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Dual Channel Function Waveform Generators

40MHz, 80MHz and 120MHz Dual Channel Function Waveform Generators.

SKU BK4060B Series Category
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Description

40MHz, 80MHz and 120MHz Dual Channel Function Waveform Generators from B&K Precision.

The BK4060B Series Dual Channel Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators are capable of producing precise sine, square, triangle, pulse, and arbitrary waveforms. This series combines the cost saving benefits of both DDS and true point-by-point arbitrary architectures to meet a wide range of applications that require high signal fidelity and low jitter arbitrary waveform generation capabilities.

Dual architecture operation

The BK4060B Series arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) architecture can be toggled between conventional DDS or true arbitrary mode. Compared to DDS (Fig. 1), true point-by-point AWG implementation offers improved signal integrity by producing lower jitter and less distortion (Fig. 2). All models are capable of generating 16-bit waveforms up to 300 MSa/s in DDS or 75 MSa/s in true arbitrary mode.

With an easy-to-read colour display and intuitive user interface with numeric keypad, these instruments offer plenty of features including linear / logarithmic sweep, burst mode, and variable DC offset. Generate custom arbitrary waveforms using the application software included, or select from the 196 built-in arbitrary waveforms.

Dual architecture operation

Product Features

  • 16-bit resolution, 8 Mpts, 300 MSa/s (DDS), 75 MSa/s (true point-by-point) arbitrary waveform generator
  • Up to 1.2 GSa/s sample rate for sine, square, triangle, and pulse waveforms
  • Two independent channels with one-button phase synchronization
  • Channel copy, track, and waveform combine functions
  • Generate sine waves up to 120 MHz
  • Harmonic generator function
  • Linear sweep, logarithmic sweep, and burst functions
  • Precise pulse width and rise/fall time adjustments
  • Supports AM / DSB-AM / FM / PM / PSK / FSK / ASK and PWM modulation types
  • DC signal level up to ±10 V into a high-z load
  • r ±5 V into a 50 Ω load
  • Variable DC offset
  • Adjustable duty cycle
  • Frequency counter
  • Internal/external triggering
  • 196 built-in predefined arbitrary waveforms
  • Store/recall up to 10 instrument settings
  • LAN and USB device port (USBTMC-compliant)
  • GPIB connectivity with optional USB-to-GPIB adapter
  • Front-panel USB host port
  • Arbitrary waveform editing software included
  • LabVIEW™ driver is available

 

For more information, please see the below video.

