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14-bit Dual Channel Function Waveform Generators

10MHz, 30MHz and 60MHz Dual Channel Function Waveform Generators.

SKU BK4050B Series Category
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Description

10MHz, 30MHz and 60MHz Dual Channel Function Waveform Generators from B&K Precision.

The BK4050B Series Dual Channel Function / Arbitrary Waveform Generators are capable of generating stable and precise sine, square, triangle, pulse, and arbitrary waveforms. With an easy-to-read colour display and intuitive user interface with numeric keypad, these instruments offer plenty of features including linear / logarithmic sweep, built-in counter, extensive modulation and triggering capabilities, a continuously variable DC offset, and a high performance 14-bit, 150 MSa/s arbitrary waveform generator. CH1 and CH2 outputs can both be varied from 0 to 10 Vpp into 50 ohms (up to 20 Vpp into open circuit).

Easily create custom arbitrary waveforms using the included waveform editing software or use any of the 196 built-in predefined arbitrary waveforms. More than 1000 user-defined 16k point arbitrary waveforms can be saved to the instrument. Additionally, the included LabVIEW™ drivers allow users to conveniently load and save .csv or .txt file data directly into the arb memory without having to use waveform editing software.

Extensive modulation capabilities include amplitude and frequency modulation (AM/FM), double sideband amplitude modulation (DSB AM), amplitude and frequency shift keying (ASK/FSK), phase modulation (PM), phase shift keying (PSK), and pulse width modulation (PWM).

The standard external 10 MHz reference clock input and output allows users to synchronize their instrument with another generator. Additionally, the generators offer powerful channel copy, track and combine functionality and the phase of both output channels can be synchronized conveniently with the push of a button. These handy features are typically not found in function generators at this price point.

These versatile function / arbitrary waveform generators are suitable for education and other applications that require high signal fidelity, a variety of modulation schemes, or arbitrary waveform generation capabilities.

Product Features

  • 14-bit, 150 MSa/s, 16k point arbitrary waveform generator
  • Two independent channels with individual output On/Off buttons
  • Convenient channel copy, track and combine functions
  • Synchronize the phase of both channels with the push of a button
  • Low-jitter square wave generation for simulating reliable clock signals, generating triggers, or validating serial data buses
  • Large 4.3-inch LCD colour display
  • Linear and logarithmic sweep
  • AM / DSB-AM / ASK / FM / FSK / PM / PSK / PWM modulation functions
  • Variable DC offset
  • Adjustable duty cycle
  • Internal / external triggering
  • Gate and burst mode
  • 196 built-in predefined arbitrary waveforms
  • Flash memory size of approximately 100 MB allows for storage/recall of >1000 instrument settings and user-defined arbitrary waveforms
  • Built-in frequency counter
  • Harmonics generator function
  • LAN, USB device port (USBTMC-compliant), and front panel USB host port
  • GPIB connectivity with optional USB-to-GPIB adapter
  • PC software provided for arbitrary waveform editing
  • Short circuit output protection

For more information, please see the Overview Video below.

Note: All specifications apply to the unit after a temperature stabilization time of 30 minutes over an ambient temperature range of 23 °C ± 5 °C.

