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4065 BK Precision Function Generator


The 4065 is a Function Generator from BK Precision. A function generator is a type of signal generator people use to generate many kinds of electrical waveforms over a range of frequencies. A function generator is a type of electronic test equipment that produces sine, triangular, square, and sawtooth shape waveforms. The user can make these waveforms single-shot, using a trigger source, or repetitive, based on use. This kind of signal generator uses integrated circuits to create waveforms. Function generators cover both RF and Microwave frequencies.

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Additional Features:

  • Sine frequency range: 1 μHz – 160 MHz
  • Square frequency range: 1 μHz – 50 MHz
  • 14-bit, 500 MSa/s, 512k point arbitrary waveform generator (Ch 2 only)
  • Two independent channels with one button synchronization
  • Large 4.3-inch LCD color display
  • Linear and logarithmic sweep
  • AM/DSB-AM/ASK/FM/FSK/PM/PWM modulation functions
  • Variable DC offset
  • Highly adjustable pulse duty cycle from 0.0001% to 99.9999%
  • Internal/external triggering
  • Gate and burst mode
  • 36 built-in predefined arbitrary waveforms
  • Store/recall up to 10 instrument settings and 32 user-defined arbitrary waveforms (8 x 512 kpts, 24 x 16 kpts)
  • Built-in counter
  • USB device port (USBTMC-compliant) with front panel USB host port
  • GPIB connectivity with optional USB-to-GPIB adapter
  • Short circuit output protection
  • Arbitrary waveform editing software included
  • LabVIEW drivers available
  • Standard Accessories: Getting started manual, full instruction manual on CD, AC power cord, USB type A-to-type B cable, certificate of calibration
  • Three Year Warranty

The BK Precision 4065 Dual Channel Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators is capable of generating stable and precise sine, square, triangle, pulse, and arbitrary waveforms. With an easy-to-read color display and intuitive user interface with numeric keypad, these instruments offer plenty of features including linear/logarithmic sweep, built-in counter, extensive modulation and triggering capabilities, a continuously variable DC offset, and a high performance 14-bit, 500 MSa/s arbitrary waveform generator.

Easily create custom arbitrary waveforms using the included waveform editing software or use any of the 36 built-in predefined arbitrary waveforms. Up to 8 user-defined 512-kpt arbitrary waveforms and 24 user-defined 16-kpt arbitrary waveforms can be saved to the instrument. Additionally, the included LabVIEW™ drivers allow users to conveniently load and save .CSV or text file data directly into the arb memory without having to use waveform editing software.

Extensive modulation capabilities include amplitude and frequency modulation (AM/FM), double sideband amplitude modulation (DSBAM), amplitude and frequency shift keying (ASK/FSK), phase modulation (PM), and pulse width modulation (PWM).

The standard external 10 MHz reference clock input and output allows users to synchronize their instrument with another generator. This feature is typically not found in function generators at this price point. Additionally, the phase of both output channels can be synchronized conveniently with the push of a button.

Intuitive user interface

Easily adjust all waveform parameters using the intuitive menu-driven front panel keypad with dedicated channel selection keys, numeric keypad, and rotary control knob. Connect your USB flash drive to the USB host port to quickly save and recall instrument settings and waveforms.

Flexible operation

Dual channel output

Save time with the 4060 Series’ two independent channels to output synchronous signals. With a push of a button, all waveform parameters can be quickly copied between channels to set up identical output signals. Phase between channels can also be adjusted from the front panel.

Arbitrary waveform generation

All models in the 4060 series provide non-volatile memory to create, store, and recall up to 24 different 16-kpt arbitrary waveforms and up to 8 different 512-kpt arbitrary waveforms. Users can also output any of the 36 built-in predefined arbitrary waveforms.

Wide variety of modulation schemes

These instruments are capable of many different types of modulation for various applications. Modulate your waveforms with AM, DSB-AM, FM, PM, ASK, FSK, and PWM modulation schemes.

Synchronization and external triggering

Use the external 10 MHz clock input and output to synchronize your signals to a master time base. The Sync output generates a TTL pulse for synchronization to a channel’s frequency. An external trigger BNC connector is also available for inputting or generating a trigger signal.

Generate waveforms with ease

The provided waveform editing software can be used to create point-by-point arbitrary waveforms via freehand or waveform math functions. A standard USB interface on the rear panel allows users to easily interface with a PC to load these arbitrary waveforms into the instrument. The front panel also offers a convenient USB host port for connecting your USB flash drive to save/recall instrument settings and waveforms.

Easy-to-read color display

Large 4.3” color display shows the currently selected channel and all relevant parameters.

Advanced pulse generator

For applications requiring high signal integrity and edge stability, the 4060 Series can generate pulses with a low cycle-to-cycle jitter of < 100 ps.

Capable of setting edge times within a large range, the 4060 Series can generate pulses with minimum rise/fall times of 6 ns and maximum rise/fall times of 6 seconds.

Unlike traditional DDS generators, the 4060 Series has the capability to output a rapid pulse at very low frequencies. Duty cycle can be set to as low as 0.0001%.

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