AFG31000 Series Datasheet

Arbitrary Function Generators

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The Tektronix AFG31000 Series is a high-performance AFG with built-in arbitrary waveform generation, real-time waveform monitoring, and the largest touchscreen on the market. Providing advanced waveform generation and programming capabilities, waveform verification, and a modern touch-screen interface, the new AFG31000 is sure to delight and simplify the job of every researcher and engineer.

Key performance specifications
  • 1 or 2 channel models
  • Output amplitude range 1 mVP-P to 10 VP-P into 50 Ω loads
  • Basic (AFG) mode:
    • 25 MHz, 50 MHz, 100 MHz, 150 MHz, or 250 MHz sine waveforms
    • 250 MSa/s, 1 GSa/s or 2 GSa/s sample rates
    • 14-bit vertical resolution
    • Built-in waveforms include sine, square, ramp, pulse, noise, and other frequently used waveforms
    • Sweep, Burst, and Modulation modes (AM, FM, PM, FSK, and PWM)
  • Advanced (Sequence) mode:
    • Continuous mode (optional Sequence, Triggered and Gated modes)
    • 16 Mpts arbitrary waveform memory on each channel (128 Mpts optional)
    • Up to 256 steps in sequence mode with loop, jump and wait events
    • Variable sampling clock 1 µSa/s to 2 GSa/s
Key features
  • Patented InstaView™ technology enables engineers to see the actual waveform at the Device Under Test (DUT) in real time, without the need of an oscilloscope and probe, eliminating the uncertainty caused by mismatched impedance
  • Sequencing option adds the ability to program long, complex waveforms with up to 256 steps
  • The 9-inch capacitive touch screen works like a smart phone and has short-cuts to frequently used settings
  • Built-in ArbBuilder lets you create and edit arbitrary waveforms on the instrument, eliminating the need to connect to a PC
  • Outputs are protected from over voltage and current to minimize potential instrument damage
  • Compatible with TekBench™ software to help students set up, control, and analyze test results in the lab
Applications
  • Advanced research
  • Clock and system synchronization
  • Replication of real world signals
  • Component and circuit characterization and validation
  • Embedded circuit design and test
  • General purpose signal generation

Basic and Advanced Modes

The AFG31000 series is the industry’s first arbitrary function generator with full function Basic (AFG) and Advanced (Sequence) modes.

In Basic mode, the AFG31000 generates traditional functions and arbitrary waveforms. The touchscreen and front-panel controls make it simple to set up.

Basic mode lets you change frequency without the need to worry about waveform length and sample rate. This feature is useful in analog designs that characterize filter/amplifier frequency responses or in digital designs where clock rates change frequently.

 


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Key settings are visible at a glance, and are easy to adjust using touch, numeric keypad, or rotary controls

New with the AFG31000, Advanced mode provides the ability to generate multiple waveforms with complex timing. In this mode, you can compose a list (or a sequence) of 1 to 256 waveforms, with total waveform length up to 16 Mpts/ch (128 Mpts/ch optional) and define the ouput sequence of these waveforms. Repeat, go-to, wait, jump, and triggered events are all supported and the large memory provides space to store many waveforms or long waveforms.

This feature is very useful in applications where many test cases need to be performed sequentially. Instead of loading the test cases one by one, you can put all of them in a sequence and load at one time, switching from one to another seamlessly to greatly improve the test efficiency.

 


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Advanced mode lets you build complex waveform sequences with flexible step controls


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Sequenced sine waveforms with different frequency and amplitude.

Additionally, Advanced mode uses variable sample rate technology. Every sample in a waveform is output once and only once in each cycle, synchronized to the sample rate. Since there is no skipping or repetition, all details in the waveforms are kept. This feature is very useful for applications in which signal fidelity is extremely critical, such as IQ modulation and pulse train generation.

InstaView™ technology shows the actual waveform at the DUT

Most waveform generators assume they are driving a 50 Ω impedance. However, most devices under test do not have a 50 Ω impedance. This mismatch results in an inconsistency between the waveform as set on the AFG and the signal at the DUT.

 


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With InstaView turned off, the AFG31000 works like a traditional function generator. Due to an impedance mismatch, the AFG display shows a different waveform from the one observed at the DUT.

