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One of the features of the new 33600 and also the previous 33500 series of arbitrary generators is easy creation of baseband I and Q signals. I was interested in this, so I explored this a little bit. The first choice is obvious, Agilent has an option for 33600A series of 2 channel generators that will easily allow you to play baseband IQ signals. This option is called IQ Signal Player and it costs around 900 US$.   If that is a bit above your budget and you have access to Matlab package ...
UK electronic musician, Clark  recently commissioned video artist Vincent Oliver to provide the visuals for his upcoming 'Phosphor' tour and in doing so revived the fortunes of some old oscilloscopes. Clark, who is known for impressive visuals at his live shows wanted told Vice.com that he wanted people to "see and hear something unique and slightly unhinged". In this preview of the show, Oliver uses the Hitachi v 212 analogue scope to create mind bending visuals on screen using Ableton ...
This is the first blog post of my Agilent 33622A arbitrary waveform generator Roadtest review. Initial impressions review is at: http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1759   One of the prime features of Agilent's 33600 and 33500 series of arbitrary generators is the proprietary Trueform technology. According to Agilent claims, it bridges the world of DDS (direct digital synthesis) and PPC (point per clock) arbitrary generators, bringing the almost PPC like signal generation, w ...
    Hey guys,       For this blog post, I decided to show how I used the Agilent 33622A Waveform Generator to design and test a small piece from a bigger project I'm working on and use it to prove a technique of increasing ADC resolution by turning noise into an advantage, via oversampling and decimation. The ADC trick should come in handy to anyone new to MCUs, because they often run into the issue of low resolution and noisy readings and usually, they have n ...
Thanks to the 33622A AWG provided by Element 14 and Agilent for Review I now have the means to create and transmit frequencies up into the FM and AM Radio bands,   This is a link Back to the Main 33622A Review   http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1744   The 33622A has the capability of generating a frequency right up to 120Mhz, easily beyond the range of most commercial FM radio receivers (88 to 108Mhz)   Initially I thought, just transmit a tone and m ...
link Back to the Main 33622A Review   http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1744   I have already demonstrated how to use the Agilent 33622A to measure a capacitor or Inductor by leveraging the fast rise time square wave output of the AWG see here: 33622A used to measure Capacitors and Inductors - Curve method   In this blog I will repeat some of the test using a different approach. Feed a sine wave into the RC network and adjust the frequency until the voltage ...
With the 33622A Arbitrary Waveform generator I was sent for review from Element 14, I have discovered it is possible to use it for some basic component measurements with surprising accuracy this is a link back to the primary review http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1744 In this blog I will show you how to use basic techniques to derive the value of unknown capacitors and Inductors   All you need is a fast pulse (Compliments of the 33622A), an oscilloscope and a kno ...
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PA1000 RoadTest - Part 3

Posted by COMPACT Top Member May 17, 2014
Software   Figure 17 – Screen Shot of PWRVIEW Measure Form   Like many other test instruments connected to a PC such as oscilloscopes and function generators VISA is used as the transparent connection mechanism between PA1000 and the PC workstation.  VISA is an acronym for Virtual Instrument Software Architecture that provides application independence from the test instrument connection medium by providing a standardised access protocol to test instrumentation. Like a net ...
Link back to Primary review; http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1744   Refresher for those new to all this   Ohms Law. Given a simple circuit, ohms law is as simple as     So if I have a simple cable, Coax, UTP or even Twin lead, they all on the face of it have simple properties     They all have at least two signal carrying wires and one or more layers of insulation COAX: A=insulation (PVC), B=screen and return path, C=insulation / dielec ...
The Agilent 34461A has several connectivity options - LAN and USB, by default, with GPIB available as an option. This blog post will detail my experience with using both LAN and USB. Unfortunately, I do not have any equipment that uses GPIB, however, the use of GPIB is decreasing, partly due to the cost of the equipment and cables, and partly because both LAN and USB are much more readily available. For example, it is much easier to connect two devices to a LAN than run GPIB cables in between th ...
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PA1000 RoadTest - Part 2

Posted by COMPACT Top Member May 13, 2014
Driving the Front Panel I've been using the PA1000 virtually everyday since its delivery have been finding that this tool is indispensable for my work. In addition to workshop use I have been using it to observe the behaviour of many different power supplies in different modes of operation such as standby, idle and fully active. The current graphs have been fascinating. This instalment I cover some basic operations. I haven’t fully absorbed the manual but here is what I know thus far a ...
link Back to the Main 33622A Review   http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1744   So what is TDR... Summary From Wikipedia:Time-domain reflectometry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Time-domain reflectometry or TDR is a measurement technique used to determine the characteristics of electrical lines by observing reflected waveforms It provides a powerful means of analysing electrical  media such as coaxial and Twisted pair cable and enabling the detectio ...
Link back to primary review http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1744   Yes, sadly this is true, Batman's signal light on top of Gotham city has been rendered inoperative by the Evil Plastic Man, Wayne Enterprises has been provided secret help from the labs at Element 14 who assure Bruce that the new Agilent 33622A Arbitrary Waveform Generator can save the day.   What are the requirements you may ask,   it must be invisible to the bad guys (And girls... You know w ...
Today's tests of high power devices made from new materials such as SiC and GaN put high requirements on test equipment. Even when the types of tests are similar to the ones with Silicon based devices, the DC and AC testing involves significantly higher power, bandwidth, and sensitivity. Learn more about at http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=57001 ...
An experimental plan to investigate message hiding in audio content May 6, 2014   In this introductory post I describe my plan for performing a series of experiments centered on the Agilent 33622A to explore audio steganography and psychoacoustic masking.  Over the spring and summer of 2014 I hope to carry out this experimental plan and report my findings here in the Test & Measurement blog space on Element 14.  I want to get the plan posted now as I will be travelling in Eu ...
Introduction Figure 1 - Equipment set up (Back: Variac, Isolation Transformer, PA1000 Power Analyser, Front: BB1000-NA breakout box)   Many thanks to Tektronix and element14 for giving me privilege and opportunity to road test the Tektronix PA1000 Power Analyser. I've prototyped, built and repaired many power supplies over the past three decades to find how the PA1000 Power Analyser can accomplish productivity gains. With all due respect to the sponsors this road test is an honest appra ...
    Hello guys,       I'm not entirely sure how these blog posts should look like, but I'm going to give it a try and hope I won't be off by too much. I figured I should play a little with PRBS and tell you what I did, since it's one of the most prominent features of the Agilent 33600A series and maybe shed some light on why and when it's needed, so those of you who didn't know about this until now, can make a more informed decision when you're going to buy yo ...
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