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
BK4062B
BK4063B
BK4064B
Channels 2
Frequency Characteristics
Sine 1 μHz to 40 MHz 1 μHz to 80 MHz 1 μHz to 120 MHz
Square 1 μHz to 25 MHz
Triangle / Ramp 1 μHz to 1 MHz
Pulse 1 μHz to 25 MHz
Gaussian Noise (-3 dB) > 120 MHz
Arbitrary 1 μHz to 20 MHz
Accuracy ± 1 ppm (1 year)
Resolution 1 μHz
Arbitrary Characteristics
Built-in Waveforms 196
Waveform Length 8 points to 8 M points
Vertical Resolution 16 bits
Sampling Rate 300 MSa/s (DDS mode)
75 MSa/s (true arbitrary mode)
Minimum Rise/Fall
Time (typical)
4.5 ns (DDS mode)
8.5 ns (true arbitrary mode)
Jitter (rms) < 150 ps (1 Vpp, into 50 Ω load, true arbitrary mode)
Non-volatile Memory
Storage
80 MB file system
Output Characteristics
Amplitude Range(1)
(into open circuit)
2 mVpp to 20 Vpp ( ≤ 20 MHz)
2 mVpp to 10 Vpp ( > 20 MHz)
Amplitude Resolution Up to 4 digits
Amplitude Accuracy
(10 kHz, 0 V offset)
± (1% + 1 mVpp)
Amplitude Flatness
(reference to 10 kHz Sine, 2.5 Vpp)
± 0.3 dB (50 Ω load, DC to 100 MHz)
± 0.4 dB (50 Ω load, 100 MHz to 120 MHz)
Cross Talk < -60 dBc (between channels)
Offset Range (DC) ± 5 V (into 50 Ω load)
± 10 V (into open circuit)
Offset Resolution (DC) Up to 4 digits
Offset Accuracy (DC)  ± (1% + 2 mV), into open circuit
Output Impedance
(typical)
50 Ω
Output Protection Overvoltage (see user manual for details)
Waveform Characteristics
Harmonic Distortion
(sine, 0 dBm input, typical)
DC to 10 MHz, < -65 dBc
10 MHz to 20 MHz, < -60 dBc
20 MHz to 40 MHz, < -55 dBc
40 MHz to 60 MHz, < -50 dBc
60 MHz to 80 MHz, < -45 dBc
80 MHz to 100 MHz, < -40 dBc
100 MHz to 120 MHz, < -38 dBc
Total Harmonic
Distortion (sine)
< 0.075% (10 Hz to 20 kHz at 0 dBm)
Spurious
(non-harmonic)
≤ 50 MHz, -70 dBc max.
> 50 MHz, -65 dBc max.
Rise/Fall Time (square) < 9 ns (10% to 90% at 1 Vpp, into 50 Ω load)
Variable Duty Cycle
(square)
0.001% to 99.999% (depending on frequency setting)
Jitter (rms) Cycle to
Cycle (square)
150 ps (1 Vpp, into 50 Ω load, typical)
Ramp Symmetry 0% to 100%
Ramp Linearity < 1% of peak output (triangle, ramp at 1 kHz, 1 Vpp, 100% symmetry)
Pulse
Pulse Width 16.3 ns minimum
Rise / Fall Time 8.4 ns to 22.4 s (1 Vpp, 10% to 90%, into 50 Ω load)
Duty Cycle Range 0.001% to 99.999% (depending on frequency setting)
Overshoot < 3% (100 kHz, 1 Vpp)
Jitter (rms)
Cycle to Cycle
150 ps (1 Vpp, into 50 Ω load)
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 -360º to 360º
Resolution 0.1º
AM, FM & PM Modulation Characteristics
Carrier(2) Sine, square, ramp, arbitrary
Source Internal, external
Modulation Waveform Sine, square, ramp, noise, arbitrary
AM Modulation Depth 0% to 120%
FM Frequency Deviation 0 to 0.5 x (maximum output frequency)
PM Phase Deviation 0º to 360º
ASK & FSK Modulation Characteristics
Carrier(2) Sine, square, ramp, arbitrary
Source Internal, external
Modulation Waveform 50% duty cycle square waveform
DSB-AM Modulation Characteristics
Carrier(2) Sine, square, ramp, arbitrary
Source Internal, external
Modulation Waveform Sine, square, ramp, noise, arbitrary
PWM Modulation Characteristics
Source Internal, external
Modulation Waveform(2) Sine, square, ramp, noise, arbitrary
Internal Modulation
Frequency
1 mHz to 1 MHz
Sweep Characteristics
Waveforms(2) Sine, square, ramp, arbitrary
Sweep Shape Linear or logarithmic, up or down
Sweep Time 1 ms to 500 s
Sweep Trigger Internal, external, manual
Harmonic Output Characteristics
Maximum Order 16
Type Even, odd, all
Auxiliary Input / Output
Sync Out TTL compatible(4)
Output impedance: 100 Ω (typical)
Maximum frequency: 10 MHz
Minimum pulse width: 50 ns (typical)
Modulation Input ± 12 Vpp (typical) for 100% modulation
Input impedance: 10 kΩ
Frequency range: 0 kHz to 50 kHz
Trigger Input
Level TTL compatible(3)
Slope Rising or falling, selectable
Pulse Width > 100 ns
Impedance > 100 kΩ
Latency 100 ns maximum (sweep mode)
600 ns maximum (burst mode)
Trigger Output
Voltage Level TTL compatible(4)
Pulse Width > 500 ns
Impedance 100 Ω (typical)
Maximum Frequency 1 MHz
Reference Clock
Input Frequency range: 10 MHz (typical)
Minimum voltage input: 1.4 Vpp
Input impedance: 5 kΩ
Output Frequency range: 10 MHz (typical)
Voltage level: 3.3 V (typical), 2 V (minimum)
Output impedance: 50 Ω
Frequency Counter
Measurement Frequency, period, positive / negative pulse width, duty cycle
Measurement Range 100 mHz to 200 MHz (DC coupling)
10 Hz to 200 MHz (AC coupling)
Input Range 100 mVrms to ± 2.5 V (< 100 MHz, DC coupling)
200 mVrms to ± 2.5 V (100 MHz to 200 MHz,
DC coupling)
100 mVrms to 5 Vpp (< 100 MHz, AC coupling)
200 mVrms to 5 Vpp (100 MHz to 200 MHz, AC coupling)
Input Impedance 1 MΩ (typical)
Coupling AC, DC, HF REJ (≥ 250 kHz filter)
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 3,048 m
Storage: below 15,000 m
Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, EN61326-1:2013
Safety Low voltage directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU, EN61010-1:2010
General
Display 4.3” TFT colour (24-bit) LCD touch screen
I/O Interfaces USBTMC device, LAN, USB host port
Storage Memory 10 instrument settings
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)
260.3 x 107.2 x 295 mm
Weight 3.43 Kg
Warranty 3 years
Standard Accessories AC power cord, user manual (downloadable), USB type A-to-B cable, BNC coaxial cable, certificate of calibration
Optional Accessories USB-to-GPIB adapter

(1) This specification will be divided by 2 while applied to a 50 Ω load.
(2) Modulation schemes not available in DC mode.
(3) VIH = 2 V to 5.5 V, VIL = 0.5 V to 0.8 V
(4) VOH = 3.8 V (IOH = -8 mA), VOL = 0.44 V (IOL = 8 mA)

BK4060B Series Specifications

BK4060B Series User Manual

BK4060B Series Programming Manual