B+K Precision Introduces Two High Performance Arbitrary/Function Generators

YORBA LINDA, CA, August 6, 2007 -- The B+K Precision® 4084AWG and 4086AWG are high performance laboratory grade synthesized function generators with arbitrary capability. Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) techniques are used to generate stable, accurate output signals for all 27 built-in standard and complex waveforms. The generators produce high purity, low distortion sine waves up to 20 MHz for the Model 4084AWG and 80 MHz for the Model 4086AWG.  The instruments also provide a built-in 100 MHz Universal Counter with frequency measurement and totalize function.

Unmatched affordability and excellent performance make models 4084AWG & 4086AWG a perfect fit for many applications in Electronic Test and Design, Sensor Simulation and Education and Training.

Some of the unique features of the B+K Precision Models 4084AWG and 4086AWG  include:

  • Clean and stable output of very small signals down to the 1mV – 10mV range (50 ohm)
  • Support of internal and external modulation sources as well as internal, external and gated trigger sources.
  • Arbitrary waveform creation with 10 bit vertical resolution, 16k memory depth and a sample rate of 200 MHz.
  • Seamless import of waveforms from any Tektronix® TDS1000, TDS2000, TPS2000, and TDS3000 series digital storage oscilloscope. Easily regenerate waveforms originating from the DSO’s display or internal memory.
  • Fully programmable via the standard RS232 interface using SCPI compatible commands.
  • 100 MHz Universal Counter with frequency measurement and totalize function

Custom Waveform Generation Made Easy

In addition to the built-in complex waveforms, the 4084AWG & 4086AWG can be used to generate custom arbitrary waveforms with 10 bit vertical resolution, 16k memory depth and a sample rate of 200 MHz.  Increase productivity with the included intuitive Windows Software: Generate and edit waveforms and download them to the instrument with a single click. Generate waveforms by drawing waveforms freehand, importing them from a text file or starting out with standard functions and customizing them with the provided math functions.

Additionally, the software provides a direct interface to Tektronix® TDS1000,

TDS2000, TPS2000 and TDS3000 Series Digital Storage Oscilloscopes. Users can easily import waveforms originating from the DSO’s display or internal memory and download and "replay" them on the instrument.

Versatile Modulation and Trigger Capabilities

The generators provide extensive modulation capabilities including AM, FM,

FSK, PSK, pulse modulation and linear/logarithmic sweep. Internal and external modulation sources, as well as internal, external and gated trigger sources are supported. Modulation parameters can be set precisely and are adjustable over a wide range. For instance, burst count is programmable in 1 burst increments up to 10,000 bursts and burst phase is adjustable in 0.1º increments.

Convenient User Interface and Operation

The user can adjust parameters via knob or numeric keypad. Amplitude values can be entered directly in Vpp, mVpp, Vrms, mVrms or dBm. The correct voltage will be displayed by entering the actual output configuration used (terminated with 50 Ohm or open circuit). Frequency can be entered in terms of frequency or seconds using time values s, ms, Hz, kHz or MHz. Submenus are used for modulation modes and other complex functions. The generators are fully programmable via the standard RS-232 interface, using SCPI commands. The instruments also provide 10 memories to store and recall instrument settings. Additionally, the current state is saved at power off and can be restored at power up.

Available for immediate delivery, the units are priced at a low $ 1,295.00 for the Model 4084AWG, $1,895.00 for the Model 4086AWG and come with B&K Precision Corporation’s outstanding warranty, AC line cord, user manual, Software installation disk, RS232 communication cable and 2 sets of test leads.

About B&K Precision
For more than 60 years, B&K Precision Corporation has been building a reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of reliable and cost-effective test and measurement instruments. The company’s products are used in a wide range of applications including design, research and development, production line testing, industrial maintenance, and electronic field service. B&K Precision test and measurement instruments are standard equipment in a large number of universities and technical schools which train future engineers and technicians. B&K Precision was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Yorba Linda, California.

James Schada
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(714) 921-9095