User’ Guide ... DG3000 Series Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator DG3121A/DG3101A/DG3061A

User’ Guide         ... DG3000 Series Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator  DG3121A/DG3101A/DG3061A
User’ Guide
RIGOL
Publication number UGB03102-1110
Oct. 2008
DG3000 Series Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator
DG3121A/DG3101A/DG3061A
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Safety Notices
Review the following safety precautions carefully before operating the instrument to
avoid any personal injury or damage to the instrument or products connected to it.
To avoid the potential hazards, it is necessary to use the instrument in the manner
specified in this user guide.
The instrument should be serviced only by qualified personnel.
Avoid Fire or Personal Injury
Use proper power line.
the State should be used.
Only the special power line of the products approved by
Insert or draw properly. Do not insert draw when the probe and the testing lead
are connected with the power.
Ground the instrument. This generator is grounded through the protective terra
conductor of the power cord. To avoid electric shock, the grounding conductor must
be connected to the earth ground. Make sure that the instrument is properly
grounded before connecting the input or output terminals.
Observe All the Ratings of the Terminal. To avoid fire or shock, observe all the
ratings and symbols that marked on the instrument. Read the user guide carefully
before making connections to the instrument.
Do not operate without Covers. Do not operate your generator with covers or
panels removed.
Avoid Circuit or Wire exposed. Do not touch the exposed connections or
components when the power is on.
Do not operate with suspected failures. If you suspect there is damage with
this product, you have it inspected by qualified service personnel authorized by
RIGOL before further operations.
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Provide Proper Ventilation.
Do not operate in wet/damp conditions.
Do not operate in an explosive atmosphere.
Keep the product’s surfaces clean and dry.
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Safety Terms and Symbols
Terms in this guide. These terms may appear in this manual:
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WARNING: Warning statements indicate the conditions or practices that
could result in injury or loss of life.
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CAUTION: Caution statements indicate the conditions or practices that
could result in damage to this product or other property.
Terms on the product. These terms may appear on the product:
DANGER indicates an injury or hazard that may be immediately happen.
WARNING indicates an injury or hazard that may be not immediately happen.
CAUTION indicates that a potential damage to the instrument or other property
might occur.
Symbols on the product. These symbols may appear on the instrument:
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Hazardous
Voltage
IV
Refer to the
Instructions
Protective
Earth
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Chassis
Ground
Earth
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The Introduction of DG3000 Series
The book covers the following 3 types of DG3000 Series Function/ Arbitrary
Waveform Generators: DG3121A、DG3101A、DG3061A.
RIGOL DG3000 Series Function/ Arbitrary Waveform Generator adopt the direct
digital synthesizer (DDS) technology, which can provide stable, high-precision, pure
and low distortion sine signal. 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.
DG3000 Series Function/ Arbitrary Waveform Generator have clear and simple
Front-Panel. The user-friendly panel layout and instructions, versatile terminals,
direct graph interface, built-in instructions and help system has greatly simplified the
operation process, with the help of which, users do not have to spend a great deal of
time learning and familiarizing the operation of the generator before they can use it
proficiently. The built-in AM, FM, PM, and FSK modulation functions generate
modulated waveform 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.
From the characteristics and specifications given below, you will understand how
DG3000 can satisfy your measurement requirements.
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16+2 channels digital output module (Optional) together with the analogue
channel can rebuild the most commonly used mixed signal in daily practice.
DDS technology provides precise, stable and low distortion output signal.
3.8’ QVGA color LCD display.
300MSa/s sampling rate, 14-bit resolution.
Frequency characteristics:
Sine: 1µHz to 120 MHz
Square: 1µHz to 60 MHz
Ramp: 1µHz to 1 MHz
Pulse: 500µHz to 30MHz
White Noise:50MHz bandwidth (-3dB)
Arbitrary:1μHz to 25MHz
10 standard waveforms:
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Sine, Square, Ramp, Pulse, Noise, Sinc, Exponential Rise, Exponential Fall, Cardiac
and DC.
 Self-defined arbitrary waveform.
 Multiple modulation function, various modulated waveform: AM, FM, PM, FSK,
PWM, Sweep and Burst.
 Multiple I/O: External Modulation Source, External 10 MHz Reference Input,
External trigger source, waveform output, synchronous signal output, Internal
10 MHz Reference output.
 Support USB storage device. Software Updating could also be performed using
USB devices.
 Utmost 1M sample points of internal waveform depth, which can rebuild or
simulate any complex waveform.
 Remote control is realized using the LAN.
Support 10/100M LAN. Users can remotely visit and control signal generation
through web browser.
 Multiple interfaces: USB Host & Device, RS-232, GPIB (IEEE-488), LAN.
 Support the seamless connection of DS1000 Series Digital Oscilloscopes; can
directly read and rebuild the stored waveform in the oscilloscopes.
 Graph interface which shows the signal setting directly.
 10 languages user interface and built-in help system.
 Support Chinese/ English Input.
Note:
All the specifications described in this guide are according to DG3121A, if you need
to know the particular specifications about the other type, please see
“Specifications” in Chapter 5.
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Content
Safety Notices ........................................................................................... II
The Introduction of DG3000 Series ............................................................. V
Chapter 1
Getting Started ................................................................... 1-1
General Inspection .................................................................................. 1-2
Handle Adjustment ................................................................................. 1-3
The Front/Rear Panel .............................................................................. 1-4
To Set a Waveform ................................................................................. 1-8
To Set Modulate/ Sweep/Burst ................................................................ 1-12
To Set Trigger/Output ............................................................................ 1-14
To Use Digital Input ............................................................................... 1-15
To Use Store/Utility/Help Function........................................................... 1-16
Chapter 2
Operating Your Generator .................................................. 2-1
To Set Sine Signals ................................................................................. 2-2
To Set Square Signals ............................................................................. 2-7
To Set Ramp Signals .............................................................................. 2-10
To Set Pulse Signals ............................................................................... 2-13
To Set Noise Signals .............................................................................. 2-17
To Set Arbitrary Signals .......................................................................... 2-19
To Generate the Modulated Waveform .................................................... 2-32
To Generate Sweep ............................................................................... 2-42
To Generate Burst.................................................................................. 2-44
To Store and Recall ................................................................................ 2-48
To Set the Utility Function ...................................................................... 2-62
How to Use the Built-in Help System ....................................................... 2-89
Chapter 3
Example
Example
Example
Example
Example
Example
Example
Example
Application & Examples ...................................................... 3-1
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To
To
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To
To
To
To
Generate a Sine Wave ....................................................... 3-2
Generate a Square Wave ................................................... 3-3
Generate a Ramp Wave .................................................... 3-5
Generate a Pulse Wave ..................................................... 3-7
Generate a Noise Wave ..................................................... 3-9
Generate an Arbitrary Waveform ....................................... 3-10
Create an Arbitrary Waveform .......................................... 3-12
Generate an AM Waveform ............................................... 3-14
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Example
Example
Example
Example
Chapter 4
9: To Generate an FSK Waveform ............................................. 3-16
10: To Generate a PWM waveform ............................................ 3-18
11: To Generate Linear Sweep .................................................. 3-20
12: To Generate a Burst Waveform ........................................... 3-22
Prompt messages & troubleshooting ..................................4-1
Prompting Message ................................................................................. 4-1
Troubleshooting .................................................................................... 4-17
Chapter 5
Specifications ......................................................................5-1
Specifications .......................................................................................... 5-2
General Specifications.............................................................................. 5-7
Chapter 6
Appendix..............................................................................6-1
Appendix
Appendix
Appendix
Appendix
A: DG3000 Series Accessories .................................................... 6-1
B: Warranty.............................................................................. 6-2
C: General Care and Cleaning .................................................... 6-3
D: Contact RIGOL .................................................................... 6-4
Index ...................................................................................................... 6-I
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Chapter 1
Getting Started
This chapter covers the following topics:
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General Inspection
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Handle Adjustment
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The Front/Rear Panel
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To Set a Waveform
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To Set Modulate/ Sweep/Burst
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To Set Trigger/Output
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To Use Digital Input
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To Use Store/Utility/Help Function
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General Inspection
When you get a new DG3000 Series Function/ Arbitrary Waveform Generator, you
are suggested to take the following steps to inspect the instrument.
1. Inspect the shipping container for damage.
If there are damages in the packing or foam, keep them until the whole machine
and the accessories passing the electric and mechanical testing.
2. Check the accessories.
Accessories supplied with the instrument are listed in chapter 6 "Appendix A:
DG3000 Series Accessories".
If the contents are incomplete or damaged, please notify your RIGOL Sales
Representative.
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Inspect the instrument.
In case any mechanical damage or defect, or if the instrument does not operate
properly or pass performance tests, notify your RIGOL Sales Representative.
If the shipping container is damaged, or the cushioning materials show signs of
stress, notify the carrier as well as your RIGOL sales office. Keep the shipping
materials for the carrier’s inspection. RIGOL offices will arrange for repair or
replacement at RIGOL’s option without waiting for claim settlement.
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Handle Adjustment
To adjust the handle position of DG3000 Function/ Arbitrary Waveform Generator,
please grip the handle by the sides and pull it outward. Then, make the handle rotate
to the desired position. The operating methods are shown in the figure 1-1.
Figure 1-1 Adjust the handle
Figure 1-2 The Viewing Position and Carrying Position
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The Front/Rear Panel
When you get a new DG3000 Series Function/ Arbitrary Waveform Generator, first
you need to clear how to operate the front/ Rear panel correctly. This chapter will
make a brief introduction and description for the operation and functions of the
Front/ Rear Panel.
The DG3000 Series Function/ Arbitrary Waveform Generator has clear and simple
front panel. See figure 1-3 and 1-4. The Front Panel has a knob and functional keys.
The 5 blue grey buttons on the right side of the screen are menu buttons (named F1
to F5 from up to down) with the help of which, you can enter different functions
menu or have direct specific applications. The signal input and output interfaces are
set at the rear panel which can help generating multiple arbitrary waveforms. The
various BUS interfaces can meet the need of the multiple interface communications.
Figure 1-3 The Front Panel of DG3000 Series
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Figure 1-4 Front Panel of DG3000 Series
Figure 1-5 Rear Panel of DG3000 Series
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Operation Menu:
Different functions
have different menus
Waveform
display
window
Parameter
Display and
editingWindow
Parameter
Value
Parameter
Name
Unit
Reading
Figure 1-6
The Display Interface (Sine Wave is the default display signal)
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Character definitions in this User Manual:
The signs for buttons in this book are the same as the panel buttons. Please note
that, the signs for the functional buttons on the operation panel are represented by
squared words, such as Sine, which represents the transparent functional key with
Sine on it on the front panel, while the menu buttons are represented by darkened
words such as Freq , which means the “Frequency” option in the Sine menu.
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Note:The main Output and Sync Channels are located in the front panel,
which only allow signal output. If they are used as signal input channels,
they will be burned and lead to instrument malfunction.
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To Set a Waveform
On the operation panel, there is a set of buttons with waveform icon. See figure 1-7.
The exercise below will help you familiarize with the waveform selection settings.
Figure 1-7 The Waveform Selection Buttons
1.
Press Sine button and the waveform window will display sine waveform.
DG3000 Series Generator can generate Sine signal with a frequency from 1μHz
to 120MHz. By setting Frequency/Period, Amplitude/High Level, Offset/Low level,
sine signal with different parameters can be generated.
Figure 1-8 The Sine Signal Display Interface
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As shown in figure 1-8, the default signal parameters are: 1kHz Frequency, 5.0Vpp
Amplitude and 0Vdc Offset.
2.
Press Square button, and the waveform window displays square waveform.
DG3000 Series Generator can generate Square signal with a frequency from
1μHz to 60MHz and variable duty cycle.
Figure 1-9 The Square Signal Display Interface
As shown in figure 1-9, the default signal parameters are: 1kHz Frequency, 5.0 Vpp
Amplitude, 0Vdc Offset and 50% Duty Cycle.
3.
Press Ramp button, and the waveform window displays ramp waveform.
DG3000 Series Generator can generate Ramp signal with a frequency of from
1μHz to 1 MHz and variable Symmetry.
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Figure 1-10 The Ramp Signal display interface
As shown in figure 1-10, the default signal parameters are: 1kHz Frequency, 5.0 Vpp
Amplitude, 0Vdc Offset and 50% Symmetry.
4.
Press Pulse button, and the waveform window displays pulse waveform.
DG3000 Series Generator can generate Pulse signal with a frequency from
500μHz to 30 MHz and variable Pulse Width and Edge Time.
Figure 1-11 The Pulse Signal display interface
As shown in figure 1-11, the default signal parameters are: 1kHz Frequency, 5.0Vpp
Amplitude, 0Vdc Offset, 200μs Pulse Width and 50ns Edge Time.
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5.
Press Noise button, and the waveform window displays noise waveform.
DG3000 Series Generator can generate Noise signal with a Band Width up to 50
MHz.
Figure 1-12 The Noise Signal Display Interface
As shown in figure 1-12, the default signal parameters are: 5.0Vpp Amplitude and
0Vdc Offset.
6. Press Arb button, and the waveform window displays arbitrary waveform.
DG3000 Series Generator can generate repeatable arbitrary waveform signals
with at most 1024K points and 25MHz frequency.
Figure 1-13
The Arbitrary waveform Signal Display Interface
As shown in figure 1-13, the default Exponential Rise Signal parameters are: 1kHz
Frequency, 5.0 Vpp Amplitude and 0Vdc Offset.
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To Set Modulate/ Sweep/Burst
As shown in figure 1-14, there are three buttons on the front panel, which are used
for Modulating, Sweeping and Bursting settings. The instructions below will help you
familiarize with the setting of these functions.
Figure 1-14
The Modulate/ Sweep/ Burst button
1. Press Mod button, and the Modulated waveforms will be generated.
The modulated waveform can be changed by modifying the parameters such as
Type, Internal/ external Modulation, Depth, Frequency, Waveform, etc.
DG3000 Series can modulate waveform using AM, FM, FSK, and PM or PWM. Sine,
Square, Ramp or Arbitrary waveforms can be modulated (Pulse, Noise and DC
can not be modulated).
Figure 1-15
The Modulated Waveform Display Interface
2. Press Sweep button, Sine, Square, Ramp or Arbitrary waveform can be swept
(Pulse, Noise and DC can not be swept).
In the Sweep Mode, DG3000 Series generate signal with variable frequencies.
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Figure 1-16
The Sweep Waveform Display Interface
3. Press Burst button, Burst for Sine, Square, Ramp, Pulse or Arbitrary waveform
can be generated.
Figure 1-17 The Burst Waveform Display Interface
Term Explanation
Burst: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.
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To Set Trigger/Output
As shown in figure 1-18, there are two buttons on the right side of the operation
panel, which are used to set Trigger and Output Control. The instruction below will
help you familiarize with these functions.
Figure 1-18
The Trigger/ Output Button
1. Press Trigger Button, choose internal/ external or manual Trigger (Manual
Trigger can only be used in Sweep and N-Cycle Burst)
 The default setting for Trigger is “Internal”. In this mode, when the Sweep
or Burst Mode is also selected, the Generator will generate burst
continuously. At this time, press Trigger button, the instrument will shift
from the “Automatic” Trigger mode into “Manual” Trigger mode.
 When the generator uses the” External” Trigger Mode, if the Sweep or the
Burst Mode is selected, signal will be generated continuously. At this time,
press Trigger button, the instrument state will not change, and it will show
“The instrument has already been triggered”.
 Every time you press the Trigger button, “Manual” Trigger will start a
sweep or generate a burst. Press the button again, and the generator will
be triggered again.
2. Press Output Button, activate or deactivate the output signal.
If an overload message is shown, disconnect the external equipment from the
output terminals and press Output button, reactivate the output terminal.
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To Use Digital Input
As shown in figure 1-19, there are three sets of buttons on the operation panel,
which are direction button, the knob and the keypad. The instruction below will help
you familiarize with the Digital Input Function.
(1)direction key
(2)keypad
(3)knob
Figure 1-19 The Front Panel Digital Input
1. The up and down keys are used to shift parameters and the left and right keys
are used to shift digits.
2. Keypad is used to directly set the parameters value.
3. Knob is used to change a signal digit value whose range is 0~9. Clockwise to
increase 1.
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To Use Store/Utility/Help Function
As shown in figure 1-20, there are three buttons on the operation panel, which are
used to call the store/recall, utility and help function. The instruction below will help
you familiarize with these Functions.
Figure 1-20
The Store/Recall, Utility and Help Button
1.
2.
3.
The Store/Recall Button is used to store waveform data and configure
information.
The Utility Button is used to set the auxiliary system function, change the output
configure parameters, interface setting, system setting information or perform
the instrument self-test and read the calibration information, etc.
The Help Button is used to read the help information.
Operation Instruction
To get help on:
To get help on any key of the front panel, press and hold on that key for 1 second
and the help message will appear.
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Chapter 2
Operating Your Generator
Up to now you have got a brief understanding about DG3000 series with the
front/rear panel, every function control area and keys. You should also know how to
set your function/ arbitrary waveform generator for your usage. If you are not familiar
with these operations, you are suggested to read Chapter One “Getting Started”
again.
This chapter covers the following topics:
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Setting Sine Signal
( Sine )
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Setting Square Signal
( Square )
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Setting Ramp Signal
( Ramp )
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Setting Pulse Signal
( Pulse )
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Setting Noise Signal
( Noise )
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Setting Arb Signal
( Arb )
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Output Modulated Signal
( Mod )
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Output Sweep Signal
( Sweep )
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Output Burst Signal
( Burst )
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Trigger
( Trigger )
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Store/Recall
( Store/Recall )
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Utility Setting
( Utility )
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Help System
( Help )
You are suggested to read this chapter carefully so as to understand
DG3000 Series Generator‘s versatile waveform setting Functions and more
operation methods.
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To Set Sine Signals
Press Sine Button to call the Sine operation. The Sine waveform parameters are set
by using the Sine operation menu.
The parameters of Sine waveforms are: Frequency/ Period, Amplitude/ High Level,
Offset/ Low Level. Different Sine Signals are generated by setting these parameters.
The parameter value in the waveform display window is the same as that of in the
parameter display window. As is shown in figure 2-1, in the soft key menu, select
Freq. Cursor is located in the frequency parameter area in the parameter display
window, and users can set the frequency value here. In the waveform display window,
the parameter type in the left corner is frequency, the value of which is displayed in
shadow.
Waveform Frequency
Current
Parameter
Amplitude
Offset
Operation
Waveform
Menu:
Display Window
Control
function
Frequency
with the
Value
soft keys
Figure 2-1 The Sine Parameter Display Interface
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Table 2-1 The Menu Explanations of Sine Waveform
Function
menu
Freq/
Period
Ampl/
High Level
Offset/
Low Level
Settings
Explanations
Set the signal frequency or period;
the current parameter will switch
at a second press.
Set the signal Amplitude or High
Level; the current parameter will
switch at a second press.
Set the signal Offset or Low Level;
the current parameter will switch
at a second press.
Instructions
The parameter type in the top left corner of figure 2-1 is the current parameter,
whose value will be displayed in shadow.
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To Set the Output Frequency/Period
1.
Press Sine  Freq , to set the frequency parameter.
The frequency shown on the screen when the instrument is powered is the
default value or the set value beforehand. When setting the function, if the
current value is valid for the new waveform, it will be used sequentially. If you
want to set the period for the waveform, press Freq/Period button again, to
switch to the Period parameter (The current operation is displayed in inverse
color).
2.
Input the desired frequency.
Use the keypad to input the parameter value directly, and press the
corresponding button to select the parameter unit. Or you can use the direction
button to select the digit you want to edit, and then use the knob to change its
value.
Current
Parameter:
Frequency
Figure 2-3 Setting the Frequency
Instruction:
When using the keypad to enter the digit, you can use the Left direction button to
move the cursor backward and delete or change the value of the previous digit.
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To Set the Output Amplitude
1.
Press Sine 
Ampl , to set the amplitude.
The amplitude shown on the screen when the instrument is powered is the
default value or the set value beforehand. When changing the function, if the
current value is valid for the new waveform, it will be used sequentially. If you
want to set the waveform by high Level or Low Level, press the Ampl/High
Level or Offset/Low level button again, to switch into the High Level or
Low Level parameter (The current operation is displayed in inverse color).
2.
Input the desired Amplitude
Use the keypad or the knob to input the desired value, choose the unit, and press
the corresponding button.
Current
Parameter:
Amplitude
Figure 2-4 Setting the Amplitude
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To Set the DC Offset
1.
Press Sine  Offset , to set the offset.
The offset shown on the screen when the instrument is powered is the default
value or the set value beforehand. When changing the function, if the current
value is valid for the new waveform, it will be used sequentially.
2.
Input the desired Offset
Use the keypad or the knob to input the desired value, choose the unit, and press
the corresponding button.
Current
Parameter:
Offset
Figure 2-5 Setting the Offset
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To Set Square Signals
Press Square button to call the Square operation. The Square waveform parameters
are set by using the Square operation menu.
The parameters of Square waveforms are: Frequency/ Period, Amplitude/ High Level,
Offset/ Low Level and Duty Cycle. See figure 2-6. The parameter value in the
waveform display window is the same as that of in the parameter display window and
the Duty Cycle value is edited directly in the waveform display window. In the soft key
menu, select Duty Cycle, and the corresponding value in the waveform display
window will be displayed in shadow, and then users can edit its value.
Duty Cycle
Figure 2-6 The Square Parameter Display Interface
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Figure 2-7
Table 2-2 The Menu Explanations of Square Waveform
Function
Menu
Freq/
Period
Ampl/
High Level
Offset/
Low Level
Duty
Settings
Explanation
Set the signal frequency or period;
the current parameter will switch at
a second press.
Set the signal Amplitude or High
Level; the current parameter will
switch at a second press.
Set the signal Offset or Low Level;
the current parameter will switch at
a second press
Set the Duty Cycle for Square
Waveform
Term Explanation:
Duty Cycle: The percentage that the High Level takes up the whole Period.
Please Note : for the Frequency
Duty Cycle Value
Below 25MHz:
20% to 80%
From 25MHz to 50MHz (included):
40% to 60%
Higher than 50MHz:
50%
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To Set the Duty Cycle
1.
Press Square  Duty , to set the Duty Cycle.
The Duty Cycle shown on the screen when the instrument is powered is the
default value or the set value beforehand. When changing the function, if the
current value is valid for the new waveform, it will be used sequentially.
2.
Input the desired Duty Cycle
Use the keypad or the knob to input the desired value, choose the unit, and press
the corresponding button. The Generator will change the waveform immediately.
Current
Parameter:
Duty Cycle
Figure 2-8 Setting the Duty Cycle
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To Set Ramp Signals
Press Ramp button to call the Ramp operation. The Ramp waveform parameters are
set by using the Ramp operation menu.
The parameters for Ramp waveforms are: Frequency/ Period, Amplitude/ High Level,
Offset/ Low Level and Symmetry. See figure 2-9. The parameter value in the
waveform display window is the same as that of in the parameter display window and
the Symmetry value is edited directly in the waveform display window. In the soft key
menu, select Symmetry, and the corresponding value in the waveform display window
will be displayed in shadow, and then users can edit its value.
Symmetry
Figure 2-9 The Ramp Parameter Display Interface
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Figure 2-10
Table 2-3 The Menu Explanations of Ramp Waveform
Function
Menu
Freq/
Period
Ampl/
High Level
Offset/
Low Level
Symmetry
Settings
Explanation
Set the signal frequency or period;
the current parameter will switch at
a second press.
Set the signal Amplitude or High
Level; the current parameter will
switch at a second press.
Set the signal Offset or Low Level;
the current parameter will switch at
a second press.
Set the Symmetry
Waveform.
for
Ramp
Term Explanation:
Symmetry: The percentage that the Rising Period takes up the whole Period.
Input Range: 0~100%.
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To Set the Symmetry
1.
Press Ramp  Symmetry , to set the Symmetry.
The Symmetry shown on the screen when the instrument is powered is the
default value or the set value beforehand. When changing the function, if the
current value is valid for the new waveform, it will be used sequentially.
2.
Input the desired Symmetry
Use the keypad or the knob to input the desired value, choose the unit, and press
the corresponding button. The Generator will change the waveform immediately.
Current
Parameter:
Symmetry
Figure 2-11 Setting the Symmetry
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To Set Pulse Signals
Press Pulse button to call the Pulse operation. The Pulse waveform parameters are
set by using the Pulse operation menu.
The parameters for Pulse waveforms are: Frequency/ Period, Amplitude/ High Level,
Offset/ Low Level, Pulse Width and Edge Time. See figure 2-12. The parameter value
in the waveform display window is the same as that of in the parameter display
window and the Pulse Width and the Edge Time values are edited directly in the
waveform display window. In the soft key menu, select Pulse Width, and the
corresponding value in the waveform display window will be displayed in shadow, and
then users can edit its value.
Pulse Width
Edge Time
Figure 2-12 The Pulse Parameter Display Interface
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Figure 2-13
Table 2-4 The Menu Explanations of Pulse Waveform
Function
Menu
Settings
Set the signal frequency or period; the
current parameter will switch at a second
press.
Freq/
Period
Ampl/
High Level
Offset/
Low Level
Pulse Width
/Duty
Edge Time
Explanation
Set the signal Amplitude or High Level;
the current parameter will switch at a
second press.
Set the signal Offset or Low Level; the
current parameter will switch at a second
press.
Set the signal Pulse Width or Duty; the
current parameter will switch at a second
press.
Setting the Edge Time for Pulse Waveform
Term Explanation:
Pulse Width:
Positive Pulse Width: the time span between thresholds of 50% of the rising edge
amplitude to the next 50% of the falling edge amplitude;
Negative Pulse Width: the time span between thresholds of 50% of the falling
edge amplitude to the next 50% of the rising edge amplitude.
Edge Time:
The time span between the thresholds of the 10% to 90% of the rising edge
amplitude is called Rising Time.
The time span between the thresholds of the 90% to 10% of the falling edge
amplitude is called Falling Time.
The Rising Time and the Falling Time together are called Edge Time.
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To Set the Pulse Width
1.
Press Pulse  Pulse Width , to set the Pulse Width.
The Pulse Width shown on the screen when the instrument is powered is the
default value or the set value beforehand. When changing the function, if the
current value is valid for the new waveform, it will be used sequentially.
2.
Input the desired Pulse Width
Use the keypad or the knob to input the desired value, choose the unit, and press
the corresponding button. The Generator will change the waveform immediately.
Current
Parameter:
Pulse Width
Figure 2-14 Setting the Pulse Width
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To Set the Edge Time
1.
Press Pulse  Edge Time , to set the Edge Time.
The Edge Time shown on the screen when the instrument is powered is the
default value or the set value beforehand. When changing the function, if the
current value is valid for the new waveform, it will be used sequentially.
2.
Input the desired Edge Time
Use the keypad or the knob to input the desired value, choose the unit, and press
the corresponding button. The Generator will change the waveform immediately.
Current
Parameter:
Pulse Edge
Figure 2-15 Setting the Edge Time
Instruction:
The default setting is the same Edge Time for Rising and Falling Edges.
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To Set Noise Signals
Press Noise button to call the Noise operation. The Noise waveform parameters are
set by using the Noise operation menu.
The parameters for Noise waveforms are: Amplitude/ High Level and Offset/ Low
Level. See figure 2-16. The parameter value in the waveform display window is the
same as that of in the parameter display window. In the soft key menu, select Offset,
and the corresponding value in the waveform display window will be displayed in
shadow, and then users can edit its value. Noise is non-regulated signal which has no
frequency or period.
Figure 2-16 The Noise Parameter Display Interface
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Figure 2-17
Table 2-5 The Menu Explanations of Noise Waveform
Function
Menu
Ampl/
High Level
Offset/
Low Level
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Settings
Explanation
Set the signal Amplitude or High
Level; the current parameter will
switch at a second press.
Set the signal Offset or Low Level;
the current parameter will switch
at a second press.
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To Set Arbitrary Signals
Press Arb button to call the Arb operation. The Arb waveform parameters are set by
using the Arb operation menu.
The Arb signal consists of two types: the system built-in waveform and the
user-definable waveform. The parameters for Arb waveforms are: Frequency/ Period,
Amplitude/ High Level and Offset/ Low Level. See figure 2-18. The parameter value in
the waveform display window is the same with that of in the parameter display
window. In the soft key menu, select Amplitude, and the corresponding value in the
waveform display window will be displayed in shadow, and then users can edit its
value.
Figure 2-18 The Arb Parameter Display Interface
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Figure 2-19
Table 2-6 The Menu Explanations of Arb Waveform ( Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Set the signal frequency or period;
the current parameter will switch
at a second press.
Freq/
Period
Set the signal Amplitude or High
Level; the current parameter will
switch at a second press.
Set the signal Offset or Low Level;
the current parameter will switch
at a second press
Ampl/
High Level
Offset/
Low Level
Figure 2-20
Sel Wform
Select the built-in Arbitrary Signal
as Output
Edit Wform
Create
and
Waveform
Edit
Arbitrary
Table 2-7 The Menu Explanations of Arb Waveform ( Page 2/2)
Function
Menu
2-20
Explanation
Settings
Explanation
Edit Wform
Create
and
Waveform
Edit Digital
W
When the Digital Output Module is
connected, it is the optional key.
Cal Digital
W
When the Digital Output Module is
connected, it is the optional key.
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To Select the built-in Arbitrary Waveform
There are five built-in Arbitrary Waveforms and user-definable Arbitrary Waveforms
inside the Generator. To select one of them, follow the instructions below:
Press Arb  Load , to enter the interface below.
Figure 2-21
Table 2-7 The Menu Explanations of Built-in Arbitrary Waveform
Function
Menu
Built-in
Stored
Wform
Volatile
Wform
DELETE
Wform
CANCEL
Settings
Explanation
Select one of the five built-in Arbitrary
Waveforms (See Table 2-8)
Select one of Arbitrary Waveforms
stored in the Non-volatile memory
Select one of Arbitrary Waveforms
stored in the Volatile memory. When a
new waveform is created, the old one
will be erased.
Delete one of the Arbitrary Waveforms
stored in the Non-volatile memory. The
five Built-in Waveforms can not be
deleted.
Cancel the current operation, and return
to the upper menu. (The followings are
the same and will not be explained)
Instructions:
 When there is no waveform stored in the Non-Volatile Memory, the
StoredWforms Menu and the DELETEWform Menu will hide.
 When there is no waveform in the Volatile Memory, the VolatileWform
menu will hide.
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1.
To Select the Built-in Waveform
Press Arb 
Figure 2-22
Sel Wform  Built-In , and enter the following interface.
Table 2-8 The Menu Explanations of Built-in Arbitrary Waveform
(Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
ExpRise
Select the built-in Exponential Rise
Waveform
ExpFall
Select the built-in Exponential Fall
Waveform
NegRamp
Select the built-in Negative Ramp
Waveform
Sinc
Select the built-in Sinc Waveform.
Sinc=Sin(x)/x
1/2
Figure 2-23
Enter next page ( the followings are
the same)
Table 2-9 The Menu Explanations of Built-in Arbitrary Waveform
(Page 2/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Explanation
Return previous page (the followings
are the same)
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Explanation
Select the built-in Cardiac Waveform
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To Select the Stored Waveform
Press Arb
interface.
Figure 2-24

