Signal Generator Switches In 200 s

April 11, 2011
To provide an alternative to highend microwave signal generators, the APSIN20G covers 10 MHz to 20 GHz in a box that measures just 172 x 220 x 106 mm and weighs 6 lbs. This signal generator provides output power to +30 dBm. In addition, it ...

To provide an alternative to highend microwave signal generators, the APSIN20G covers 10 MHz to 20 GHz in a box that measures just 172 x 220 x 106 mm and weighs 6 lbs. This signal generator provides output power to +30 dBm. In addition, it switches frequencies in 200 s. To ensure minimal drift, the APSIN20G features an ultrastable, temperature- compensated, 100-MHz reference (OCXO). Yet it can be phase-locked to almost any stable external reference from 1 to 200 MHz. The lower-frequency limit can optionally be expanded to 100 kHz. There is even a provision for attaching a Universal Serial Bus (USB) power sensor.

The signal generator allows the testing of a wide range of receivers, thanks to the following: amplitude modulation (AM); low-distortion, wideband direct-current frequency modulation (DCFM); and high-speed pulse modulation. The unit provides fast analog and digital sweeps including flexible list sweeps, where frequency, power, and dwell times can be set individually. In addition, a flexible triggering capability simplifies synchronization within test environments. The APSIN20G's trigger and sweeping modes can be controlled via standard interfaces, such as USB-TMC, LAN, and GPIB. They also can operate from an optional internal rechargeable battery. The APSIN20G includes AM, DC-coupled wideband-FM, PM, FSK and PSK, frequency chirp, and pulse modulation as standard. These modulation modes also can be combined. Made in Switzerland by AnaPico AG, the APSIN20G is available from $14,600 from its distributor, Saelig Co., Inc.

Saelig Co., Inc., 1160-D2 Pittsford-Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534; (585) 385-1750, FAX: (585) 385-1768, www.saelig.com.

See Associated Figure

Sponsored Recommendations

Designing Wireless Modular Robots Using Advanced 3D Printing Precision

March 28, 2024
Learn how researchers at Southern Methodist University used 3D printing to fabricate wireless modular robots.

Microelectromechanical 3D Printing Resources

March 28, 2024
Check out our curated list of microelectromechanical 3D printing resources and see how PµSL technology offers freedom and speed.

Understanding 3D Printing Tolerances: A Guide to Achieving Precision in Additive Manufacturing

March 28, 2024
In the world of additive manufacturing, precision is paramount. One crucial aspect of ensuring precision in 3D printing is understanding tolerances. In this article, we’ll explore...

Micro 3D Printing Helps Fabricate Microwells for Microgravity

March 28, 2024
Learn how micro 3D printing helped to fabricate miniaturized vessels called hydrowells for culturing 3D cellular spheroids for microgravity.