Signal Sources & Amplifiers

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Signal Sources & Amplifiers

Device Types and Series

RF Signal Generators - Lucid Series

The Lucid RF signal generator Series is geared towards solving applications demanding outstanding dynamic range, fast switching speed, and easy remote programming for seamless system integration, all in a compact module platform. The series was designed to offer industry leading price to perfor- mance ratio, delivering a full product portfolio for generating signals for various applications whether, 5G, radar, communications, and more

Phase Noise (@10kHz): 1GHz: -138 dBc/Hz typ 2GHz: -133 dBc/Hz typ 3GHz: -130 dBc/Hz typ 6GHz: -124 dBC/Hz typ 12GHz: -118 dBC/Hz typ
Modulation: Internal or External: FM, AM, PM, Pulse, Pattern, Sweep, List
Remote Programming: Full IVI (C++, CVI, LabView), Python & MATLAB drivers and Lucid Studio
Product Emulators: Keysight, R&S, quicksyn, Anapico & Holzworth

PlatformDesktopPortableBenchtopRack Mount
Frequency Range3,6 and 12GHz3,6 and 12GHz3,6 and 12GHz3,6 and 12GHz
Channels111, 2, 41, 2, 4
Power-20 (-90 option) to +15 dBm-20 (-90 option) to +15 dBm-20 (-90 option) to +15 dBm-20 (-90 option) to +15 dBm
Harmonics: Up to 100MHz 100MHz to 12GHz-30dBc, -50dBc-30dBc, -50dBc-30dBc, -50dBc-40dBc, -50dBc
Non-Harmonics up to 12 GHz-90dBC (typ) -60dBC max-90dBC (typ) -60dBC max-90dBC (typ) -60dBC max-90dBC (typ) -60dBC max
Run ModesContinuous, TriggerContinuous, TriggerContinuous, TriggerContinuous, Trigger
ConnectivitySPI, micro-USBSPI, micro-USBUSB, LANUSB, LAN
Storage--Removable SD CardRemovable SD Card
Display-10'' touch screen5" Color Touch Display-

µW Signal Generators - Lucid-X Series

The new Lucid-X is extends the frequency range of Tabor’s industry leading Lucid series of analog signal generator all the way up to mm-Wave. It offers advanced features and industry leading performance, while maintaining the most compact form factor.

Phase Noise (@10kHz): -155dBc/Hz at 100MHz, -141dBc/Hz at 500MHz, -134dBc/Hz at 1GHz, -116dBc/Hz at 8GHz, -109dBc/Hz at 20GHz, -103dBc/Hz at 40GHz, (-134dBc/Hz at 1GHz – PXIe)
Modulation: Internal or External, AM, FM, PM, Pattern, Sweep & Pulse
Remote Programming: Full IVI (C++, CVI, LabView), Python & MATLAB drivers and Lucid Control Panel
Product Emulators: Keysight, R&S, Guicksyn, Anapico & Holzworth

PlatformDesktopPortableBenchtopRack MountPXIe
Frequency Range20 and 40GHz20 and 40GHz20 and 40GHz20 and 40GHz20 and 40GHz
Channels111, 2, 41, 2, 41
Power-50 (-70 Option) to +10dBm-50 (-70 Option) to +10dBm-50 (-70 Option) to +10dBm-50 (-70 Option) to +10dBm-50 (-70 Option) to +10dBm
Harmonics: Up to 8GHz 8GHz - 20GHz, 20GHz - 40GHz-50dBc, -40dBc, -35dBc-50dBc, -40dBc, -35dBc-50dBc, -40dBc, -35dBc-50dBc, -40dBc, -35dBc-50dBc, -40dBc, -35dBc
Non-Harmonics-90dBc (typ) -60dBC max.-90dBc (typ) -60dBC max.-90dBc (typ) -60dBC max.-90dBc (typ) -60dBC max.-90dBc (typ) -60dBC max.
Run ModesContinuous, TriggerContinuous, TriggerContinuous, TriggerContinuous, TriggerContinuous, Trigger
Storage--Removable SD CardRemovable SD Card-
Display-10" touch screen5" Color Touch Display--