With the patented InstaViewtechnology, the AFG31000 Series can display the actual waveform at the DUT, instead of just the nominal waveform as set on the AFG. The waveform displayed on the AFG instantly responds to changes in frequency, amplitude, waveform shape, and impedance changes at the DUT. InstaView helps eliminate the uncertainty and measurement risk caused by impedance mismatches, without requiring additional cables, instruments, or effort.


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With InstaView turned on, the AFG31000 shows the waveform as observed at the DUT.

A large touch screen and smart user interface

The large 9-inch capacitive touch screen displays all related settings and parameters on a single screen. Similar to smart devices, you can tap or swipe to easily select, browse, locate and change settings and parameters. Frequently-used functions are immediately accessible. Familiar buttons and rotary knob controls are available for more traditional navigation.

 


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Frequently used settings are easy to access from the swipe-up menu

Built-in ArbBuilder tool makes creating and editing arbitrary waveforms easier than ever

In the past, you needed a PC with waveform editing software to create or edit your arbitrary waveforms. The waveform would then need to be downloaded to the AFG using either a USB stick or a data cable connection. The process was time-consuming, especially when waveforms required frequent changes.

ArbBuilder is a built-in application on the AFG31000 series that lets you create and edit your arbitrary waveforms directly on the generator. You can create arbitrary waveforms with the Equation Editor tool or start from a library of standard templates. Thanks to the large capacitive touch screen, you can drag, pinch and zoom to get the detail you need.

You can quickly replicate real-world waveforms captured with oscilloscopes or created by third-party software by loading CSV format data files directly into ArbBuilder from a USB memory stick.

 


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Creating an arbitrary waveform using the easy touch screen interface

Simplified multi-unit synchronization

Most applications need one or two channels of output, but some applications require more channels. For example, in order to simulate 3-phase power signals, engineers often need to synchronize three 2-channel generators; one for the voltage and current on each phase. To do this used to be time-consuming, as it required many cable connections between the AFG units, and making changes in deep branches of the menu trees on all instruments.

The AFG31000 simplifies this process with an onscreen wizard that leads you through the process of making cable connections and configuring settings to synchronize multiple generators.

 


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An on-screen wizard guides you through the process of multiple-unit synchronization

Upgradability protects your investment

The AFG31000 provides upgrade options for bandwidth, memory extension, and sequence mode support. These options can be installed at the factory or at any time after purchase. This upgradability helps to reduce the product ownership threshold. And when your test requirements change, you can purchase and install upgrade software licenses to add higher performance features. Upgrades eliminate the concern about the return on investment during the instrument lifetime.

Specifications

All specifications are guaranteed unless noted otherwise. All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Model overview
Model Sine frequency range Number of channels
AFG31021 25 MHz
AFG31051 50 MHz
AFG31101 100 MHz
AFG31151 150 MHz
AFG31251 250 MHz
AFG31022 25 MHz
AFG31052 50 MHz
AFG31102 100 MHz
AFG31152 150 MHz
AFG31252 250 MHz
Output characteristics
Amplitude
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Range (into 50 Ω) ≤ 60 MHz: 1 mVP-P to 10 VP-P
> 60 MHz to ≤ 80 MHz: 1 mVP-P to 8 VP-P
> 80 MHz to ≤ 100 MHz: 1 mVP-P to 6 VP-P
≤ 200 MHz: 1 mVP-P to 5 VP-P
> 200 MHz to ≤ 250 MHz: 1 mVP-P to 4 VP-P
Range (into open circuit or High-Z) ≤ 60 MHz: 2 mVP-P to 20 VP-P
> 60 MHz to ≤ 80 MHz: 2 mVP-P to 16 VP-P
> 80 MHz to ≤ 100 MHz: 2 mVP-P to 12 VP-P
≤ 200 MHz: 2 mVP-P to 10 VP-P
> 200 MHz to ≤ 250 MHz: 2 mVP-P to 8 VP-P
Accuracy ± (1% of setting +1 mVP-P)
(1 kHz sine, 0 V offset, amplitude > 1 mVP-P)
Resolution 0.1 mVP-P, 0.1 mVRMS, 1 mV, 0.1 dBm or 4 digits
Units Vpp, Vrms (excluding Arb and Noise), dBm (sine wave only), Volt (High Level and Low Level)
Offset
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Range (into 50 Ω) ±(5 VPK - AmplitudeP-P ÷ 2) ±(2.5 VPK - AmplitudeP-P ÷ 2)
Range (into open circuit or High-Z) ±(10 VPK - AmplitudeP-P ÷ 2) ±(5 VPK - AmplitudeP-P ÷ 2)
Accuracy ± (1% of |setting| +1 mV + 0.5% of Amplitude (VP-P))
Resolution 1 mV or 4 digits
Output impedance
50 Ω
Load impedance setting
Selectable: 50 Ω, 1 Ω to 10.0 kΩ, High Z (Adjusts displayed amplitude according to selected load impedance)
Isolation
42 Vpk maximum to earth ground
Short-circuit protection
Signal outputs are robust against permanent shorts against floating ground
Overcurrent protection
When incoming current is greater than 250 mA, the output channels are protected with relays that disconnect the AFG from the device under test. Connection can be resumed by user after removing the incoming current
General characteristics - Basic mode
Basic (AFG)
Run modes
Continuous, Modulation, Sweep and Burst
Standard waveforms
Sine, Square, Pulse, Ramp, More (Noise, DC,Sin(x)/x, Gaussian, Lorentz, Exponential Rise, Exponential Decay, Haversine )
Arbitrary waveforms
Sampling clock: 250 MSa/s, 1 GSa/s or 2 GSa/s (model and waveform length apply)

