Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the AG1022F - an economical, feature-rich, dual-channel multi-function generator that combines arbitrary waveform generation and function generation using Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) technology to provide stable, precise, low distortion signals at up to 25MHz. With a 125MSa/s sample rate and 14-bit resolution, the AG1022F has an 8kbit memory for precise generation of five basic waveforms (sine/square/pulse/ramp/noise) and 26 built-in arbitrary waveforms at up to 20Vpp. Both output channels can be configured separately or locked together. Additionally, the AG1022F can create user-defined, editable waveforms, or provide modulation capabilities (AM/FM/PM/FSK/Log-Lin Sweep/Burst). A built-in 100 MHz to 200 MHz frequency counter can measure frequency, period, duty cycle, positive pulse width and negative pulse width.
The user-friendly panel layout features a 3.9" high resolution (480×320 pixels) TFT color LCD display. Menu navigation is intuitive and the graphical interface means that all functions and parameters are within easy reach.
In the frequency sweep mode, the generator steps from a start frequency to a stop frequency at a specified sweep rate generated by sine, square or ramp waveforms. The burst feature can generate sine, square, ramp, pulse and arbitrary waveforms that last for certain times of waveform cycles (N-cycle Burst), or the output can be controlled by external gating signals. A useful integrated help function shows descriptions of single functions and step-by-step instructions for operational tasks.
Communication interfaces in the AG1022F are embedded USB Device, USB Host for waveform and setting storage, and an RS232 serial port. This versatile waveform generator supports communications with a PC through either USB or the RS232 port. PC communication software provided allows remote setting of the instrument's parameters and output, and can synchronously mimic the display the screen of the waveform generator.
Manufactured by specialist test equipment manufacturer Owon and housed in an attractive 9.25" x 4.3" x 11.6" bench-top enclosure, the 6.6 lb AG1022F is available now from Saelig Company Inc. at $399.95.