Sel Wform
Table 2-10
Function
Menu

The Menu Explanations of Stored Arbitrary Waveform
(Page 1/2)
Settings
Explanation
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The location is:
C:\ARB1:ARB_1
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The location is:
C:\ARB2:ARB_2
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The location is:
C:\ARB3:ARB_3
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The location is:
C:\ARB4:ARB_4
ARB Mem1
ARB Mem 2
ARB Mem 3
ARB Mem 4
Figure 2-25
Stored Wform , and enter the following
Table 2-11 The Menu Explanations of Stored Arbitrary Waveform
(Page 2/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Select Arb
Instructions:
When there is no waveform stored in the
Explanation
Open the selected waveform
Arb Mem1 、 Arb Mem2 、 Arb Mem3
and Arb Mem4, this menu will hide. (The followings are the same and will not be
explained )
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3.
To Remove the Waveform
Press
Arb

Sel Wform

DELETE Wform , and enter the following
interface.
Figure 2-26
Table 2-12 The Menu Explanations of Stored Arbitrary Waveform
(Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The location is:
C:\ARB1:ARB_1
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The location is:
C:\ARB2:ARB_2
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The location is:
C:\ARB3:ARB_3
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The location is:
C:\ARB4:ARB_4
ARB Mem1
ARB Mem 2
ARB Mem 3
ARB Mem 4
Figure 2-27
Table 2-13 The Menu Explanations of Stored Arbitrary Waveform
(Page 2/2)
Function
Menu
Delete Arb
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Explanation
Settings
Explanation
Delete the selected waveform
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To Edit the Arbitrary Waveform
The Generator allows users to edit Arbitrary Waveforms, which can create any new
waveform by initializing points. The procedure is as follows:
Press Arb  EditWform , to enter the interface shown below.
Figure 2-28
Table 2-14 The Menu Explanations of Waveform Edition Operation
Function
Menu
Settings
Explanation
Create
New
Create a new waveform, and erase
the waveform in the Volatile memory.
Edit
Stored
Edit the waveform stored in the
non-Volatile memory
Edit
Volatile
Edit the waveform stored in the
Volatile memory
DELETE
Wform
Delete
one
of
the Arbitrary
Waveforms stored in the Non-volatile
memory. The five Built-in Waveforms
can not be deleted.
Instructions:
 When there is no waveform stored in the Non-Volatile Memory, the Edit
Stored Menu and the DELETE Wform Menu will hide.
 When there is no waveform in the Volatile Memory, the Edit Volatile menu
hide
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1.
To Create a New Waveform
Press
Arb

