Astronics Test Systems announces PXIe AWG, digitizer

Jan. 30, 2017

East Aurora, NY. Astronics Test Systems has introduced two new test instruments: the new PXIe-1802 arbitrary waveform generator and the new PXIe-1803 digitizer, which serve aerospace, defense, communications, and other high-reliability applications.

“The demand for high-performance PXI test instruments continues to rise both as legacy test systems are upgraded with additional functionality, and as new systems are introduced,” explained Steve Fairbanks, senior director of product marketing for Astronics Test Systems. “Our latest additions to our product portfolio enhance our ability to provide a breadth of test functionality for next generation test initiatives.”

The PXIe-1802 arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) offers both speed and performance for output frequencies of up to 125 MHz. With built-in waveforms, high signal quality, high density and modularity, and other convenient features, this AWG delivers dual 14/16-bit waveform generator channels, bandwidths of 90 to 140 MHz, synchronization, and 250-μV measurement accuracy.

The PXIe-1803 is a 130/180-MS/s dual-channel digitizer providing industry-leading speed and performance for input frequencies up to 175 MHz, the company said. The new dual-channel 14/16-bit digitizer is configurable with separate or fully synchronized channels. Other features include waveform bandwidths of 65 to 175 MHz (typical), 64M of waveform memory per channel, and relative accuracy of up to 0.006%.

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