Waveform generators for automated test and remote applications
Spectrum Instrumentation’s line of arbitrary waveform generators (AWG’s) is based on the LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation standard and is designed to generate electronic signals in automated test and remote applications. Seven instruments in the generatorNETBOX series give performance levels for a variety of applications. The units combine the digital-to-analog converter (DAC) technology and can generate signals from DC up to 400 MHz in frequency. Full remote control is achieved through Ethernet connection to PC or local area network. The generatorNETBOX instruments are available with 2, 4 or 8 fully synchronous channels. AWG’s use DACs with 16 bit vertical resolution and offer output rates up to 1.25 or 625 MS/s. Each channel of the AWG is clocked using a precision phase locked loop (PLL) control system that can be generated internally or from an external clock or reference. The AWG’s offer front-panel I/O connectors that allow access to asynchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital outputs, the trigger output, the run and arm status, as well as the PLL reference clock and a marker output.
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