EditWform
 Create New ,to set the overall parameter for
the waveform. Interface is shown in figure 2-29 and menu in table 2-15.
Period
High Level
Low Level
Initial Points Number
Interpolation On
Figure 2-29
The Setting Interface of New Waveform Parameter
Figure 2-30
Table 2-15 The Menu Explanations of the New Waveform Parameters
(Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
2-26
Settings
Explanation
Cycle
Period
Setting the Cycle Period for the
Waveform
HighV Limi
Setting the Level High Limit for
the Waveform
LowV Limit
Setting the Level Low Limit
the Waveform
Int# Points
Set the number of initial points
when Initializing the waveform
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Table 2-16 The Menu Explanations of the New Waveform Parameters
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Function
Menu
Interp
Edit Points
Settings
On
Off
Explanation
Activate the linear Interpolation
between the defined points
Deactivate the linear Interpolation
between the defined points
Turn on the Waveform Editor
(1) To Set the Point Number
Press Int #Points , to set the number of the initializing points.
When a new waveform is created, the waveform editor will firstly create a
waveform with two points. The Waveform Editor connects the last point to the
Voltage Level of point #1 automatically to create a continuous waveform. A
waveform with at most 512K points can be created.
In the default setting, point #1 is Level High, fixed on 0 second, while point #2 is
Level Low and on the half of the set Cycle period.
(2) To Set the Interpolation
Press Interp.On , if you choose Interpolation On , and the points will be
connected with beelines; otherwise, the voltages between two consecutive
points will not change, and waveform looks like a step-up one.
(3) To Edit the Waveform Points
Press Arb  Edit Wform  Create New  Edit Points , the waveform
can be defined by setting the time and voltage for each point using this function.
The menu is as follows:
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Figure 2-32
Table 2-17 The Menu Explanations of Waveform Edition Menu
(Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
Figure 2-33
Settings
Explanation
Point#
Select the point to be edited
Voltage
Set Voltage for the Selected point
Time
Set time for the Selected point
Insert
Insert a new point between the
defined points. Use the “Time” and
“Voltage” to define the new point.
Table 2-18 The Menu Explanations of Waveform Edition Menu
(Page 2/2)
Function
Menu
Remove
Stored in
Non-Vol
Done
Settings
Explanation
Remove the current point
Save the created waveform to the
non-Volatile Memory. Resort to
Table 2-14 for a detailed Storage
Catalogue.
Finish the current operation and
return to the first level menu. (The
followings are the same and will
not be explained)
Instruction:
The time for the last definable point should be less than the cycle period in the
waveform.
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(4) Save the Waveform to the Non-Volatile Memory
Press Arb  Edit Wform  Create New  Edit Points
Non-Vol , to enter the following interface.
 Store in
Figure 2-34 Choose the Location
Figure 2-35 Input the Name
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Table 2-19 The Menu Explanations of Saving New Waveform
Function
Menu
File ARB1
File
ARB 2
File
ARB 3
File
ARB 4
Settings
Explanation
Store the waveform to ARB1 location
and name the file. Press Finish/Done
to finish the operation.
Store the waveform to ARB2 location
and name the file. Press Finish/Done
to finish the operation.
Store the waveform to ARB3 location
and name the file. Press Finish/Done
to finish the operation.
Store the waveform to ARB4 location
and name the file. Press Finish/Done
to finish the operation.
Instruction
To save the Arbitrary Waveform:
In the Non-volatile Memory, each waveform storage place saves only one
waveform. If a new one is stored, the old one will be erased.
 For a waveform containing points less than128K, one place will be used.
 For a waveform containing points from128K to 256K, two sequential places
will be used.
 For a waveform containing points from256K to 512K, All the 4 places will be
used.
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2.
To Edit the Stored Waveform
Press Arb 
Figure 2-36
Edit Wform
 Edit Stored , to enter the following interface.
Table 2-20 The Menu Explanations of Editing Stored Waveform
(Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The default
location is: C:\ARB1:ARB_1
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The default
location is: C:\ARB2:ARB_2
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The default
location is: C:\ARB3:ARB_3
Select the Arb Waveform stored in the
non-Volatile Memory. The
default
location is: C:\ARB4:ARB_4
ARB
Mem1
ARB Mem
2
ARB Mem
3
ARB Mem
4
Figure 2-37
Table 2-21 The Menu Explanations of Editing Stored Waveform
(Page 2/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Edit Arb
3.
Explanation
Explanation
Edit the selected waveform
To Delete a Waveform
Press Arb

Edit Wform
 DELETE Wform , to delete a waveform.
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To Generate the Modulated Waveform
Use the Mod button to generate modulated waveform. DG3000 Series can generate
AM, FM, FSK, PM and PWM modulated waveforms. Modulating parameters vary with
the types of the modulation. In AM, users can set the Source (Internal/ External),
depth, Modulating Frequency, Modulating Waveform and Carrier Waveform; in FM,
users can set the Source (Internal/ External), Frequency Deviation, Modulating
Waveform and Carrier Waveform; in FSK, users can set the Source (Internal/
External), Frequency Range, Internal Rate, Modulating Waveform and Carrier
Waveform; in PM, users can set the Source (Internal/ External), Phase Deviation,
Modulating Frequency, Modulating Waveform and Carrier Waveform; in PWM, users
can set the Modulating Frequency, Pulse Width Deviation, Modulating Waveform and
Source (Internal/ External) etc.
We will cover how to set these parameters in details according to the Modulation
types.
Modulating
Depth
Waveform
Type
Carrier
Shape
Waveform
Source
Carrier
Frequency
Carrier
Carrier Amplitude
Amplitude
Figure 2-38
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AM
The modulated waveform consists of two parts: the Carrier Waveform and the
Modulating Waveform. In AM, the Amplitude of the Carrier Waveform varies with the
instantaneous voltage of the modulating waveform. The Parameters for the AM are in
table 2-22.
Press Mod 
Type
 AM , to enter the following menu.
Figure 2-39
Table 2-22 The Menu Explanations of the AM Parameters
Function
Menu
Settings
Set the modulating waveform
frequency. Frequency Range:
2mHz~20kHz ( Internal Source Only ).
AM Freq
AM Depth
Type
Shape
Source
Explanation
Set the amplitude range
AM
Sine
Square
Triangle
UpRamp
DnRamp
Noise
Arb
Amplitude Modulation
Choose the modulating Waveform. To
change
the
Carrier
Waveform
parameter, press Sine, Square etc.
Internal
The Source is Internal
External
The Source is External. Use the
[Modulation In] connector in the Rear
panel.
Term Explanation
Modulation Depth
The Amplitude Range (also called “Percentage Modulation”). Modulation Depth
varies from 1% to 120%.
 In the 0% Modulation, the output amplitude is the half of the set one.
 In the 100% Modulation,the output amplitude is the same with the set one.
 For an external source, the depth of AM is controlled by the voltage level of the
connector connected to the [Modulation In]. +5V corresponds to the currently
set depth 100%.
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FM
The modulated waveform consists of two parts: the Carrier Waveform and the
Modulating Waveform. In FM, the Frequency of the Carrier Waveform varies with the
instantaneous voltage of the modulating waveform. The Parameters for the FM are as
shown in figure 2-40.
Modulating
Frequency
Frequency
Deviation
Figure 2-40
The Setting Interface of FM Waveform Parameter
Press Mod 
2-34
Type
 FM , to enter the following menu.
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Figure 2-41
Table 2-23 The Menu Explanations of the FM Parameters
Function
Menu
Settings
Set
the
modulating
waveform
frequency.
Frequency
Range:
2mHz~20kHz (Internal Source Only).
Set the Frequency Deviation between
the Modulating Waveform and the
Carrier Waveform
FM Freq
FM Dev
Type
Shape
Explanation
FM
Sine
Square
Triangle
UpRamp
DnRamp
Noise
Arb
Frequency Modulation
Choose the modulating Waveform. To
change
the
Carrier
Waveform
parameter, press Sine, Square etc.
Internal
The Source is Internal
External
The Source is External. Use the
[Modulation In] connector in the Rear
panel.
Source
Term Explanation
Frequency Deviation
 The Deviation should be equal to or less than the Carrier Waveform Frequency.
 The Sum of the Deviation and the Carrier Frequency should be equal to or less
than maximum frequency of the selected function plus 1kHz.
 For an External Source, the Deviation is controlled by the voltage Level of
the Connector connected to the [Modulation In]. +5V corresponds to the
selected Deviation and -5V to the negative selected Deviation.
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FSK
The FSK Modulation is a modulation method, the output frequency of which switches
between two the pre-set frequencies (Carrier Waveform Frequency and the Hop
Frequency). The Frequency of the Output Frequency switch between the carrier
waveform frequency and the Hop frequency is called the FSK rate. The frequency by
which the output frequency switch from each other is determined by the Internal
Frequency generator or the Signal Voltage Level offered by the Ext Trig/FSK/Burst
connector in the rear panel:
FSK Rate
Hop
Frequency
Figure 2-42
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Press Mod 
Type
 FSK , to enter the following interface.
Figure 2-43
Table 2-24 The Menu Explanations of the FSK Parameters
Function
Menu
Settings
Set the frequency at which the output
frequency shifts between the carrier
frequency and the Hop frequency
(Internal
Modulation
Only):
2mHz~100MHz
FSK Rate
Type
Explanation
FSK
Hop Freq
Frequency Shift Keying Modulation
Set the Hop Frequency
Internal
The Source is Internal
External
The Source is External. Use the [EXT
Trig/FSK/Burst] connector in the Rear
panel.
Source
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PM
The modulated waveform consists of two parts: the Carrier Waveform and the
Modulating Waveform. In PM, the Phase of the Carrier Waveform varies with the
instantaneous voltage Level of the modulating waveform. The Parameters for the PM
are as shown in figure 2-44.
PM Frequency
Phase
Deviation
Figure 2-44
The Setting Interface of PM Waveform Parameter
Press Mod 
2-38
Type
 PM, enter the following interface.
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Figure 2-45
Table 2-25 The Menu Explanations of the PM Parameters
Function
Menu
Settings
Set the modulating waveform
frequency. Frequency Range:
2mHz~20kHz (Internal source Only).
Set the Phase Deviation between the
Modulating Waveform and the Carrier
Waveform, ranging from 0o to 360o
PM Freq
Phase Dev
Type
Shape
Explanation
PM
Sine
Square
Triangle
UpRamp
DnRamp
Noise
Arb
Phase Modulation
Choose the modulating Waveform. To
change
the
Carrier
Waveform
parameter, press Sine, Square etc.
Internal
The Source is Internal
External
The Source is External. Use the
[Modulation In] connector in the Rear
panel.
Source
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PWM
The modulated waveform consists of two parts: the Carrier Waveform and the
Modulating Waveform. In PWM, the width of the Carrier Waveform (Pulse) varies with
the instantaneous voltage of the modulating waveform. The parameters for PWM are
as shown in figure 2-46.
PWM can only be used for pulse modulation, press Mod, enter the modulation
interface, you may discover that the function key PWM is cryptic when you choose the
modulation type, but it will appear when you pressMod in the Pulse interface.
Figure 2-46
The Setting Interface of PWM Waveform Parameter
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Press Pulse  Mod , enter the following menu.
Figure 2-47
Table 2-26 The Menu Explanations of the PWM Parameters
Function
Menu
Settings
Explanation
PWM
Freq
Set
the
modulating
waveform
frequency.
Frequency
Range:
2mHz~20kHz (only for internal source).
Width
Dev
Set the width deviation
Type
PWM
Shape
Sine
Square
Triangle
UpRamp
DnRamp
Noise
Arb
Source
Pulse Width Modulation
Choose the modulating Waveform. To
change
the
Carrier
Waveform
parameter, press Sine, Square etc.
Internal
Choose the internal source.
External
Choose the external source, use the
linker [Modulation In] in the rear panel.
Note:
The maximum range of the (duty deviation)/(width deviation) is the smaller one in
[(pulse duty/width), 1-pulse width].
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To Generate Sweep
In the frequency sweep mode, the function generator “steps” from the start
frequency to the stop frequency at the sweep rate you specify. Sweep can be
generated by Sine, Square, Ramp or Arbitrary Waveforms (Pulse, Noise and DC are
not allowed).
Sweep Time
Start Frequency
Stop Frequency
Source
Sweep Type
Trigger
Figure 2-48
The Setting Interface of Sweep Waveform Parameter
Press Sweep button to enter the following menu. Set the Waveform parameters by
using the operation menu.
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Figure 2-49 Table 2-27 The Menu Explanations of Waveform Sweep (Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Explanation
Swp Time
Set the Time Span of the Sweep for
which the Frequency changes from the
Start Frequency to Stop Frequency.
Stop Freq
Freq Span
Set the Stop Frequency of the Sweep
Set the Frequency Span of the Sweep
Start Freq
Center Freq
Source
Set the Start Frequency of the Sweep
Set the Center Frequency of the Sweep
Internal
External
Mannal
Choose Internal Source
Choose External Source, use the [Ext
Trig/FSk/Burst] connector in the rear
panel
Choose External Source, set the start
and stop time by hand
Sweep Frequency Setting
Use Start Freq and Stop Freq or Center Freq and Freq Span to set the
range of the frequency. Press the button again to switch between each other.
 To Sweep upward, set the Start Frequency lower than the Stop Frequency, or set
a positive frequency interval.
 To Sweep downward, set the Start Frequency higher than the Stop Frequency, or
set a negative frequency interval.
Figure 2-50
Table 2-28 The Menu Explanations of Waveform Sweep (Page 2/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Trig
Off
Linear
Log
Explanation
Set Signal Triggered at Rise Edge
Set Signal Triggered at Fall Edge
Turn off Trigger Setting
Set the Sweep with linear spacing
Set the Sweep with logarithmic
spacing
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To Generate Burst
Burst Function can generate versatile waveforms in burst, which can last specific
times of waveform cycle(N-Cycle Burst), or when external gated signals( Gated Burst)
is applied, any waveform could be used, But noise can only be used in Gated Burst.
Press Burst button to enter the following interface. Set the Waveform parameters by
using the operation menu.
Burst Period
Start Phase
N Cycle
Cycle Period
Delay
Source
Trigger Setting
Figure 2-51
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Set the N-Cycle Burst
Press Burst 
N Cycle , to enter the following interface.
Figure 2-52
Table 2-29 The Menu Explanations of the N-Cycle Parameters
(Page1/2)
Function
Menu
Burst
Period
Settings
Explanation
Set the Burst Period
Start
Phase
Set the Start Phase of the Burst
N Cycle
Gated
Use the N-Cycle Mode
Use the Gated Mode
Internal
External
Source
Manual
Choose Internal Source
Choose External Source, use the [EXT
Trig/FSK/Burst] connector in the rear
panel
Choose External Source, set the start and
stop time by hand
Burst Period
Set the time span between an N-Cycle Burst and the next. If necessary the period will
increase to allow the specific number of cycles in a burst.
Burst Period> Period X Burst Number
Start Phase
Define the Start and the Stop Point in a waveform. The phase varies from -360° to
+360°, and the default setting is 0°. For an Arbitrary Waveform, 0° is the first
waveform point.
N-Cycle/ Gated
N-Cycle has specific number of waveform cycles, and every burst is activated by a
trigger event. Gated burst use external source to control burst as when to be
activated.
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Figure 2-53 Table 2-30 The Menu Explanations of the N-Cycle Parameters (Page2/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Trig
Off
#Cycle
Explanation
Signal Triggered at Rise Edge
Signal Triggered at Fall Edge
Turn off Trigger Setting
Infinite
Set the Number of the bursts in a N-Cycle
Set the Number of the bursts in a N-Cycle
to be infinite
Delay
Set the Delay time before the burst starts
# Cycle
Set the number of Waveform Cycle in an N-Cycle (1 to 1,000,000 or Infinite).
If you choose Infinite, then a continuous waveform will be generated which will not
stop until a trigger event happens (Trigger button is pressed).
 If needed, Burst Period will increase to cater to the specific number of cycles.
 For a frequency greater than 25MHz, only a bust with infinite cycles is allowed.
 For an infinite-cycle Burst, External or Manual Trigger is needed to activate burst.
Delay
Set the Time Delay between the Trigger Input and the Start of the N-Cycle Burst. The
minimum delay is a function of the specific burst period, and should always be
greater than 0s.
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Set the Gated Burst
Press Burst 
Figure 2-54
Gated , to enter the following interface.
Table 2-31 The Menu Explanations of the Gated Burst Parameters
Function
Menu
Start
Phase
Settings
Set the Start Phase for the Gated
Signal
N Cycle
Gated
Polarity
Explanation
Set the Gated Mode
Positive
Negative
Set the Polarity for the Gated Signal
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To Store and Recall
Press Store/Recall Button to enter the following interface. You can save or recall the
State or Data Documentation inside the Generator. The status file and data file on the
U Disk are also allowed to rebuild or delete. File names can either be Chinese or
English.
Figure 2-55 The Save and Read Interface
Figure 2-56
Table 2-32 The Menu Explanations of Save and Recall (Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
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Settings
File Type
State
Data
All File
Browser
Path
Directory
File
Explanation
The Setting of the Generator
Arbitrary Waveform file
All kinds of files
Shift between the Path,
Directory and file
Save
Save the waveform to the
appointed place
Recall
Recall the waveform or
Setting information in the
specific position in the
memory.
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Table 2-33 The Menu Explanations of Save and Recall (Page 2/2)
Function
Menu
Delete
Settings
Explanation
Delete the selected file
About the browser
The directory selection shift is done by the direction keys. In the directory mode,
pressing the right key will open the lower directory while the left key will fold the
directory. Up and Down key are used to shift between the directories; in the Path
mode, right key stands for the lower directory, left key upper, up key route, and down
key the lowest or the stroll bar between the files.
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To Save the Instrument State
Users are allowed to store the instrument state in any of the 4 Non-Volatile Memories.
The state storage will “memorize” the selected function (including the Arbitrary
Waveform), Frequency, Amplitude, DC Offset, Duty Cycle, Symmetry, and other
modulation parameter used.
To Save the Instrument State, the procedures are given as follows:
1. Choose the file Type to store
PressStore/Recall  Type  State , and choose State as the storage type.
2. Choose the location of the file.
There are four positions in the Local(C :) STATE1, STATE2, STATE3 and STATE4,
choose anyone of them by rotating the knob.
3. Name the file and Save it
Press Save button, enter the desired name. Press End/Store to finish.
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To Save Data
Users are allowed to store data document in any of the 4 Non-Volatile Memories. If
the place is already occupied, new document will cover the old one. The procedures
for data storage are given as follows:
1. Choose the file Type to store
Press Store/Recall  Type  data, and choose data as the storage type.
2. Choose the location of the file.
There are four positions in the Local(C :) ARB1, ARB2, ARB3 and ARB4, choose
anyone of them by rotating the knob.
3. Name the file and Save
Press Save button, enter the desired name. Press End/Store to finish.
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The Seamless Interaction of DG3000 and DS1000
Above we have introduced to you the interfaces of DG3000, and mentioned the USB
Host Interface. Below, we will introduce to you how to use this interface to connect
DG3000 and DS1000 to realize the nondestructive data Transmission.
Step one, Connect DG3000 with DS1000, and acquire data.
Step two, Connect the USB Host Interface of DG3000 with the USB Device Interface
of DS1000. View the waveform acquired. The procedures are given as follows:
View the Acquired Waveform
Press Store/Recall Button, to enter the following menu.
Figure 2-58 The Recalling the Waveform Interface
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Press Browser  Directory , use the knob to select DS1102C and make it be
displayed in inverse color.
Figure 2-59 Choose the Directory
Press
Browser

