AWG2020 Tektronix Arbitrary Waveform Generator


The AWG2020 is a 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:

  • Arbitrary Waveform Generation
  • Synthesized Waveshapes: Sine, square, triangle, ramp, pulse, arbitrary, and DC
  • 256K (262,14 4 Points) Record Length
  • Built-in PC· Compatible 3.5 In. 1.4 Mbyte Floppy Disk for Storage and Transfer
  • Digital Signal Processing (Opt. 09)
  • 12-bit Digital Output (Opt. 03)
  • DOS-like Waveform File Management
  • Formula Entry of Parameters for Mathematically Precise Waveforms

The Tektronix AWG 2020 combines the function of an arbitrary generator with a controller and a graphical user interface. A built-in high-resolution monitor facilitates waveform definition.

The AWG 2020 is ideal for generating complex waveforms requiring long record lengths-up to 256K. It also includes a built-in 3.5-inch floppy disk to facilitate data storage and waveform transfers. An MS-DOS compatible file management system allows waveform generation and transfer without an external controller for most operations.

The AWG 2020 can operate in continuous, triggered, gated, burst, waveform advance and autostep modes.

Standard waveshapes available include sine, square, triangle, ramp, pulse, and DC. Coupled with flexible triggering, gating, and modulation capabilities, you have complete control over waveform generation. In addition, you can precisely define waveforms using polynomial formula entry of mathematical parameters.

Graphical user interface simplifies operation
A unique windows-like graphical user interface (GUI) provides a familiar user environment and simplifies operation. The icon-based GUI features soft-key menu selections. As you enter data to build your waveform, you can view the resultant signal on the integral display.

Use Standard Waveforms or create your own
You can use any of several methods to create a new arbitrary waveform. You can select one of the standard waveshapes from the library and modify it to produce the desired waveshape using the graphical waveform editing tools. Or, waveforms can be acquired with a companion digital oscilloscope (DSO) and transferred to the AWG 2020 via the GPIB-an external controller is not required for transfer. A series of waveforms can be executed via the internal DOS-like file manager.

Unique waveforms can be created in exacting detail using the graphical editing features to define waveshapes. Or you can use the formula entry mode to precisely define waveforms based upon mathematical equations, timing diagrams, or timing tables.

The Perfect Companion for your Tektronix Scope
The AWG 2020 features direct communication with the Tektronix 2200, 2400, and TDS Series digitizing oscilloscope Waveforms acquired with these scopes can be transferred to the AWG 2020, edited for desired features, and used as testing sequences. All of this can be done without the need for an external controller.

Fully Programmable Via GPIB
The AWG 2020 is fully programmable via a GPIB interface (IEEE 488.2). As a result, they are ideal additions to provide stimulus and arbitrary waveform generation for your measurement system.

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