AFG2021 Tektronix Arbitrary Waveform Generator


The AFG2021 is a 20 MHz arbitrary waveform generator from Tektronix. An arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) is a type of electronic test equipment people use to generate repetitive or single-shot electrical waveforms. Single-shot waveforms require a triggering source, either internal or external, while repetitive waveforms do not. Inject the signal the waveform generator creates into a device for analysis during testing, finding problems with the device, or confirming proper operation.

Additional Features:

  • 20 MHz sine
  • 10 MHz square
  • 14bit vertical resolution
  • 250MS/s sample rate
  • 12 built-in standard waveforms
  • Continues, sweep, modulation and burst modes
  • 4 × 128 KS built-in memory and USB memory expansion for user defined waveforms 

Most electronic devices, circuits, and systems are designed to handle some form of signal. These signals can be simple like an audio frequency or clock signal or more complex like a serial data stream or the output of an airbag sensor during a crash. With 20 MHz bandwidth, 14-bit resolution, and 250 MS/s sample rate, the AFG2021 Arbitrary Function Generator can create both simple and complex signals at an entry-level price. With 12 standard waveforms, modulation capability, and a built-in noise generator you can quickly create the signal you need to thoroughly exercise your designs.

The innovative ease-of-use features first seen on the AFG3000 Series arbitrary/function generators are the building blocks for the AFG2021, providing quick access to setup and operational features. Experienced AFG3000 users will find it especially easy to set up the new AFG2021. A 3.5 inch color TFT screen shows relevant parameters in both graphic and text formats, so you can have full confidence in your settings and focus on the task at hand. The front-panel shortcut buttons and rotary knob provide quick access to the most frequently used functions and settings.

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