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TGxA Series Function Generators: Full remote control via USB, LAN (LXI) and GPIB interfaces

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the LAN interface is fully LXI compliant.

N.B. illustration shows a product with the optional GPIB interface fitted

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all interfaces can be live simultaneously

Full Remote Control

All functions of the generators can be controlled from the digital interfaces. Arbitrary waveform data can also be loaded using these interfaces.

An IVI driver for Windows is supplied along with CVI and LV drivers. This provides support for common applications such as LabView* , LabWindows* and HP-VEE* .

LAN (Ethernet) with LXI support

The LAN interface uses a standard 10/100 base-T Ethernet hardware connection with ICMP and TCP/IP Protocol for connection to a Local Area Network or direct connection to a single PC.

This interface supports LXI and is the most appropriate for larger system use because of its scalable nature. The LAN interface is compliant with LXI class C.

LXI is a LAN-based modular architecture standard for automated test systems managed by the LXI Consortium, and is the successor to GPIB in many systems. LXI (LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation)


USB has effectively replaced RS232 in many applications. The interface uses a standard USB 2.0 hardware connection and is implemented as virtual-COM port. A USB driver is provided suitable for Windows* systems.

As well as the rear mounted USB device interface connector, a front mounted USB Host interface connector allows USB Flash memory to be connected.


A retro-fittable GPIB interface is available as an option for all models (type reference TG-GPIB).

* LabView and LabWindows are trademarks of National Instruments.
HPVEE (now Agilent VEE) is a trademark of Agilent Technologies.
* USB interface is supported for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 and 8 (including 64-bit versions). Further versions will be supported as they appear.
*Windows is a trademark of Microsoft