Tektronix, AFG320

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Tektronix, AFG320
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Product description

AFG300 Series Delivers Five Functions in One Tool

Function Generator

The AFG300 Series is an excellent 16 MHz function generator with built-in arbitrary waveform, burst, sweep, and modulation capabilities. The instruments support standard waveforms including sine, square, triangle, ramp, pulse, DC and noise. Its sweep function includes Linear and Logarithmic (up or down) while operating in the Continuous, Triggered, and Burst modes.

Arbitrary Waveform Generation

With a sample rate of 16 MS/s, 12-Bit vertical resolution and a non-volatile memory that holds four 16,384-point waveforms, the AFG300 Series are powerful tools for simulating complex waveforms. Waveforms can be downloaded directly from selected Tektronix oscilloscopes and arbitrary waveform generators via GPIB, created with the standard ArbExpress™ waveform editing software package, or entered via the front panel.


Output Channels -

AFG310: 1.

AFG320: 2.

Standard Waveforms - Sine, Square, Triangle, Ramp, Pulse, DC and Noise.

User Waveforms - (Preprogrammed samples)

USR1: Sin (X)/X

USR2: Double Exponential Pulse

USR3: Damped Sine Wave

USR4: NRZ Random Signal

Arbitrary Waveforms -

Waveform Length: 10 to 16384 points.

Vertical Resolution: 12-Bit.

Sample Rate: 16 MS/s.

Nonvolatile Memory: Four 16 k waveforms.

Output Frequency -

Sine, Square: 0.01 Hz to 16 MHz.

Triangle, Ramp, Pulse: 0.01 Hz to 100 kHz.

Noise (Gaussian): Maximum 8 MHz bandwidth.

Arbitrary Waveform:

Repetition Rate: 0.01 Hz to 1.6 MHz.

Resolution: 7 digits.

Accuracy: 50 ppm.

Output Characteristics -

Amplitude (into 50 Ω): 50 mVp-p to 10 Vp-p.

Accuracy: ±(1% of setting + 5 mV) at 1 kHz, no offset.

Flatness (at 1 V amplitude relative to 1 kHz):

100 kHz to 1 MHz: ±1.5%.

1 MHz to 16 MHz: ±3%.

Offset (into 50 Ω):

505 mVp-pto 10 Vp-pamplitude: peak amplitude + offset is limited to +5 V or -5 V.

50 mVp-pto 500 mVp-pamplitude: -0.75 V to +0.75 V.

Accuracy: ±(1% of setting +5 mV).

Resolution: 5 mV.

Output Impedance: 50 Ω.

Isolation: 42 V peak maximum relative to earth ground.


Range: ±360°.

Resolution: 1°.

Sine Wave Spectral Purity -

Harmonic Distortion:

DC to 20 kHz: -65 dBc.

20 kHz to 100 kHz: -60 dBc.

100 kHz to 1 MHz: -45 dBc.

1 MHz to 16 MHz: -35 dBc.

Total Harmonic Distortion:

20 kHz: 0.05% at 1 V amplitude.

Signal Characteristics -


Rise/Fall Time: ≤20 ns.

Overshoot: <


Rise/Fall Time: <

Duty Cycle: 1% to 99% of period.

Triangle, Ramp, Pulse, Arbitrary:

Jitter: 2 ns at 100 kHz.

Modulation -


Source: External only.

Carrier: Up to 16 MHz.

Modulation: Any internal waveform plus Arb.

Frequency: DC to 200 kHz.


1 V: 100%.

0 V: 50%.

-1 V: 0%.

2 Vp-pfor 100% modulation.


Source: Internal only.

Modulation: Sine, Square, Triangle, Arb.

Frequency: 0.01 Hz to 10 kHz.

Deviation: 0.01 Hz to 8 MHz.

FSK (frequency shift keying):

Source: Internal only.

Mode: Trigger, Burst.

Frequency range: 0.01 Hz to 16 MHz.

Key rate: 0.01 Hz to 50 kHz.

Number of keys: 2.

Frequency Sweep -

Type: Linear or logarithmic.

Direction: Up or down.

Start/Stop Frequency: 0.01 Hz to 16 MHz.

Time: 1 ms to 100 s.

Mode: Continuous, Trigger, Burst.

Operating Mode -

Continuous: The selected waveform is output continuously.

Triggered: One period of the selected waveform is output each time a trigger occurs.

Trigger source: Manual, external.

Burst: The selected waveform is output with a specified number of cycles each time a trigger occurs.

Carrier Frequency: Up to 1 MHz.

Count: 1 to 60,000 cycles/burst (100 s maximum except sine wave or square wave) or infinite.

Start phase: -360 to +360°.

Trigger source: Manual, external.

Inputs/Outputs -

Front panel:

Main output: Ch 1, Ch 2 (AFG320 only).

External Trigger (Burst) input:

TTL input.

Pulse-width: 1 μs minimum.

10 kΩ input impedance.

Rear panel:

Sync output: TTL level.

External AM modulation:

2 Vp-p= 100% modulation.

10 kΩ input impedance.

GPIB Interface (IEEE-488.2).

Memory -

Type: Non-volatile.

Setup Storage: 20.

Arbitrary Waveform Storage: 4.

Environmental, EMC, Safety

  • Max. Frequency: 16MHz
  • Min. Frequency: 0.01Hz
  • Max. Level: 10 Vpp (50 Ohm)
  • Min. Level: 50 mVp-p (50 Ohm)
  • sweep: yes
 € 850,00