File , use the direction key to choose CCHH11:
:O
ONN and make it be
displayed in inverse color (choose the channel that you want to recall the
information).
Figure 2-60 Choose the Channel
When the preparation is done, the following steps will help you read the information
DS1000 acquired.
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Press Recall and DG3000 will recall the waveform data acquired by DS1000 into
the Volatile Memory.
Note: when recalling, DG3000 will recall once and write once, so there will be 2
processing bar. If there is only one shown, it means that the recall operation is
unsuccessful.
To generate the waveform acquired
Press Arb  Sel Wform  Volatile Wform , to load the waveform just
recalled.
Figure 2-61 Load the Waveform
Notes:The frequency shown on DG3000 may vary greatly from what you imagine.
This is because that DG3000 consider the waveform acquired as a period. If you want
to get the real period of the generated waveform, you have to use the frequency
value shown on DG3000 times the number of the real period in this false period.
As shown in the figure below, this is the waveform shown on another DS1000 using
the above operation. Please note that the frequency shown on this instrument is the
same as the precious one.
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Figure 2-62 The Reappearance Waveform
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To Save the data in the Volatile memory into the
Non-Volatile Memory
The information in the Volatile Memory will disappear once the instrument is powered
off. To save the valuable information, save the information to the Non-Volatile
Memory.
First edit the Arbitrary Waveform in the Arb function and press Arb 
Edit Wform ,
Figure 2-63 Edit the waveform
Choose
Edit Volatile
 2/2 page and and edit the Points,
Figure 2-64
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Choose 2/2 page
Store in Non-Volatile ,
Figure 2-65
Press Store/Recall, choose the location, to finish the operation.
Figure 2-66 Choose the Location
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To Use USB Storage
As is shown in figure 2-67, the storage location is divided into: The internal Storage
Local(C :) and the U Disk storage U Disk (A :). At the left side of the front panel, there
is a USB interface. When a USB storage is connected, the storage menu will show
“Mobile Disk (A:)”. Otherwise, the default location is the internal location Local(C :).
Figure 2-67 To Use the USB Storage
1.
2.
3.
Install the Mobile Disk
Insert the Mobile Disk into the USB interface on the front panel, and the screen
will show “Detect a Mobile Disk”, and storage menu will show “Mobile Disk ( A:)”
Choose the Mobile Disk
Press Browser Directory, move the cursor with the up or down direction
key to select “Mobile Disk ( A:)”. Press the right key to open the lower directory,
use the up and down direction key to choose the file” DG3000”. Use the right key
to open the lower directory, and up and down key to select the file “Workspace”.
Input the file name and save.
Remove the Mobile Disk
Remove the Mobile Disk from the Interface. The system will inform you “The
Mobile Disk is removed”, and the “Mobile Disk (A:)” in the storage menu will
disappear.
Note: Mobile Disk can only be U Disk; portable hard disk is not supported.
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To Save a File
Press Store/Recall  Store , to enter the following interface. Enter the desired file
name in the “File Name” frame. In the middle of the figure below is the input keypad,
used to edit the file name. Use the up and down direction keys and knob to select the
desired character; use the left and right direction keys to edit the input file name.
Figure 2-68 The File Storage Interface
Figure 2-69
Table 2-34 The Menu Explanation of File Storage
Function
Menu
Settings
Input
Type
En
Chn(s)
Explanation
English Input
Chinese Input
SELECT
Select the current character
Delete
Delete the current character
End/
Store
Store the file with the current
name
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1.
English Input
The English Input Interface is as shown in figure 2-70, to save a file named
“NewFile”, follow the steps below:
File Name
Input Window
Key Pad
Figure 2-70 The English Input Interface
(1) Press Input Type  En , to enter the English Interface.
(2) Input the file name” NewFile”.
Use the Knob to adjust the cursor’s horizontal position and the up and down key
to adjust the vertical position. Select the Character “N” and press Select. Repeat
this until you have inputted “NEWFile” . Press the +/button on the number
Keypad to shift into the Capitalized Input mode
(3) Edit the File Name
When you have entered a wrong character, move the cursor to the wrong
character to be deleted and press Delete to remove it. Reenter the file name.
(4) Press End/Store , to finish and save the file.
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2.
Chinese Input
The Chinese Input Interface is as shown in figure 2-71. To save a new file named
“信号发生器”, follow the instructions below:
File Name
Input
Window
Page
Controller
Input Menu
Key Pad
Figure 2-71 The Chinese Input Interface
(1) Press Input Type  Chn(s) , to enter the Chinese Input Interface.
(2) Press the “+/-”button on the Number Keypad, to shift Capitalization, and choose
the input to be Minuscule and enter Chinese.
(3) Input the file name : “信号发发生器”
Use the Knob to adjust the cursor’s horizontal position and the up and down key
to adjust the vertical position. Select the Character “q” and press Select .
Repeat till all the needed characters are selected. In the Input Menu, choose the
Chinese character you need with the help of the page controller and the 1~9
button on the keypad.
(4) Edit the wrongly input
When a file name is wrong, move the cursor to the character to remove and
press Delete to remove it and reenter the file name.
(5) Press End/Store , to finish and save the file.
Notes: The length of file name user can edit is up to 24 characters or 12 Chinese
characters (The file can be stored in U-disk or non- volatile memories, but the length
of file name has the limit). The length limit in non-volatile memories is 12 characters
or 6 Chinese characters; the limit in U-disk is 39 characters or 19 Chinese characters.
If surpass the length limit, N/A is shown.
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To Set the Utility Function
With the Utility Function, you can set the parameters of the Generator such as: DC
On/Off, Sync On/Off, Output Parameter, Interface Parameter, System Setting and
Testing Parameter. The DC switch offers the options of DC output or Arbitrary
Waveform Output. Sync Switch offers the option to choose the Sync Signal or not.
Output Setting provides the parameter setting for Load/Impedance, Range, Normal/
Inverse and Phase. Interface Setting offers the storage and load of the configure
parameter setting for GPIB (IEEE-488), LAN, RS232 or USB remove Control. The
System Setting provides the setting for Language, Display, Beep, Screen Guard,
Format, Power System Configure and default setting; Test provides the self-testing
and calibration storage.
Press Utility button, to enter the Utility Menu. Its functions are listed below in table 2
-26.
Figure 2-72
Table 2-35 The Menu Explanations of Utility System Setting
(Page1/2)
Function
Menu
DC
Sync
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Settings
On
Off
On
Off
Explanation
Set the output waveform to be DC
Set the output waveform to be Arbitrary.
Activate the Sync Signal on the [Sync]
Connector on the front panel.
Deactivate the Sync Signal on the [Sync]
Connector on the front panel.
Output
Setup
Set the Output parameter
I/O
Setup
Set the I/O
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Table 2-36 The Menu Explanations of Utility System Setting
(Page2/2)
Function
Menu
System
Setup
Test/
Cal
Settings
Explanation
Set the System Configuration
Test and Calibrate the instrument
Instruction
Sync Switch Setting:
When the amplitude is relatively low, disabling Sync Signal can reduce the
distortion in output. The current choice is stored in Non-Volatile Memory.
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To Set the DC Output
Press Utility  DC  On , to enter the following interface. Please note that there
is a “DC ON” sign at the top left of the screen.
Offset
DC ON
Figure 2-74 The DC Setting Interface
DC Offset
Set the DC Voltage Level.
To Shift into the Arbitrary Waveform Output
1. Press Utility  DC  DC Off , to close DC Output and return to Arbitrary
Waveform output.
2. Press any functional button, and the waveform output setting turns into the
arbitrary waveform output. The DC option is turned off automatically.
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To Set the Sync Output
The Generator provides Sync output through the [Sync] Connector on the Front Panel.
All standard output functions (except DC and Noise) have a corresponding Sync
Signal. For some Sync applications, they can be disabled if users do not want to use
them,
 In the default setting, the Sync Signal should be connected to the [Sync]
Connector (activated). When the Sync Signal is disabled, the output Voltage of
the [Sync] Connector is Level Low.
 In the Inverse Mode, the Waveform that corresponds to the Sync Signal does not
Inverse.
 For Sine, Square, Ramp and Pulse Signal, the Sync Signal is a Square Signal with
50% Duty Cycle. When the output is positive, The Sync Signal is TTL Level High
compared to 0 V Voltage or DC Offset; when the output is negative, The Sync
Signal is TTL Level Low compared to 0 V Voltage or DC Offset.
 For Arbitrary Waveform, the Sync Signal is a Square Waveform with 50% Duty
Cycle. At the time when the first output waveform point is generated, the Sync
Signal Voltage is TTL Level High.
 For Internal Modulating AM, FM and PM, the Sync Signal reference is the
Modulated Signal (not the Carrier Signal). The Sync Signal is a Square Waveform
with 50% Duty Cycle. In the first half modulation period, the Sync Signal is TTL
Level High. For External Modulation, the Sync Signal reference is the Carrier
Signal (not the Modulated Signal). The Sync Signal is also a Square Waveform
with 50% Duty Cycle
 For FSK, the Sync Signal Reference is the Hop Frequency, and the Sync Signal is
a Square Waveform with 50% Duty Cycle. For the Hop Frequency, at the hopping
point, the Sync Signal is TTL Level High.
 For a Sweep which disables the Mark function, the Sync Signal is a Square
Waveform with 50% Duty Cycle. When the Sweep starts, the Sync Signal is TTL
Level High and turns Low at the Center of the Sweep. The Sync Frequency equals
the specific Sweep time. For a Sweep that enables the Mark Function, the Sync
Signal is TTL Level High at the beginning of the Sweep and turns Low at the Mark
Frequency.
 For the Burst, when the burst starts, the Sync Signal is Level High. At the specific
point when the Cycle Number ends, the Sync Signal turns Level Low (If the
Waveform has a relative starting phase, it may be not zero intersections). For an
infinite burst, the Sync Signal is the same with the Sync Signal of the continuous
Signal.
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For the External Gated Burst, the Sync Signal follows the External Gated Signal.
But, please note that this signal will not turn Level Low until the end of the last
period (If the Waveform has a relative starting phase, it may be not zero
intersections).
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To Set Output Parameter
Press Utility 
Figure 2-75
Output Setup , to enter the following interface.
Table 2-37 The Menu Explanations of Output Setting (Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Load
High Z
Range
Figure 2-76
Auto
Hold
Explanation
Set the Load connected to the Output
Connector.
Set the Load connected to the Output
Connector to be High_Z.
Allow the Instrument to choose the best
Amplifier/ Attenuator
Disable the Auto Adjusting
Normal
Invert
Normal Output
Inverse Output
Adjust
Phase
Set the Phase Offset of the Output
Waveform
Table 2-38 The Menu Explanations of Output Setting (Page 2/2)
Digit-Modu
Power-Off
Digital Module Power On/Off
Work-Mode
Independ
Set the work-mode of Digital Output
Module (DG-POD-A) as independ work or
online work
Note: About DG-POD-A, please refer to its User’s Guide.
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1.
To Set the Output Load
For the [Output] Connector on the Front panel, the Generator has a built-in 50Ω
series impendence. If the actual load does not match the set one, the displayed
amplitude and offset are incorrect. This function is used to match the displayed
voltage with the expected one.
Steps for setting the Load:
(1) Press Utility  Output Setup  Load , to enter the following interface.
Please note that the Load Parameter shown on the right bottom is the
default setting when the power is on or the pre-set load value. If the current
value is valid for the output, then is current value will be used.
(2) Input the desired Load Value.
Use the Keypad or the Knob to enter the desired value and choose the unit,
Ω or KΩ, press the corresponding button.
Figure 2-77 Set the Output Load
Instruction
DG3000 Series has a fixed 50Ω Series Impendence. No matter what Value the set
parameter is, if the real load is different from the set one, the displayed voltage
will not equal the real voltage.
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To Set the Invert Waveform
Press Utility  Output Setup  Invert , to set the Inverse Waveform
Output.When the waveform is Inverse, no offset will change. An non-inverse
waveform will be displayed in the Graph Mode.
Normal
Figure 2-78 The Normal Waveform
Invert
Figure 2-79 The Inverse Waveform
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3.
To Adjust the Phase
Press Utility 
interface.
Output Setup

Adjust Phase , to enter the following
Figure 2-80 Set the Phase
Figure 2-81
Table 2-39 The Menu Explanations of Phase Adjust
Function
Menu
2-70
Settings
Explanation
Phase
Set the Output Phase by degree.
Set 0
Phase
Reset the phase to 0.
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To Set the I/O
Press Utility 
Figure 2-82
I/O Setup , to set the I/O.
Table 2-40 The Menu Explanations of I/O Setup
Function
Menu
Settings
GPIB
Address
LAN
Show
USB Id
RS232
Explanation
Set the GPIB Address
Set the LAN configuration parameter
Show USB Address
Set the RS232 Interface
Set the GPIB address any number between 0 and 30. The default setting is “1”.the
Address is stored in the Non-Volatile Memory, and will show when the power is on.
The I/O Setting offers the Storage and Load of the configuration parameter setting of
the GPIB(IEEE-488), RS232 or LAN which are used for remote control. GPIB and
RS232 can not be used together.
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1.
To Set the LAN
Offer the Storage and Load Operation of the Network Configuration needed for
Remote Control of LAN Interface. You can configure IP Address, DNS setting or
check the current network configuration.
Press Utility 
Figure 2-83
I/O Setup
Table 2-41 The Menu Explanations of LAN Setup
Function
Menu
2-72
 LAN , to enter the following interface.
Settings
Explanation
IP
Setup
Set the corresponding parameter for IP
DNS
Setup
Set the corresponding parameter for
DNS
Current
Config
The current setting information about
the host
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IP Setup
Press Utility 
interface.
I/O Setup
Figure 2-84
Table 2-42 The Menu Explanations of IP Setup
Function
Menu
DHCP

LAN

IP Setup , to enter the following
Settings
On
Off
Explanation
Open DHCP setting, allot IP address
dynamically
Close DHCP setting, allot IP address
manually
IP
address
Set the IP address
Subnet
Mask
Set the IP Mask
Default
Gateway
Set the Gate Way
Instruction
Open DHCP:
Press DHCP  On , to allot the IP address dynamically. At this time, the IP
Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway menu will hide.
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DNS Setup
Press Utility 
interface.
I/O Setup
Figure 2-85
Table 2-43 The Menu Explanations of DNS Setup
Function
Menu
Host
Name

