Keysight 33622A Waveform Generator

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Agilent 33622A Waveform GeneratorIntroducing the 33600A Series, Agilent's newest waveform generator family with 80 MHz and 120 MHz featuring Trueform signal generator technology. Trueform technology offers less jitter, more fidelity and greater resolution than previous generation Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS).
Key Features
  • 100 MHz Pulse: High-bandwidth pulse, 100 MHz, DDS pulse limited to 50 MHz; Set leading and trailing edge times independently
  • PRBS Patterns: Provides standard PRBS patterns, PN3 through PN32; Select PN type, set bit rate, set edge times
  • 2-Channel Coupling: Dual-channel coupling, frequency and amplitude, and tracking; Set start phase for each channel, phase shift between channels
  • Combining Signals: Sum two signals together, frequency and amplitude independent; 2-tone (4-tone on 2-ch), square-sine, noise on pulse, and others
  • Trueform Arbs: Create up to 4 million samples standard, 64 million optional; Connect ARB segments together, with up to 512 segments
  • Low Voltage Settings: Lower voltage range at 1 mVpp, DDS is only 10 mVpp; Set high and low voltage limits to prevent overload on DUT
  • Band Limited Noise: Adjust bandwidth to concentrate the energy of the noise; Noise source goes to full 120 MHz bandwidth
Agilent's BenchVue software for the PC offers engineers and technicians involved in design and validation an easy and intuitive way to accelerate testing with no programming necessary. Multiple instrument measurement visibility and data capture improves the way users interact with their instruments and the entire bench.
Benchvue Features
  • Multiple instrument measurement visibility and data capture accelerates testing
  • Easy viewing, capturing and exporting of measurement data and screen shots enables users to derive answers faster
  • Integrated library feature improves measurement knowledge and reduces test setup time
  • Simple point-and-click and capture operation speeds and simplifies common tasks
  • Mobile app lets users monitor and respond to long-running tests from anywhere
Blogging Challenge
Successful RoadTesters will be invited to blog on the Test & Measurement area in addition to providing the standard RoadTest review of the product; the blogs should fully describe use of the product in practical scenarios. Blogs should incorporate videos and images whenever possible. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 16, 2014 and a Grand Prize will be awarded shortly thereafter.
The Grand Prize
imageThe winner of the blogging challenge will receive an Agilent U1273A OLED Digital Multimeter (pictured right).
Shaped to fit
Agilent U1270 series shaped perfectly to fit in your hand, with or without gloves on. Its non-slip ergonomic shape enables you to carry your DMM and perform measurements on the go easily
Tailored to perform
Agilent U1270 series comes with intelligent features such as LPF, which eliminates high frequency noise and harmonics, and Qik-V to determine existence of AC and DC voltage. To improve safety, the U1270 series incorporates visual alert blinks in addition to the beeper for Continuity test for measurements in noisy environments.
Built to last
With IP 54 certified, the U1270 Series is water and dust resistant for harsh working conditions.
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Terms & Conditions
  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test this particular product and your approach for blogging about it.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review, we also expect a minimum of 3 blog posts about this product in the Test & Measurement area of element14. Both are due by June 6, 2014.
  • Failure to provide the review and blogs within the above timescale will result in the enrollee being excluded from future Road Tests.
Comment List
  • Sincere thanks to all those who applied for this RoadTest; Agilent is presently considering all the applications submitted and we will come back with the names of the testers as soon as possible.  Thank you.

  • i submitted for roadtest few very cool demos what Agilent generator can do, one of them is testing frequency response of bandpass, low-pass and high-pass filters with opamps with noise output function of 33622A generator image

  • This road test is an amazing opportunity to work with top-notch gear. I want to see some applications that really push the AWG to its limits and demonstrate its usefulness in countless applications. It could be used for anything from frequency response measurements and communication to making accurate measurements of carrier lifetimes in semiconductors.

  • This looks like such a great piece of equipment. With designs getting smaller and traces getting closer this would help resolve noise and crosstalk issues in reality, sure simulation is great but this would give real world answers. Then there is the issue of frequency response of your circuit and how different inputs or switching speeds may affect parts of your design this again would help resolve those questions.  It would also be cool to see how different control signals and rates of control affect your design. All in all one really cool piece of gear.


    The only downside I can see is to do most of the testing I mentioned an oscilloscope is needed and a pretty good one at that. Since I don't have full time access to one I will unfortunately have to sit this road test out image. Hopefully a scope comes up for roadtest some time in the near future image.


    Good luck to all entrants and hopefully we will get to see a A+ review of this awesome gear.

  • A "wow" effect roadtest. A must have equipment for any electronics engineer, electronist, hobbyist and tester, teacher and student. Good job!