B&K Precision Expands Waveform Generator Series

October 11 2013, 13:01
B&K Precision’s 4050 Series offers several modulation schemes and the display functions are clearly labeled (a). The back panels are universal for all the 4050 Series units (b).

B&K Precision’s 4050 Series offers several modulation schemes and the display functions are clearly labeled (a). The back panels are universal for all the 4050 Series units (b).

B&K Precision announced the launch of its 4050 Series, a line of four dual-channel function/arbitrary waveform generators. These instruments can generate waveforms up to 50 MHz for use in education and applications requiring stable and precise sine, square, triangle, and pulse waveforms with modulation and arbitrary waveform capabilities.

All models are dual-channel and provide a main output voltage that can be varied from 0 to 10 VPP into 50 O. A secondary output can be varied from 0 to 3 VPP into 50 O. Large 3.5” color LCDs, rotary control knobs, and numeric keypads with dedicated waveform keys and output buttons make waveform adjustments quick and effortless.

Equipped with a 14-bit, 125 MSa/s, 16k point arbitrary waveform generator, the 4050 Series provides users 48 built-in arbitrary waveforms and the ability to create and load up to 10 custom 16 kpt waveforms using the included waveform editing software via a standard USB interface. An optional USB-to-GPIB adapter is available for GPIB connectivity.

The 4050 Series offers: amplitude and frequency modulation (AM/FM), double sideband amplitude modulation (DSB-AM), amplitude and frequency shift keying (ASK/FSK), phase modulation (PM), and pulse width modulation (PWM). Other standard features include linear and logarithmic sweep function, built-in counter, Sync output, trigger I/O terminal, and USB host port on the front panel to save and recall instrument settings and waveforms. A standard external 10- MHz reference clock input is provided for synchronization of the instrument to another generator, a feature not typically found in generators at this price point.

B&K Precision’s 4050 Series products are backed by a standard three-year warranty. The 4052 (5 MHz) costs $499. The 4053 (10 MHz) costs $599. The 4054 (25 MHz) costs $850. The 4055 (50 MHz) costs $1,050.

B&K Precision is offering a 10% discount until November 30, 2013. Visit www.bkprecision.com for details.

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