Model
BK4053B
BK4054B
BK4055B
Channels 2
Frequency Characteristics
Sine & Square 1 μHz to 10 MHz 1 μHz to 30 MHz 1 μHz to 60 MHz
Triangle / Ramp 1 μHz to 500 KHz
Pulse 1 μHz to 12.5 MHz
Noise (-3 dB) > 60 MHz
Arbitrary 1 μHz to 6 MHz
Accuracy ± 25 ppm (1 year)
Resolution 1 μHz
Arbitrary Characteristics
Built-in Waveforms 196
Waveform Length 16K points / Ch
Vertical Resolution 14 bits
Sampling Rate 150 MSa/s (DDS mode)
30 MSa/s (true arbitrary mode)
Minimum Rise/Fall
Time (typical)
6.5 ns
Jitter (pk-pk) 8 ns (typical)
Non-volatile Memory
Storage
> 1000 16k points waveforms (100 MB in file system)
Output Characteristics
Amplitude Range 2 mVpp – 10 Vpp into 50 Ω (4 mVpp – 20 Vpp into open circuit), ≤ 10 MHz
2 mVpp – 5 Vpp into 50 Ω (4 mVpp – 10 Vpp into open circuit), > 10 MHz
Amplitude Resolution Up to 4 digits
Amplitude Accuracy
(10 kHz Sine)
± (1 % + 1 mVpp)
Amplitude Flatness ± 0.3 dB (reference 10 kHz, 2.5 Vpp, 50 Ω load )
Cross Talk < -60 dBc (both channels set to 0 dBm, sine 50 Ω load)
Offset Range (DC) ± 5 V into 50 Ω (± 10 V into open circuit)
Offset Resolution Up to 4 digits
Offset Accuracy  ± ( |offset setting value| x 1% + 3 mV)
Channel Output Impedance
(typical)
50 Ω high impedance
Output Protection short-circuit protection
Waveform Characteristics (Sine, Square, Triangle, Ramp)
Harmonic  Distortion
(Sine)
DC – 10 MHz, < - 60 dBc
10 MHz – 30 MHz < -45 dBc
30 MHz – 60 MHz, < - 40 dBc
(0 dBm input signal)
Total Harmonic
Distortion (sine)
10 Hz – 20 kHz at 0 dBm, < 0.15%
Spurious
(non-harmonic)
DC – 10 MHz, < -65 dBc
10 MHz – 30 MHz, < -55
30 MHz – 60 MHz, < -40
(0 dBm input signal)
Rise/Fall Time (square) < 4.2 ns (10 % – 90 %, at 1Vpp into 50 Ω)
Variable Duty Cycle (square) 0.001% - 99.999% (depending on frequency setting)
Asymmetry (50% duty cycle) 1% of period + 20 ns (typical,1 kHz, 1 Vpp)
Jitter (rms) Cycle to
Cycle (square)
300 ps + 0.00 ppm of period (typical, 1 kHz, 1 Vpp)
Ramp Symmetry 0% to 100%
Linearity (triangle, ramp at 1 kHz,
1 Vpp, 100% symmetry)
< 1% of peak output (typical)
Pulse
Pulse Width 32.6 ns minimum, 100 ps resolution, 1,000,000 s max.
Rise / Fall Time 16.8 ns ( 1 Vpp, 50 10% – 90% 50 Ω load)
Duty Cycle Range 0.001% resolution
Overshoot < 3% (100 kHz, 1 Vpp)
Jitter (rms)
Cycle to Cycle
300 ps + 0.05 ppm of period (typical, 1 kHz, 1 Vpp)
Burst
Waveform Sine, square, ramp, pulse, arbitrary, noise
Type Cycle (1 to 1,000,000 cycles), infinite, gated
Start / Stop Phase 0º to 360º
Internal Period 1 μs to 1000 s
Gated Source Internal, external trigger
Trigger Source Internal, external, manual
Phase Offset
Range 0º to 360º
Resolution 0.1º
AM, FM & PM Modulation Characteristics
Carrier Sine, square, ramp, arbitrary (except DC)
Source Internal, external
Internal Modulation Waveform Sine, square, ramp, noise, arbitrary (1 mHz - 20 kHz)
AM Modulation Depth 0% – 120%, 0.1% resolution
FM Frequency Deviation 0 – 0.5*bandwidth, 10 µHz resolution
PM Phase Deviation 0º to 360º, 0.1 ° resolution
ASK & FSK Modulation Characteristics
Carrier Sine, square, ramp, arbitrary (except DC)
Source Internal, external
Modulation Waveform 50% duty cycle square waveform (1 mHz – 50 kHz)
DSB-AM Modulation Characteristics
Carrier Sine, square, ramp, arbitrary (except DC)
Source Internal, external
Modulation Waveform Sine, square, ramp, noise, arbitrary (1 mHz – 20 kHz)
PWM Modulation Characteristics
Source Internal, external
Modulation Waveform Sine, square, ramp, arbitrary (except DC)
Internal Modulation
Frequency
1 mHz to 20 KHz
Sweep Characteristics
Waveforms Sine, square, ramp, arbitrary (except DC)
Sweep Shape Linear or logarithmic, up or down
Sweep Time 1 ms to 500 s
Sweep Trigger Internal, external, manual
Auxiliary Input / Output
Modulation Input ±6 Vpp (typical) for 100% modulation
Maximum input voltage: 7 V
Input impedance: 10 kΩ
Sync and Trigger Out TTL compatible *1)
Output impedance 100 Ω
Maximum frequency: 1 MHz
Minimum pulse width: 500 ns
Trigger In TTL compatible *2)
Input impedance: 10 kΩ
Minimum pulse width: 100 ns
Response time 100 ns (max) in sweep mode and
600 ns (max) in burst mode
Reference Clock
Input Frequency Range: 10 MHz ± 1 kHz (typical)
Min. Voltage Input: 1.4 V
5 kΩ input impedance
Output Frequency Range: 10 MHz ± 25 ppm (typical)
Voltage Level: 3.3 V (typical), 2 V (minimum)
50 Ω output impedance
Frequency Counter
Measurement frequency, period, duty cycle,
positive/negative pulse width
Measurement Range 100 mHz to 200 MHz (DC coupling)
10 Hz to 200 MHz (AC coupling)
Input Range 100 mV to ± 2.5 V (< 100 MHz, DC coupling)
200 mV to ± 2.5 V (100 MHz – 200 MHz, DC coupling)
100 mV to 5 V (< 100 MHz, AC coupling)
200 mV to 5 V ( 100 MHz – 200 MHz, AC coupling)
Input Impedance 1 MΩ (typical)
Coupling AC, DC, HF REJ
Environmental and Safety
Temperature Operating: 0 °C to 40 °C
Storage: -20 °C to 60 °C
Humidity < 30 °C, ≤ 90 % RH
40 °C, ≤ 50 % RH
Altitude Operating: below 3,000 m
Storage: below 15,000 m
Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, EN61326:2006,
EN61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009, EN61000-3-3:2008
Safety Low voltage directive 2006/95/EC, EN61010-1:2001,
EN61010-031:2002+A1:2008
General
Display 4.3” TFT colour LCD, 480 x 272
Interfaces LAN & USBTMC (standard), GPIB (optional), USB host port
Storage Memory Arbitrary waveforms and instrument settings share the same non-volatile storage memory of 100 MB.
AC Input 100 to 240 VAC ± 10 %, 50/60 Hz
100 to 120 VAC ± 10 %, 400 Hz
Power Consumption 50 W maximum
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
263 x 96 x 295 mm
Weight 3.32 Kg
Warranty 3 years
Standard Accessories Getting started manual, instruction manual (downloadable), AC power cord, USB type A-to- type B cable, certificate of calibration
Optional Accessories USB-to-GPIB adapter

1*) VOH = 3.8 V (IOH = -8 mA), VOL = 0.44 V (IOL = 8 mA)
2*) VIH= 2 V (min) / 5.5 V (max), VIL= -0.5V (min) / 0.8 V (max)

BK4050B Series Specifications

BK4050B Series Manual

BK4050B Series Programming Manual