Vertical resolution: 14 bits

Waveform length: 2 to 131,072 points

Sine
Frequency range
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Continuous mode 1 μHz to 25 MHz 1 μHz to 50 MHz 1 μHz to 100 MHz 1 μHz to 150 MHz 1 μHz to 250 MHz
Burst mode 1 μHz to 12.5 MHz 1 μHz to 25 MHz 1 μHz to 50 MHz 1 μHz to 75 MHz 1 μHz to 125 MHz

 

Effective maximum frequency out
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
25 MHz 50 MHz 100 MHz 150 MHz 250 MHz

 

Amplitude flatness (1 VP-P, relative to 1 kHz)
Frequency range AFG31021, AFG31022, AFG31051, AFG31052, AFG31101, AFG31102 AFG31151, AFG31152, AFG31251, AFG31252
< 5 MHz ±0.2 dB ±0.2dB
≥ 5 MHz to 25 MHz ----- ±0.3 dB
≥ 5 MHz to 100 MHz ±0.3 dB -----
> 25 MHz to 100 MHz ----- ±0.5 dB
> 100 MHz to 200 MHz ----- ±1.0 dB
> 200 MHz to 250 MHz ----- ±2.0 dB

 

Amplitude flatness (1 VP-P, relative to 1 kHz), typical
AFG31021, AFG31022, AFG31051, AFG31052, AFG31101, AFG31102, AFG31151, AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
±0.1 dB ≤ 150 MHz: ±0.1 dB
> 150 MHz to 250 MHz: ±0.3 dB

 

Harmonic distortion (1 VP-P), typical
Frequency range AFG31021, AFG31022, AFG31051, AFG31052, AFG31101, AFG31102
10 Hz to <20 kHz < -77 dBc
≥20 kHz to <1 MHz < -72 dBc
≥1 MHz to <5 MHz < -65 dBc
≥5 MHz to ≤100 MHz < -56 dBc

 

Frequency range AFG31151, AFG31152, AFG31251, AFG31252
10 Hz to < 1 MHz < -72 dBc
≥ 1 MHz to < 5 MHz < -74 dBc
≥ 5 MHz to < 25 MHz < -69 dBc
≥ 25 MHz to ≤ 250 MHz < -37 dBc
THD, typical
≤ 0.04%, 10 Hz to 20 kHz, 1 VP-P

 

Spurious noise (1 VP-P), typical
Frequency range AFG31021, AFG31022, AFG31051, AFG31052, AFG31101, AFG31102
≥ 10 Hz to < 1 MHz < -78 dBc
≥ 1 MHz to < 25 MHz < -73 dBc
≥ 25 MHz to ≤ 100 MHz < -78 dBc

 

