8133A Agilent Generator


The 8133A is a generator from Agilent. A signal generator is a device that creates electronic signals, repeating or non-repeating, in the digital or analog domains, depending on need. Signal generators design, test, troubleshoot, and repair electronic devices across many different industries and applications.

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Additional Features:

  • Frequency range: 33.0 MHz-3.0000 GHz
  • <100 ps transition times
  • <5 ps pulse jitter
  • ±0.5% ps Width Accuracy
  • ±100 ps Width Accuracy
  • ±150 ps Delay Accuracy
  • 1 or 2 Output Channels with options
  • SCPI Programming Commands
  • Single output channel
  • Low jitter
  • Fast rise times (20%-80%) < 60 ps
  • Delay modulation (jitter emulation)
  • Variable cross-over point (eye deformation) LVDS applications can be addressed with output levels from 50 mV to 2 V PRBS from 25-1 to 231-1
  • All inputs and outputs are SMA (f) 3.5 mm connectors

The Agilent 8133A 3 GHz Pulse Generator provides pulses with programmable periods from 333 ps to 30 ns, full 3 GHz pulse capability on all channels. The pulse width can be programmed too, along with a delay or the interchannel delay. At these frequency ranges the transition time performance becomes critical; less than 100 ps is specified, less than 60 ps is typical, so excellent signal integrity is assured. And last but not least, a typical jitter of 1 ps creates precise and accurate timing conditions.

Pulse and Data Functionality
The 8133A ’s standard configuration includes one pulse channel. A second channel can be added. This can be either: pulse/data channel (option 002) or pulse channel (option 003).

Option 002 allows 32 bit, digital pattern generation in NRZ and RZ (50%duty cycle) mode. Pulse/data channel 2 can also be programmed to provide a pseudorandom binary~sequence (PRBS) of data, a PRBS of 2 23¹, which conforms to CCITT 0.151.PRBS generation capability finds a particular application,in allowing the instrument to be used as a data source for eye diagram measurements.

Human Interface

You will particularly appreciate the interactive human interface when you are operating the Agilent 8133A on the bench. The easy access to all parameters helps you concentrate on the measurement task and react immediately to unexpected problems. The constant vernier steps for parameters allow you to increment or decrement through the entire parameter range with a fixed stepsize,using only one key, which is especially helpful when doing margin testing.

The immediate error-guidance lets you know what ’s wrong,with messages like ”width> Period ”, and how to fix it, with arrows indicating that a parameter should be increased or decreased. You can quickly recall last valid setting if you prefer.

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