LAN

DNS Setup , to enter the following
Settings
Explanation
Set the Host Name
Domain
Name
Set the Domain
DNS
Server
Set the Server Address
Host Name
Set the Host Name, consists of letter, number and dash (“-”). Consult to your
network administrator for information if you need to provide the Host name and the
name to use. Use the knob and direction button to select the character (you can only
use the keypad to enter number). The Host name will be stored to the Non-Volatile
Memory.
Domain Name
Set the Domain Name with letter, number, dash (-) and dot (.).Consult to your
network administrator for information if you need to provide the Domain name and
the name to use. Use the knob and direction button to select the character (you can
only use the keypad to enter number). The Domain name will be stored to the
Non-Volatile Memory.
Instruction
If the DHCP is enabled, and you want to use the DNS address DHCP Server
returns, please set the Server to be “0.0.0.0”.
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Current Config
Press Utility  I/O Setup  LAN 
LAN Setup information, as is shown below.
Current Config , to display the current
Figure 2-86 The Current Configuration Information
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2.
RS232 Setting
Choose RS232 I/O. Make sure that the Baud Rate, Parity and Signal Exchange
Setting matches that of the computer used. Besides, make sure that the RS232
cable used is connected correctly. I/O choice is stored in the Non-Volatile Memory,
and will show when the power is on.
Press Utility 
Figure 2-87
I/O Setup
 RS232 , to enter the following interface.
Table 2-33 The Menu Explanations of RS232 Setup
Function
Menu
Baud Rate
Parity/
#Bits
Settings
Explanation
Set the RS232 Baud Rate
Set the RS232 Parity and bit
Baud Rate
Set the RS232 Baud Rate. Make sure that the Baud Rate matches that of the
computer. The optional rates are: 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600 and
115200. The default setting is 9600. Current choice is stored in the Non-Volatile
Memory.
Parity/#Bits
Set the Parity of RS232. Make sure that the parity matches that of the computer. The
choices are: Odd/ 7 bits, Even/ 7 bits and No Parity/ 8 bits. The default setting is No
Parity/ 8 data bits. Current choice is stored in the Non-Volatile Memory.
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To Set the System
Press Utility 
System , to enter the following interface.
Figure 2-88
Table 2-44 The Menu Explanations of System Setup (Page 1/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Number
format
Set the number format
Language
Set the Display Language
Default
Power On
Last
Set to
Default
Figure 2-89
Explanation
all the settings return to default when
powered
all the settings return to the last one
when powered
Set all the settings to default
Table 2-45 The Menu Explanations of System Setup (Page 2/2)
Function
Menu
Settings
Display
Control
Beep
Scrn Svr
CLK
Source
Explanation
Set the parameter for the Screen
Display
On
Off
Open Beep
Close Beep
On
Activate the Screen Guard Program.
Screen Guard will be on if no action is
taken within 3 minutes. Press any
button the resume.
Off
deactivate the Screen Guard Program
Internal
External
Choose the systerm clock source
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Key points:
Power On
Choose the configuration setting when the machine is powered.
Two choices are available: the default setting and the latest. Once selected, the
setting will be used when the instrument is powered.
Beep
Activate or deactivate the sound when an error occurs from the front panel or the
remote interface. Activate or deactivate any sound made by the button or knob on the
front panel. The current setting is stored in the Non-Volatile Memory.
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1.
Set the Format
Press Utility 
interface.
System Setup
 Number Format , to enter the following
Figure 2-90 Set the number Format
Figure 2-91
Table 2-46 The Menu Explanations of Setting the Number Format
Function
Menu
Settings
Using dot to represent point
Using comma to represent point
Point
Separator
Explanation
On
Off
Space
Enable the Separate
Close the Separate.
Use Space to separate
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According to the different choices of the point and the separator, the format can have
various forms.
(1)
as point, press
Separator
 On , the example is as follows:
Figure 2-92 Set Format
(2)
as point, press
Separator
 On , the example is as follows:
Figure 2-93 Set Format
(3)
as point, press
Separator
 No , the example is as follows:
Figure 2-94 Set Format
(4)
as point, press
Separator
 No , the example is as follows:
Figure 2-95 Set Format
(5)
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Separator
 Space , the example is as follows:
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Figure 2-96 Set Format
(6)
as point, press
Separator 
Space , the example is as follows:
Figure 2-97 Set Format
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2.
Language Setup
The DG3000 Series Generator offers multiple languages for user to choose.
To Select Language, press Utility and then
Language
to select the language.
The Procedure is as follows:
Press Utility 
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To Return to Default Setting
Press Utility  System Setup  Set to Default , to set the system to the
default one. The default settings of the system are as follows:
Table 2-47 The Factory Default Setting
Output
Default
Function
Sine Wave
Frequency
1kHz
Amplitude/Offset
5 Vpp/ 0 Vdc
Terminals
High Z
Modulation
Default
Carrier
1kHz Sine Wave
Modulating
100Hz Sine Wave
AM Depth
100%
FM Deviation
100Hz
FSK Hop Frequency
10Hz
FSK Frequency
100Hz
Sweep
Default
Start/Stop Frequency
100Hz/1kHz
Time
1s
Mode
Linear
Burst
Default
Frequency
1kHz
Count
1Cycle
Period
10ms
Phase
0°
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System
Default
*power off calling
*Disabled
Display
On
Error Array
Clear Error
Storage State and any
Waveform
No change
Trigger
Default
Source
Internal
Remote I/O Configuration
Default
*GPIB Address
*1
*I/O
*GPIB(IEEE-488)
*Baud Rate
*9600 Baud
*Parity
*No (8 bits)
*Signal Exchange
*DTR
The parameter with an asterisk(*)is stored in the NonVolatile Memory.
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Display Control
Press Utility 
Figure 2-98
System
Display Control , to enter the following menu.

Table 2-48 The Menu Explanations of Display Setting
Function
Menu
Settings
Contrast
Control
Color
Skin
Explanation
Set the Contrast parameter
Fore
Inverse
Back
Letter
Normal
Classic
Modern
Sample
Adjust the Fore, Inverse, Back and
Letter’s color parameter value
Select one of the Skins
The system offers different skins by setting the fore, inverse, back and letter colors.
As is shown in table 2-49, user can define its own skin by setting the values.
Table 2-49 The Default Color Setting for Different Skins
Fore
Inverse
Back
Letter
Normal
26
63
5
11
Classic
3
62
31
2
Modern
33
62
27
32
Sample
13
62
39
12
Color
Skin
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Test
Press Utility 
Test/Cal , to enter the following menu.
Input
Secure Code
Figure 2-99 The Test/Cal function Menu
Figure 2-100
Table 2-50 The Menu Explanations of Test Setting
Function
Menu
Explanation
Self -Test
Perform System Self-Test
Cal Info
Show the information for Calibration
times and other related ones
Secure
Code
Input the code for Secure calibration
Secure
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On
Off
Turn On Secure Setting, disables the
calibration by anyone
Turn Off Secure Setting, enables the
calibration by anyone
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Self-Test
Press Utility 
Test/Cal
 Self-Test , to perform self-testing.
When the instrument is powered, the system will perform self-testing
automatically.This limited test can test if the instrument could work ordinarily.
To perform general test, 15 second is need. If all the tests have been passed, you
can use the generator freely.
If general test has been passed, the screen will show “Self-Test Passed”; if failed,
it will tell you self-test failed and display err message.
2.
Cal Info
Info mainly includes the calibration times and the edition.
Please note that the generator has been calibrated before it is shipped. When
you turn on a new instrument, the default number of calibration is 0.
The edition version is the updating information of the edition; the latest version
can be reached at the company’s website: www.rigol.com.
3.
Secure Code
This function is used to prevent unauthorized or accidental calibration to the
generator. When the generator is firstly shipped to the user, it is secured. You
have to unlock it before calibrating the instrument.
4.
Perform the Calibration
Press Utility  Test/Cal  Secure Code , and input the right password. The
menu in figure 2-101 will show. Choose Perform Cal , and enter the menu
shown in table 2-51.
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Figure 2-101
Table 2-51 The Menu Explanations of Calibration Start
Function
Menu
Settings
Setup
Number
Explanation
Choose the steps of the Calibration.
Begin
Begin Calibration
End
Cal
Finish Calibration and return the upper
menu.
To perform the calibration begin with from step one, press
operation menu is as follows in table 2-52.
Figure 2-102
Begin
button. The
Table 2-52 The Menu Explanations of Calibration Setting
Function
Menu
Setup
Number
Meas’d
Frequency
Enter
Value
CANCEL
STEP
Settings
Explanation
Perform the Calibration Step selected.
“Meas’d Freq” is the instruction for
current step, which can not be operated
on.
Input the value calibrated.
Cancel the current calibration step.
To perform calibration from step N, choose Setup Number, input the desired
calibration step and press Begin . The calibration will start from step N.
The parameter to be calibrated is closely related to the waveform parameter. For
example, the main calibration parameters for pulse are frequency, voltage, Duty Cycle
and the time. Each parameter has to be calibrated.
Note:Please calibrate the instrument under specialist’s supervision. If any
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How to Use the Built-in Help System
You can get a particularly help for every button on the front panel by using the built-in
help system. Or you can get help about the operation of the front panel buttons with
the Help List.
Press Help to enter the following interface.
Figure 2-103 The Help Menu
Figure 2-104
Table 2-53 The Help Menu Explanations
Function
Menu
Settings
Explanation
Cursor upward to select
Cursor downward to select
Select
Select to Read the Information
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1.
View the last message display
View the last message display
2.
View the remote Command error queue
View the remote command error queue.
3.
Get HELP on any key
To get context-sensitive help on any front-panel key or menu softkey, press and
hold down that key.
4.
Generate a DC-only Voltage level
(1) Press Utility and select DC On .
(2) Use Offset to enter the desired voltage level.
(3) Choose DC On/Off  DC Off , or press any function key to resume
normal waveform operation.
5.
Generate a modulated Waveform
(1) Configure the Carrier waveform by selecting the waveform shapes,
frequency, amplitude, etc. Pulse can be modulated only using PWM; Noise
and DC can not be modulated.
(2) Configure the modulating waveform by pressing the Mod key.
(3) To change the Carrier parameter, press the lighted function key (Sine,
Square etc).
(4) To turn off the modulation, press the lighted Mod key.
6.
Create an arbitrary waveform
(1) Press Arb and then “ Create New ”.
(2) Enter the desired period, voltage limit, and number of points and then press
“ Edit Points ”, the first two points were defined for you.
(3) Rotate the knob to select the desired point for editing and then use Time
and Voltage to define the point. Press Insert Point to insert additional
points as needed.
(4) Repeat until all points are defined. The waveform editor connects the last
point of the waveforms the voltage level of Point #1 automatically to create
a continuous waveform. The time value of the last point that can be defined
in the waveform must be less than the specified period.
7.
Reset instrument to its default state
(1) Press Store/Recall
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(2) Select
(3) Select
Set to Default
Yes to return to factory default state
8.
Synchronize multiple instruments
By using the external I/O of the generator, connect the instrument to other kinds
of instruments, to perform synchronous control.
9.
RIGOL Technology Support
To obtain technical support, contract the local RIGOL Support Center or go to
RIGOL website: www.rigol.com
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Chapter 3
Application & Examples
To help the User grasp how to use the Function/ Arbitrary Waveform Generator more
efficiently, we will cover some examples in detail. All the examples below use the
default setting of the instrument.
This chapter will cover the following topics:

Example 1: To Generate a Sine Wave
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Example 2: To Generate a Square Wave
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Example 3: To Generate a Ramp Wave
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Example 4: To Generate a Pulse Wave
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Example 5: To Generate a Noise Wave
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Example 6: To Generate an Arbitrary Waveform
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Example 7: To Create an Arbitrary Waveform
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Example 8: To Generate an AM Waveform
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Example 9: To Generate an FSK Waveform
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Example 10: To Generate a PWM waveform
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Example 11: To Generate Linear Sweep

