AWG70000 Series

AWG70000B Arbitrary Waveform Generator


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Arbitrary Waveform Generator


The AWG70000B Series Arbitrary Waveform Generator represents the cutting edge in sample rate, signal fidelity and waveform memory, making it ideal for design, testing and operations of complex components, systems and experiments. With up to sample rate of 50 GS/s and 10-bit vertical resolution, it delivers the industry's best signal stimulus solution for easy generation of ideal, distorted and “real-life” signals.

What’s New

  • Optional memory expansion up to 32 Gigasamples
  • Streaming Waveform ID
  • Windows 10 support


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Recreating real world chaos

Streaming Waveform ID gives users immediate access to 16,383 sequence steps through an Ethernet network connection. For applications such as quantum computing, electronic warfare threat simulations and radar receiver with interference signal testing, that need dynamic technique modification in a scenario to quickly change waveforms, replicating real world simulations with unprecedented accuracy. Streaming Waveform ID also provides direct programmatic access allowing you to do more in a time sensitive testing period.


The cleanest, truest to life signals.

10 bits of resolution with a full range of sample rates (up to 50 Gs/s) allows you to simulate complex environments, recreate objects of interest and reliably generate precise test signals—all with low EVM and noise. Directly generate signals with up to 18 GHz of bandwidth or generate baseband I/Q streams.


10 bits of resolution
SFDR -80 dBc


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Tools that let you be as arbitrary as you want to be.

AWG Software Library supports fast development of waveforms, inserts jitter, pre-distorts waveforms for optimal EVMs, and even simulates complex real world environments. All waveform plug-ins integrate seamlessly into the AWG GUI and can be run on your PC when you can't make it to lab. Generate all the waveforms you need—there’s no charge to compile.


  • RF generic plug-in for general waveform creation needs
  • Precompensation for optimal performance
  • High Speed Serial and ISI for creating standards or inserting jitter
  • Multitone and Chirp plug-ins
  • Environmental plug-in to create specific RF environments


Test more. Test faster. Test now.

Ready to use just minutes out of the box, the AWG70000B accelerates the pace of test. The AWG Sync Hub enables plug-and-play instrument-to-instrument synchronization, allowing experiments or test set-ups to scale with ease. It’s easy to set up too, so you’ll spend less time on synchronization and more time doing.

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  • Less than 10ps of skew means tight instrument-instrument synchronization
  • AWG Sync Hub has all of the cables and hardware you need to sync up to 4 AWGs.
  • SourceXpress software enables flexible remote instrument control, with support for multiple synchronized instruments

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Reliable, repeatable & rugged. Your off the shelf, performance solution.

Rack mountable and tested to work in the field, the AWG70000B Series is a perfect solution for remote field deployments, COTS updates for legacy equipment or updating your test and measurement rack. With excellent performance and calibration service, it’s a rugged and reliable key to your mission-critical set up.

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  • Available with 3- or 5-year service plan
  • Non-operating temp from -40C to 70C
  • Tested to military vibration standards
  • Shock- and drop-tested for field use




Analog Channels

Analog Bandwidth

Output Frequency

Record Length

Max Sample Rate

Vertical Resolution

AWG70001B 1 Up to 15 GHz Max = 20 GHz

2G samples, 32 G samples (optional)

50 GS/s

8, 9 or 10 bit
AWG70002B 2 Up to 13.5 GHz Max = 10 GHz

2G samples, 16 G samples (optional)

25 GS/s

8, 9 or 10 bit


Feature Videos

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AWG70000 Sequencer Demo

View a quick walk through on how to use the 70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator Sequencer from Tektronix.

Duration: 0h 11m 48s

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New Features, 2014 - AWG70000 Series

A demonstration of some new features for the AWG70000 series instruments from Tektronix.

Duration: 0h 12m 34s

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Using the AWG70000 Series Sync Hub

View this demonstration for how to setup and use the Sync Hub (AWGSYNC01).

Duration: 0h 6m 39s.

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SourceXpress Software Demo for the AWG70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator

This video demonstrated the use of SourceXpress, the AWG free utility software that allows users to run the AWG interface on their Windows PC.

Duration: 0h 14m 2s


"Plug-In" Videos

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AWG70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator Plugins: Intro

AWG 70K Waveform generation plugins description, installation and licensing.

Duration: 0h 10m 25s

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Shorten Your Build Time of High Speed Application Test Set-Ups with AWG70000 Plug-Ins

Tektronix supports many applications where AWGs are heavily used, with plug-ins that improve overall efficiency by shortening the time it takes to build these complicated application test set-ups and waveforms. These include applications in high speed serial communications, advanced research, radar and electronic warfare and optical and networks. In this video Chris Skach, Product Engineer at Tektronix, will demonstrate plug-ins for High Speed Serial and Communications Applications.

Duration: 0h 26m 1s

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AWG70000: RF Generic Waveform Editing Plugin Demo

This video demonstrates the use of the RF Generic Plug-in for the AWG70000 series. This plug-in allows users to build complex RF modulated waveforms directly on their AWG or by using SourceXpress to emulate their AWG on their Windows PC.

Duration: 0h 27m 54s

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AWG70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator: Precompensation Plug-in

You don't want the influence of the generators hardware and the connecting components to impact your test results. In this video Chris Skach demos how to compensate for these elements using the Precompensation plug-in on the AWG70000.

Duration: 0h 20m 19s

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Environmental Plug-in for Arbitrary Waveform Generators

This video explores our latest AWG waveform generation Plug in for current AWG70K and AWG5200 products. This RF Environment Plug-in has been highly anticipated and hopefully this video will help you understand the features and benefits of this easy to use tool for creating complex RF Environmental Scenarios.

So what is RF environmental testing? With other RF signals being transmitted in close proximity to Radar signals it is important to guarantee these signals will not impact accuracies of the radar responses. This is not only true for EW military applications but also important for air traffic control and other commercial applications.

Duration: 0h 15m 53s


Technology Videos

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Increasing Spectral Efficiency through Coherent Optical Signal Generation

This webinar provides viewers with an extensive overview of coherent optic signals, including: key fundamentals, how to create and generate coherent optic signals, test equipment challenges and how to use high speed arbitrary waveform generators to provide high baud rate test signaling.

Duration: 0h 33m 19s

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Characterizing Coherent Optical Systems Webinar

Learn about the coherent modulation being considered for 400G networks, the key building blocks of a coherent test system, how to optimize measurement accuracy and the benefits of customizable analysis for non-standard testing.

Duration: 0h 42m 47s

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Conquering Radar Signal Generation

Let us help you decode radar signal generation with our informative webinar.

Duration: 0h 24m 53s