AWG-4150 Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator 50MHz 2CH 16Kpts

AKTAKOM AWG-4150 Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator 50MHz 2CH 16Kpts
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  • Apply DDS technology, double output, adjustable phase, the highest output frequency is 50MHz.
  • 125MSa/s sample rate, 14 bit vertical resolution, 16Kpts wave length.
  • Output 5 types of standard waveform, internally installed 48 types of waveform.
  • Internally installed high precision, wide frequency counter, frequency is up to 200MHz.
  • Abundant modulation function, sweep-frequency output, pulse train output.
  • Standard collocation connection: USB Device, USB Host, support U Disk storage and software upgrading.
  • GPIB and LAN ports are optional.
  • Can perfectly connect digital oscilloscope series, and support remote command control.

Output frequency50 MHz
Sample rate125 MSa/s
Memory depth16 kpts
WaveformSine, Square, Ramp, Triangular, Pulse, White noise, Arbitrary
ModulationAmplitude Modulation, Frequency modulation, Phase Modulation, ASK - amplitude shift keying, FSK - frequency shift keying, PWM - Pulse Width Modulation
Amplitude2 mVpp...10 Vpp
Special featuresDDS, frequency counter
InterfaceUSB Host, USB Device
Display3.5 TFT-LCD, 320 x 240
Power supply100...240 VAC
Dimensions9 x 4 x 11 in / 229 x 105 x 281 mm

Specifications by models:

Highest frequency output5MHz10MHz50MHz
Output channels2
Sample rate125MSa/s
Wave length16Kpts
Frequency resolution1μHz
Vertical resolution14 bit
Duty Cycle10% to 90%
Waveform Sine wave, square wave, triangular wave, pulse wave, white noise, 48 types of function waveform
Sine wave 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~10MHz 1μHz~50MHz
Square wave 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~10MHz 1μHz~25MHz
Pulse 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz
Ramp 1μHz~300kHz 1μHz~300kHz 1μHz~300kHz
Gaussian white noise 5MHz bandwidth (-3dB) 10MHz bandwidth (-3dB) 50MHz bandwidth (-3dB)
Wave 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz
Modulation function AM, FM, PM, ASK, FSK, PWM, etc.
Other functions Counter frequency is up to 200MHz
Standard configuration USB 2.0 Host FAT32 & USB 2.0 Device
Optional port GPIB (IEEE-488), LAN
Product classify function/arbitrary waveform generator
Size (width×height×depth) 229mm×105mm×281mm
AccessoriesPower Cord, USB Cable, Manual, Application Software CD

Frequency specifications by models:

Highest frequency output 5MHz 10MHz 50MHz
Waveform Sine, Square, Ramp, Triangular, Pulse, Noise, Arbitrary
Sine wave 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~10MHz 1μHz~50MHz
Square wave 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~10MHz 1μHz~25MHz
Pulse 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz
Ramp 1μHz~300kHz 1μHz~300kHz 1μHz~300kHz
Ramp/Triangular 1μHz~300kHz 1μHz~300kHz 1μHz~300kHz
Wave 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz
Gaussian white noise 5MHz (-3dB) 10MHz (-3dB) 50MHz (-3dB)
Arbitrary waveform 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz 1μHz~5MHz
Resolution 1μHz
Accuracy Within 90 days +50ppm within 1 year +100ppm 18°C~28C
Temperature Coefficient <5ppm/C

Sine Wave Spectrum Purity:

Harmonic DistortionCH1CH2
Total harmonic waveform distortionDC~20kHz, 1Vpp<0.2%
Spurious signal (non-harmonic)DC~1MHz <-70dBc 1MHz~10MHz <-70dBc +6dB/spectrum phase
Phase noise10kHz Offset, -108dBc/Hz (typical value)

Square Wave:

Rise/fall time (10%~90%, typical value, 1kHz)<12ns
Overshoot<5% (typical value, 1kHz, 1Vpp)
10MHz (exclude)~20MHz40%~60%
20MHz (exclude)~25MHz50%
Asymmetric (50% Duty Cycle)Cycle 1% + 20ns (typical value, 1kHz, 1Vpp)
Jitter6ns + cycle 0.1% (typical value, 1kHz, 1Vpp)

Ramp Wave:

Linearity< Peak value output 0.1%, (typical value, 1kHz, 1Vpp, symmetric 100%)
Symmetry0% to 100%

Pulse Wave Specification:

Pulse widthMax. 2000s / Min. 20ns, Min. resolution 1ns
Rise/Fall time (10%-90%, typical value, 1kHz, 1Vpp)same as square waveform
Overshoot <5%
Jitter6ns + cycle 100ppm

Arbitrary Waveform Specification:

Waveform length16k points16k points
Vertical resolution14 bits (include symbol)14 bits (include symbol)
Sample rate125MSa/s125MSa/s
Min. Rise/Fall time20ns (typical value)20ns (typical value)
Jitter (RMS)6ns + 30ppm (typical)6ns + 30ppm (typical)
Storage in non-volatile RAM memory (10 in total)10 waveforms10 waveforms

Output Specification:

Amplitude2mVpp-10Vpp (50ohm, <10MHz)
2mVpp-5Vpp (50ohm, >10MHz)
4mVpp~20Vpp (high impedance) <10MHz
4mVpp-10Vpp (high impedance) >10MHz
2mVpp-3Vpp (50ohm, >10MHz)
4mVpp~6Vpp (high impedance)
Vertical resolution (100kHz sine waveform)+(1%+1mVpp of setting value)+(1%+1mVpp of setting value)
Amplitude flatness (compared to 100kHz sine waveform, 5Vpp)<100kHz 0.1dB<100kHz 0.1dB
100kHz~5 MHz 0.15dB100kHz~5MHz 0.15dB
>5MHz 0.3dB>5MHz 0.3dB

DC Offset:

Range (DC)5V (50ohm)
10V (high impedance)
1.5V (50ohm)
3V (high impedance)
Offset accuracy±(|setting offset value|1%+1mV)(|setting offset value|1%+1mV)

Waveform Output:

Impedance50ohm (typical value)50ohm (typical value)
Protectionshort-circuit protectionshort-circuit protection

AM Modulation (CH1/CH2):

CarrierSine, Square, Ramp, Arbitrary (except DC)
Modulation waveformSine, Square, RAMP, Noise, Arbitrary (2mHz~20kHz)
Modulation depth0%~120%

FM Modulation (CH1/CH2):

CarrierSine, Square, Ramp, Arbitrary (except DC)
Modulation waveformSine, Square, RAMP, Triangle, Gaussian Noise, Arbitrary (2mHz~20kHz)
Frequency deviationAWG-41050~2.5MHz

PM Modulation (CH1/CH2):

CarrierSine, Square, Triangle, Arbitrary (except DC)
Modulation waveformSine, Square, RAMP, Triangle, Gaussian Noise, Arbitrary (2mHz~20kHz)

FSK Modulation (CH1/CH2):

CarrierSine, Square, Triangle, Arbitrary (except DC)
Modulation waveform50% duty square waveform (2mHz~50kHz)

ASK Modulation (CH1/CH2):

CarrierSine, Square, Triangle, Arbitrary (except DC)
Modulation waveform50% duty square waveform (2mHz~50kHz)

PWM Modulation (CH1/CH2):

Modulation waveformSine, Square, RAMP, Triangle, Arbitrary (except DC)
External-6~+6V (corresponding modulation depth 0%~100%)

Sweep (CH1/CH2):

CarrierSine, Square, RAMP, Triangle, Arbitrary (except DC)
Sweep time1ms~500s +0.1%
Trigger sourceManual, external, internal

Burst (CH1/CH2):

WaveformSine, Square, RAMP, Triangle, Arbitrary (except DC)
TypeCount (1~50,000 cycles), infinite, Gated
Start/Stop phase0~360
Internal cycle1ms~500s +0.1%
Gated triggerExternal trigger
Trigger sourceManual, external, internal

Rear Panel Connector:

External modulation6Vpk = 100% modulation depth 5kΩ input impedance
External triggerTTL compatible
The external input voltage can’t be over 6V, otherwise instrument gets damaged.

