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Model WX2182B

2.3GS/s Dual-Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator

The WX2182B, 2.3GS/s Dual Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator, offers unrivaled performance, even when compared to instruments designed to generate fewer types of signals or higher sampling rates. Its affordable footprint saves space and cost without compromising bandwidth and signal integrity.
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  • Dual Channel 2.3GS/s,14 bit waveform generator, configurable as separate or synchronized channels
  • Inter-channel skew control from -3 ns to +3 ns with 10 ps resolution
  • 1GHz sine and 500MHz square waves
  • 16M waveform memory, 32M memory optional
  • 3 selectable output paths:
  • 2Vp-p into 50Ω with 700MHz bandwidth, Differential DC output
  • 4Vp-p into 50Ω with 350MHz bandwidth, Differential DC output
  • -20 to +10 dBm into 50Ω with >1 GHz bandwidth, RF AC output
  • AM, FM, FSK, PSK, ASK, Amplitude Hop, Frequency Hop, Chirp, (n)PSK, (n)QAM and Sweep modulations
  • Powerful pulse/pattern composer for analog, digital and mixed signals
  • 16 Bit/Ch. LVDS Parallel / Separate Outputs (Option D)
  • Smart trigger enables trigger hold-off, detect, wait, abort and restart
  • Advanced sequencer for step, loop, nest and jumps scenarios
  • Two differential markers per ch. with programmable positions, width&levels
  • User friendly 4” color LCD display
  • Remote control through LAN, USB and GPIB
  • Store/recall capability on disk-on-key or 4GB internal memory
  • LXI Class C compliant

Universal Waveform Source

Equipped with 2.3GS/s 14-bit clock and 16M points (32M optional) memory, the WX2182B can generate literally any waveform, short or long, at frequencies up to 1GHz with 8 digits of resolution, resulting in the highest precision signal creation and regeneration without compromising signal fidelity or system integrity. Aside from its natural ability to generate arbitrary shapes with waveform granularity of 1 point, the WX2182B can also be used as a full-featured standard, modulation or pulse generator to solve various applications.

Signal Integrity and Purity

One of the most important requirement in today’s testing and measurement applications is high signal quality. With a typical SSB phase noise of <-115dBc at 100MHz, and <-95dBc at 1GHz, at 10 kHz carrier offset and with exceptionally good SFDR of <-70dBc at 1GHz carrier, Tabor’s WX1282B unique platform delivers one of the best quality signals available on the market today, answering the ever-growing demand for clear and precise signals.

Common or Separate Clocks

Need a dual channel unit, a single channel unit… why choose? With the new WX2182B you can have it both ways. The WX2182B has two output channels, which can either operate independently, or synchronized to share the same sample clock source. As two separate channels, one has the advantage of having two separate instruments in one box, with each having the ability to be programmed to output different function shapes, frequency, amplitude levels and/or to operate in different run modes. Alternatively, the advantage of having two synchronized channels with less than 10ps skew and skew control is very significant in applications that require an accurate and controlled phase between the two channels, which is ideal for many X-Y modes and I&Q output applications.

DC or AC Coupled Outputs

Have a requirement for different output paths in your lab? Great! The WX2182B offers two single or differential ended DC coupled and one single ended AC coupled output amplifiers: 2Vp-p into 50 ohms with 700MHz bandwidth, for applications demanding optimized transitions and aberrations; 4Vp-p into 50 ohms with 350MHz bandwidth, for applications demanding high voltage or -20 to +10 dBm path for applications requiring bandwidth and flatness for frequencies as high as 1 GHz.

Powerful Segmentation and Sequencing

Solving almost every complex application, powerful segmentation and sequencing produces a nearly endless variety of complex waveforms. The waveform memory can be divided into multiple waveform segments and sequenced in user-selectable fashion to create complex waveforms that have repeatable segments, jump and nest, saving you precious memory space. The WX2182B also allows you to generate up to 1000 sequence scenarios and sequence between them to generate an even higher level of flexibility in waveform creation.