Frequency range AFG31151, AFG31152, AFG31251, AFG31252
10 Hz to < 1 MHz < -80 dBc
≥ 1 MHz to < 25 MHz < -75 dBc
≥ 25 MHz to ≤ 250 MHz < -75 dBc + 6 dBc/octave

 

Phase noise, typical
< -125 dBc/Hz at 20 MHz, 10 kHz offset, 1 VP-P

 

Residual clock noise, all models
-63 dBm

 

Square
Frequency range
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
1 μHz to 20 MHz 1 μHz to 40 MHz 1 μHz to 80 MHz 1 μHz to 120 MHz 1 μHz to 160 MHz

 

Rise/fall time, typical
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Amplitude ≤ 5 Vpp ≤ 7.0 ns ≤ 5.0 ns ≤ 3.5 ns ≤ 3.0 ns ≤ 2.0 ns
Amplitude > 5 Vpp ≤ 8.0 ns ≤6.0 ns ≤ 4.2 ns ----- -----

 

Overshoot, typical
< 3%

 

Jitter (RMS), typical
2.5 ps

 

Ramp
Frequency range
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
1 μHz to 500 kHz 1 μHz to 800 kHz 1 μHz to 1 MHz 1 μHz to 1.5 MHz 1 μHz to 2.5 MHz

 

Linearity, typical (1 kHz, 1 VP-P, 100% symmetry)
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
≤ 0.1% of peak output ≤ 0.1% of peak output ≤ 0.15% of peak output ≤ 0.2% of peak output ≤ 0.2% of peak output

 

Symmetry
0% to 100%
Pulse
Frequency range
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
1 μHz to 20 MHz 1 μHz to 40 MHz 1 μHz to 80 MHz 1 μHz to 120 MHz 1 μHz to 160 MHz

 

Pulse width
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
16 ns to 999.99 s 10 ns to 999.99 s 6 ns to 999.99 s 5 ns to 999.99 s 4 ns to 999.99 s

 

Pulse width resolution
10 ps or 5 digits
Pulse Duty
0.001% to 99.999% (limitations of pulse width apply)
Edge transition time
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
8 ns to 0.625 * Pulse Period 6 ns to 0.625 * Pulse Period 4 ns to 0.625 * Pulse Period 3 ns to 0.625 * Pulse Period 2 ns to 0.625 * Pulse Period

 

Edge transition time resolution
10 ps or 4 digits
Lead delay range
Mode Characteristic
Continuous 0 ps to Period
Burst 0 ps to Period – [ Pulse Width + 0.8 * (Leading Edge Time + Trailing Edge Time)]

 

Lead delay resolution
10 ps or 8 digits
Overshoot, typical
< 2%
Jitter (RMS), typical
2.5 ps
DC
Range (into 50 Ω)
AFG31021, AFG31022, AFG31051, AFG31052, AFG31101, AFG31102 AFG31151, AFG31152, AFG31251, AFG31252
-5 V to 5 V -2.5 V to 2.5 V

 

Resolution (into 50 Ω)
1 mV or 4 digits
Accuracy
± (1% of |setting | +1mV)
Noise
Bandwidth (-3 dB)
AFG31021, AFG31022, AFG31051, AFG31052, AFG31101, AFG31102 AFG31151, AFG31152, AFG31251, AFG31252
150 MHz 360 MHz

 

Noise type
White Gaussian

 

Internal noise
 Characteristic
Add When activated, output signal amplitude is reduced to 50%
Level 0.0% to 50% of amplitude (VP-P) setting
Resolution 1%
Other waveforms
Frequency range
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
1 μHz to 500 kHz 1 μHz to 800 kHz 1 μHz to 1 MHz 1 μHz to 1.5 MHz 1 μHz to 2.5 MHz
Arbitrary waveforms
Frequency range
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Normal 1 mHz to 12.5 MHz 1 mHz to 25 MHz 1 mHz to 50 MHz 1 mHz to 75 MHz 1 mHz to 125 MHz
Burst mode 1 mHz to 6.25 MHz 1 mHz to 12.5 MHz 1 mHz to 25 MHz 1 mHz to 37.5 MHz 1 mHz to 62.5 MHz

 

Effective analog bandwidth (-3 dB)
AFG31021, AFG31022, AFG31051, AFG31052, AFG31101, AFG31102 AFG31151, AFG31152, AFG31251, AFG31252
150 MHz 360 MHz

