Signal Generator Runs Clean to 3.2 GHz

Oct. 9, 2008
The R&S SMC100A is a compact test signal generator with a wide range of modulation formats and low phase noise in models operating from 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz or 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz. The single-sideband (SSB) phase noise is typically -11 dBc/Hz offset 20 kHz from ...

The R&S SMC100A is a compact test signal generator with a wide range of modulation formats and low phase noise in models operating from 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz or 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz. The single-sideband (SSB) phase noise is typically -11 dBc/Hz offset 20 kHz from a 1-GHz carrier, with broadband noise at -148 dBc. The generator boasts output power of typically +17 dBm or more across the operating frequency range, with level accuracy of better than 0.9 dB. The settling time for switching frequencies is under 5 ms in support of production testing. To ease communications testing, analog AM, FM, phase modulation, and pulse modulation are included in both versions of the signal generator.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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