Equipment information:

Wavetek 29 Generator
Model: 29
Date: 1997
Category: Measurement instruments
Group: Generator
Description: 10 MHz DDS Function Generator
                                    This Programmable Function Generator uses direct digital
synthesis to provide high performance and extensive
facilities at a breakthrough price. It can generate a
variety of waveforms between 0.1 mHz and 10MHz with a
resolution of 7 digits and an accuracy better than 10ppm.
Direct digital synthesis for accuracy & stability
Direct digital synthesis (DDS) is a technique for generating
waveforms digitally using a phase accumulator, a look-up
table and a DAC. The accuracy and stability of the resulting
waveforms is related to that of the crystal master clock.
The DDS generator offers not only exceptional accuracy-and
stability but also high spectral purity, low phase noise and
excellent frequency agility.
A wide range of waveforms
High quality sine, square and pulse waveforms can be
generated over the full frequency range of 0.1 mHz to 10MHz.
Triangle waveforms, ramp waveforms and multi-level
squarewaves can also be generated but with limitations as to
the maximum useable frequencies.
Variable symmetry/duty-cycle is available for all standard
Arbitrary waveform capability
Arbitrary waveforms can be loaded via the digital interfaces
and then used in a similar way to the standard waveforms.
Up to five arbitrary waveforms of 1024 10-bit words can be
stored in non-volatile memory. The waveform clock is
27.48MHz maximum.
This facility considerably expands the versatility of the
instrument making it suitable for the generation of highly
complex waveform patterns.
In addition, numerous “complex” waveforms are pre-defined in
ROM, including commonly used waveshapes such as sinex/x,
exponentially decaying sinewave, etc.
All waveforms can be swept over their full frequency range
at a rate variable between 10 milliseconds and 15 minutes.
The sweep is fully phase continuous.
Sweep can be linear or logarithmic, single or continuous.
Single sweeps can be triggered from the front panel, the
trigger input, or the digital interfaces. Two sweep markers
are provided.
Amplitude Modulation is available for all waveforms and is
variable in 1% steps up to 100%. An internal AM source 4s
incorporated. Alternatively modulation can be controlled
from an external generator.
Frequency Shift Keying provides phase coherent switching
between two selected frequencies at a rate defined by the
switching signal source.
The rate can be set from dc to 50kHz internally, or dc to
1MHz externally.

These manuals are available for the above equipment:

Wavetek -- 29 -- Service Manual
File name: Wavetek-6400-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type: Service Manual
Pages: 33
Size: 7.46 Mbytes (7822999 Bytes)
Language: english
Revision: 1.1
Date: 1997
Quality: Scanned document, all readable.
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Specifications 2
Safety 6
Installation 7
General 9
Circuit Descriptions 10
Calibration 15
Parts List 18
Circuit Diagrams 25
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Wavetek -- 29 -- User Manual
File name: Wavetek-6401-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type: User Manual
Pages: 76
Size: 25.33 Mbytes (26559126 Bytes)
Language: english
Revision: revised
Manual-ID/Number: 1006-00-0839-01
Date: 1995
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Introduction 2
Specifications 4
Safety 8
Installation 9
Connections 11
Front Panel Connections 11
Rear Panel Connections 11
General Operation 13
Main Generator Operation 16
Main Generator Parameters 16
Warning and Error Messages 19
Auxiliary Output 21
Waveform Generation Options 21
Sweep Operation 24
Triggered Burst and Gate 27
Triggered Burst 27
Gated Mode 29
Amplitude Modulation 30
FSK 32
Special Waveforms 33
Staircase 33
Arbitrary 33
Noise 35
HOP 36
System Operations 38
Storing and Recalling Set-ups 38
System Settings 38
Synchronizing Generators 40
Calibration 42
Application Examples 44
DDS Operation and Further Waveform Considerations 48
Remote Operation 51
Remote Commands 61
Remote Command Summary 67
Appendix 1. Warning and Error Messages 70
Appendix 2. Factory System Defaults 72
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