Example 12: To Generate a Burst Waveform
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Example 1: To Generate a Sine Wave
How to generate a Sine Waveform with 20kHz frequency, 25mVpp Amplitude and 0
Vdc Offset.
Steps:
1. Set the Frequency.
(1) Press Sine  Freq and choose Frequency which will display in reverse
white color.
(2) Input “20” from the keypad and choose the unit “kHz”. The Frequency is set
to be 20 kHz.
2. Set the Amplitude.
(1) Press Ampl to choose the Ampl selection which will display in reverse
color.
(2) Enter “25” from the keypad and choose the unit “mVpp”. The Amplitude is set
to be 10mVpp.
3. Set the Offset.
(1) Press Offset to choose the Offset selection which will display in reverse
color.
(2) Enter “0” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vdc” to set the Offset 0Vdc.
When the Frequency, Amplitude and Offset are set, the waveform generated is
shown in figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1 The Sine Waveform
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Example 2: To Generate a Square Wave
How to generate a Square waveform with 1 MHz frequency,2.0Vpp amplitude, 10mVdc
offset and 30% Duty Cycle.
Steps:
1. Set the Frequency.
(1) Press Square  Freq and choose Frequency which will display in
reverse color.
(2) Input “1” from the keypad and choose the unit “MHz” to set the Frequency
to be 1MHz.
2. Set the Amplitude.
(1) Press Ampl and choose the Ampl selection which will display in
reverse color.
(2) Enter “2” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vpp” to set the Amplitude to
be 2 Vpp.
3. Set the Offset.
(1) Press Offset to choose the Offset selection which will display in reverse
color.
(2) Enter “10” from the keypad and choose the unit “mVdc” to set the Offset to
be 10mVdc.
4. Set the Duty Cycle.
(1) Press Duty to choose Duty Cycle which will display in reverse color.
(2) Enter “30” from the keypad and choose the unit “%” to set the Duty Cycle to
be 30%.
When the Frequency, Amplitude Offset and Duty Cycle are set, the waveform
generated is shown in figure 3-2.
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Figure 3-2 The Square Waveform
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Example 3: To Generate a Ramp Wave
How to generate a Ramp waveform with 10ms Period, 100mVpp Amplitude 20mVdc
offset and 80% Symmetry.
Steps:
1. Set the Period.
(1) Press Ramp  Freq and choose Period which will display in reverse color.
(2) Input “10” from the keypad and choose the unit “ms” to set the Period to be
10ms.
2. Set the Amplitude.
(1) Press Ampl and choose the Ampl selection which will display in
reverse color.
(2) Enter “100” from the keypad and choose the unit “mVpp” to set the
Amplitude to be 100mVpp.
3. Set the Offset.
(1) Press Offset to choose the Offset selection which will display in
reverse color.
(2) Enter “20” from the keypad and choose the unit “mVdc” to set the Offset to
be 20mVdc.
4. Set the Symmetry.
(1) Press Symmetry and choose Symmetry which will display in reverse
color.
(2) Enter “80” from the keypad and choose the unit “%” to set the Symmetry to
be 80%.
When the Frequency, Amplitude Offset and Symmetry are set, the waveform
generated is shown in figure 3-3.
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Figure 3-3 The Ramp Waveform
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Example 4: To Generate a Pulse Wave
How to generate a Pulse waveform with 5kHz Frequency, 50mV High Level, -5mV
Low Level, 20μs Pulse Width and 10ns Edge Time.
Steps:
1. Set the Frequency.
(1) Press Pulse  Freq and choose Freq , which will display in reverse color.
(2) Input “5” from the keypad and choose the unit “kHz” to set the Frequency to
be 5kHz.
2. Set the Amplitude.
(1) Press Ampl and choose the Ampl selection which will display in
reverse color.
(2) Enter “50” from the keypad and choose the unit “mV” to set the High Level
to be 50mV.
3. Set the Offset.
(1) Press Offset to choose the Offset selection which will display in
reverse color.
(2) Enter “-5” from the keypad and choose the unit “mV” to set the Low Level to
be -5mV.
4. Set the Pulse Width.
(1) Press Pulse Width and choose Pulse Width which will display in reverse
color.
(2) Enter “20” from the keypad and choose the unit “μs” to set the Pulse Width
to be 20μs.
5. Set the Edge Time.
(1) Press Edge Time and choose Edge Time which will display in reverse
color.
(2) Enter “10” from the keypad and choose the unit “ns” to set the Edge Time to
be 10ns.
When the Frequency, Amplitude, Offset, Pulse Width and Edge Time are set, the
waveform generated is shown in figure 3-4.
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Figure 3-4 The Pulse Waveform
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Example 5: To Generate a Noise Wave
How to generate a Noise waveform with 30mVpp Amplitude and 10mVdc Offset.
Steps:
1. Set the Amplitude.
(1) Press Noise  Ampl and choose the Ampl selection which will display
in reverse color.
(2) Enter “30” from the keypad and choose the unit “mVpp” to set the Amplitude
to be 30mVpp.
2. Set the Offset.
(1) Press Offset to choose the Offset selection which will display in
reverse color.
(2) Enter “10” from the keypad and choose the unit “mVdc” to set the Offset to
be 10mVdc.
When the Amplitude and Offset are set, the waveform generated is shown in figure
3-5.
Figure 3-5 The Noise Waveform
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Example 6: To Generate an Arbitrary Waveform
How to generate an arbitrary waveform (Sinc) with 8MHz Frequency, 4Vrms
Amplitude and 0Vdc Offset.
Steps:
1. Set the Type of the Arbitrary Waveform.
(1) Press Arb  Sel Wform , to choose the built-in waveform.
(2) Press Built-In  Sinc . There are five built-in arbitrary waveforms.
Choose Sinc, and press any key to return to Arb Main Menu.
2. Set the Frequency.
(1) Press Pulse  Freq and choose Freq , which will display in reverse
color.
(2) Input “8” from the keypad and choose the unit “MHz” to set the Frequency
to be 8MHz.
3. Set the Amplitude.
(1) Press Ampl and choose the Ampl selection which will display in
reverse color.
(2) Enter “4” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vrms” to set the Amplitude to
be 4 Vrms.
4. Set the Offset.
(1) Press Offset to choose the Offset selection which will display in
reverse color.
(2) Enter “0” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vdc” to set the Offset to be
0Vdc.
When the Arbitrary Waveform’s Type, Frequency, Amplitude and Offset are set, the
waveform generated is shown in figure 3-6.
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Figure 3-6 The Sinc Waveform
Right now, the selected waveform is appointed to the Arb Key. This waveform will be
generated once the key is pressed. To make sure what kinds of waveform is selected,
please press Arb Key.
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Example 7: To Create an Arbitrary Waveform
How to generate an arbitrary waveform. (The Self-Defined is Ramp)
V
4
2
2
0
1
4
3
1
8
-2
12
μs
4
Figure 3-7 The Arbitrary Waveform
Steps:
1. Create a new Waveform:
Press Arb  Edit Wform  Create New , to activate the waveform editor
function. The waveform is defined by setting every point’s time and voltage.
2. Set the period.
(1) Press Cycle Period and choose Cycle Period which will display in reverse
color.
(2) Input “12” from the keypad and choose the unit “μs” to set the Period to be
12μs.
3. Set the Voltage Limit.
(1) Press HighV Limit , and enter “4” from the keypad, choose the unit “V”, to
set the Level High to be 4V.
(2) Press LowV Limit , and enter “-2” from the keypad, choose the unit “V”, to
set the Level L to be -2V.
4. Set the Number of the Initializing Points
Set the Initializing Point Number “4”.
5. Choose the Interpolation Method.
Press Interp.  Interpation On , to perform linear connection between the
points.
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6. Edit the Waveform Points.
Edit every point’s Voltage and Time to define a waveform. If needed, insert or
delete a point.
Press #Points , use the knob or the keypad to shift the point number. The
voltage and time of every point is defined below in table 3-1.
Table 3-1 The Time and Voltage of every point
Point
Time
Voltage
1
0s
0V
2
4μs
4V
3
8μs
0V
4
10μs
-2V
7. To save the Waveform.
Press Store in Non-Volatile  ARB1  Save to store the waveform in
the Non-Volatile Memory. There are four places available.
The waveform is generated through the steps above. The waveform is shown in
figure 3-8.
Figure 3-8 The Self-Defined Ramp Waveform
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Example 8: To Generate an AM Waveform
How to generate an AM Waveform with 70% Depth. The Carrier is a Sine Wave with
2.5 kHz Frequency, and the modulating Wave is a Sine Wave with 150 Hz Frequency.
Steps:
1. Choose the Carrier Function:
Press Sine, and choose the Sine Waveform as the Carrier Wave.
The default setting of the Source is Internal.
2. Set the Frequency, Amplitude and Offset.
(1) Press Freq and choose Freq which will display in reverse color. Input
“2.5” from the keypad and choose the unit “kHz” to set the Frequency 2.5
kHz.
(2) Press Ampl and choose Ampl which will display in reverse color. Input
“2” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vpp” to set the Amplitude 2Vpp.
(3) Press Offset and choose Offset which will display in reverse color. Input
“0” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vdc” to set the Offset 0Vdc.
3. Set the Modulation Type AM.
Press Mod  Type  AM , choose AM . Please notice that the message
shown on the top left side of the screen is “AM”.
4. Set the Modulation Depth
Press AM Depth , use the keypad to enter “70”, choose the unit “%”, setting
the Modulation Depth 70%.
5. Set the AM Frequency
Press AM Freq , use the keypad to enter “150”, choose the unit “Hz”, setting
the AM Frequency 150Hz.
6. Choose the Modulating Waveform.
Press Shape  Sine , to choose Sine Waveform as the Modulating Waveform.
Please note that the State Message on the top left side of the screen shows
“Sine”.
At this time, the Generator generates the specified AM waveform. The Waveform is
shown in figure 3-9.
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7. Turn off the Modulation Function.
Press the lighted Mod Key to turn off the Modulation Function.
Figure 3-9 The AM Waveform
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Example 9: To Generate an FSK Waveform
How to generate an FSK Waveform with 200Hz FSK Rate. The Carrier is a Sine Wave
with 10kHz Frequency, and the Hop Wave is a Sine Wave with 800Hz Frequency.
Steps:
1. Choose the Carrier Function:
Press Sine, and choose the Sine Waveform as the Carrier Function.
The default setting of the Source is Internal.
2. Set the Frequency, Amplitude and Offset.
(1) Press Freq and choose Freq which will display in reverse color. Input
“10” from the keypad and choose the unit “kHz” to set the Frequency 10
kHz.
(2) Press Ampl and choose Ampl which will display in reverse color. Input
“2” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vpp” to set the Amplitude 2Vpp.
(3) Press Offset and choose Offset which will display in reverse color.
Input “0” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vdc” to set the Offset 0Vdc.
3. Set the Modulation Type FSK.
Press Mod  Type  FSK , choose FSK. Please notice that the message
shown on the top left side of the screen is “FSK”.
4. Set the FSK Rate
Press FSK Rate , use the keypad to enter “200”, choose the unit “Hz”, setting
the FSK Rate 200Hz.
5. Set the Hop Frequency
Press Hop Freq , use the keypad to enter “800”, choose the unit “Hz”, setting
the Hop Frequency 800Hz.
At this time, the Generator generates the specified AM waveform. The Waveform is
shown in figure 3-10.
6. Turn off the Modulation Function.
Press the lighted Mod Key to turn off the Modulation Function.
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Figure 3-10 The FSK Waveform
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Example 10: To Generate a PWM waveform
To generate a PWM waveform with 1kHz frequency, 300us pulse width, the carry
wave is 130Hz, and the width deviation is 200us.
Steps:
1. Choose Pulse as the carry wave, the default type of the source is internal.
2.
Set the frequency, the amplitude and the offset of the carry wave.
(1) Press Freq , input the digit “1”, choose the unit “kHz”, set the frequency to
be 1kHz.
(2) Press Ampl , input the digit “4”, choose the unit “Vpp”, set the amplitude to
be 4Vpp .
(3) Press Offset , input the digit “0”, choose the unit “Vdc”, set the offset to be
0Vdc.
(4) Press DtyCyc , input the digit “300”, choose the unit “us”, set the duty
cycle to be 300us.
(5) Press Edge , input the digit “40”, choose the unit “ns”, set the edge to be
40ns.
3.
Choose the modulation type PWM.
Press Mod, enter the PWM interface.
4.
set the modulation frequency
Press PWM Freq , input the digit “130”, choose the unit “Hz”, set the
modulation frequency to be 130Hz.
5.
set the width deviation
Press Width Dev , input the digit “200”, choose the unit “us”, set the width
deviation to be 200us.
6.
Choose the modulation wave
Press Shape , choose “sine” as the modulation wave.
Then the generator will put out a PWM waveform according to the parameters
we have just set.
7.
Close the modulation function
Press Mod, close the modulation function.
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Figure 3-11 The PWM Waveforn
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Example 11: To Generate Linear Sweep
How to generate a Sine Sweep Waveform whose frequency starts from 100Hz to
10KHz. Use Internal Trigger Mode, Linear Sweep, and the Sweep is 1s.
Steps:
1. Choose the Sweep Function:
Press Sine, and choose the Sine Waveform as the Sweep Function.
The default setting of the Source is Internal.
2. Set the Frequency, Amplitude and Offset.
(1) Press Freq and choose Freq which will display in reverse color. Input “5”
from the keypad and choose the unit “kHz” to set the Frequency 5kHz.
(2) Press Ampl and choose Ampl which will display in reverse color. Input
“2” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vpp” to set the Amplitude 2Vpp.
(3) Press Offset and choose Offset which will display in reverse color.
Input “0” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vdc” to set the Offset 0Vdc.
You can view the Sweep Waveform parameters in the Graph Mode
3. Set the Sweep Mode.
Press Sweep  Linear and choose Linear . Please notice that the message
shown on the top left side of the screen is “Sweep Type Linear”.
4. Set the Sweep Time
Press SwpTime , use the keypad to enter “1”, choose the unit “s”, setting the
Sweep Time 1s.
5. Set the Start Frequency
Press Start Freq , use the keypad to enter “100”, choose the unit “Hz”, setting
the Start Frequency 100Hz.
6. Set the Stop Frequency
Press Stop Freq , use the keypad to enter “10”, choose the unit “kHz”, setting
the Stop Frequency 10 kHz.
At this time, the Generator generates the specified Sweep waveform whose
frequency starts from 100Hz and stops at 10 kHz. The Waveform is shown in figure
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Figure 3-12 The Sweep Waveform
Instructions
If necessary, you can set the frequency Limits by setting the Center Frequency
and the frequency range. These parameters are like the Start and Stop frequency,
which will provide more flexibility. To generate the same waveform, set the
Center Frequency5.050 kHz, and frequency range9.900 kHz.
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Example 12: To Generate a Burst Waveform
How to generate a Burst Waveform of 3 Cycles. The period is 10ms. You can not
change other parameters in the default setting: Internal Source and 0 degree Phase.
Steps:
1. Choose the Burst Function:
Press Square, and choose the Square Waveform as the Burst Function.
The default setting of the Source is Internal.
2. Set the Frequency, Amplitude and Offset.
(1) Press Freq and choose Freq which will display in reverse color. Input
“5” from the keypad and choose the unit “kHz” to set the Frequency 5kHz.
(2) Press Ampl and choose Ampl which will display in reverse color. Input
“5” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vpp” to set the Amplitude 5Vpp.
(3) Press Offset and choose Offset which will display in reverse color. Input
“0” from the keypad and choose the unit “Vdc” to set the Offset 0Vdc.
You can view the Sweep Waveform parameters in the Graph Mode
3. Set the Sweep Mode.
Press Burst  N Cycle , choose N Cycle Mode. Please note that the
message shown on the top left side of the screen is “Type N Cycle”.
4. Set the Burst Period
Press Burst Period , use the keypad to enter “10”, choose the unit “ms” and set
the Period 10 ms (Please note the icon).
5. Set the Start Phase
Press Start Phase , use the keypad to enter “0”, choose the unit “°”, setting the
Start phase 0°.
6. Set the Burst Cycles
Press Burst Cycles , use the keypad to enter “3”, choose the unit “Cy”, setting
the Burst Cycle 3.
7. Set the Delay
Press Delay , use the keypad to enter “200”, choose the unit “μs”, setting the
Burst Delay 200μs.
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At this time, the Generator generates the specified 3- Cycle Burst waveform with a
period of 10ms. The Waveform is shown in figure 3-13.
Figure 3-13
The Burst Waveform Output
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Chapter 4 Prompt messages & troubleshooting
Prompting Message
Common Prompt Message
Need Help? Press and hold down any key.
Prompt Message 1. While using the instrument, uses can get help by using the
method above.
Settings are restored from last power-down.
Prompt Message 2. This is to inform the user that all the settings have been restored
and the user can operate the instrument normally.
Selected interface is USB, no USB device detected!
Prompt Message 3. When the instrument is powered, it detects that the current I/O
is USB, and informs the user that no new USB device is detected.
No Changes
When the waveform parameter is being altered, if the user cancels the operation, the
message will prompt.
Selected arb is ExpRise / ExpFall / NegRamp / Sinc / Cardiac.
This is to inform the user about the selected arbitrary waveform type. To change it,
press Sel Wform .
Please Wait…
It takes time to save or recall data, and this message is to tell the user to wait.
First, set the allover waveform parameters.
To inform the user, set the general waveform parameter first. Once finished, set the
parameters for other points.
Edit the existing waveform parameters.
Perform the waveform edit operation, and inform the user that operation can be
taken to edit the current waveform parameter.
The selected arbitrary waveform is Volatile.
Inform the user that the selected waveform is Volatile.
Restore all instrument settings to factory defaults?
If user wants to reset the instrument to the default setting, the system will prompt
this message, to confirm the operation, in case of accidental mistake.
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All settings are restored to factory defaults:
When all the settings of the instrument have been reset to default state, this
message will prompt to inform the user.
Storing waveform, please wait...
Inform the user that the saving operation is in process.
Performing Self-Test, Please wait...
When the Self-Test is performed, this message will prompt to inform the user to wait,
since it takes time.
Self-Test Passed.
When the Self-Test is finished, the result will be reported to the user. If the Self-test
has been passed, this message will prompt.
The Code is right. The Secure is closed. The instrument now is
UNSECURED.
Inform the user that the password is correct and the user can calibrate the
instrument now. The instrument is unsecured.
Instrument triggered.
The manual trigger mode is activated, and the expected burst or sweep will be
generated.
Selected modulating arb is **:
Inform the user of the information about the selected modulating waveform.
Calibration Count=**,Reversion=******:
Inform the user of the Calibration time and the version. Before the instrument is
shipped, it has already been calibrated. When you power a new instrument, the
default calibration time is 0. The latest version can be reached at the company’s
website: www.rigol.com.
Calibrating, Please wait...
In the Calibration menu, inform the user to wait when the instrument is preparing to
calibrate.
Complete. Waveform data have been changed:
Inform the user that the file has been recalled and the waveform setting is displayed.
Complete. Arb Waveform data have been changed:
Inform the user that the file has been recalled and the arbitrary waveform setting is
displayed.
Insufficient space. Fail to Save.
If the file to be stored is too large, and the Non-Volatile Memory has no enough
space, the new file can not be stored. This is to inform the user that the storage
operation failed.
Fail to read file.
If there is no file in the place the user selects, no file can be read and this message is
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to inform the user that the file recall operation failed.
Please select a valid File.
If the selected place is empty when recall or delete a file, this message will appear.
No Arbitrary waveform in buffer.
If the buffer has no Arbitrary waveform and user wants to store the Arb waveform
data into the Flash or U Disk, this message will appear.
State extension".rsf"; data extension".rdf".
This is the message appear when the user enter the Store/Recall interface.
Delete the file?
Confirm the deletion operation, in case of accidental operation.
Cover the file ?
If the current place has already been used when the user wants to store the file, this
message will appear to confirm the operation. If the user continues, the old file will
be covered. Press “Yes” to continue; Press “Cancel” to select the place again.
Detect a mobile disk.
The U Disk has been successfully installed, and the system has detected the portable
device.
Mobile disk is moved.
The portable disk has been removed.
Can't Write this File to system.
This message appears when the operation of burning menu or programs into the
system from the U Disk fails.
File is too big.
If the menu or programs are too large to be burnt into the system from the U Disk,
this message appears to inform the user of the overflow.
Invalid File, Fail to update.
When using the U Disk to update the system, if the updating file is invalid, this
message will appear, telling the user that the system updating operation can not be
performed.
Updating is completed. Restart the instrument.
If the System updating operation is successful using the U disk, this message will
appear. The instrument has to be reactivated to update the settings. It is also to
inform the user that if a technical problem occurs after the updating, contact the
RIGOL technician for support.
Invalid code.
When the user is updating the system, if the password is wrong, this message will
appear.
Valid code. System update is permitted
When the user is updating the system, if the password is correct this message will
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appear.
Wave file will cover.
If the arbitrary waveform to be stored is larger than 128K, the other places will be
used to store the waveform.
Mobile disk installation is error!
U disk installation failed, and the system could not identify it.
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Error Message
Incorrect secure code, please try again.
User has to enter the correct password before they can calibrate the instrument. If
the password entered is incorrect, this message will appear to inform the user to
reenter the password.
Please first complete step**:
Before the instrument is calibrated, if the user wants to perform the selected
calibration procedure, this is to inform the user to start from step**.
Trigger ignored.
If groups of GET commands or * Trigger is received, the system will ignore the
grouped GET commands to secure the right source.
Instrument is in remote mode. Press Local.
If the instrument is in the Remote Mode, the front panel will be nullified. Press Local
(also Burst), to shift the instrument mode into local, so that the front panel can work.
Initial # of points upper limit=524,288.
The upper limit of the initial points is 524,288. If the specified waveform has more
than 524,288points, the system will adjust the number to 524,288 automatically.
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Conflict Setting
Turned off infinite burst.
Infinite burst is allowed only when the source is external or manual. The upper limit
of the burst cycle is 1,000,000.
Trigger source changes to Ext/Manual.
Only when the External or Manual Trigger Source is selected, infinite burst is allowed.
Burst period increased to fit entire burst.
The PRI of Period is higher than that of the Burst Period. As long as the burst period
does not reach its maximum, the generator will increase the burst period to cater to
the need of the specific burst cycle or waveform frequency.
Burst count reduced.
If the burst period has reached its maximum, burst count will decrease to cater to
the need of the specified waveform frequency.
Trigger delay reduced to fit entire burst.
Trigger delay will be reduced to fit the current burst period and burst count. Trigger
delay is the time between the time when trigger is received and the start of the
burst.
Sorry, unable to N-cycle burst with noise.
Noise can not be used in the trigger burst mode; it can only be used in the gated
burst.
Triggered burst not available for noise.
Noise can not be used in the trigger burst mode; it can only be used in the gated
burst.
Trigger ignored -OUTPUT is off.
When the OUTPUT is disabled, the Trigger Output will be disabled automatically.
Trigger output connector used by FSK.
If the FSK is activated and the Source is external, no “Trigger Output” is allowed.
Trigger output connector used by burst gate.
If the gated burst mode is activated and burst is also activated, no “Trigger Output”
is allowed.
Frequency is set maximum for Arb.
The maximum frequency for arbitrary waveform is 25MHz. when the waveform is
turned from one that allows higher frequency to the arbitrary waveform, the system
will adjust the frequency to 25MHz automatically.
Frequency is set maximum for Pulse.
The maximum frequency for pulse is 30MHz. when the waveform is turned from one
that allows higher frequency to the pulse waveform, the system will adjust the
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frequency to 30MHz automatically.
Frequency is set maximum for ramp.
The maximum frequency for Ramp is 1MHz. when the waveform is turned from one
that allows higher frequency to the Ramp waveform, the system will adjust the
frequency to 1MHz automatically.
Frequency is set maximum for Burst.
For an internal burst, the minimum frequency is 2 mHz, and the maximum is 25MHz.
Generator will adjust the frequency to be compatible to the currently specified one
automatically.