 

Waveform length
2 to 131,072 

 

Sample rate
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Waveform length ≤ 16,384  250 MSa/s 1 GSa/s 1 GSa/s 2 GSa/s 2 GSa/s
Waveform length > 16,384  250 MSa/s 250 MSa/s 250 MSa/s 250 MSa/s 250 MSa/s

 

Vertical resolution
14 bit

 

Rise/fall time, typical
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Amplitude ≤ 5Vpp ≤ 3.5 ns ≤ 3.5 ns ≤ 3.5 ns ≤ 2 ns ≤ 2 ns
Amplitude > 5Vpp ≤ 4.2 ns ≤ 4.2 ns ≤ 4.2 ns ----- -----

 

Jitter (RMS), typical
2.5 ps

 

Modulation
AM, FM, PM
Specification Characteristic
Carrier All except pulse, noise, DC
Source Internal or external
Internal modulating waveform Sine, Square, Ramp, Noise, ARB (maximum waveform length: AM 131,072 pts; FM/PM/PWM 2,048 pts)
Internal modulating frequency 1 mHz to 1 MHz

 

AM modulation depth
0.0 % to 120 %

 

AM modulation resolution
0.1%

 

Minimum FM peak deviation
DC

 

Maximum FM peak deviation
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Sine 12.5 MHz 25 MHz 50 MHz 75 MHz 125 MHz
Square, 10 MHz 20 MHz 40 MHz 60 MHz 80 MHz
Arb 6.25 MHz 12.5 MHz 25 MHz 37.5 MHz 62.5 MHz
Others 250 kHz 400 kHz 500 kHz 750 kHz 1.25 MHz

 

PM phase deviation range
0° to 180°

 

PM phase resolution
0.1°

 

FSK
Specification Characteristic
Carrier All except pulse, noise, DC
Source Internal or external
Number of keys
Internal key rate 1 mHz to 1 MHz

 

PWM
Specification Characteristic
Carrier Pulse
Source Internal or external
Internal modulating waveform Sine, Square, Ramp, Noise, ARB (maximum waveform length: 2,048 pts)
Internal modulating frequency 1 mHz to 1 MHz
Deviation range 0% to 50.0% of pulse period

 

Sweep
Type
Linear, Logarithmic
Waveforms
All, except Pulse, Noise, DC
Sweep time
1 ms to 500 s
Hold/return time
0 s to 500 s
Maximum total sweep time
500 s

Accuracy, typical: ≤ 0.4%

Minimum start/stop frequency
All except ARB: 1 μHz

ARB: 1 mHz

 

Maximum start/stop frequency
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Sine 25 MHz 50 MHz 75 MHz 125 MHz 250 MHz
Square 20 MHz 40 MHz 80 MHz 120 MHz 160 MHz
Arb 12.5 MHz 25 MHz 50 MHz 75 MHz 125 MHz
Others 500 kHz 800 kHz 1 MHz 1 MHz 2.5 MHz

 

Burst
Waveform
All except Noise, DC
Type
Triggered, gated
Burst count
1 to 1,000,000 cycles or Infinite
Intenal trigger rate
1 μs to 500.0 s
Gate and trigger sources
Internal, external, remote interface
InstaView™
Waveforms
All except noise
Cable (channel output to load)
50 Ω BNC to BNC
Run mode
Continuous in Basic mode
Maximum measurement range (DC + peak AC voltage)
AFG31021, AFG31022, AFG31051, AFG31052, AFG31101, AFG31102 AFG31151, AFG31152, AFG31251, AFG31252
-10 V to 10 V -5 V to 5 V

 

DC level measurement
Specification Characteristic
Accuracy (into 50Ω), typical ± (2 % of |setting| + 20 mVpp)
Resolution 1 mV or 4 digits

 

Amplitude measurement
Specification Characteristic
Accuracy (sine, 1 kHz, 1 VP-P, into 50 Ω, typical) ± (2 % of setting + 20 mV)
Resolution 1 mV or 4 digits

 

Bandwidth (-3 dB)
500 MHz

 

Flatness, sine, 1 VP-P, into 50 ohm, relative to 1 kHz, typical
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
0 to 100 MHz: ±1 dB 0 to 200 MHz: ±1 dB
200 MHz to 250 MHz: ±2 dB

