Sweep Function Generator Utilizes Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS)Technology and Offers Up to 10MHz

YORBA LINDA, CA, February 13, 2007 -- B&K Precision Corporation, one of the industries’ leading suppliers of test and measurement products, today announced the immediate availability of the Model 4017B, a 10MHz DDS Sweep Function Generator that utilizes Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) to generate very precise and accurate waveforms with little distortion.

At a price of only $499.00, the new Model 4017B is extremely flexible, and has a vast number of applications in both analog and digital electronics in the engineering, manufacturing, servicing, educational, and hobbyist fields.
Outstanding features of the Model 4017B include:

  • Multifunction LCD displays on all output parameters
  • Frequency, Level, Offset, Duty Cycle
  • Up to 10MHz available on Sine, Square, and Ramp waveforms
  • Frequency resolution down to 0.01Hz
  • 0 to 100% duty cycle
  • RS-232 interface
  • Variable DC offset

The B+K Precision Model 4017B 10MHz DDS Sweep Function Generator is a versatile signal source which combines several functions into one unit - waveform generation, pulse generation (through variable symmetry), and frequency sweep. Additionally, the instrument provides the added convenience of a built-in frequency counter. Utilizing DDS technology, to produce precise and accurate waveforms, the unit permits more accurate determination of output frequency than is possible with a simple calibrated dial. Coarse and fine tuning controls permit the precision setting of the output frequency.

The heart of the function generator is a VCG (voltage controlled generator) that produces precision sine, square, or triangle waves over the 0.1Hz to 10MHz range. This encompasses sub audible, audio, ultrasonic, and RF applications. A continuously variable dc offset allows the output to be injected directly into circuits at the correct bias level.
The sweep generator offers linear or log sweep with variable sweep rate and adjustable sweep time. Variable symmetry of the output waveform converts the instrument to a pulse generator capable of generating rectangular waves or pulses, ramp or sawtooth waves, and slewed sine waves.

In addition to the above features, an external voltage may be used to control operating frequency. This is useful in situations where an externally controlled frequency is desirable.
Available for immediate delivery, the Model 4017B 10 MHz DDS Sweep Function Generator is priced at $499.00, and comes with a user instruction manual and B&K Precision Corporation’s outstanding one-year warranty.

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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