Frequency is set minimum for Burst.
For an internal burst, the minimum frequency is 2mHz, and the maximum is 25MHz.
Generator will adjust the frequency to be compatible to the currently specified one
automatically.
Frequency is set minimum for FM.
When FM is activated, the minimum carrier frequency output is 5Hz. Generator will
adjust the frequency to be compatible to the currently specified one automatically.
Sorry, unable to modulate Pulses.
Noise, Pulse and DC can not be modulated using AM, FM, PM, FSK or PWM methods.
Sorry, unable to modulate Noise.
Noise, Pulse and DC can not be modulated using AM, FM, PM, FSK or PWM methods.
Sorry, unable to modulate DC.
Noise, Pulse and DC can not be modulated using AM, FM, PM, FSK or PWM methods.
Sorry, unable to sweep Pulses.
Pulse, Noise and DC can not be used to generate sweep signals.
Sorry, unable to sweep Noise.
Pulse, Noise and DC can not be used to generate sweep signals.
Sorry, unable to sweep DC.
Pulse, Noise and DC can not be used to generate sweep signals.
Modulation has been turned off to allow Pulse.
Pulse, nose and DC are not allowed to generate modulated waveform. So the
modulation has to be turned off to allow Pulse.
Modulation has been turned off to allow Noise.
Pulse, nose and DC are not allowed to generate modulated waveform. So the
modulation has to be turned off to allow Noise
Modulation has been turned off to allow DC.
Pulse, nose and DC are not allowed to generate modulated waveform. So the
modulation has to be turned off to allow DC
Sweep has been turned off to allow Pulse.
Pulse, nose and DC are not allowed to generate Sweep waveform. So the modulation
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has to be turned off.
Sweep has been turned off to allow Noise.
Pulse, nose and DC are not allowed to generate Sweep waveform. So the modulation
has to be turned off.
Sweep has been turned off to allow DC.
Pulse, nose and DC are not allowed to generate Sweep waveform. So the modulation
has to be turned off.
Manual Trigger only for Sweep, N-Cycle Burst.
Manual Trigger is only used for Sweep and N-Cycle Burst.
Trigger Source has been changed to Manual.
When Trigger is enabled, the source type turns from internal to manual.
Pulse width was reduced by period.
For a pulse waveform, the generator will adjust the waveform parameter
automatically to fit the need of the pulse according to the order below: Edge timePulse Width-Period. In this case, the generator will reduce the pulse width to cater to
the need of the period. The Edge Time is already set to the minimum value.
Edge Time was reduced by period.
For a pulse waveform, the generator will adjust the waveform parameter
automatically to fit the need of the pulse according to the order below: Edge timePulse Width-Period. In this case, the generator will reduce the Edge Time to meet
the need of the period.
Amplitude is set to limit.
For example: if a square wave with an amplitude of 5 Vrms connects to a 50 
resistance, and was turned into a sine waveform, then the generator will change the
amplitude to 3.536 Vrms automatically.
Offset has changed due to Amplitude.
In DC voltage function, voltage level is adjusted through the change of the offset,
and the current amplitude will be ignored. When changed to other function, the
generator will adjust the offset voltage to fit the current amplitude setting.
Deviation has been changed due to carrier frequency.
Carrier frequency should always be greater than or equal to the deviation frequency.
If the carrier frequency is set less than the deviation frequency, when FM is activated,
the generator will adjust the deviation frequency to the value that the current carrier
frequency allows automatically.
Duty cycle is limited at a higher frequency.
If the waveform is set Square and the frequency is set to a value which does not
allow the current Duty Cycle, the Duty Cycle will be adjusted to the value that the
current frequency allows automatically. For example, if the current Duty Cycle is
70%, and the frequency is changed to 60 MHz, the Duty Cycle will be changed to
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50%.
For a frequency less than 25 MHz, the Duty Cycle range is 20% to 80%.
For a frequency between 25MHz and 50MHz, the Duty Cycle range is 40% to 60%;
For a frequency greater than 50 MHz, the Duty Cycle is 50%.
Other parameters were modified.
For the Pulse Waveform, the generator will adjust the following parameters
automatically in the order below to generate the pulse waveform: Edge time- Pulse
Width-Period. When the period changes, the Edge Time and Pulse Width will also
change according to the period.
Burst type has been changed to N-Cycle.
When the Trigger Source is turn from External/ Manual to Internal, the Burst Mode
should be changed to N-Cycle.
Sorry, unable to burst DC.
Generator can not use DC Voltage function to generate Burst.
Burst has been turned off to allow DC.
Generator can not use DC to generate Burst. So the Burst is turned off.
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Data Overflow
Sine Wave frequency upper limit=120MHz
The Sine wave frequency upper limit is 120MHz. If the specified frequency is greater
than 120MHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 120MHz automatically.
Sine Wave frequency lower limit= 1μHz
The Sine wave frequency lower limit is 1μHz. If the specified frequency is less than
1μHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 1μHz automatically.
Square Wave frequency upper limit=60MHz
The Square wave frequency upper limit is 60MHz. If the specified frequency is
greater than 60MHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 60MHz automatically.
Square Wave frequency lower limit=1μHz
The Square wave frequency lower limit is 1μHz. If the specified frequency is less
than 1μHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 1μHz automatically.
Ramp Wave frequency upper limit= 1MHz
The Ramp wave frequency upper limit is 1 MHz. If the specified frequency is greater
than 1 MHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 1 MHz automatically.
Ramp Wave frequency lower limit= 1μHz
The Ramp wave frequency lower limit is 1μHz. If the specified frequency is less than
1μHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 1μHz automatically.
Pulse Wave frequency upper limit=30MHz
The Pulse wave frequency upper limit is 30MHz. If the specified frequency is greater
than 30MHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 30MHz automatically.
Pulse Wave frequency lower limit=500μHz
The Pulse wave frequency lower limit is 500μHz. If the specified frequency is less
than 500μHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 500μHz automatically.
Arb Wave frequency upper limit= 25MHz
The Arb wave frequency upper limit is 25MHz. If the specified frequency is greater
than 25MHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 25MHz automatically.
Arb Wave frequency lower limit= 1μHz
The Arb wave frequency lower limit is 1μHz. If the specified frequency is less than
1μHz, the system will adjust the frequency to 1μHz automatically.
Sine Wave period upper limit= 1Ms
The Sine Wave Period upper limit is 1Ms. If the specified period is greater than 1Ms,
the system will adjust the period to 1Ms automatically.
Sine Wave period lower limit= 8.33ns
The Sine Wave Period lower limit is 8.33ns. If the specified period is less than 8.33ns,
the system will adjust the period to 8.33ns automatically.
Square Wave period upper limit= 1Ms
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The Square Wave Period upper limit is 1Ms. If the specified period is greater than
1Ms, the system will adjust the period to 1Ms automatically.
Square Wave period lower limit= 8.33ns
The Square Wave Period lower limit is 8.33ns. If the specified period is less than
8.33ns, the system will adjust the period to 8.33ns automatically.
Ramp Wave period upper limit= 1Ms
The Ramp Wave Period upper limit is 1Ms. If the specified period is greater than 1Ms,
the system will adjust the period to 1Ms automatically.
Ramp Wave period lower limit= 1μs
The Ramp Wave Period lower limit is 1μs. If the specified period is less than 1μs, the
system will adjust the period to 1μs automatically.
Pulse Wave period upper limit= 2ks
The Pulse Wave Period upper limit is 2Ks. If the specified period is greater than 2Ks,
the system will adjust the period to 2Ks automatically.
Pulse Wave period lower limit= 28ns
The Pulse Wave Period lower limit is 16ns. If the specified period is less than 16ns,
the system will adjust the period to 16ns automatically.
Arb Wave period upper limit= 1Ms
The Arb Wave Period upper limit is 1Ms. If the specified period is greater than 1Ms,
the system will adjust the period to 1Ms automatically.
Arb Wave period lower limit= 40ns
The Arb Wave Period lower limit is 40 ns. If the specified period is less than 40 μs,
the system will adjust the period to 40 ns automatically.
Amplitude upper limit= **
Different mode has different amplitude upper limit; amplitude upper limit may vary
in the same mode if the load is different.
Amplitude lower limit= **
Different mode has different amplitude lower limit; amplitude lower limit may vary in
the same mode if the load is different.
High level upper limit = **
Different mode has different High Level upper limit; High Level upper limit may vary
in the same mode if the load is different.
Low level lower negative limit=**
Different mode has different High Level lower limit; High Level lower limit may vary
in the same mode if the load is different.
High level must be greater than Low level
High level must always be greater than Low level. If the high level is set less than the
low level, the generator will set the low level 1 mV less than the high level
automatically.
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Duty Cycle upper/lower limit = **
In the Square mode, different frequency range corresponds to different Duty Cycle
limit.
For a frequency less than 25MHz, the range is 20% to 80%;
For a frequency between 25~50MHz, the range is 40% to 60%;
For a frequency greater than 50MHz, the Duty Cycle is set 50%.
Symmetry upper limit = 100.0%
In the Ramp mode, the Symmetry upper limit is 100%. If the specified symmetry is
greater than 100%, the system will adjust the symmetry to 100% automatically.
Symmetry lower negative limit = 0.0%
In the Ramp mode, the Symmetry lower limit is 0.0%. If the specified symmetry is
less than 0.0%, the system will adjust the symmetry to 0.0% automatically.
Pulse Width is limited by Period
The Pulse Width should be less than the difference of the period and the Edge Time.
Pulse Width< period - 1.6×Edge Time.
Edge Time is limited by Period
The specified Edge Time should be in the specified period. The generator will adjust
the Edge Time to meet the need of the period. Edge Time < 0.625×Pulse Width.
Pulse width lower limit = 10us
In the Pulse mode, the Pulse width lower limit is 10us. If the specified pulse width is
less than 10us, the system will adjust the pulse width to10us automatically.
Edge Time lower limit = 5ns
In the Pulse mode, the Edge Time lower limit is 5ns. If the specified Edge Time is less
than 5ns, the system will adjust the Edge Time to 5ns automatically.
Offset upper limit= **
Different mode has different Offset upper limit; Offset upper limit may vary in the
same mode if the load is different.
Offset lower negative limit = **
Different mode has different Offset lower limit; Offset lower limit may vary in the
same mode if the load is different.
Initial # of points upper limit = 524,288
The number of initial points upper limit is 524,288. If the specified waveform has
more than 524,288points, the system will adjust the point number to 524,288
automatically.
Deviation cannot exceed Carrier Frequency
Carrier Frequency should always be greater than or equal to the deviation frequency.
Frequency Deviation lower limit = 1uHz
Frequency deviation lower limit is 1uHz. If the specified Frequency deviation is less
than 1uHz, the system will adjust the Frequency deviation to 1uHz automatically.
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FM Frequency upper limit =20kHz
FM Frequency upper limit is 20 kHz. If the specified FM Frequency is greater than 20
kHz, the system will adjust the FM Frequency to 20 kHz automatically.
FM Frequency lower limit = 2mHz
FM Frequency lower limit is 2mHz. If the specified FM Frequency is less than 2mHz,
the system will adjust the FM Frequency to 2mHz automatically.
Deviation plus Carrier cannot exceed maximum
The sum of the Carrier frequency and the deviation frequency should be less than or
equal to the selected maximum frequency plus 100 kHz.
AM Depth upper limit = 120.0%
The AM Depth upper limit is 120.0%. If the specified AM Depth is greater than
120.0%, the system will adjust the AM Depth to 120.0% automatically.
AM Depth lower limit = 0.0%
The AM Depth lower limit is 0.0%. If the specified AM Depth is less than 0.0%, the
system will adjust the AM Depth to 0.0% automatically.
AM Frequency upper limit = 20kHz
The AM Frequency upper limit is 20 kHz. If the specified AM Frequency is greater
than 20 kHz, the system will adjust the AM Frequency to 20 kHz automatically.
AM Frequency lower limit = 2mHz
The AM Frequency lower limit is 2mHz. If the specified AM Frequency is less than
2mHz, the system will adjust the AM Frequency to 2mHz automatically.
Hop Frequency upper limit = **
Different Source types have different Hop Frequency upper limit. If the Carrier is a
Square or Sine wave, the Hop Frequency upper limit is 120MHz; If the Carrier is a
Ramp wave, the Hop Frequency upper limit is 1MHz; If the Carrier is an Arb wave,
the Hop Frequency upper limit is 25MHz.
Hop Frequency lower limit = 1μHz
The Hop Frequency lower limit is 1μHz. If the specified Hop Frequency is less than
1μHz, the system will adjust the Hop Frequency to 1μHz automatically.
FSK Rate upper limit = 100kHz
The FSK Rate upper limit is 100KHz. If the specified FSK Rate is greater than 100KHz,
the system will adjust the FSK Rate to100KHz automatically.
FSK Rate lower limit = 2mHz
The FSK Rate lower limit is 2mHz. If the specified FSK Rate is less than 2mHz, the
system will adjust the FSK Rate to 2mHz automatically.
Start Frequency upper limit = **
Different Source types have different Start Frequency upper limit. If the Carrier is a
Square or Sine wave, the Start Frequency upper limit is 120MHz; if the Carrier is a
Ramp wave, the Start Frequency upper limit is 1MHz; if the Carrier is an Arb wave,
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the Start Frequency upper limit is 25MHz.
Start Frequency lower limit = 1μHz
The Start Frequency lower limit is 1μHz. If the specified Start Frequency is less than
1μHz, the system will adjust the Start Frequency to 1μHz automatically.
Stop Frequency upper limit = **
Different Source types have different Stop Frequency upper limit. If the Carrier is a
Square or Sine wave, the Stop Frequency upper limit is 120MHz; if the Carrier is a
Ramp wave, the Stop Frequency upper limit is 1MHz; if the Carrier is an Arb wave,
the Stop Frequency upper limit is 25MHz.
Stop Frequency lower limit =1μHz
The Stop Frequency lower limit is 1μHz. If the specified Stop Frequency is less than
1μHz, the system will adjust the Stop Frequency to 1μHz automatically.
Center Frequency upper limit = **
Different Source types have different Center Frequency upper limit. If the Carrier is a
Square or Sine wave, the Center Frequency upper limit is 120MHz; If the Carrier is a
Ramp wave, the Center Frequency upper limit is 1MHz; If the Carrier is an Arb wave,
the Center Frequency upper limit is 25MHz.
Center Frequency lower limit = 1μHz
The Center Frequency lower limit is 1μHz. If the specified Center Frequency is less
than 1μHz, the system will adjust the Center Frequency to 1μHz automatically.
Frequency span upper limit = **
With different Source type modes and center frequencies, the frequency span upper
limits vary.
Frequency span lower limit = **
With different Source type modes and center frequencies, the frequency span lower
limits vary.
Sweep Time upper limit = 500.00s
The Sweep Time upper limit is 500.00s. If the specified Sweep Time is greater than
500.00s, the system will adjust the Sweep Time to 500.00s automatically.
Sweep Time lower limit = 1.0ms
The Sweep Time lower limit is 1.0ms. If the specified Sweep Time is less than 1.0ms,
the system will adjust the Sweep Time to 1.0ms automatically.
Start Phase upper limit = 360.0o
The Start Phase upper limit is 360.0o. If the specified Start Phase is greater than
360.0o, the system will adjust the Start Phase to 360.0o automatically.
Start Phase lower limit = -360.0o
The Start Phase lower limit is -360.0o. If the specified Start Phase is less than -360.0o,
the system will adjust the Start Phase to -360.0o automatically.
# of Cycles upper limit = 1,000,000 Cycle
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The Cycle upper limit is 500,000Cyc. If the specified Cycle is greater than
500,000Cyc, the system will adjust the Cycle to 500,000Cyc automatically.
# of Cycles lower limit = 1 Cycle
The Cycle lower limit is 1Cyc. If the specified Cycle is less than 1Cyc, the system will
adjust the Cycle to 1Cyc automatically.
Delay upper limit = 85.0s
The Delay upper limit is 85.0s. If the specified Delay is greater than 85.0s, the
system will adjust the Delay to 85.0s automatically.
Delay lower limit = 0.0000s
The Delay lower limit is 0.0000s. If the specified Delay is less than 0.0000s, the
system will adjust the Delay to 0.0000s automatically.
Phase deviation upper limit=360o
The Phase deviation upper limit is 360o. If the specified Phase deviation is greater
than 360o, the system will adjust the Phase deviation to 360o automatically.
Phase deviation lower limit= 0o
The Phase deviation lower limit is 0o. If the specified Phase deviation is less than 0o,
the system will adjust the Phase deviation to 0o automatically.
PM Frequency upper limit= 20 kHz
The PM Frequency upper limit is 20 kHz. If the specified PM Frequency is greater
than 20 kHz, the system will adjust the PM Frequency to 20 kHz automatically.
PM Frequency lower limit= 2mHz
The PM Frequency lower limit is 2mHz. If the specified PM Frequency is less than
2mHz, the system will adjust the PM Frequency to 2mHz automatically.
Phase upper limit= +360.0º
The Phase upper limit is +360.0o. If the specified Phase is greater than 360.0o, the
system will adjust the Phase to 360.0o automatically.
Phase lower negative limit=0º
The Phase lower negative limit is 0o. If the specified Phase is less than 0o, the system
will adjust the Phase to 0o automatically.
Trigger Period upper limit = 500.00s
The Trigger Period upper limit is 500.00s. If the specified Trigger Period is greater
than 500.00s, the system will adjust the Trigger Period to 500.00s automatically.
Trigger Period lower limit = 1.0μs
The Trigger Period upper limit is 1.0μs. If the specified Trigger Period is less than
1.0μs, the system will adjust the Trigger Period to 1.0μs automatically.
Phase Deviation Upper Limit= 360o
Phase Deviation Upper Limit is 360o. If the specified Phase Deviation is greater than
360o, the system will adjust the Phase Deviation to 360o automatically.
Phase Deviation Lower Limit= 0o.
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Phase Deviation Lower Limit is 0o. If the specified Phase Deviation is less than 0o, the
system will adjust the Phase Deviation to 0o automatically.
Phase Lower Limit = 0o
The Phase Lower limit is 0.0o. If the specified Phase is less than 360.0o, the system
will adjust the Phase to 0.0o automatically.
Load Impedance upper limit =10kΩ
The Load Impedance upper limit is 10kΩ. If the specified Load Impedance is greater
than 10kΩ, the system will adjust the Load Impedance to 10kΩautomatically.
Load Impedance lower limit = 1Ω
The Load Impedance lower limit is 1Ω. If the specified Load Impedance is less than
1Ω, the system will adjust the Load Impedance to 1Ωautomatically.
(**denotes the parameter, the content of which will vary according to the
setting.)
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Troubleshooting
1.
If the screen does not turn on even if the generator is on, please
follow the steps below:
(1) Check if the power is correctly connected
(2) Check if the power switch is really on.
(3) Restart the instrument after the steps above.
(4) If it does not work correctly, contact RIGOL for our service.
2.
If the settings are correct but no waveform is generated, please
follow the steps below:
(1) Check if the Signal Line is correctly connected to the Output terminal.
(2) Check the BNC if it can work correctly.
(3) Check the Output button if it is turned on.
(4) Set the Power On setting Last when all the above steps have been
finished. Restart the computer.
3.
If U Disk can not be detected, please follow the following steps:
(1) Check if the U Disk can work properly.
(2) Make sure that the U Disk used is a Flash Type. Portable Hard Disk can not
be used in this instrument.
(3) Restart the instrument, and insert the U Disk again.
(4) If it still can not work properly, please contract the local RIGOL Support
Center.
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Chapter 5
Specifications
All these specifications apply to the DG3000 Series Function/ Arbitrary Waveform
Generator unless otherwise explanation. To reach these specifications, two
conditions must be met first:
■
■
The instrument must have been operating continuously for more than 30
minutes within the specified operating temperature.
You must perform the Self-Cal (Calibrate) operation if the operating temperature
changes by more than 5 oC.
All these specifications are guaranteed unless noted “typical”
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Specifications
Frequency Characteristic(DG3121A)
Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Triangle, Pulse, Noise, DC, Arb
Sine
1µHz to120MHz
Square
1µHz to 60MHz
Pulse
500µHz to 30MHz
Ramp
1µHz to1MHz
White Noise
50MHz bandwidth (-3dB)
Frequency Characteristic(DG3101A)
(typical)
Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Triangle, Pulse, Noise, DC, Arb
Sine
1µHz to100MHz
Square
1µHz to 50MHz
Pulse
500µHz to 25MHz
Ramp
1µHz to1MHz
White Noise
40MHz bandwidth (-3dB)
Frequency Characteristic(DG3061A)
(typical)
Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Triangle, Pulse, Noise, DC, Arb
Sine
1µHz to 60MHz
Square
1µHz to 30MHz
Pulse
500µHz to 20MHz
Ramp
1µHz to1MHz
White Noise
30MHz bandwidth (-3dB)
Resolution
1 µHz
Accuracy
Within 90 days 10 ppm
Within 1 year 20 ppm
18°C ~ 28°C
Temperature index
< 2 ppm/°C
(typical)
Sine Wave Spectral Purity
Harmonic Distortion
Total Harmonic
Distortion
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DC to 20 kHz
20 kHz to 100 kHz
100 kHz to 1 MHz
1 MHz to 10 MHz
< 1 Vpp
-70 dBc
-65 dBc
-50 dBc
-40 dBc
DC to 20 kHz, 1Vpp
<0.2%
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-70 dBc
-60 dBc
-45 dBc
-35 dBc
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Spurious
(non-harmonic)
DC to 1 MHz
< -70 dBc
1 MHz to 10 MHz < -70 dBc + 6 dB/octave
Phase Noise
10kHz Offset –115 dBc/ Hz
(typical)
Square Wave Characteristic
Rise/Fall Time
< 5 ns (10% to 90%)
(typical, 1kHz, 1Vpp)
Overshoot
< 2%
Duty Cycle
20% to 80% (to 25 MHz)
40% to 60% (to 50 MHz)
50%
(>50 MHz)
Asymmetry(below
50% Duty Cycle)
1% of period+ 5ns
Jitter
300ps + 100ppm of period
Ramp Wave Characteristics
Linearity
< 0.1% of peak output (typical, 1kHz, 1Vpp, Symmetry
100%)
Symmetry
0% to 100%
Pulse Wave Characteristics
Pulse Width
2000s max period; 8ns min period; 1ns resolution
Variable Edge Time
5ns to 1ms
Overshoot
< 2%
Jitter
300ps + 100ppm of the period
Arb Wave Characteristics
Frequency Range
1µHz to 25MHz
Waveform Length
2 to 1024 K points
[Note1]
Amplitude Accuracy
14 bits (including sign)
Sample Rate
300MSa/s
Minimum Rise/Fall
Time
35ns (typical)
Jitter (RMS)
6 ns + 30ppm
Non-Volatile Storage
4 waveforms
Output Characteristics
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(50 )
(High Z)
Amplitude[Note2]
10 mVpp ~ 10 Vpp
20 mVpp ~ 20 Vpp
Amplitude Accuracy
(1 kHz sine wave)
± (1% of setting value + 1 mVpp)
Amplitude Flatness (1
kHz sine wave)
< 40 MHz
40 MHz to 80 MHz
80 MHz to 120 MHz
0.20 dB
0.60 dB
1.00 dB
DC Offset
Range(peak AC+DC) 5V
(50)
10V (High Z)
Accuracy
± (2% of |the Offset Setting|
+0.5% of the Amplitude + 2mV)
Waveform Output
Impedance
50  (typical)
Isolation
42 Vpk max. to Earth
Protection
Short-circuit protected; Overload relay automatically
disables main output
AM Modulation
Carrier Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Arb
Source
Internal/ External
Modulating Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Noise, Arb (2mHz to 20kHz)
Depth
0% ~120%
FM Modulation
Carrier Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Arb
Source
Internal/ External
Modulating Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Noise, Arb (2mHz to 20kHz)
Frequency Deviation
DC to 60 MHz
[Note3]
PM Modulation
Carrier Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Arb
Source
Internal/ External
Modulating Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Noise, Arb (2mHz to 20kHz)
Phase Deviation
0 to 360°
FSK Modulation
Carrier Waveforms
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Source
Internal/ External
Modulating Waveforms
50% duty cycle square (2mHz to 100kHz)
PWM Modulation
Carrier Waveforms
Pulse
Source
Internal/ External
Modulating Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Noise, Arb (2mHz to 20kHz)
Deviation
Pulse width 0% to 100%
Sweep
Carrier Waveforms
Sine, Square, Ramp, Arb
Type
Linear or Logarithmic
Direction
Up or Down
Sweep Time
1 ms to 500 s ± 0.1%
Source
Internal/External/Manual
Burst
Waveforms
Types
Sine, Square, Ramp, Pulse, Noise, Arb
count(1 to 1,000,000 periods), infinite, gated
Start Phase
-360° to +360°
Internal Period
1 s – 300 s ± 1%
Gate Source
External Trigger
Trigger Source
Internal/External/Manual
Rear Panel Connector
External AM
Modulation
± 5 Vpk = 100% modulation
5k input impedance
Input/Output
Frequency Range
10MHz± 500Hz
Input/Output Voltage
Range
80mVpp~10Vpp/0dBm
Lock Time
< 1s
External Trigger
TTL-compatible
(typical)
Trigger Input
Input Level
TTL-compatible
Slope
Rising or falling (selectable)
Pulse Width
> 100 ns
Input Impedance
> 10 k, DC coupled
Linear Sweep
< 500 µs
(typical)
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Latency Sweep
< 500 ns
(typical)
Trigger Output
Level
TTL-compatible into >1k
Pulse Width
> 400ns
Output Impedance
50 (typical)
Maximum Frequency
1 MHz
(typical)
[Note 1]:
 DG3000 can edit the points of arbitrary wave up to 524,288, but by PC up to 1 M
(1024k), and downloaded to the volatile memory of equipment for output.
[Note 2]:
 The setting range of the amplitude (50):
If the output frequency ≤10MHz, then the amplitude range: 10mVpp~10Vpp
If the output frequency ≤80MHz, then the amplitude range: 10mVpp~5Vpp
If the output frequency >80MHz, then the amplitude range: 10mVpp~2.5Vpp

