5-GSPS PCIe Arbitrary Waveform Generator - AWG461

General Description

The Euvis AWG461 module is a high-speed, single-channel PCIe arbitrary waveform generator ideal for use in leading-edge applications. The AWG461 generates CW waveforms with sampling rates up to 5 GSPS. The on-board DRAMs provide up to 1G x 12-bit data memory. The deep memory provides long waveforms required for modern communications such as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). The clock input is single-ended 50-Ω terminated and accepts RF clock signals up to 5 GHz with a minimum power of +6 dBm. The AWG461 RF outputs are a pair of differential analog outputs, with 50-Ω back terminations. The module accepts a high-speed trigger signal and generates a programmable marker signal. The waveform generation can be operated in continuous, gate, or burst mode. The waveform contents can be dynamically changed using user page selection. The AWG461 module can be controlled by a PC-based GUI via a PCIe interface. The companion API provides a programming interface for multi-language software development. Multiple AWG461 modules can be applied to generate various synchronized signals.

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Key Features


The flexible Euvis deep-memory AWG module can generate arbitrary patterns with high sample rates, dynamic page selection, and continuous or burst mode operation which allows the AWG to be used for a variety of leading-edge applications, such as:

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Graphical User Interface

 GUI Application

Functional Specifications

Amplitude Resolution 12 bits
Running Modes Continuous
Triggered Continuous
Triggered Burst
User Interface PCIe
GUI for Windows XP and Windows 7
Type Single Ended, 50 Ω termination
Connector Type SMA
Frequency Range Standard: 5 GHz
Optional: 2 GHz to 5 GHz
Power Level +6 to +12 dBm (typical +9 dBm)
Type Differential, 50 Ω terminations
Connector Type SMA
Output Rate Standard: 5 GSPS
Optional: 2 ~ 5 GSPS
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 2.5 V
Max Waveform Length 1,073,725,440 samples
Minimum Waveform Length 64 samples
Shorter waveforms can be achieved by Null padding
Number of Markers 1
Marker Level LVCMOS 2.5V
Marker Length User defined
Minimum Marker Length 32 samples
Version Euvis_Module_Compact_Core
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)

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 the AWG internal clock is used, all AWG's must use the same reference clock.

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

[3] The trigger signal is phased-locked (aligned) to the 1/32 clock.

[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.

Board Dimensions

Board Dimensions
Width 7.625 inches
Height 3.87 inches


Outline Drawings

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