Teledyne LeCroy: 4- and 8-channel, multi-function arbitrary waveform generators

Teledyne LeCroy announced its Teledyne Test Tools (T3)-branded 4 and 8 channel High Definition arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs). This line of highly versatile instruments complements the company’s High Definition 16-bit oscilloscopes for stimulus-response test applications. Applications include timing analysis of multi-voltage power rails; multi-sensor simulations in the automotive market; component/semiconductor test; aerospace/defense; and physics, research, and university lab settings. Further, users can sync up to four (4) 8-channel AWGs to form a high-density channel solution of up to 32 channels.

Waveform generators with high signal accuracy and precise waveform details are key elements in designing quality end products with shorter design cycles. By virtue of their High Definition 16-bit vertical voltage resolution, the T3 AWGs produce the industry’s highest accuracy waveforms with clean, crisp details. As a result, users gain test efficiency and increased confidence in the reliability of the results.

The AWGs offer 16 bits of vertical voltage resolution, an output voltage window of up to ±24 V, and waveform memory of up to 1 GS/channel. With frequency ranges of 250 MHz and 350 MHz, the High Definition AWGs serve as arbitrary function generators, digital pattern generators, or AWGs.

In a stimulus-response test scenario, the AWG applies a stimulus to the DUT’s input while the oscilloscope analyzes the response at the DUT’s output.  

Three functional modes are available in the 4 and 8 channel high definition AWGs. They can operate as arbitrary function generators with a large variety of waveform options, providing versatile modulation capabilities. As an AWG, the instruments deliver complex and completely arbitrary waveforms with the ability to sequence analog/digital patterns using an intuitive user interface. In digital pattern generator (DPG) mode, users may create completely arbitrary differential or single-ended digital patterns at up to eight parallel bits. The instruments’ 16 (4-ch models) or 32 (8-ch models) digital outputs can be combined and synchronized with their analog output signals, providing an ideal tool for debugging and validating digital designs.

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