 

Cable propagation delay measurement, typical
Specification Characteristic
Range 0 to 20 ns (approximately 4 m/13 feet in length)
Accuracy, typical ± 500 ps
General characteristics - Advanced mode
Waveform memory size
16 Mpts (128 Mpts optional) each channel
Run mode

Standard: Continuous

Optional: Sequence, Triggered, Gated

Number of waveform entries

Continuous, Triggered, Gated: 1 

Sequence: 1 to 256 

Minimum waveform length
168 pts
Waveform granularity
1 pt
Vertical resolution
14 bits
Jump/trigger events
External trigger (rising or falling edge), manual trigger, timer, SCPI commands
Repeat count
1 to 1,000,000 or infinite
Timer range
2 µS to 3600 S
Timer resolution
4 ns or 8 digits
Variable sample rate
 AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Range 1 µSa/s to 250 MSa/s 1 µSa/s to 500 MSa/s 1 µSa/s to 1 GSa/s 1 µSa/s to 2 GSa/s 1 µSa/s to 2 GSa/s
Accuracy 10-6 Sa/s
Resolution 1 µSa/s or 12 digits
Rise/Fall time, typical
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
Amplitude ≥ 5 VP-P: ≤ 4.2 ns
Amplitude < 5 VP-P: ≤ 3.5 ns
≤ 3.0 ns ≤ 2.0 ns
Overshoot, typical
< 2%
Level flatness, typical (sine, 1 VP-P, relative to 1 kHz)
Frequency range All models
< 5MHz ±0.3 dB
≥ 5 MHz to 25 MHz ±0.5 dB
≥ 25 MHz to 50 MHz ±0.6 dB
≥ 50 MHz to 100 MHz ±1.0 dB
≥ 100 MHz to 150 MH ±1.5 dB
≥ 150 MHz to 250 MHz ±2.3 dB

 

Harmonic distortion, typical (sine with 64 pts/cycle, 1 VP-P)
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
< -76 dBc at 250 MSa/S or 3.90625 MHz < -67 dBc at 500 MSa/S or 7.8125 MHz < -61 dBc at 1 GSa/S or 15.625 MHz < -63 dBc at 2 GSa/S or 31.25 MHz < -63 dBc at 2 GSa/S or 31.25 MHz
Spurious, typical (sine with 64 pts/cycle, 1 VP-P)
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
< -81 dBc at 250 MSa/S or 3.90625 MHz < -74 dBc at 500 MSa/S or 7.8125 MHz < -75 dBc at 1 GSa/S or 15.625 MHz < -64 dBc at 2 GSa/S or 31.25 MHz < -64 dBc at 2 GSa/S or 31.25 MHz
Spurious free dynamic range, typical (sine with 64 pts/cycle, 1 VP-P)
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
< -76 dBc at 250 MSa/S or 3.90625 MHz < -67 dBc at 500 MSa/S or 7.8125 MHz < -61 dBc at 1 GSa/S or 15.625 MHz < -63 dBc at 2 GSa/S or 31.25 MHz < -63 dBc at 2 GSa/S or 31.25 MHz
Phase noise, typical (sine with 64 pts/cycle, 1 VP-P, at 10 kHz offset)
AFG31021 / AFG31022 AFG31051 / AFG31052 AFG31101 / AFG31102 AFG31151 / AFG31152 AFG31251 / AFG31252
< -132 dBc at 250 MSa/S or 3.90625 MHz < -130 dBc at 500 MSa/S or 7.8125 MHz < -125 dBc at 1 GSa/S or 15.625 MHz < -113 dBc at 2 GSa/S or 31.25 MHz < -113 dBc at 2 GSa/S or 31.25 MHz

 

Skew control
Range
-320 ns to 320 ns (channel 1 to channel 2 on dual channel models, at maximum sample rate)
Resolution
100 ps or 4 digits
Accuracy, typical
±(1% of |setting| + 500 ps)
Initial skew, typical
< 500 ps
System characteristics
Output Frequency Resolution
Frequency accuracy

±10-6of setting (all except ARB), 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)

±10-6of setting ± 1 μHz (ARB), 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)

Aging
±1.0 x 10-6 per year
Phase
Range
-180° to +180°
Resolution

0.01° (sine)