Arbitrary Waveform Generators - Proteus Series

The new Proteus Arbitrary Waveform Generator is ideal for applications in Quantum Computing, Electronic Warfare, Radar, and next generation commu- nications such as 5G, 6G, Ultrawide Bandwidth (UWB), and WiFi (802.11) 6 and 7. Built on the latest RF DAC and RF ADC technology, the series has sample rates up to 9GS/s and multiple Nyquist zone frequency range capability in excess of 10GHz.
It’s an innovative task oriented programming environment, and user programmable FPGA. When used in combination with its optional RF Digitizer it gives you the ability to change waveforms in real-time – ideal for improving the coherence time of a Qubit, characterizing an RF amplifier, or responding to an EW threat. 

Digitizer (AWT Option): 12bit, 5.4GS/s Single Channel or 2.7GS/s Dual Channel 
Remote Programming: Full IVI (C++, CVI, LabView), Python & MATLAB drivers and Wave Design Studio
Connectivity: 3 x USB HOST, 1 x 1Gbit LAN Std., 2 x 10Gbit Optical/LAN Ports Optional (Desktop & Benchtop), PXIe Gen3 x8 Lanes (PXIe)

Channels2, 4, 6, 8, 122, 4, 6, 8, 122, 4
ModesStandard, Arbitrary, TaskStandard, Arbitrary, TaskStandard, Arbitrary, Task
Max. Sample Clock Rate9GS/s9GS/s9GS/s
Memory Size1G/2G/4G/8G1G/2G/4G/8G1G/2G/4G/8G
Vertical Resolution16 bits16 bits16 bits
Output TypeDC, Direct (AC)DC, Direct (AC)DC, Direct (AC)
Bandwidth625MHz, 1.25GHz, 2.5GHz, 4.5GHz, 7GHz625MHz, 1.25GHz, 2.5GHz, 4.5GHz, 7GHz625MHz, 1.25GHz, 2.5GHz, 4.5GHz, 9GHz
Max Amplitude (into 50?)1.2Vp-p, 600mVp-p1.2Vp-p, 600mVp-p1.2Vp-p, 600mVp-p
Transition Time (20/80 typ.)<130ps, <100ps, <60ps<130ps, <100ps, <60ps<130ps, <100ps, <60ps
Run ModesContinuous, Trigger, GateContinuous, Trigger, GateContinuous, Trigger, Gate
StorageRemovable SSDRemovable SSDRemovable SSD
Display-9" Touch Color LCD Display-

Arbitrary Function Generators - Wonder Wave Series

The Wonder Wave Series line of arbitrary waveform generators combines two technologies. While being a true, memory-based arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), with all of the memory management capabilities needed to create complex waveforms, it also implements a Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) enabling many standard modulation types and frequency agility capabilities. Superior and far more versatile the Wonder Wave Series exhibit performance and provide solutions to the most demanding test stimulus challenge

Waveform Type: Standard, Arbitrary, Pulse, Modulated and Sequenced
Display: User Friendly 3.8” color LCD Display
Remote Programming: Full IVI driver (C++, CVI, LabView), MATLAB and ArbConnection

MODELWW50 61/62/64WW10 71/72/74WW2074
Channels1, 2, 41, 2, 44
Max. Sample Clock Rate50MS/s100MS/s200MS/s
Memory Size512k (1M option)1M (2M/4M option)1M (2M/4M option)
Memory Management2k Segments; 4k Steps; 1M Loops2k Segments; 4k Steps; 1M Loops10k Segments; 4k Steps; 1M Loops
Vertical Resolution16 bits16 bits16 bits
Max Frequency (Sine/Square/others)25MHz / 15MHz / 7.5MHz50MHz / 25MHz / 15MHz80MHz / 50MHz / 25MHz
Max Amplitude (into 50?)10Vp-p10Vp-p10Vp-p
Transition Time (typ.)<4ns<4ns<4ns

Pulse Pattern Generators

The Pulse Master is a Series of Single and Dual Channel Pulse/Waveform Generators that offers a complete array of pulse, standard, arbitrary, sequenced and modulated waveforms with unmatched performance, even compared to instruments designed to generate fewer types of signals.