The setting range of the amplitude (High Z):
If the output frequency ≤10MHz, then the amplitude range: 20mVpp~20Vpp
If the output frequency ≤80MHz, then the amplitude range: 20mVpp~10Vpp
If the output frequency >80MHz, then the amplitude range: 20mVpp~5Vpp

If the output frequency >80MHz and the amplitude range: 2Vpp~5Vpp (High Z),
the amplitude flatness is 3dB.

Square
If frequency< 8MHz, the upper limit of amplitude is 20Vpp;
If frquency ≥ 8MHz, the upper limit of amplitude is 10Vpp;

Pulse
If frequency < 5MHz, the upper limit of amplitude is 20Vpp;
If frquency ≥ 5MHz, the upper limit of amplitude is 10Vpp;
[Note 3]:
 The values are different for different types, the type of 60MHz is 30MHz, and the
type of 100MHz is 50MHz.
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General Specifications
Display
Type
3.8 inch STN LCD
Resolution
320 Horizontal x RGB X 240 Vertical
Grey Degree
Contrast (typical)
64 color
150 :1
Light (typical)
300 nit
Power
Supply
100-240 VACRMS,45-440Hz, CAT II
Consumption
Less than 50W
Fuse
2A, T Level, 250V
Environment
Temperature Range
Operation:10℃~+40℃
Non-operation:-20℃~+60℃
Cooling
Humidity Range
Mandatory Fan cooling
Below +35℃:≤90% relative humidity
+35℃~+40℃:≤60%relative humidity
Height Range
Operation : below 3,000m
Non-operation: below 15,000m
Instrument Specifications
Dimension
Weight
Width
232mm
Height
107.5mm
Depth
365+9.5mm (9.5 mm is the BNC Depth)
Package excluded
3.56kg
Package Included
5.10kg
IP Protection
IP2X
Calibration Interval
One year suggested
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Chapter 6
Appendix
Appendix A: DG3000 Series Accessories
Standard Accessories:
 A Power Cord that fits the standard of the destination country.
 A USB Data Wire
 A set of Ultrawave Arbitrary Waveform Edition Software for WIN98/2000/XP.
 A User’s Guide
Optional Accessories:
 A BNC Cable
 A RS-232 Cable
 Digital Output Module (DG-POD-A)
 Data line
NOTE:
 To avoid affecting the product performance, the length of USB data wire
connected to the instrument should be less than 3m.
 All the accessories (standard and optional) are available by contacting your local
RIGOL office.
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Appendix B: Warranty
RIGOL warrants its products’ mainframe and accessories in materials and technics
within the warranty period. During the period concerned, RIGOL guarantees the
free replacement or repair of products which are approved defective.
To get repair service or obtain a copy of the whole warranty statement, please
contact with your nearest RIGOL sales and service office.
RIGOL do not provide any other warranty items except the one being provided by
this summary and the warranty statement. The warranty items include but not being
subjected to the hint guarantee items related to tradable characteristic and any
particular purpose. RIGOL will not take any responsibility in cases regarding to
indirect, particular and ensuing damage.
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Appendix C: General Care and Cleaning
General Care
Do not store or leave the instrument in the place where LCD screen can be exposed
to direct sunlight for long periods of time.
!
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the instrument or probes, do not expose
them to sprays, liquids, or solvents.
Cleaning
Check the instrument frequently according to the operation conditions; follow the
steps below to clean the exterior surface of the instrument:
1. Wipe the dust on the outside of the instrument with a lint- free cloth.
2. Use a soft cloth dampened with water to clean the instrument. Please cut off the
power. To avoid damage to the surface of the instrument, do not use any
abrasive or chemical cleaning agent.
!
Warning: To avoid any short-circuit or body damage because of the
moisture, make sure that the instrument is dry before
restarting.
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Appendix D: Contact RIGOL
If you have any problem or requirement during using our products, please contact
RIGOL Technologies, Inc. or the local distributors.
Domestic: Please call
Tel:
(86-10) 8070 6688
Fax:
(86-10) 8070 5070
Service & Support Hotline: 800 810 0002
9:00 am –5: 00 pm from Monday to Friday
Or by e-mail:
Service@rigol.com
Or mail to:
RIGOL Technologies, Inc.
156# CaiHe Village, ShaHe Town, ChangPing District, Beijing, China
Post Code: 102206
Overseas: Contact the local RIGOL distributors or sales office.
For the latest product information and service, please visit our website:
www.rigolna.com.
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Index
Adjust the Phase ...................... 2-70
AM .......................................... 2-33
Beep........................................ 2-78
Burst ....................................... 1-13
Cal Info ................................... 2-87
Chinese Input........................... 2-61
Common Prompt Message ........... 4-1
Conflict Setting ........................... 4-6
Contact RIGOL ........................... 6-4
Create a New Waveform ........... 2-26
Current Config.......................... 2-75
Data Overflow .......................... 4-10
DG3000 Series Accessories .......... 6-1
Display Control ......................... 2-85
DNS Setup ............................... 2-74
Duty Cycle ................................. 2-8
Edge Time ............................... 2-14
Edit the Arbitrary Waveform ...... 2-25
English Input............................ 2-60
Error Message ............................ 4-5
FM .......................................... 2-34
Frequency Deviation ................. 2-35
FSK ......................................... 2-36
General Care and Cleaning .......... 6-3
General Inspection ..................... 1-2
General Specifications ................. 5-7
Generate Burst ......................... 2-44
Generate Sweep ....................... 2-42
Generate the Modulated Waveform
............................................... 2-32
Handle Adjustment ..................... 1-3
IP Setup .................................. 2-73
Language Setup ....................... 2-82
Modulation Depth ..................... 2-33
Perform the Calibration ............. 2-87
PM ........................................... 2-38
Power On ................................. 2-78
Pulse Width .............................. 2-14
PWM ........................................ 2-40
Return to Default Setting ........... 2-83
RS232 Setting........................... 2-76
Safety Notices .............................. II
Safety Terms and Symbols ............IV
Save a File ............................... 2-59
Save Data ................................ 2-51
Save the data in the Volatile memory
into the Non-Volatile Memory .... 2-56
Save the Instrument State ......... 2-50
Secure Code ............................. 2-87
Select the built-in Arbitrary Waveform
............................................... 2-21
Self-Test .................................. 2-87
Set a Waveform .......................... 1-8
Set Arbitrary Signals ................. 2-19
Set Modulate/ Sweep/Burst ....... 1-12
Set Noise Signals ...................... 2-17
Set Output Parameter ............... 2-67
Set Pulse Signals ...................... 2-13
Set Ramp Signals ...................... 2-10
Set Sine Signals .......................... 2-2
Set Square Signals ...................... 2-7
Set the DC Output .................... 2-64
Set the Format ......................... 2-79
Set the I/O ............................... 2-71
Set the Invert Waveform ........... 2-69
Set the LAN .............................. 2-72
Set the Output Load.................. 2-68
Set the Sync Output .................. 2-65
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Set the System ......................... 2-77
Set the Utility Function .............. 2-62
Set Trigger/Output .................... 1-14
Specifications ............................. 5-2
Store and Recall ....................... 2-48
Store/Recall .............................. 2-59
Symmetry ................................ 2-11
Test ......................................... 2-86
The Front/Rear Panel .................. 1-4
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The Seamless Interaction of DG3000
and DS1000 .............................. 2-52
To get help on .......................... 1-16
Troubleshooting ........................ 4-17
Use Digital Input ....................... 1-15
Use Store/Utility/Help Function... 1-16
Use the Built-in Help System ...... 2-89
Use USB Storage ....................... 2-58
Warranty ....................................6-2
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