Trigger Input:

Voltage level inputTTL compatible
Input impedance>10k, DC coupling
Response timeSweep: <500μs (typical value)
Burst<500ns (typical value)

Trigger Output:

Voltage levelTTL compatible
Pulse width>400ns (typical value)
Output impedance>50 (typical value)
Max. frequency1MHz

SYNC Output:

Voltage levelTTL compatible
Pulse width>50ns (typical value)
Output impedance>50 (typical value)
Max. frequency2MHz

Frequency Counter:

MeasurementFrequency, Cycle, Positive/negative pulse width, duty cycle
Frequency rangeSingle Channel: 100MHz~200MHz
Frequency resolution6 bits/s
Voltage range and sensitivity (non-modulated signal)
ManualDC couplingDC deviation range+1.5VDC
100mHz~100MHz20mVRMS~ +5Vac+dc
100 mHz~200MHz40mVRMS ~ +5Vac+dc
AC coupling1Hz~100MHz50mVRMS ~ +5Vac+dc
100mVRMS ~ +5Vac+dc
Pulse width and duty measurement1Hz~10MHz (100mVpp~10Vpp)
Input adjustmentInput impedance1MΩ
Coupling methodsAC, DC
High-frequency inhibitionHigh-frequency noise inhibition (HFR) open or close
SensitivityThree levels: low, middle, high
Trigger methodTrigger voltage level range: 3V (0.1%~100%)
Resolution: 6mV
Adjust trigger voltage level manually/automatically

General Specifications:

DisplayDisplay Type3.5” TFT-LCD
Contrast (typical value)350:1
Backlight intensity (typical value)300cd/m²
PowerVoltage100~240VAC RMS, 45~440Hz, CAT II
Fuse1A, 250V
EnvironmentTemperatureOperation: 0C/50C 35F/122F
Storage: -20C/60C -4F/140F
Cooling methodnatural cooling down
Temperature rangeBelow +35C: ≤90% relative humidity
+35C~+50C: ≤60% relative humidity
AltitudeOperation: below 3,000 meters
Storage: below 15,000 meters
OtherDimensionWidth: 229mm
Height: 105mm
Depth: 281mm
WeightN.W: 2.8kg
G.W: 4.2kg
IP protectionIP2X
Calibration Cycle1 year

Standard Accessories

  • One Power Cord that fits the standard of destination country

  • One USB Cable

  • One User Manual

  • One Set Of UltraWave for WIN98/2000/XP arbitrary Waveform Drawing software

Optional Accessories

  • BNC Coaxial cable

  • GPIB/LAN Interface

AKTAKOM Wave Function Generator Fundamentals

Test equipment applications require signal stimuli varying from advanced communication signals to the playback of captured real-world analog signals. Signal source instruments generate the signal stimulus that is applied to a device under test (DUT). Consequently, signal sources comprise an important class of test instruments. AKTAKOM AWG-4105, AWG-4110 and AWG-4150 Series Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators adopt the direct digital synthesis (DDS) technology, which can provide stable, high-precision, pure and low distortion signals. Its combination of excellent system features, easiness in usage and versatile functions makes this generator a perfect solution for your job now and in the future.

