Tabor WS8352 350MHz Dual-Channel Arbitrary / Function / Pulse Generator
Tabor’s WS8352 is a 350MHz dual channel generator with the functionality of a function, arbitrary, modulation and pulse/pattern generator, all in one easy to use, high performance, compact stand alone bench top, which enables engineers to test analog, digital and mixed signals devices with a single instrument.
Dual-channel Arbitrary / Pulse / Function Generator
Differential outputs configured as separate or synchronized
350MHz sine and 250MHz square waves
14-Bit, 2GS/s, 512k points arbitrary waveforms
4Vp-p into 50Ω (8Vp-p differential), double into open circuit
10 built-in waveforms: sine, square, pulse, triangle, ramp, sin(x)/x, gaussian, exponential, noise and DC
AM, FM, FSK, PSK and Sweep modulations
Continuous, triggered, gate and burst modes
Powerful pulse/pattern composer for analog, digital and mixed signals
User friendly 4” color LCD display
Remote control through LAN, USB and GPIB
Store/recall capability on disk-on-key or 1GB internal memory
Free ArbConnection software, IVI and MATLAB drivers
LXI Class C compliant
The WS8352 has 11 built-in functions for quick and easy waveform generation. Front panel operations allows for easy selection and editing of all waveform parameters. All the standard waveforms can reach up to 125MHz with Sine and Square going as high as 350MHz and 250MHz respectively.
User Defined Waveforms
For more advanced users the WS8352 with its 14-bit vertical resolution offers a standard 512k points memory depth and a 2GS/s sample clock for designing waveforms. With the ability to control and edit the value of each and every point any wave is possible. The memory can be divided into segments for storing all of the user defined waveforms.
Common or Separate Clocks
Need a dual channel unit, a single channel unit... why choose? With the new WS8352 you can have it both ways. The WS8352 has two differential output channels, which operate either independently, or synchronized. As two separate channels, one has the advantage of having two separate instruments in one box, each having the ability to be programmed to output different function shapes, frequencies, amplitude levels and even in different run modes. Alternatively, the advantage of having two synchronized channels with less than 10ps skew and skew control is very significant in applications that require an accurate and controlled phase between the two channels.
Pulse / Pattern Creation
Generating complex pulse trains has never been easier. The Pulse Composer is a powerful built-in tool that converts the WS8352 to a very sophisticated Pulse/Pattern Generator, allowing to create literally any complex pulse train / pattern, whether it’s a single pulse, multi-level, linear-points, initialization or preamble pattern definition, arbitrary bit design, user-defined or even standard random patterns with programmable resolution, so it doesn’t matter if your application is radar communications, nanotechnology or serial bus testing, the pulse/pattern composer is the right tool for your application. Moreover, all the WS8351/2 advanced trigger modes are applicable, hence one can choose to use the “step” mode to advance every bit independently or the “once” mode to advance a complete data block in one trigger event, enabling even more applications, such as trigger, clock and data protocols.
Multi-Level and PAM(n) Signals
The WS8352’s pulse composer enables up to 350Mbit/s data rate generation, utilizing either NRZ and RZ modes (minimum transition times) which is ideal especially for multi level and PAM(n) applications such as, LED (light-emitting diodes), CAN, QPHY, FlexRay or simulating and testing Ethernet environment, whether it’s 100Mbit/s (100BASE-T), the later gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T) or even the latest 802.3an standard (10GBASE-T), which utilizes PAM-16.
Until now, you`ve been forced to trigger on a specific event. Tabor`s all-new SmarTrigger feature was designed to enhance the trigger capability and facilitate wider flexibility of a specific pulse event. It allows triggering on either a pulse having a larger pulse width than a programmed time value (time), or even on a pulse having a pulse width between two limits (<>time). In addition, the SmarTrigger has a hold-off function, in which the output is held idle after the first trigger and starts a waveform cycle only with the first valid trigger after a hold-off interval has lapsed, allowing you to solve endless "negotiation" scenarios.
Agility and modulation capabilities open the door to diverse applications. In addition to the capability of generating any shape and style of waveform with the arbitrary waveform generation power, the WS8352 can also do standard modulation schemes such as AM, FM, FSK, PSK, sweep and chirp without sacrificing the power of the instrument control and output run modes.
Accuracy and Stability
As standard, the WS8352 is equipped with an internal frequency reference that has 1ppm accuracy and stability over a period of 1 year. An external frequency reference is provided on the rear panel for applications requiring greater accuracy or stability, supported by the instrument’s 8 digits resolution.
Easy to Use
Large and user-friendly 4” backlit color LCD display facilitates browsing through menus, updating parameters and displaying detailed and critical information for your waveform output. Combined with numeric keypad, cursor position control and a dial, the front panel controls simplify the often complex operation of an arbitrary function generator.
Model WS8351/2 comes standard with a variety of interfaces: Ethernet, USB and GPIB allowing the user to freely select the interface best suited to his individual requirements. The included ArbConnection software is a powerful editorial tool for designing waveforms and provides the user with full control of instrument functions, modes and features.
Multiple Environments to Write Your Code
In addition to the included ArbConnection software, the WS8351/2 comes with a complete set of drivers, allowing you to write your application in various environments such as: Labview, CVI, C++, VB, and MATLAB. You may also link the supplied dll to other Windows based API’s or, use low level SCPI commands (Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments) to program the instrument, regardless if your application is written for Windows, Linux or Macintosh operating systems.
Automated External Calibration
Leading-edge technology is implemented to allow calibration from any interface, USB, GPIB or LAN and calibration factors are stored in a flash memory thus eliminating the need to open instrument covers.
The ArbConnection software provides you with full control of instrument functions, modes and features. ArbConnection is a powerful editorial tool that allows you to easily design any type of waveform. Whether it is the built in wave, pulse or serial data composers, or the built in equation editor with which you can create your own exotic functions, ArbConnection makes virtually any application possible.