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Key Features:

  • 14 bit, 125 MSa/s, 256K-point Arbitrary Waveform
  • 50 MHz Sine, 25 MHz Square & 10MHz Arbitrary Waveforms
  • Pulse, Ramp, Triangle, Noise & DC waveforms
  • Linear & Log Sweeps as well as Burst modes
  • AM, FM, PM (PSK), FSK and PWM Modulation
  • Remote control via USB, LAN and GPIB
  • Optically coupled rotary encoder remains insensitive to dirt, while offering lag free performance and a longer life cycle.
  • Graph mode for visual verification of settings
  • 16-bit Data pattern out and synchronized clock
  • 10MHz synchronization input/output is included FREE
  • Free Wavepatt  application software®


What's included with all models:

  • CD(User manual & software applications), power cord, Pattern Out cable, and USB cable.
  • 10 MHz External Timebase Input and Output.
  • One (1) Year Manufacturer's Warranty


Download the product brochure here.


The G5100A LXI Class C compatible 50MHz Function / Arbitrary Waveform Generator uses DDS (Direct Digital Synthesis) Technology. Compared with the competition, the G5100A offers higher frequency performance, faster rise and fall times, larger memory (256Kx14 bit) a 16 bit digital pattern generator, standard 10MHz synchronization and better stability. Like all Picotest products, it’s backed by our 30 day refund policy.

Picotest G5100A Waveform Generator

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    Model Description
    G5100A G5100A Waveform Generator
    G5100AGC G5100A Waveform Generator with built-in GPIB


    The new Picotest G5100A Waveform Generator uses direct digital synthesis (DDS) techniques to create a stable, accurate output signal for clean, low distortion sine waves. The G5100A offers 10 standard waveforms and user defined arbitrary waveforms with 14 bits resolution. It also provides you 16 bits pattern out and a synchronized clock. Moreover, the external frequency reference lets you synchronize to an external 10 MHz clock. The G5100A has intuitive panel operation; the menu is structured and convenient. All shortcut keys are fast and easy to access. The G5100A provides you the flexibility to create the waveforms you need. Also you can store up to 4 waveforms (4 x 256K points) in nonvolatile memory.

    Key Features and Specifications

    • Controls use optically coupled knobs
    • Standard Waveforms: Sine, Square, Ramp, Pulse, Noise, DC
    • Built-in Arbitrary: exponential rise/fall, Neg. Ramp, Sin (x)/x, Cardiac
    • Sine Frequency Range: 1µHz to 50MHz
    • Square Frequency Range: 1µHz to 25MHz
    • Ramp Triangle Frequency Range: 1µHz to 200kHz
    • Pulse Frequency Range: 500µ to 10MHz
    • Pulse Width (period <10s): 20ns minimum, 10ns resolution
    • Noise Bandwidth: 20MHz typical
    • Arbitrary Frequency range: 1µHz to 10MHz
    • Waveform Length: 256K points max.
    • Vertical Resolution: 14 bits (including sign)
    • Sample Rate: 125 MS/s
    • Interface: USB, LAN and GPIB

    Easy-To-Use Functions

    • Internal modulations of AM, FM, PM (PSK), FSK & PWM for waveform adjustment.
    • Built-in linear and logarithmic sweeps from 1ms to 500 s.
    • The burst mode has a selectable number of cycles per period of time.
    • Using remote control via USB, LAN and GPIB interface.
    • The programmability by SCPI commands under the remote control connection.
    • Precise phase adjustments and calibrations can be done from the front panel or via a PC.

    User Friendly Operation

    The front-panel operation of G5100A is simple and user friendly. Users can enter all functions with a single key or two, and use knob or numeric keypad to adjust frequency, amplitude, offset and other parameters. Otherwise, users can also directly input voltage values in Vpp, Vrms, dBm or high & low levels. Timing parameters can be entered in Hertz (Hz) or second. Users can easily use the following functions.

    Functions and Waveforms

    The Picotest G5100A 50 MHz Function / Arbitrary Waveform Generator can create stable, precise, clean and low distortion sine waves by using DDS (Direct Digital Synthesis) Technology. With fast rise and fall times up to 25 MHz for square waves and 200 KHz for linear ramp waves , the G5100A also can reach users demand on waveforms. It can also generate variable-edge-time pulses up to 10 MHz. With variable period, pulse width and amplitude the G5100A is perfectly suited to applications requiring a flexible pulse signal.

    Pulse Generation

    If a unique Waveform is needed, the G5100-A can generate variable-edge-time pulses up to 10 MHz. With variable period, pulse width and amplitude the G5100A is perfectly suited to applications requiring a flexible pulse signal.

    Custom Waveform Generation

    The G5100A can generate complex custom waveforms. With 14-bit resolution and a 125 MSa/s sampling rate, the G5100A gives users the flexibility to create waveforms. It also allows users to store up to 5 waveforms, 4 (4 x 256k Points) in nonvolatile memory and 1 in volatile memory.

    The G5100A’s Waveform Editor Software allows users to create, edit and download complex waveform. In addition, by using the software, users can retrieve waveforms from Agilent MSO 8104 oscilloscope.

    Support External Freq. Synchronization

    The G5100A’s external frequency reference allows users to synchronize an external 10MHz clock to another G5100A, or to any other unit which can support 10MHz frequency-input function.

    Data Transmission via Pattern Out

    The WavePatt software adheres to the waveform editor. It allows users to create and store 16-bit data in the G5100A’s nonvolatile or volatile memory. Then, according to application purposes, users can transmit data via Pattern Out, located in the rear panel.

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