Farnell element14 addsTektronix AFG31000 arbitrary function generator

For demanding applications, the Tektronix AFG31000 arbitrary function generator is now available from Farnell element14.

The AFG31000 series incorporates four industry firsts, says Farnell element14. The first is a nine-inch capacitive touch display and a shallow menu tree which make locating and changing settings quicker, whilst also making browsing easier.

There is also the ability to monitor the generated waveform on the device under test in real time using InstaView.  This verifies what the generated waveform looks like in real time when the signal is output from the AFG31000 to the test point in the circuit under test. InstaView eliminates the need to use an oscilloscope to probe at that test point and as such adds confidence for users, adds Farnell element14.

The third ‘first’ is the advanced sequence mode for creating long or complex waveforms which makes the AFG31000 an alternative for users who need long, non-repeating waveforms, or multiple waveforms with complex timing.

Finally, the built-in ArbBuilder enables arbitrary waveform creation and editing software eliminates the need to connect to a PC or use a USB memory to load arbitrary waveforms. The engineer can “draw” a waveform on-screen with their fingertips using the built-in waveform creation tool.

The generator is available in one- and two-channel models, each having an output amplitude range from 1mVP-P to 10VP-P into 50 Ohm loads. A wide range of operating modes are available including sine waves from 25 to 250MHz, sampling (at 14bit vertical resolution) from 250Msamples per second to 2Gsamples per second. The AFG31000 also has continuous, modulation, sweeping and burst run modes (with 128kpoints arbitrary waveform memory on each channel).

A variety of more complex waveforms are also available in the advanced sequence mode, which adds value for design or failure analysis engineers, by verifying whether their circuit will operate as planned or how it will respond under extreme or stressed conditions.

The Tektronix AFG31000 Arbitrary Function Generator is available from Farnell element14 in EMEA, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific.

Visit Farnell element14’s ‘Build and Test’ zone within the Avnet stand at electronica 2018, Hall C5 stand 101.