There is a general market consensus on the naming conventions for signal, function and waveform generators. A signal generator provides a high-fidelity sine wave signal ranging from low frequencies to many GHz. Attenuation, modulation, and sweeping are typical features of a signal generator. A function generator is a lower-frequency instrument that provides sine, square, pulse, triangle and ramp waveforms. Function generators in general provide these standard functions from DC to a few MHz, and typically provide large voltage ranges. AKTAKOM arbitrary waveform generator is a highly flexible signal source that generates any arbitrary waveform that has been constructed point-by-point in digital memory. The constructed waveform is converted to an analog signal using a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) operating at clock rates up to a design frecuency. The built-in AM, FM, PM, ASK, and FSK modulation functions generate modulated waveforms at ease, without the help of a separate modulating source. USB I/O is a standard accessory, while LAN and GPIB are optional. Remote instructions meet the SCPI specification requirements.

Standard Functions

Standard functions include the sine, square, pulse, triangle, and ramp waveforms that are commonly used in applications such as the testing of baseband, audio, sonar, ultrasound, and video components and circuits. Some tests that can be performed with standard function waveforms include frequency response characterization, device linearity characterization, digital logic generation, and DC-offset signal generation. The frequency response of a device under test (DUT) can be characterized by waveform responses





Arbitrary Waveforms

Arbitrary waveforms involve the point-by-point user-defined waveform synthesis. This provides unlimited flexibility to the user to create custom waveforms.


The modulated waveform can be changed by modifying the parameters such as type, internal/external modulation, depth, frequency, waveform, etc. AWG Series can modulate waveform using AM, FM, PM, ASK and FSK. Sine, square, ramp or arbitrary waveforms can be modulated (pulse, noise and DC can not be modulated).


Pressing Sweep button, sine, square, ramp or arbitrary waveform can be swept (pulse, noise and DC can not be swept). In the sweep mode, AWG Series generate signal with variable frequencies.


Pressing Burst button, burst for sine, square, ramp, pulse or arbitrary waveform can be generated. Output waveforms with set cycle times. Burst can last for certain times of waveform cycle (N-Cycle Burst) or be controlled by external gated signals (Gated Burst). Burst applies to all kinds of waveforms, but noise can only be used in gated burst. Generally it is called burst function within every signal generator.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • AWG Series have included a frequency counter. How to use it?
  • USB AWG-41XX driver supports Windows 7 and OS 64 Bit
  • How to install AWG-41xx Application Software (EasyWave version 1.0)
  • Are there any duty cycle limitations?
  • How to generate 1 to 5.5 Hz frequency signal at a voltage level of 5 millivolts RMS?
  • How to change my wave generator from Chinese to English?

  • AWG Series have included a frequency counter. How to use it?

    AWG Series have included a frequency counter which could measure frequency from 100mHZ to 200MHZ under CH2/CNT utility regime. For testing purpose you may connect CH1 and CH2 using a BNC cable.

    Set any signal at CH1 with any frequency and press the Output button.

    Now at CH2 (please press CH1/2 button) press button Utility and then following the column down press the button at the right of Counter. You will see the value of the frequency you programmed at CH1 immediately.


    USB AWG-41XX driver supports Windows 7 and OS 64 Bit

    How to install under Windows 7 is ccoming soon

    USB driver for AKTAKOM Function Arbitrary Waveform Generators AWG-4105, AWG-4110 and AWG-4150 does not support Windows 7 and OS 64 Bit for the moment. We are working on it to provide support for the latest OS.


    How to install AWG-41xx Application Software (EasyWave version 1.0)

    1.- Install the Easy Wave application software CD that comes with your AWG.

    2.- Find in your CD or download from our website the DLL files and copy in to Easy Wave folder.

    3.- Go to the Device Manager to install your USB device and direct the driver info to the location shows below:

    4.- Finally install the library to make the connection works

    Now You will be able to connect to your AWG from your computer using EasyWave Application Software Version 1.0


    Are there any duty cycle limitations?

    The Pulse Wave Specification chart is not advertising the parameters you wanted if you read carefully is giving you a minimum and a maximum pulse width and a resolution value

    Also in a website the Specification Table shows a parameter that is missed in a manual:

    As per Pulse wave specification the Duty Cycle limits some parameters, pulse also. In fact the minimum pulse is related with frequency, period and duty cycle. You may think that pulse width is affected only by frequency but this is not correct. It is also related with the duty cycle (10% to 90%).

