USB Sources Generate 6 GHz

June 11, 2009
The Lab Brick family of USB-compatible signal generators from Vaunix Technology Corp. will be on display at the 2009 Boston MTT-S Exhibition, with five models covering a total range of 50 MHz to 6 GHz. The signal generators are controlled by the USB port ...

The Lab Brick family of USB-compatible signal generators from Vaunix Technology Corp. will be on display at the 2009 Boston MTT-S Exhibition, with five models covering a total range of 50 MHz to 6 GHz. The signal generators are controlled by the USB port of a laptop or personal computer running easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) software. Output levels can be adjusted via the GUI software over a control range of 50 dB (-40 to +10 dBm) for the 6-GHz model and 55 dB (-45 to +10 dBm) for the other four models. Output-level settings are accurate within +1.5 dB and -0.5 dB. Frequency can be set with 100-kHz resolution, with initial accuracy (before aging) of better than 2 PPM. The phase noise for the 6-GHz model is typically -95 dBc/Hz offset 100 kHz from the carrier, with typical harmonics of -10 dBc and typical spurious of -80 dBc.

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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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