Arbitrary Waveform Generators and Transceivers for Multi Channel RF Signal Generation

Arbitrary Waveform Generators and Transceivers for Multi Channel RF Signal Generation712370

Tabor Electronics, a manufacturer of test and measurement equipment has added a new addition to its Proteus, Arbitrary Waveform generators / Transceivers series. The new RF AWG/AWT has a built-in IQ modulator with advanced capabilities for multi-channel RF signal generation. The system is based on a PXIe platform and enables you to transmit, receive and perform digital signal processing in a single instrument. 

The Proteus series offers an integrated Numerically Controlled Oscillator (NCO), digital interpolator, and IQ modulator for the generation of complex RF signals directly from the Proteus instrument. The internal digital-up-converter enables the direct generation of IQ modulation signals eliminating limitations such as IQ mismatch, and in-band carrier feed-through that is present with external IQ modulators and mixers.

For multi-channel applications such as quantum physics and radar, needing high-performance synchronized, phase-coherent output, the Proteus RF AWG is an ideal, space-efficient, and cost-effective solution. These RF arbitrary waveform generators are available in three models – PXIe modules, Desktop, and Benchtop.

Key features of PXIe Module:

The Proteus RF Arbitrary Waveform Generator PXI module is based on PXI Express industry standard and can easily scale up to hundreds of channels, with the smallest footprint. 

  • It enables up to 4 generator output channels and 2 digitizer input channels which occupy only 3 PXI slots. 
  • The Proteus PXIe AWG platform utilizes a PCI express Gen 3x8 lanes connection that enables up to 64Gb/s of data transfer speed. 
  • Two and Four channel 1.25GS/s & 2.5GS/s 16 bit, AWG & AWT configuration.
  • Uses embedded IP and application-specific requirements.
  • Real-time data streaming directly to the FPGA for continuous and infinite waveform generation.
  • 8 GHz Bandwidth, 5.4 GS/s 12 bit digitizer option for feedback control system and conditional waveform generation.
  • Innovative task-oriented sequence programming for maximum flexibility to generate any imaginable scenario.
  • Up to 16 GS/s waveform memory with the ability to simultaneously generate and download waveforms.
  • Excellent phase noise and spurious performance.
  • Customizable FPGA for use embedded IP and application-specific requirements.
  • Modular and space-efficient PXI Express platform, easily scalable to hundreds of channels.

Key features of Desktop version:

The desktop version of the Proteus series offers up to 12 channels in a 4U, half 19" dedicated chassis. The compact form size and small footprint save valuable bench space.

  • Four, eight, and twelve channel 1.25 GS/s & 2.5 GS/s 16 bit, AWG & AWT configuration.
  • Uses embedded IP and application-specific requirements.
  • Real-time data streaming directly to the FPGA for continuous and infinite waveform generation.
  • 8 GHz Bandwidth, 5.4 GS/s 12 bit digitizer option for feedback control system and conditional waveform generation.
  • Innovative task-oriented sequence programming for maximum flexibility to generate any imaginable scenario.
  • Up to 16 GS/s waveform memory with the ability to simultaneously generate and download waveforms.
  • Excellent phase noise and spurious performance.
  • Customizable FPGA for use embedded IP and application-specific requirements high-speed PCle Gen 3x8 lanes communication interface.
  • Space efficient Desktop platform, with USB 3.0, 10G Ethernet, and Thunderbolt high-speed interfaces.

Key features of Benchtop version:

The benchtop version of the Proteus Arbitrary Waveform Generator series offers up to 12 channels in a 4U. 19" benchtop box. With a 9" touch display and on-board PC the benchtop platform enables users to program the instrument without the need of an external PC. You can program the Proteus RF AWG benchtop from the onboard PC using the WDS Tabor's proprietary software or various programming environments such as Python, MATLAB, LabView, etc.

  • Four, eight, and twelve channel 1.25 GS/s & 2.5 GS/s 16 bit, AWG & AWT configuration.
  • Uses embedded IP and application-specific requirements.
  • Real-time data streaming directly to the FPGA for continuous and infinite waveform generation.
  • 8 GHz Bandwidth, 5.4 GS/s 12 bit digitizer option for feedback control system and conditional waveform generation.
  • Innovative task-oriented sequence programming for maximum flexibility to generate any imaginable scenario.
  • Up to 16 GS/s waveform memory with the ability to simultaneously generate and download waveforms.
  • Excellent phase noise and spurious performance.
  • Customizable FPGA for use embedded IP and application-specific requirements.
  • High-speed PCle GEN3x8 lanes communication interface.
  • Space efficient Desktop platform, with USB 3.0, 10G Ethernet, and Thunderbolt high-speed interfaces.

Click here to learn more about Proteus Series.

Publisher: everything RF