Model 5251/5351 250MS/s PXIBus/PCIBus Arbitrary Waveform Generator


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Model 5251/5351  250MS/s PXIBus/PCIBus Arbitrary Waveform Generator - 1

MODELS 5251/5351250MS/s PXIBus / PCIBus Arbitrary Waveform / Function Generators • 5251: Single Channel PXIBus waveform generator • 5351: Single Channel PCIBus waveform generator • Sine waves to 100MHz and Square to 62.5MHz • 16 Bit amplitude resolution • 2M waveform memory • 10Vp-p into 50Q standard, double into high impedance • Multiple run modes: trigger, timer and trigger delay • AM, FM, FSK, PSK, ASK, Freq. & Amp. Hop, sweep • Powerful sequence generator links and loops segments in user-defined fashion. Stores up to 10 different sequence tables • Occupies a single slot only • Ultra fast waveform downloads using DMA • Multi-Instrument synchronization • ArbConnection software for easy waveform creation Model 5251/5351, is a single-channel frequency agile waveform synthesizer that combines industry leading performance, frequency agility and modulation capability in a stand-alone, modular product. Having 1.5Hz to 250MHz clock and 16-bit vertical DAC resolution provides the test stimuli required for the decades to come. It can be used as an arbitrary waveform generator, modulating generator, as well as function and pulse generator. A Cost Effective Format The 5251/5351 is a sensible alternative to a GPIB-based waveform generator when developing a PXI or PCI based test system. The 5251/5351 provides a synergistic combination of a function generator, arbitrary waveform synthesizer, programmable sequencer, pulse generator, and modulation generator in one instrument. The 5251/5351 delivers all this at a lower cost than comparable bench-type, or VXI-based instruments. This versatility ensures that the Model 5251/5351 will adapt to future testing needs as well as current ones. 250MS/s Performance Higher performance test equipment and systems are needed as products which use increasing signal bandwidths are developed. The sample rate generator can be programmed from frequencies as low as 1.5Hz to 250MHz with superior waveform quality and purity. For example, phase noise is typically below 120dB/Hz at 10kHz offset for a 10MHz sine wave. Waveform Memory Longer waveform memory minimizes test duration by allowing multiple waveforms to be loaded simultaneously and retrieved as needed for the specific test. The 5251/5351 comes with 2M points of memory as standard for applications requiring longer memory. Memory Segmentation and Sequencing Solving almost every complex application, powerful segmentation and sequencing produce an endless variety of complex waveforms. The waveform memory can be divided into multiple waveform segments and sequenced in user-selectable fashion to create complex waveforms that have repeatable segments and thus saving precious memory space. Five different advance modes are available for the 5251/5351 series to step through the sequence table, including stepped and mixed advance modes and thus increasing efficiency of the test system. To solve even the toughest application, the products allow generation of up to 10 different sequences, each capable of linking 10k waveform fragments and looping each waveform up to 1M times. Frequency Agility Decrypting radio transmission often employs frequency hopping. Model 5251/5351 provides breakthrough technology that allows simulation of 12-bit decrypted code as easy as writing a simple hop table. The frequency hop mode is fast, coherent and provides a great tool for simulating code transmission without losing speed and integrity. Visit our website at

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Model 5251/5351  250MS/s PXIBus/PCIBus Arbitrary Waveform Generator - 2

Accurate Output As standard, the instrument is equipped with an internal frequency reference that has 1ppm accuracy and stability over a period of 1 year. An external frequency reference is provided on the rear panel for applications requiring greater accuracy or stability, supported by the instrument’s 14 digits resolution. Modulation Capability Agility and modulation capabilities open the door to diverse applications. In addition to the capability of generating any shape and style of waveform with the arbitrary waveform generation power, the products can also do standard modulation...

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Model 5251/5351  250MS/s PXIBus/PCIBus Arbitrary Waveform Generator - 3

Specification CONFIGURATION GAUSSIAN SEQUENCED WAVEFORMS PXIBus PCIBus EXPONENTIAL PULSE Time Constant: -100 to 100 STANDARD WAVEFORMS DC Waveforms: Frequency Range: Sine Square, Pulse All others Sine, Triangle, Square, Pulse, Ramp, Sine(x)/x, Gaussian, Exponential, Repetitive Noise and DC 100pHz to 100MHz 100pHz to 62.5MHz 100pHz to 31.25MHz SINE Start Phase: 0-360° Phase Resolution: 0.01° Harmonics Distortion, 3Vp-p (typ.): DC to 2.5MHz <-55dBc 50MHz to 100MHz <-65dBc Total Harmonic Distortion: DC to 100kHz 0.1% Pulse Mode: Polarity: Period: Resolution: Pulse Width: Rise/Fall...

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Model 5251/5351  250MS/s PXIBus/PCIBus Arbitrary Waveform Generator - 4

ACCURACY REFERENCE CLOCK EXTERNAL REFERENCE INPUT Modulating Shape: Arbitrary waveform Modulating SCLK: 1S/s to 2.5MS/s Freq. Array Size: 4 to 10,000 frequencies Envelope Shape: Sine, square, triangle, ramp initial tolerance over a 19°C to 29°C temperature range; 1ppm/°C below 19°C and above 29°C; 1ppm/year aging rate External 10MHz TTL, 50% ±2%, or Connector: Rear panel SMB SAMPLE CLOCK INPUT Baud Rate Range: 1bits/sec to 10Mbits/sec Data Bits Length: 2 to 4,000 Baud Rate Range: 1bits/sec to 10Mbits/sec Data Bits Length: 2 to 4,000 FREQUENCY HOPPING Hop Table Size: Dwell...

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Model 5251/5351  250MS/s PXIBus/PCIBus Arbitrary Waveform Generator - 5

Specification FREQUENCY COUNTER / TIMER ORDERING INFORMATION Measurements: Source: Range: Sensitivity: Accuracy: Slope: Gate Time: Input Range: Trigger Modes: Period Averaged: Range Resolution Period and Pulse Range Resolution Totalize: Range Overflow Frequency, Period, Averaged Period, Pulse Width & Totalize Trigger Input 10Hz to 100MHz (typ.120MHz) 500mVpp 1ppm Positive/Negative transitions 100pSec to 1 Sec ±5V Continuous, Hold and Gated 10ns to 50ms 7 digits / Sec Width: 500ns to 50ms 100ns 1012-1 Led indication MULTI-INSTRUMENT SYNCHRONIZATION Initial Skew: Waveform Types: Run Modes:...

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