B&K Precision Rejuvenates Arbitrary/Function Waveform Generator Line

B&K Precision announced that it rejuvenated the 4075B Series of arbitrary/function waveform generators with higher frequency ranges, increased arb memory, and a color LCD. The new 4075B Series offers six new models that directly replace the previous 4075 line with single- and dual-channel 30-MHz (4075B/4078B) and 50-MHz models (4076B/4079B) along with two additional single- and dual-channel 80-MHz models (4077B/4080B). Each model can generate arbitrary waveforms with 14-bit amplitude resolution, a 200-Msps sample rate, and up to 16,000,000 points (depending on model). These instruments are ideal for use in electronic design, sensor simulation, and functional test.4075B_front

Designed with a dual technology architecture, the 4075B Series combines the benefits of traditional DDS (direct digital synthesis) technology and a true AWG (arbitrary waveform generator). DDS allows standard sine, square, and triangle waveforms to be generated with great frequency resolution at a low cost while the true AWG architecture implements custom arbitrary waveforms with a point-by-point design. This design significantly minimizes jitter and improves signal integrity of the arbitrary waveform.

Similar to their predecessors, the new 4075B Series generators offer a menu-driven front panel keypad with rotary encoder knob and convenient range selection buttons to make adjustments quickly and easily. Additionally, all models provide multi-unit/channel synchronization and external triggering capabilities. For precise triggering at specific points in an arbitrary waveform, users can benefit from the instrument’s fully programmable markers, which allow the unit to generate a positive TTL level signal at a specified waveform address.

The 4075B Series provides eight full memory banks per channel for user-defined arbitrary waveforms and 49 locations to store/recall instrument settings. Arbitrary waveforms can be created from the front panel or loaded using B&K’s free WaveXpress waveform editing software. WaveXpress is a comprehensive stand-alone application that offers several waveform editing tools for users to easily create and load complex arbitrary waveforms onto the AWG via the SCPI-compatible USBTMC or GPIB (50 and 80 MHz models only) interface on the rear.

Other features of the 4075B Series include AM/FM/FSK modulation schemes, linear and logarithmic sweep, and built-in overvoltage and short circuit protection for resistive and capacitive loads on all inputs and outputs to prevent accidental damage to the instrument.

Available immediately, B&K Precision’s 4075B Series products are all backed by a standard 3-year warranty and listed at the following prices ranging from $1,495 (Model 4075B) to $3,690 (Model 4080B).

Source: B&K Precision


New Dual-Channel Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators

B&K Precision recently launched its new 4060 Series line of dual channel function/arbitrary waveform generators. The series includes three models that generate sine waveforms up to 80 MHz (4063), 120 MHz (4064), and 160 MHz (4065).BKprecision4060_series

Featuring an advanced pulse generator and high-performance 512k-point arbitrary waveform generator on one channel, these instruments are ideal for use in applications requiring high signal fidelity with extensive modulation and arbitrary waveform capabilities at a value price point.

Unique to the 4060 Series are its advanced pulse generation capabilities. The instruments can generate pulses with low jitter less than 100 ps and output 12-ns width pulses at frequencies as low as 0.1 Hz–a feature not typically found in DDS generators. Rise and fall times are also adjustable within a large range (e.g. users can output pulses with 6 ns rise times combined with 6 s fall times).

All models provide two independent output channels with a large 4.3” color LCD, rotary control knob, numeric keypad, and intuitive function keys to make waveform adjustments quick and easy. Other standard features include a built-in counter, Sync output, trigger I/O terminal, and external 10-MHz reference clock input and output for synchronization of the instrument to another generator.

The 4060 Series offers linear and logarithmic sweep function and a wide variety of modulation schemes for modulated signal applications: amplitude and frequency modulation (AM/FM), double sideband amplitude modulation (DSB-AM), amplitude and frequency shift keying (ASK/FSK), phase modulation (PM), and pulse width modulation (PWM).

Equipped with a high performance 14-bit, 500 Msps, 512k-point arbitrary waveform generator, the 4060 Series provides users 36 built-in arbitrary waveforms and the ability to create and load up to 32 custom arbitrary waveforms using the included waveform editing software via standard USB interface on the rear. A front panel USB host port is available for users to conveniently save waveforms and setups on a USB flash drive or to connect the optional USB-to-GPIB adapter for GPIB connectivity.

Available immediately, B&K Precision’s 4060 Series products are backed by a standard three-year warranty at the following list prices:

4063 — 80 MHz — $1,350
4064 — 120 MHz — $1,670
4065 — 160 MHz — $1,990

For additional technical specifications, accessories, photos, and support documents, visit B&K Precision’s website.

[Source: B&K Precision Corp.]