This tutorial shows how significant cost savings can be achieved by using digitizers (ADC) in multiple Nyquist zones. We use the Tabor Proteus P9082M Arbitrary Waveform Generator with an optional 5.4GS/s analog to digital converter, transforming the AWG into an Arbitrary Waveform Transceiver, (AWT).

We use the Lucid 12GHz RF Signal Generator (also available in 3GHz and 6GHz models) to generate tones up to 10GHz and show how to measure the signal and understand the trade-offs such as amplitude roll-off.