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Yokogawa Introduces FG400 Arbitrary/Function Generators

Yokogawa Introduces FG400 Arbitrary/Function Generators

April 18, 2014 - Yokogawa announces FG400 Arbitrary/Function Generators. The Model FG410 single channel unit and the FG420 two channel version generate basic, application specific and arbitrary waveforms.  The sine wave frequency range is 0.01 µHz to 30 MHz.  Output waveforms consist of Sine, Square, Pulse, Ramp, Parameter-variable, Noise (Gaussian distribution), DC and Arbitrary.  The output voltage is 20Vpp open circuit or 10Vpp 50Ω.  A unique benefit to the user is the isolated outputs.  This allows the unit to be used in the development of floating circuits, like motor drives, inverters, power supplies and other power electronic devices.

The FG400 function generators have the arbitrary waveform function as standard.  They can generate waveforms that are acquired by Yokogawa’s DL850E ScopeCorder or DLM4000 Digital Oscilloscope and the XviewerLITE software (freeware).

When more than two channels are needed, multiple FG410 and FG420 generators can be synchronized together to generate up to 12 phases by using six FG420 generators.  The phase of each channel is synchronized to the master unit and can be individually adjusted.

Applications for the FG400 Series Arbitrary/Function Generators include generating application-specific waveforms like those needed to evaluate the response characteristics of mechanical/electrical circuits and to emulate power supply circuits.  Other applications include battery, lighting, consumer products and semiconductor testing.  Typical application sectors include motor drives, inverters, power electronics products, automotive, railroad and robotics.

With the addition of the FG400 Series Arbitrary/Function Generators, Yokogawa can now provide instruments for waveform generation that can be used with their highly recognized power measuring instruments and waveform measuring instruments.  A total solution can be provided with precision instruments for both source and measurement.

About Yokogawa Test & Measurement
Yokogawa Test & Measurement Division is a major worldwide force in the test & measurement market, with products that include oscilloscopes, power meters and optical communications test equipment, portable test instruments, recorders and data-acquisition systems.

About Yokogawa Corporation of America
Yokogawa Corporation of America is a leading provider of Industrial Automation and Test and Measurement solutions.  Combining superior technology with engineering, system integration, project management, and maintenance services, Yokogawa delivers field-proven operational efficiency, safety, and reliability.  Yokogawa Corporation of America is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX, and is the North American Division of Yokogawa Electric Corporation's global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 4 regional project engineering centers.

About Yokogawa
Yokogawa's global network of 88 companies spans over a total of 55 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and other business segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food.

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