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/N No. of AWG
Channels
Vertical
Resolution
Sample
Memory
BPG Outputs Datasheet
SHF 19120 A 3* 14 bit 1 GSa 4**

* 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 DAC Max. no. of
AWG Channels
Vertical
Resolution
Sample
Memory
Used 64 Gbps
BPG Outputs
SHF 614 B 1 6 bit 1 GSa 6
SHF 611 D, 613 A or 615 B 2 3 bit 1 GSa 6
SHF 611 D, 613 A or 615 B 4 2 bit 1 GSa 8
SHF 612 A 2 4 bit 1 GSa 8

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

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

P/N DAC Max no. of
AWG Channels
Vertical
Resolution
Sample
Memory
Used 64 Gbps
BPG Outputs
SHF 614 B 1 4 bit 1 Giga sample/channel 4
SHF 613 A or 615 B 1 3 bit 1 Giga sample/channel 3
SHF 613 A or 615 B 2 2 bit 1 Giga sample/channel 4

 

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

P/N DAC Max no. of
AWG Channels
Vertical
Resolution
Sample
Memory
Used 64 Gbps
BPG Outputs
SHF 614 B 1 6 bit 8 Giga sample/channel 6
SHF 614 B 2 4 bit 8 Giga sample/channel 8
SHF 613 A or 615 B 2 3 bit 8 Giga sample/channel 6
SHF 613 A or 615 B 4 2 bit 8 Giga sample/channel 8