    For 1HZ frequency pulse wave width is 1s *10%= 100ms. (minimum value 10%) so if you want to make 1ms pulse width, you need adjust the period < 10ms. Now for a 20ns minimum pulse width, you need to adjust the period <200ns, that means the frequency is >5Mhz.

    We should apology because the general Duty Cycle is missed in a manual but in a page 25 regarding "To Set Square Signals" there is a table that shows an idea about relation between Frequency and Duty Cycle:

    Finally please be aware that for any wave generator with the same band price or over you will find the same limitation because of the relation between frequency, period and duty cycle.


    How to generate 1 to 5.5 Hz frequency signal at a voltage level of 5 millivolts RMS?

    First select the button frequency and then the required amount:

    1 Hz:

    Now we input voltage:

    Third amplitude and forth the desired amount:

    5 mVrms:

    Final the output channel:


    How to change my wave generator from Chinese to English?

    Oops my wave generator is in Chinese ! I do not know why or how I did it but now I need to go back to English but I can not read Chinese

    So how to change my wave generator from Chinese to English ?

    1. First pressUtility button.

    2. Second press the last button from the right side of the screen.

    3. Finally press three times the second button on the right side of the screen.

    Now the wave generator is in English


    AKTAKOM AWG Manager Application Software

    This software in its standard representation doesnt have any data medium. It can be downloaded from after your device registration by entering its serial number. You may download the software files after the invoice payment (you will receive the code for download).

    Its recommended to make a timely backup copy of the received files. The loss of the software or the download code will cause extra payment. This software can be recorded to a CD. CD recording and its delivery will also cost some extra payment.

    Learn more... Download
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    Easywave Application Software

    First install the driver and the application software in your computer, then start it. Once you have connected theArbitrary Wave Generator USB cable to your computer you may start sending and receiving data from the equipment

    After transferring by pressing "send command", the file that you have created with the Easywave application software at your computer you may upload the file in your equipment or you may read from the AWG the signal that you manually created in a equipment or just open and send a previously saved signal in an AKTAKOM oscilloscope

    Now regarding How to install the driver or issues with OS, you may refer to FAQ Tab

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    AKTAKOM presents the new function/arbitrary waveform generators

    Generadores de funciones de forma de onda arbitraria AKTAKOM

    Este modelo es de doble canal de salida. Frecuencia mxima de salida: 50 MHz, frecuencia de muestreo: 125 MSa/s, longitud de onda: 16 KPTs (puede mostrar hasta 512Kpts por canal), la resolucin de frecuencia es de 14 Bits, Salida de hasta 5 formas de onda estndar, 48 tipos de funciones de onda, ruido blanco gaussiano: ancho de banda de 5 MHz (-3dB), modulacin: AM, FM, PM, ASK, FSK, PWM, etc; contador de frecuencia de hasta 200MHz. Tamao (W x H x D): 9" x 4" x 11" / 229 mm x 105 mm x 281mm Peso: 6,1 libras / 2,8 kg.


    • Tecnologa DDS, doble salida, fase adjustable, la mayor frecuencia de salida es de 50 MHz.
    • Frecuencia de muestreo 125 MSa/s , 14 bits de resolucin vertical, 16 de longitud de onda KPTs.
    • Salida 5 tipos de forma de onda estndar, internamente 48 tipos de forma de onda instaladas.
    • Contador de frecuencia amplia de alta precisin 200 MHz instalado internamente.
    • Funcin de modulacin abundante, salida con frecuencia de barrido y pulso de tren.
    • Colocacin de conexin estndar: dispositivo USB, host USB, soporte de almacenamiento en disco U y actualizacin de software.
    • GPIB y un puerto LAN son opcionales.
    • Se puede conectar un osciloscopio digital de la serie a la perfeccin, y el apoyo de control de mando a distancia.

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