Dynamic Segment / Sequence Control

Working in the real-time world and need fast waveform switching? The WX2182B has a rear panel control designed specifically for that. Having the dynamic control feature, in effect, can serve as replacement of the sequence table where the real-time application can decide when and for how long a waveform will be generated. For much more complex applications, this same input may serve as a dynamic switch for complete sequences, creating real-life scenarios for real-time applications.

Pulse / Pattern Creation

Generating complex pulse trains has never been easier. The Pulse Composer is a powerful built-in tool that converts the WX2182B to a very sophisticated Pulse/Pattern Generator, allowing to create literally any complex pulse train / pattern, whether it’s a single pulse, multi-level, linear-points, initialization or preamble pattern definition, arbitrary bit design, user-defined or even standard random patterns with programmable resolution, so it doesn’t matter if your application is radar communications, nanotechnology or serial bus testing, the pulse/pattern composer is the right tool for your application. Moreover, all the WX2182B advanced trigger modes are applicable, hence one can choose to use the “step” mode to advance every bit independently or the “once” mode to advance a complete data block in one trigger event, enabling even more applications, such as trigger, clock and data protocols.

Multi-Level and PAM(n) Signals

The WX2182B’s pulse composer enables up to 2Gbit/s data rate generation, utilizing either NRZ and RZ modes (minimum transition times) which is ideal especially for multi level and PAM(n) applications such as, LED (light-emitting diodes), CAN, QPHY, FlexRay or simulating and testing Ethernet environment, whether it’s 100Mbit/s (100BASE-T), the later gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T) or even the latest 802.3an standard (10GBASE-T), which utilizes PAM-16.

Smart Trigger

Until now, you`ve been forced to trigger on a specific event. Tabor`s all-new SmarTrigger feature was designed to enhance the trigger capability and facilitate wider flexibility of a specific pulse event. It allows triggering on either a pulse having a larger pulse width than a programmed time value (time), or even on a pulse having a pulse width between two limits (<>time). In addition, the SmarTrigger has a hold-off function, in which the output is held idle after the first trigger and starts a waveform cycle only with the first valid trigger after a hold-off interval has lapsed, allowing you to solve endless "negotiation" scenarios.

Programmable Deferential Markers

The WX2182B is equipped with two programmable deferential markers for each output channel. Differential simply means outstanding signal integrity for high frequencies, whereas the programmability allows you to set position, width, delay and amplitude for any required peripheral triggering need. While bench usage enables setting only one marker position, you can set multiple markers and program different marker properties for each transition instance remotely, allowing various triggering profiles.

4-Channel Capability

Need more than two channels to drive your application? With two WX2182B you can reach up to 4 synchronized channels system using a Master-Slave arrangement, allowing users to benefit from the same high quality performance even for multi-channel needs.

Automated External Calibration

Usually, calibration cycles in the industry range from one to three years, where instruments are sent to a service center, opened to allow access to trimmers, calibrated and certified for repeated usage. In contrast, the innovative advanced technology implemented in the WX2182B allows calibration from ANY interface, USB, GPIB or LAN. Calibration factors are stored in a flash memory eliminating the need to open instrument covers.

Easy to Use

Large and user-friendly 4” backlit color LCD display facilitates browsing though menus, updating parameters and displaying detailed and critical information for your waveform output. Combined with numeric keypad, ten quick-link function & run mode buttons, cursor position control and a dial, the front panel controls simplify the often complex operation of an arbitrary waveform generator.

High Speed Access

Access speed is an increasingly important requirement for test systems. Included with the instrument is a variety of interfaces including: Ethernet 10/100/1000, USB 2.0 and GPIB so one may select the interface most compatible to individual requirements. Using any of the external interfaces, controlling instrument functions and features as well as downloading waveforms and sequences is fast, time saving and easily tailored to every system, from simple benchtop instrumentation to fully-featured ATE system. IVI drivers and factory support speed-up system integration, minimizing time-to-market and significantly reducing system development costs.

