8-GSPS Dual Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator - AWG872

General Description:

The Euvis AWG872 module generates dual arbitrary CW waveforms with sampling rates up to 8 GSPS. The on-board SRAMs provide up to 8M x 11-bit data memory to each channel. The AWG modules can be controlled by a PC via a USB interface. The sole RF input is a single-ended 4-GHz clock source CK with minimum power of 12 dBm. The RF outputs of the module are comprised of two pairs of differential analog outputs, with 50-Ω back termination. The module accepts a high-speed trigger signal and generates synchronization outputs and three programmable marker signals. The waveform generation can be in continuous or burst/pulse mode. The waveform contents can be dynamically changed using the user page selection. Programmable profile option facilitates compound waveforms. The companion API provides an interface for software development.

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Key Features


The flexibility of Euvis AWG modules to generate arbitrary patterns with high sample rates, dynamic page selection, and continuous or burst mode operation allow the AWG to be used for a variety of applications, such as:

Graphical User Interface Application

GUI Application

» To download the AWG Software, API, and Manual, please click here.


DAC Resolution 11 bits
Running Modes Continuous
Triggered Continuous
Triggered Burst
User Interface USB
GUI for Windows XP and Windows 7
Type Single Ended, 50-Ω terminated
Connector Type SMA
Frequency Range Standard: External 4 GHz
Optional: External 2 GHz to 4 GHz
Optional: Internal 4 GHz Clock with external 10 MHz reference Clock
Power Level 12 dBm to 24 dBm
Type Dual channel
Each channel is differential, 50-Ω terminated
Connector Type SMA
Output Rate Standard: 8 GSPS
Optional: 4 ~ 8 GSPS
Output Level -635 mV to 0 V
Output Power -4 dBm to 0 dBm
Residual Phase Noise @ 10kHz from Carrier -130 dBc/Hz
Output Return Loss 15 dB
Connector SMA
Source External or Software
Recommended External Trigger LVCMOS33
Max Waveform Length 7,864,320 samples per channel
Minimum Waveform Length (continuous mode) 256 samples
Minimum Waveform Length
(burst mode)
1536 samples
Shorter waveforms can be achieved by Null padding
Number of Markers 3
Marker 1 Level 1.8 V HSTL Class I
Marker 2 Level LVCMOS33
Marker 2 Additional Features Polarity, Enable
Marker 3 Level LVCMOS33
Marker 3 Additional Features Polarity, Enable
Marker Length User defined
Minimum Marker Length 16 samples
CLR Language Support:
  • Visual C++
  • Visual C#
  • Visual Basic
  • Visual J#
Variable Clock Frequency (2 ~ 4 GHz)
Programmable Profiles

Electrical Specifications:

Parameter Symbol Min Typical Max Unit
Output Level Vout -635   0 mV
Output Power Pout -4   0 dBm
Output Phase Noise Nφ     -130 dBc/Hz
Output Port Return Loss RLRF   15   dB

Waveform Spectrums:

Single Tone
Chirp Multiple Tones

Programmable Profiles (*option)

In normal burst mode, the AWG can only output one waveform specified in the user page for each trigger signal. To change the waveform, users have to set the user page in the operations. Setting the user page or other relevent parameters may not be practical for tight timing and sophisticated waveform sequences.

With programmable profiles, users can specify user page sequences, loop counts, and auto trigger periods in the "Programmable Profiles" dialog window in the GUI or by API methods.

Programmable Profiles Window

Each separate waveform is downloaded to separate user pages and the sequence in which the waveforms are output is defined in the "User Page Sequence" textbox at the top. In the example above, the sequence of waveforms would be Userpage 0, Userpage 2, Userpage 1, Userpage 0, Userpage 2 and so on.

Users can also define the loop count for each trigger signal. The loop count sequence is defined in the "Loop Count Sequence" textbox. In the example above, Userpage 0 will loop 3 times back to back for the first trigger signal, then Userpage 2 will loop once for the second trigger signal, and finally, Userpage 1 will loop twice for the third trigger signal. The number of loop count sequence does not necessarily have to match up with the number of user page sequence. For example you can have a sequence of 3 user pages but you may only have 2 loop count sequences. If the Loop Count Sequence was defined as "3,1" in the above then Userpage 0 will loop 3 times back to back, then Userpage 2 will loop once, then Userpage 1 will loop 3 times, then Userpage 0 will loop 1 time and so on.

The third profile is for the auto trigger period. In normal operation, auto trigger period is a constant, which is specified in the Auto Trig textbox. With the programmable profile option, users can program the periods of auto trigger signal to match the timing requirements for compound waveforms generated by the userpage and loop count profiles.

The image below shows a graphical representation of the waveforms depicted in the GUI screenshot above.

Programmable Profiles

The GUI screenshot below demonstrates a different programmable profile. For this profile, you will notice that there are 3 user pages but only 2 values each for the loop count and auto trigger sequences.

Programmable Profiles

For this example, the Userpage sequence will be: Userpage 0, Userpage 2, Userpage 1, Userpage 0, Userpage 2, Userpage 1, and so on. The loop count sequence will be: 3 loops, 1 loop, 3 loops, 1 loop, 3 loops, and so on. The auto-trigger period sequence will be: 100 us, 60 us, 100 us, 60 us, 100 us, and so on.

Programmable Profiles

Enclosure Information

Enclosure Dimensions
Length 11.45 inches
Width 9.75 inches
Height 3.50 inches

Enclosure Drawings

Front Panel

Enclosure Front View

Back Panel

Enclosure Back View

Side Panel

Enclosure Side View

Detailed Datasheet:

To get the complete AWG801 datasheet, please click here.

Email: info@euvis.com to get pricing information.

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