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Analog Signal Generator Touts Signal Purity, Frequency Stability Up to 70 GHz

July 11, 2023
The MG36271A covers 9 kHz to 70 GHz to meet the needs of emerging extremely high-frequency designs.

This article is part of our IMS 2023 coverage.

Anritsu addressed the ever-intensifying demands on test & measurement solutions by adding the MG36271A to its Rubidium high-performance analog signal generator family. Covering from 9 kHz to 70 GHz, it's built to handle the latest extreme high-frequency designs. Offering high levels of signal purity, output power, and frequency stability, the MG36271A targets the Q/V frequency band, providing significant benefits to aerospace and defense, test and measurement, communications, components, and research applications.

The MG36271A has phase noise of 136 dBc/Hz (typical) and 140 dBc/Hz (measured) at 10 GHz and 10 kHz offset, with very low harmonics for increased signal purity. It has an output power of +9 dBm at 70 GHz. Derived from an atomic clock reference, Rubidium’s frequency stability (Allan deviation) is 8x10E-12 per 100 seconds.

The MG36271A offers an extensive set of modulation, frequency sweep, synchronization, and level control capabilities; modulation capabilities include AM, FM, phase, and pulse. In addition, the MG36271A offers pulse generation capabilities to test pulse radars.

The 3U-high Rubidium MG36271A has a 7-in. touchscreen and traditional keypad/dial interface, with four USB 3.0 ports on the front panel, a GPIB port on the back panel, and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port. The MG36271A can be controlled remotely through standard IVI-C and IVI.NET drivers and via support of SCPI/Native commands.

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About the Author

Alix Paultre | Editor-at-Large, Microwaves & RF

Alix is Editor-at-Large for Microwaves & RF

An Army veteran, Alix Paultre was a signals intelligence soldier on the East/West German border in the early ‘80s, and eventually wound up helping launch and run a publication on consumer electronics for the U.S. military stationed in Europe. Alix first began in this industry in 1998 at Electronic Products magazine, and since then has worked for a variety of publications, most recently as Editor-in-Chief of Power Systems Design.

Alix currently lives in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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