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8165A Agilent Function Generator


The 8165A is a 50 MHz function generator from Agilent. 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.

Additional Features:

  • Frequency range: 0.0001 Hz to 50 MHz
  • Pulse/ramp (20, 80% symmetry): 1.000 mHz to 19.99 MHz
  • Accuracy: ±0.001%
  • Outputs are provided in programmable sine, triangle, pulse, ramp and square waveform
  • Voltage ranges from: 10.0 mV p-p to 10.0 V p-p and 2.00 V p-p to 20.0 V p-p.<br<> 
  • Fully programmable via the front-panel or HP-IB interface
  • Pulse/function capability
  • Sine, triangle, and square to 50 MHz
  • Pulse and ramps to 20 MHz
  • Trigger, gate, and counted burst
  • Synthesizer stability, precision amplitude
  • Storage of operating parameters

The Agilent 8165A Programmable Signal Source is a versatile function generator with good accuracy and many trigger features. Microprocessor control assures rapid, accurate setup whether you're programming locally or via HP-IB.

Ten complete sets of operating information can be stored and recalled. In the event of power failure, battery back-up retains all data plus the active settings.

Stable frequency is ensured with an internal crystal. The four-digit frequency display provides a 1 µHz resolution in the 1 to 9.999 mHz range. In Normal mode, the accuracy is 0.001% with a stability of ±1 X 10-6.

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