0.1° (other waveforms)

Remote program interface
GPIB, Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 1000BASE-T, USB 2.0 
Maximum configuration times, typical
 USB LAN GPIB
Function change 61 ms 61 ms 63 ms
Frequency change (except Pulse) 3 ms 4 ms 6 ms
Frequency change (Pulse) 2.5 ms 3 ms 8 ms
Amplitude change 65 ms 66 ms 77 ms
Select user ARB (4k points from USB Memory) 43 ms 40 ms 53 ms
Select user ARB (128k points from USB Memory) 86 ms 92 ms 92 ms
Data download time for 4k points 36 ms 21 ms 21 ms
Power source
Source
100-240 V, 47-63 Hz

115 V, 360-440 Hz

Consumption
120 W
Warm up time, typical
20 minutes minimum
Power on self diagnosis time
< 24 s
Acoustic noise
< 50 dBA
Display
9-inch capacitive touch screen with 800 * 480 resolution
User interface and Help languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian (user selectable)
Auxiliary input characteristics
External modulation input, channel 1 and channel 2
Input range
 Characteristic
AM, FM, PM, PWM ±1 V full range
FSK 3.3 V logic level
Input impedance
5.2 kΩ
Frequency range
125 kHz (1 MSa/s)
External Trigger input
Level
TTL compatible
Impedance
10 kΩ
Minimum pulse width
100 ns
Slope
Positive or negative selectable
Trigger delay range
0 ns to 85 s
Trigger delay resolution
100 ps or 5 digits
Trigger latency, typical
390 ns (trigger input to signal output)
Jitter (RMS), typical
100 ps (signal output, with external trigger input in burst mode)
10 MHz reference clock input
Impedance
1 kΩ
Input coupling
AC
Required input voltage swing
100 mVP-P to 5 VP-P
Lock range
10 MHz ±35 kHz
Channel 1 external add input
Impedance
50 Ω
Input range
-1 V to +1 V (DC + peak AC)
Bandwidth
DC to 10 MHz (-3 dB) at 1 VP-P
Auxiliary output characteristics
Channel 1 trigger output
Level
Positive TTL level pulse into 1 kΩ
Impedance
50 Ω
Jitter, RMS, typical
10 ps for all models

 

Output frequency
 Characteristic
Waveform frequency < 4.9 MHz Same as the waveform frequency
Waveform frequency ≥ 4.9 MHz < 50 MHz A fraction of the waveform frequency
Waveform frequency ≥ 50 MHz No output
10 MHz reference clock out
Impedance
50 Ω, AC coupled
Amplitude
1.2 VP-P into 50 Ω load
Physical characteristics
Dimensions
Height
191.8 mm (7.55 in.)
Width
412.8 mm (16.25 in.)
Depth
143.3 mm (5.64 in.)
Weight
Net
4.7 kg (10.4 lb.)
Shipping
7.0 kg (15.4 lb.)
EMC, environment, and safety
Temperature
Operating
0 °C to +50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)
Nonoperating
-30 °C to +70 °C (-22 °F to 158 °F)
Humidity
Operating

≤ 80%, 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to104 °F)

≤ 60%, > 40°C to 50°C (104 °F to 122 °F), noncondensing

Nonoperating

5% to 90%, < 40 °C (< 104 °F), noncondensing

5% to 80%, ≥ 40 °C to 60 °C (≥ 104 °F to 140 °F), noncondensing

5% to 40%, > 60 °C to 70 °C (> 140 °F to 158 °F), noncondensing

Altitude
Operating
Up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft.)
Nonoperating
Up to 12,000 m (39,370 ft.)
EMC compliance
EN61326-1:2013, EN 61326-2-1:2013 
European Union
EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC
Safety

UL 61010-1:2004 

CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1:2004 

IEC 61010-1:2001 

Over-temperature protection
Instrument is protected from over-temperature by turning off outputs