Multiple Environments to Write Your Code

Model WX2182B comes with a complete set of drivers, allowing you to write your application in various environments such as: Labview, CVI, C++, VB, and MATLAB. You may also link the supplied dll to other Windows based API’s or, use low-level SCPI commands (Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments) to program the instrument, regardless if your application is written for Windows, Linux or Macintosh operating systems.

Digital Outputs (Option D)

In today’s world, many applications require multiple digital outputs or a parallel digital interpretation of the analog outputs. With the new digital option the WX2182B-D now offers up to 16 programmable digital outputs per channel, up to extra 32M of digital memory, up to 1.15Gb/s of data rate and controllable skew between outputs. Combined with Tabor’s dedicated digital signal amplifier, WXD1, the WX2182B-D is, by far, the best mixed signal source on the market to meet all of today>s requirements.


The ArbConnection software provides you with full control of instrument functions, modes and features. ArbConnection is a powerful editorial tool that allows you to easily design any type of waveform. Whether it is the built in wave, pulse or Serial data composers, or the built in equation editor with which you can create your own exotic functions, ArbConnection makes virtually any application possible.

Standard Waveforms
Pulse / Pattern Composer
Arbitrary Waveforms
Sequenced Waveforms
Sequenced Sequences
Common Characteristics
Run Modes
Trigger Characteristics
Inter-channel Skew Control
Two Instruments Synchronization


WX2182B 2.3GS/s Dual-Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator



Option 1 32M Memory
Option 2 16 Bit/Ch. Digital Outputs



Sync Cable For Multiple Instrument Synchronization
Rack mount 19" Single Rack Mounting Kit
Case Kit Professional Carry Bag


Note: Options and Accessories must be specified at the time of your purchase.

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Drivers IVI Driver for models WS8351/2, WX2181/2, WX1281/2B, WX2181/2B, WX1281/2/4C, WX2181/2/4C and SE5082 (32 Bit OS) 06/12/2017
Ver. 3.0.6
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Drivers IVI Driver for models WS8351/2, WX2181/2, WX1281/2B, WX2181/2B, WX1281/2/4C, WX2181/2/4C and SE5082 (64 Bit OS) 06/12/2017
Ver. 3.0.6
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Manuals Manual for models WX2181B and WX2182B 15/07/2015
Ver. 2.2
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Third Party NI-VISA Software (Runtime) 16/06/2015
Ver. 14.0.1
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Software ArbConnection 4.3 - Windows 7 Compatible (for SE5082 download version 4.4) 15/06/2015
Ver. 4.3.207
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Firmware Firmware for model WX2182B 15/03/2015
Ver. 2.23
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate a Pulse Train 10/08/2014
Ver. 1.1
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Tutorials How to Simply Set the Run Mode 10/08/2014
Ver. 1.1
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Tutorials How to Simply Store and Recall 10/08/2014
Ver. 1.1
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Tutorials How to Simply Use Markers 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate a PSK Modulation 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Upgrade A Tabor Device Firmware 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Install and Connect to ArbConnection 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Connect WX, WS & PM-A Series via USB 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Connect Tabor Units via GPIB/LAN 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate a Sequence 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate a Standard Waveform 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate an Advanced Sequence 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate an Arbitrary Waveform 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate an FSK Modulation 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate PRBS Signals 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Solution Notes Radar 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Solution Notes USB Receiver Sensitivity 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Control the WX & WS835x Clocks 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate a Chirp 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate a Frequency Hop Modulation 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Tutorials How to Simply Generate a Pulse 15/03/2014
Ver. 1.0
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Drivers Device driver by IVI Foundation (32 bit OS) 02/02/2014
Ver. 2.2.1
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Drivers Device driver by IVI Foundation (64 bit OS) 02/02/2014
Ver. 2.2.1
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Data sheet Data sheet for model WX2182B 17/10/2012
Ver. 1.1
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Software NetConfig+ - FPGA upload utility 25/03/2012
Ver. 1.1.5
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Manuals Manual for ArbConnection 4.x 29/07/2010
Ver. 1
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Software NetConfig - Firmware upload utility 09/01/2006
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