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AWG5200 Series

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Arbitrary Waveform Generator

The AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform Generator meets demanding signal generation needs with high signal fidelity and the ability to scale up to 32 or more channels with multi-unit synchronization at an affordable price. Ideal for advanced research, electronic test and radar, and electronic warfare system design and test.


Less Noise. Cleaner Signals.

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Cleanest signals, scalability and backwards code compatibility, all at a lower cost per channel.

  • 16 bits of DAC resolution

  • 5 GS/s sample rate

  • Extremely low noise floor

  • A scalable, flexible, affordable arbitrary waveform generator.


The AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform generator delivers the industry's best combination of sample rate and vertical resolution at a surprisingly low price. Create real-life environments based on accurate, noise-free signals, and 5 GS/s 16-bit performance that allows for direct generation of signals up to 6 GHz.


A scalable, flexible, affordable arbitrary waveform generator.

Scale efficiently with any setup, with up to 8 channels per unit, low cost per channel, and multi-unit synchronization. The fully-integrated platform allows for faster waveform loading and cleaner RF performance.


  • Simultaneously use up to 8 analog channels, 32 digital and 4 flags

  • Up to 8 independent channels, multi-unit synchronization

  • Extremely low noise floor

  • Smart and affordable with a low base price per channel


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The AWG5200 Series arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) leads the way in signal generation by enabling bleeding-edge innovation for engineers and researchers. The AWG5200 Series of AWGs delivers unparalleled signal fidelity coupled with class-leading sample rate and memory depth, giving you the industry's best signal stimulus solution for complex RF baseband signal generation and precision experimental applications. With up to 5 GS/s sample rate (10 GS/s with interpolation) and 16-bit vertical resolution, the AWG5200 Series offers easy generation of complex signals as well as accurate playback of existing captured signals.

Watch this video to see a Tektronix Product Engineer give a walk-through of the AWG's hardware and software capabilities.


Key performance specifications

  • Sample rates up to 10 GS/s (with 2x interpolation)
  • 2, 4, and 8 channel configurations
  • -70 dBc spurious free dynamic range
  • 16 bits vertical resolution
  • 2 GSample waveform memory per channel
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Key Features

  • Complete solution for complex RF signal generation in a single boxSimulate real-world analog effects on high speed digital data streams

    • Direct generation of signals with carriers up to 4 GHz, removing the need for external RF conversion
  • Generate high precision RF signals
    • Spurious Free Dynamic Range performance better than -70 dBc
  • Create long complex waveforms without compromising bandwidth

    • Up to 2 GSamples of Waveform Memory plays 400 ms of data at 5 GS/s

  • Synchronize multiple units to achieve a multi-channel high speed AWG


  • Fully operational without external PC

    • Built-in display and buttons make it possible to quickly select, edit, play waveforms and trigger on events directly from the AWG front panel
  • Simulate real-world environments by playing back captured signals

    • Waveforms captured with Oscilloscopes or Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers can be played back, edited or re-sampled on the AWG

  • Smooth transition from simulation to the real-world testing environment

    • Waveform vectors imported from third-party tools such as MATLAB


  • RF/MW waveform generation for communications and defense electronics testing and development

    • Output RF signals directly up to 4 GHz

  • Leading edge research in electronics, physics & chemistry

    • High speed, low jitter signal source generates uniquely specified analog signals, fast pulses, data streams and clocks






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Output Frequency (all Models):

Direct DC Out: 1.5Vp-p Diff /// Direct AC Out: -17 to -5 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (standard) /// Amp AC Out: -85 to +10 dBm single-ended, BW 10MHz to 2GHz (option)


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