The NI PXIe-5451 is a 16-bit, 400 MS/s, dual-channel arbitrary waveform generator. It features both single-ended and differential outputs with two analog paths for maximum flexibility and performance. Each of the outputs features up to 98 dB of spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) at 1 MHz (without harmonics), better than -137 dBc/Hz phase noise density at 10 MHz (1 kHz offset), and less than 25 ps channel-to-channel skew. The NI PXIe-5451 is the ideal instrument to test devices with I/Q inputs, generate multiple wideband signals, or serve as the baseband component of an RF vector signal generator. It also features onboard signal processing (OSP) functions including digital upconversion, pulse shaping and interpolation filters, gain and offset control, and a numerically controlled oscillator (NCO) for frequency shifting. Common applications include prototyping, validating, and testing of semiconductor components and communications, radar, and electronic warfare systems.