Tektronix’s AWG7000 signal generator has been named a finalist for the Innovation of the Year Award in the Test & Measurement category by EDN.
The 17th Annual Innovation Awards honour the people, products and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry over the past year. The winners in each category will be determined by EDN's editorial staff and Editorial Advisory Board members, as well as, the magazine's worldwide audience of electronics engineers and engineering managers that vote online.
According to EDN, its 2006 roster of Innovation finalists includes products across the analogue, digital, software and test spaces.
According to Tektronix, innovation is at the core of what it does and is reflected in the AWG7000. The AWG7000 minimizes complexity for users and meets their needs for testing high-speed serial data buses and wideband digital RF devices. The combination of industry-leading performance attributes in the AWG7000 matches the test needs of new generations of high-speed serial and wideband digital RF technologies.
The AWG7000 series represent a new benchmark in performance, sample rate, signal fidelity and timing resolution. The AWG7000 is one of the world's fastest AWGs, designed to meet the test needs for high-speed serial data buses and wideband digital RF devices.
With 5.8 GHz bandwidth, 10 bit resolution, and sample rates up to 20 GS/s, the AWG7000 can produce high-speed real-life waveforms with imperfections including noise, jitter, pre/de-emphasis and multi-level signalling up to 10 Gb/s.
The AWG7000 series is based upon a new high-performance platform that incorporates a new digital-to-analogue (DAC) converter to produce greater precision and performance. The DAC utilises an IBM silicon germanium (SiGe) 7HP process that increases vertical resolution and sample rate to establish new performance benchmarks for signal fidelity and timing resolution.
The AWG7000 is a fast, capable and versatile signal source available for high-speed serial and wideband RF signals with the flexibility to create, replicate and generate a signal.