channel or device emulation by applying extracted S-parameters directly onto any waveform.
  • S-parameter files can be generated using a vector network analyzer and are convolved with the base pattern to recreate channel characteristics. By applying inverse filtering, the effects of the channel can be effectively de-embedded from the system.
  • The S-parameter plug-in also enables the ISI capability within the High Speed Serial plug-in.
1 This capability is built into several plugins and only requires a license to use it
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on SPARAFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on SPARANL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet

Spread Spectrum Clock (SSC)

  • Allows for SSC modulation to be added with precisely controlled profile, spread, deviation, and df/dt.
  • It supports triangular, sinusoidal, and user-defined frequency spreading schemes that can be added to the base pattern.
1 This capability is built into the High Speed Serial and Optical plugins and only requires a license to use it in either plug-in.
2 Enable trial license
3 Request a quote on SSCFL-SS01 (floating license)
Request a quote on SSCNL-SS01 (node-locked license)
4 Download the datasheet
Software Package / Software Option Description
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Datasheet
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This document provides installation instructions for optional upgrades available for the AWG5200 series arbitrary waveform generators.


Part Number: 075109601
Field Install Instructions Manual
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This manual contains specifications and performance verification procedures for the AWG5200 Series Arbitrary Waveform Generators.


Part Number: 077133501
Performance Verification Manual
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This manual provides instructions to mount the AWG5200 Series Arbitrary Waveform Generators into a standard 19-inch equipment rack.


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Field Install Instructions Manual
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This document provides installation instructions for optional upgrades available for the AWG5200 series arbitrary waveform generators.


Part Number: 075109600
Field Install Instructions Manual
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SW version 6.0.x. This manual provides the information you need to use commands for remotely controlling your instrument.


Part Number: 077133700
Programmer Manual
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This document includes information that is necessary to clear or sanitize the product so it can be removed from a secured area, such as when returning the product for repair.


Part Number: 077133800
Declassification Manual
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SW version 6.0 and above. This is a PDF file of the instrument help system for the AWG5200 series arbitrary waveform generators.


Part Number: 077133400
Online Help Manual
AWG5200 Series
Arbitrary Waveform Generators Installation and Safety

Software version 6.x. This manual provides information to safely setup and use the AWG5200 Series arbitrary waveform generators. It also includes general descriptions of controls, connectors, and the user interface.


Part Number: 071352901
Primary User Manual
HDMI2.1 eARC Pattern installer - V1.0.0
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Part Number: 066200200
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