Waveform TypeStandard, Arbitrary, Pulse and ModulatedStandard, Arbitrary, Pulse and Modulated
Period Range20ns to 1000s20ns to 1000s
Pulse Width Range8ns to 10s8ns to 10s
Timing Resolution10ps10ps
Trigger Jitter<100ps<100ps
Max Frequency (Sine/Square/others)100MHz / 62.5MHz / 31.25MHz100MHz / 62.5MHz / 31.25MHz
Max. Sample Clock Rate250MS/s (typ 300MS/s)250MS/s
Memory Size1M (2M/4M option)1M (2M/4M option)
Vertical Resolution16 bits16 bits
ModulationAM, FM, FSK, ASK, PSK, Amplitude and Frequency Hop, (n)PSK, (n)QAM, PWM and SweepAM, FM, FSK, ASK, PSK, Amplitude and Frequency Hop, (n)PSK, (n)QAM, PWM and Sweep
Max Amplitude (into 50?)16Vp-p (20Vp-p option)16Vp-p (20Vp-p option)
Transition Time (typ.)<4ns<4ns
DisplayUser Friendly 3.8" color LCD DisplayUser Friendly 3.8" color LCD Display
Remote ProgrammingFull IVI driver (C++, CVI, LabView), MATLAB and ArbConnectionFull IVI driver (C++, CVI, LabView), MATLAB and ArbConnection

PCI/PXI Arbitrary Waveform Generators

Tabor’s PCI/PXI Arbitrary waveform generators are designed to enable a high level of integration, allowing it to implement its unique Arbitrary waveform generation technology in this platform. Being the bench models replica for the WonderWave Arbitrary waveform generator’s series, the PXI and PCI arbitrary waveform generators 5000 series, set new standards of performance. They combine two technologies, making use of the best qualities from each of the types of generators allowing it to create complex waveforms, on one hand, and generating all the standard functions and modulation formats, on the other

MODELTE5200 | TE5325TE5201 | TE5300TE5251 | TE5351
ChannelsStandard, Arbitrary, Pulse, Modulated and SequencedStandard, Arbitrary, Pulse, Modulated and SequencedStandard, Arbitrary, Pulse, Modulated and Sequenced
Max. Sample Clock Rate50MS/s125MS/s250MS/s
Memory Size1M2M2M
Memory Management4k Segments; 4k Steps; 128k Loops4k Segments; 4k Steps; 128k Loops10k Segments; 4k Steps; 1M Loops
Vertical Resolution14 bits14 bits16 bits
ModulationAM, FM, Arbitrary FM, FSK, SweepAM, FM, Arbitrary FM, FSK, SweepAM, FM, FSK, ASK, Freq. & Amp., Hop, Sweep
Max Frequency (Sine/Square/others)25MHz / 15MHz / 7.5MHz50MHz / 30MHz / 15MHz100MHz / 62.5MHz / 31.25MHz
Max Amplitude (into 50?)8Vp-p | 10Vp-p8Vp-p | 10Vp-p10Vp-p
Transition Time (typ.)<6ns<6ns<6ns
Remote ProgrammingFull IVI driver (C++, CVI, LabView), MATLAB and ArbConnectionFull IVI driver (C++, CVI, LabView), MATLAB and ArbConnectionFull IVI driver (C++, CVI, LabView), MATLAB and ArbConnection
ConnectivityPXI Hybrid, PCIPXI Hybrid, PCIPXI Hybrid, PCI

Signal / Waveform Amplifiers

Signal amplifiers are used to increase the size of a signal by some factor, in a system where the signal source being used does not provide the required output level. When choosing a waveform amplifier these criteria of the signal amplifier’s performance must be taken into account: Input & Output Imped- ance, Gain, Bandwidth (BW), Slew Rate (SR), Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), and Load.

