Arbitrary Waveform Generators generate signals up to 125 MHz.

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Available in 4 models, ArbStudio Series includes 2- and 4-channel versions with analog waveform capabilities plus 2- and 4-channel versions that offer combination of analog waveform and digital pattern generation capabilities. All have max sample rate of 1 GS/s, memory of 2 Mpts/ch, and 16-bit resolution. Providing both True Arbitrary and Direct Digital Synthesis, units operate with ArbStudio software, which runs on external PC, freeing user from small displays and readouts.

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LeCroy Introduces High Sample Rate, High Resolution Arbitrary Waveform Generators for Analog and Digital Waveform Generation

High Performance AWG provides 125 MHz, 1 GS/s, 2 Mpts per Channel and 16 bit Resolution

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., -- LeCroy® Corporation today announced the ArbStudio series of arbitrary waveform generators (AWG) capable of generating signals up to 125 MHz with high sample rate, long memory and high resolution as well as a variety of operating modes, modulation capabilities and a digital pattern generator. The software interface that controls the hardware is designed to simplify waveform creation with an intuitive navigation tree which allows easy access to all channels along with special views for controlling basic function generator outputs as well as pulse width modulation (PWM) capabilities. The ability to have 2 and 4 channel units in a single, compact form factor not only saves bench space but also provides a low price per channel. Additionally the 4 channel ArbStudio models have an expansion port that allows up to 8 units to be connected, providing up to 32 synchronous analog waveforms.

Four ArbStudio models are available including 2 and 4 channel versions with analog waveform capabilities plus 2 and 4 channel versions which offer a combination of analog waveform and digital pattern generation capabilities. All models have a bandwidth of 125 MHz, maximum sample rate of 1 GS/s, long memory of 2 Mpts/ch and high 16 bit resolution. These specifications result in a higher performance arbitrary waveform generator that competitive models at this price point cannot match.

Powerful, Intuitive Software Interface

The ArbStudio software runs on an external PC freeing the user from the small displays and readouts found on a typical AWG. A simple function generator window is available for basic waveform creation while a unique, streamlined control panel dedicated for PWM signals is also available. The main software mode provides a start page that provides tutorials on creating a wide range of both simple and complex waveforms, as well as shortcuts to recent projects and an intuitive navigation tree to get started quickly. Once waveform creation has begun, graphical displays show the waveforms that have been created or sequenced and the views can be customized to only show the windows that are of most interest to the user.

Arbitrary, DDS or Both

Arbitrary waveform generators are typically available with one of two technologies, either True Arbitrary or Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS). Each of these modes comes with advantages and disadvantages that force the user to think about what they need from an AWG. ArbStudio however does not have this limitation; it provides both modes and allows the user to choose which mode is needed for their waveforms. Furthermore, ArbStudio channels can be set to any mode independently of each other for the ultimate in flexibility.

Engineers and technicians who would like to know more can contact LeCroy at 1-800-5LeCroy (1-800-553-2769) or visit

About LeCroy

LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer and semiconductor, data storage device, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy's 45-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in "WaveShape Analysis"--capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today's information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at

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