Arbitrary Waveform Generator - AWG414

General Description

The Euvis AWG414 modules generate dual arbitrary CW waveforms with sampling rates up to 4 GSPS. The on-board SRAMs provide up to 4M x 12-bit data memory to each channel. The AWG modules can be controlled by a PC via a USB interface or can work alone with pre-stored waveforms. The sole RF input is a single-ended clock source CK, which can be operated up to 4 GHz with minimum power of 12 dBm. The RF outputs of the module are comprised of two pairs of differential analog outputs, with 50-Ω back termination. The module accepts a high-speed trigger signal and generates three programmable marker signals. The waveform generation can be in continuous or burst/pulse mode. The waveform contents can be dynamically changed using the user page selection. Programmable profile option facilitates compound waveforms. The companion API provides an interface for software development.


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Key Features


The flexibility of Euvis AWG modules to generate arbitrary patterns with high sample rates, dynamic page selection, and continuous or burst mode operation allow the AWG to be used for a variety of applications, such as:

Photo of AWG414 Enclosure


Graphical User Interface Application

GUI Application

» To download the AWG Software, API, and Manual, please click here.

Functional Specifications

DAC Resolution 12 bits
Running Modes Continuous
Triggered Continuous
Triggered Burst
User Interface USB
GUI for Windows XP and Windows 7
Type Single Ended, 50-Ω terminated
Connector Type SMA
Frequency Range Standard: 4 GHz
Optional: 2 GHz to 4 GHz
Power Level 12 to 16 dBm (typical 14 dBm)
Type Dual channel
Each channel is differential, 50-Ω terminated
Connector Type SMA
Output Rate Standard: 4 GSPS
Optional: 2 ~ 4 GSPS per channel
Output Level -635 mV to 0 V
Output Power -4 dBm to 0 dBm
Residual Phase Noise @ 10kHz from Carrier -130 dBc/Hz
Output Return Loss 15 dB
Connector SMA
Source External or Software
Recommended External Trigger LVCMOS/LVTTL 3.3V
Max Waveform Length 4,145,280 samples per channel
Minimum Waveform Length (continuous mode) 128 samples
Minimum Waveform Length
(burst mode)
1024 samples
Shorter waveforms can be achieved by Null padding
Number of Markers 1
Marker Level LVCMOS/LVTTL 1.8V
Marker Length User defined
Minimum Marker Length 32 samples
Version TRX3_API
CLR Language Support Visual C++
Visual C#
Visual Basic
Visual J#
Third Party Support Compatible with Matlab 2010a and LabView
Programmable profiles
Variable clock frequency for external clock (2 ~ 4 GHz)

Electrical Specifications

Parameter Symbol Min Typical Max Unit
Output Level Vout -635   0 mV
Output Power Pout -4   0 dBm
Output Phase Noise Nφ     -130 dBc/Hz
Output Port Return Loss RLRF   15   dB

Multiple AWG's Synchronization:

Multiple AWG's can be operated to generate synchronized waveforms. The synchronization requires:

[1] All AWG's use the same clock source, or use clock sources phase-locked to each other. If use internal clock, all AWG's must use the same reference clock.

[2] All AWG's use the same trigger signal.

[3] The trigger signal is phased-locked (aligned) to the /32 clock. The SYNCO signal is a /32 clock, which can be used to phase lock the trigger signal.

[4] Fine adjustment can be done by specifying the delay in common parameters to further minimize the relative delay of AWG's outputs.

For details, please see synchronization.


Enclosure Information

Enclosure Dimensions
Length 7 inches
Width 6 inches
Height 3.2 inches

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