Tektronix has launched the AWG70000B series arbitrary waveform generator. The device comes with new features, which enable it to fully support the testing of complex electronic warfare and wireless communications systems.

In order to meet the flexibility requirements in complex test scenarios, Tektronix has introduced the new Streaming Wave­form ID functionality to its family of high-performance arbitrary waveform generators, thereby doubling the available waveform memory to 32 GSamples. The new capabilities of the AWG70000B provide significant advantages for replicating the chaos of the real world during simulation exercises and the evaluation of modulated signal formats.

The new AWG70000B series also includes support for the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system to meet IT security mandates for instrument operation in government agencies and corporate IT departments. It provides performance of up to 50 GSamples/s, 10-bit vertical resolution and spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of up to -80 dBc. This enables generation of highly precise radio frequency (RF) signals and gives higher confidence to users in their measurement stimulus system.

The signal generator also works with the advanced Source­Xpress PC-based software to simplify and accelerate test signal creation, which allows users to create signals anywhere and control multiple AWGs.