Ordering Information

Models
AFG31021
1 μHz to 25 MHz sine wave, 1-channel arbitrary function generator
AFG31022
1 μHz to 25 MHz sine wave, 2-channel arbitrary function generator
AFG31051
1 μHz to 50 MHz sine wave, 1-channel arbitrary function generator
AFG31052
1 μHz to 50 MHz sine wave, 2-channel arbitrary function generator
AFG31101
1 μHz to 100 MHz sine wave, 1-channel arbitrary function generator
AFG31102
1 μHz to 100 MHz sine wave, 2-channel arbitrary function generator
AFG31151
1 μHz to 150 MHz sine wave, 1-channel arbitrary function generator
AFG31152
1 μHz to 150 MHz sine wave, 2-channel arbitrary function generator
AFG31251
1 μHz to 250 MHz sine wave, 1-channel arbitrary function generator
AFG31252
1 μHz to 250 MHz sine wave, 2-channel arbitrary function generator
Options
Factory options
MEM
Extends arbitrary waveform memory to 128 Mpts/ch in Advanced mode
SEQ
Enables Sequence, Triggered and Gated modes in Advanced mode
Feature upgrade after purchase

The AFG31000 products offer several ways to easily add functionality after the initial purchase.

Description (node locked licenses) For one channel instruments For two channel instruments
Enables Sequence, Triggered, and Gated modes in Advanced mode AUP-AFG3SEQ-1  AUP-AFG3SEQ-2 
Extends arb memory to 128 Mpts/ch in Advanced mode AUP-AFG3MEM-1  AUP-AFG3MEM-2 
Bandwidth extension from 25 MHz to 50 MHz AUP-AFG3BW25T50-1  AUP-AFG3BW25T50-2 
Bandwidth extension from 25 MHz to 100 MHz AUP-AFG3BW25T100-1  AUP-AFG3BW25T100-2 
Bandwidth extension from 50 MHz to 100 MHz AUP-AFG3BW50T100-1  AUP-AFG3BW50T100-2 
Bandwidth extension from 150 MHz to 250 MHz AUP-AFG3BW150T250-1  AUP-AFG3BW150T250-2 
Power plug options
Opt. A0
North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)
Opt. A1
Universal Euro power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A2
United Kingdom power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A3
Australia power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A5
Switzerland power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A6
Japan power plug (100 V, 50/60 Hz)
Opt. A10
China power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A11
India power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A12
Brazil power plug (60 Hz)
Opt. A99
No power cord
Language options
Opt. L0
English front panel overlay (default)
Opt. L1
French front panel overlay
Opt. L2
Italian front panel overlay
Opt. L3
German front panel overlay
Opt. L4
Spanish front panel overlay
Opt. L5
Japanese front panel overlay
Opt. L6
Portuguese front panel overlay
Opt. L7
Simplified Chinese front panel overlay
Opt. L8
Traditional Chinese front panel overlay
Opt. L9
Korean front panel overlay
Opt. L10
Russian front panel overlay
Opt. L99
No front panel overlay
Service options
Opt. C3
Calibration Service 3 Years
Opt. C5
Calibration Service 5 Years
Opt. D1
Calibration Data Report
Opt. D3
Calibration Data Report 3 Years (with Opt. C3)
Opt. D5
Calibration Data Report 5 Years (with Opt. C5)
Opt. R5
Repair Service 5 Years (including warranty)
Opt. T3
Three Year Total Protection Plan, includes repair or replacement coverage from wear and tear, accidental damage, ESD or EOS plus preventative maintenance. Including a 5 day turnaround time and priority access to customer support
Opt. T5
Five Year Total Protection Plan, includes repair or replacement coverage from wear and tear, accidental damage, ESD or EOS plus preventative maintenance. Including a 5 day turnaround time and priority access to customer support

Accessories are not covered by the instrument warranty and Service Offerings.

Accessories
Standard accessories
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AFG31000 Series Arbitrary Function Generator Compliance, Installation, and Safety Instructions
012-1732-xx
BNC cable shielded, 3 ft.
174-4401-xx
USB cable, A to B, 3 ft.
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Power cord
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NIST-traceable calibration certificate
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Three-year warranty on parts and labor
Recommended accessories
012-1732-xx
BNC cable shielded, 3 ft.
012-0991-xx
GPIB cable, double shielded
011-0049-02 
50 Ω BNC terminator
ACD4000B
Soft transit case
HCTEK54
Hard transit case (requires ACD4000B)
Warranty
Product warranty
Three-year warranty on parts and labor

 

Last Modified: 2018-10-23 05:00:00
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