Arbitrary Waveform Generation (AWG)

When it comes to signal generation an Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) is the all-in-one device suitable for every purpose in Telecommunication, Optics, Medicine, Radar, Physics or even Quantum Computing (click here to read more on the applications).

SHF is offering two different solutions, one being compact and cost effective and one being as fast as possible.

Compact and cost effective…

The “compact bench-top AWG” is a cost effective Arbitrary Waveform Generator with up to 2.85 GSa/s and 14 bit resolution, housed in a small and light weight chassis. At its front panel, three outputs with different coupling, bandwidth and offset adjust features are available. In addition, four pattern generator (BPG) channels are located at the rear panel of the instrument.

… or as fast as possible (BPG with remote head DAC)

Combining a SHF bit pattern generator (BPG) with one of SHF’s digital to analog converters (DACs) converts the system into a multi-channel PAM source. With these BPGs one has full control of the patterns into the DAC (due to the huge memory and the channel synchronization). Therefore, our BPG-DAC combination can be seen as a full blown remote head non-interleaved 60 GBaud Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG).
For PAM signals, it is faster than any other AWG instrument as it samples only one single time per each bit. Thus the baud rate of the resulting PAM signal is as fast as the sample rate of the system.

2.85 GSa/s compact bench-top AWG

P/NNo. of AWG ChannelsVertical ResolutionSample MemoryBPG OutputsDatasheet
SHF 19120 B3*14 bit1 GSa4**

* only one accessible at a time
** in addition to the AWG channels (1… 10.3 Gbps)

33 GSa/s (GBaud) BPG with remote head DAC

 Using a SHF 12104 A BPG with (one of) the DACs below

P/N DACMax. no. of AWG ChannelsVertical ResolutionSample MemoryUsed 64 Gbps BPG Outputs
SHF 614 B16 bit1 GSa6
SHF 611 D, 613 A or 615 B23 bit1 GSa6
SHF 611 D, 613 A or 615 B42 bit1 GSa8
SHF 612 A24 bit1 GSa8

60 GSa/s (GBaud) BPG with remote head DAC

Using a SHF 12104 A BPG with (one of) the DACs below

P/N DACMax no. of AWG ChannelsVertical ResolutionSample MemoryUsed 64 Gbps BPG Outputs
SHF 614 B14 bit1 Giga sample/channel4
SHF 613 A or 615 B13 bit1 Giga sample/channel3
SHF 613 A or 615 B22 bit1 Giga sample/channel4

 

Using a SHF 12105 A BPG  with (one of) the DACs below

P/N DACMax no. of AWG ChannelsVertical ResolutionSample MemoryUsed 64 Gbps BPG Outputs
SHF 614 B16 bit8 Giga sample/channel6
SHF 614 B24 bit8 Giga sample/channel8
SHF 613 A or 615 B23 bit8 Giga sample/channel6
SHF 613 A or 615 B42 bit8 Giga sample/channel8