Serial Data Pattern Generators – SPG –

The Serial Data Pattern Generator family also knows as SPG, is designed to generate a stream of binary information. The binary data is generated through the front end BNC or SMA connectors.
With up to 8 channels of data stream, built-in PRBS sequences, modulation features, transition shaping, and the flexibility of a powerful analog front-end, the SPG is the perfect tool for the most challenging applications, where the digital data should be modeled with analog characteristics to perform the parametric test of digital I/O.

The SPG is available as an option in the Arbitrary Waveform Generator AWG-4010 Series instruments (model AWG-4012 / AWG-4014 / AWG-4018).

Arb Rider AT-AWG-4018 – Serial Data Pattern Mode –


8 BNC Analog Outputs


Marker Outputs and Trigger Input


7″ Capacitive Touch Screen Display


Soft Keyboard


2 USB 3.0 ports


ArbRider AWG-4018 Serial Data Pattern Generator

  • 8 Analog Output Channels – Up to 32 Channels with Multi-Instrument Synchronization
  • 1.2 GS/s Real Time Sampling Rate, 12Vpp Voltage Amplitude

AWG-4010 Serial Data Pattern Generator

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Technical Specs

Arb Rider AWG-4010 Series: AWG-4012 /AWG-4014 /AWG-4018

  • 2 channels (AWG-4012), 4 channels (AWG-4014), 8 channels (AWG-4018)
  • up to 32 channels synchronizing 4x AWG-4018
  • 1.2 GS/s, 14 Bit Vertical Resolution.
  • Maximum data rate: 300 Mbit/s.
  • Maximum dynamic range up to 12Vpp (50 Ω into 50 Ω) / 20Vpp (5 Ω into 50 Ω)
  • Memory per channels: 2 Mbit (2 Levels), 1 MSymbol (3/4 Levels).
  • Pattern Modulation: AM, FM, PM, FSK, PSK.
  • Pattern Type: Clock, Custom, PRBS.
  • Pattern Features: Segment looping, glitch-free timing changes, bursts, transition shaping, transition symmetry.
  • Transition time:1.5 ns to 500 s for Clock Pattern.
  • Output impedance: 50 Ω / 5 Ω selectable.
  • SW User Interfaces: Serial Pattern Generator for SPG mode, TrueArb for AWG mode, and Simple Rider for AFG mode.
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Extremely Easy To Use

The SPG is equipped with an extremely easy to use interface that takes full advantage of a 7″ capacitive touch-screen display: tap, swipe and pinch to zoom gestures give you the possibility to control the instrument like a mobile phone or tablet.

All the instrument settings are just one touch away.

Replace Discontinued Pulse Pattern Generators

Keysight (former Agilent) 81110A PPG can be replaced

Recently the most important T&M manufactures have discontinued a wide set of data generators, instrument extremely useful for digital logic & ICs characterization, functional and debugging testing, radar and receiver applications, signal integrity experiments.

The following types of equipment from Keysight:

  • 81110A  8110A  8112A  8130A  81130A  8131A  8133A  81180B  81101A  81104A
  • VXI multi-channel system like Keysight E8311

have been discontinued or can be replaced by Active Technologies Serial Data Pattern Generators and allow you to restart your testing activities with confidence.

Arb Rider AWG-4010 Series (AWG-4012 | AWG-4014 | AWG-4018

Pulse Pattern Generator 81110

AWG-401228 (opt.)300 Mbit/s1.2 Gbps
AWG-401448 or 16 (opt.)300 Mbit/s1.2 Gbps
AWG-40188 - Up to 328, 16 or 32 (opt.)300 Mbit/s1.2 Gbps
AWG-4022NA8, 16 or 32 (opt.)NA1.25 Gbps