Tabor’s signal generator amplifiers are designed to operate in conjunction with all of Tabor’s arbitrary waveform generators and RF signal generator series. Combined, these waveform amplifiers deliver a high performance signal generation package, enabling high speed and high-frequency arbitrary generation capabilities with the most sophisticated signal generation, all in a single setup solution

MODEL9250A9260A9100 | 92009100A | 9200A | 9400A
Channels2 Single or Differential2 Single or Differential1, 21, 2, 4
Max Amplitude20Vp-p34Vp-p300Vp-p400Vp-p
Large Signal Bandwidth15MHz30MHz500kHz500kHz
Small Signal Bandwidth30MHz45MHz1.5MHz1.5MHz
Max. Output Current200mA750mA, 1A Peak150mA | 100mA120mA | 100mA | 50mA
Input Impedance on Ohm50Ω | 75Ω | 1MΩ50Ω | 75Ω | 1MΩ1MΩ1MΩ
Output Impedance in Ohm50Ω | 75Ω | 600Ω2.5Ω | 50Ω | 75Ω0.1Ω0.1Ω
Gain10 (or custom)10 (or custom)50 (or custom)50 (or custom)
Transition Time (typ)<22ns<10ns<1.5ns<1ns

PCI, PXI & Modular Signal Amplifiers

Low power supply rails, a main part of the PXI, cPCI and PCI equipment, are a common cause for an inability to produce high voltage output. Tabor Electronics’ new amplifiers convert the supply rails to higher voltage suitable for signals up to 40Vp-p, thus solving thit problem. The PCI & PXI Signal Amplifiers line operates in conjunction with Tabor’s arbitrary waveform generators providing the ultimate solution for PXI and PCI, high-voltage, wideband applications. Tabor Electronics’s amplifiers produce high voltages by converting the supply rails to voltage suitable for signals up to 180Vp-p

Max Amplitude180Vp-p20Vp-p20Vp-p16Vp-p | 20Vp-p34Vp-p
Large Signal Bandwidth300kHz20MHz20MHz150MHz30MHz
Small Signal Bandwidth1MHz50MHz50MHz200MHz45MHz
Max. Output Current150mA200mA200mA250mA750mA
Input Impedance50Ω50Ω, 1MΩ50Ω, 1MΩ50Ω50Ω
Output Impedance0.1Ω50Ω, 1MΩ, 600Ω50Ω, 1MΩ, 600Ω50Ω2.5Ω
Gain20 (or custom)10 (or custom)10 (or custom)5 (or custom)10 (or custom)
Transition Time<1.5ns<22ns<22ns<2.6ns<10ns
ConnectivityPXI HybridPXI HybridPCISnap-OnSnap-On

Modular RF Signal Amplifiers

These combined with Tabor’s RF AWG’s or Lucid Signal Generators can provide outrput power of up to 28dBm with a very small footprint, these ultra wideband (20GHz) amplifiers are designed for high frequen- cy, high power signal amplifications They are an ideal amplifier to to compliment any signal source that needs an extended power boost for demanding application. The A10200 RF amplifier was designed to extend the power range of the Tabor arbitrary waveform genera- tors and RF signal generators, yet it is compatible with many signal sources instruments

Frequency Range100kHz-20GHZ100kHz-20GHZ100kHz-20GHZ
Gain10dB10dB or 20dB20dB
Noise Figure9dB9dB9dB
ConnectivityPXI HybridPXI HybridIn-Line Snap-On

PXIe Chassis

The PXE6410 is a PXIe based 6 based slot Gen 3 x4 chassis, that supports the Tabor Proteus Family of AWG’s and the TE330x family of PXIe RF amplifi- ers. The system includes an embedded PC with an internal SSD drive, HDMI connection, USB interfaces for a mouse and keyboard, as well as control using USB-C and 1000BASE-T LAN.

Slots6 slots21 slots
Bus ConfigurationGen 3, x4 LanesGen 4, x8 Lanes
Embedded Controller
CPUIntel D1508 2 Cores Std. / D1548 8 Cores Opt.Intel i5-13500E Std. / Intel i9-13900E Opt.
Memory16G Std. / 64G Opt.16G Std. / 128G Opt.
Storage120GB Std. / 1T Opt.120GB Std. / 1T Opt.
Ports3xUSB A (Host), 1xUSB C (Device), LAN4xUSB A (Host), LAN
Build-in GraphicsHDMIDisplay Port
Operating SystemWindows 10 IoT Std.Windows 10 IoT Std.
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