Product News: Electronic Components & Devices
Waveform Generators produce waveforms up to 30 MHz.
Press Release Summary:
August 24, 2012 - Available in 1- and 2-channel models, 33500B Series provides total harmonic distortion less than 0.04% and non-harmonic spurs less than 75 dBc. Instruments' 8.4 ns rise and fall times allow engineers to accurately set trigger points, while 16 bits of resolution enable output changes down to 1 µV. In addition to point-by-point arbitrary waveforms, 33500B Series offers waveform summing and combining, variable bandwidth noise, waveform sequencing, and pseudo-random binary sequence pattern generation.
Original Press Release
Agilent Technologies Introduces New Family of Waveform Generators with Unrivaled Signal Accuracy
Press release date: August 21, 2012
Over the past two decades, direct digital synthesis has been the waveform-generation technology of choice in function generators and economical arbitrary waveform generators. Waveform generators built with DDS offer good frequency resolution, convenient custom waveforms and a low price. However, DDS has intrinsic limitations as well. Engineers with exacting requirements have had to either work around the compromised performance or spend up to 10 times more for a high-end, point-by-point waveform generator. "Trueform technology offers a new alternative that blends the best of DDS and point-by-point architectures, giving engineers the benefits of both without the limitations of either," said Gary Whitman, vice president and general manager of Agilent's System Products Division. "Trueform technology uses an exclusive digital sampling technique that delivers unmatched performance at the same low price customers expect with DDS." Unique Capabilities In addition to point-by-point arbitrary waveforms, the 33500B Series offers features not normally found on waveform generators in this class: Waveform summing and combining capability: Allows engineers to easily add noise to signals for margin and distortion testing using only a single channel. On a two-channel model, engineers can sum and combine up to four signals. Variable-bandwidth noise: Allows engineers to adjust the bandwidth of the built-in noise generator to control the frequency content of their signals. Waveform sequencing: Allows engineers to create multiple configured waveforms with several common segments. Users can also build long, complex waveforms using minimal instrument memory. Pseudo-random binary sequence pattern generation: Allows engineers to test digital serial buses by streaming standard PRBS patterns - like PN7 and PN19 - without the need for a separate pulse generator. Optional baseband IQ player: Allows wireless communication engineers to economically play IQ signals without the need for an expensive signal generator. The IQ player provides the ability to make adjustments to the signal, including amplitude gain, channel offset and channel skew as needed for a more accurate representation. Additional information about Agilent's new 33500B Series waveform generators is available at www.agilent.com/find/33500B . A product video is available at www.agilent.com/find/33500BSeries_video. A backgrounder on Trueform technology is available at www.agilent.com/find/33500B_backgrounder. U.S. Pricing and Availability Available now, Agilent 33500B waveform generators start at $1,650.
Model number Channels Frequency Pricing 33509B 1 20 MHz $1,650 33510B 2 20 MHz $2,525 33511B with arb 1 20 MHz $1,950 33512B with arb 2 20 MHz $2,950 33519B 1 30 MHz $1,850 33520B 2 30 MHz $2,825 33521B with arb 1 30 MHz $2,150 33522B with arb 2 30 MHz $3,250About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.