Waveform generator: Keysight 33500B

Waveform generator: Keysight 33500B

Equipment: Keysight 33500B
Technique: Waveform Generator
Contact person (UNINOVA): Pedro Barquinha (pmcb@fct.unl.pt), Ana Rovisco (a.rovisco@fct.unl.pt)
Responsible: Jorge Martins (jds.martins@campus.fct.unl.pt)

Description: Keysight 33500B is a Waveform Generator. It has two channels (that can be synchronized) and allows for arbitrary waveform generation.  


  • Amplitude range: 1 mVpp to 10 Vpp into 50 Ω. 
  • DC range: ± (5 VDC – Peak AC) into 50 Ω and ± (10 VDC – peak AC) into open circuit
  • 17 waveforms (e.g. sine, square, ramp, PRBS, Gaussian Noise, Cardiac, Haversine, and Lorentz). 
  • 1 µHz to 20-30 MHz, 
  • Built-in modulation (AM, FM, PM FSK and PWM)
  • Two independent channels that can be coupled 
  • Creation of signals by summing waveforms (up to 4), or by sequencing waveforms
  • Arbitrary wave generation: 64 MSamples per channel and up to 1 GSamples/s
  • Waves can be generated in PC (www.keysight.com/find/benchvue) and transferred by USB to the wave generator.
  • Pulses with f = 1 µHz to 20 MHz or 30 MHz with independent rise and fall edge times (down to 2.9 ns)
  • Can be triggered externally

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