Signal Generators

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Differential Pulse Generators are suited for high-speed testing.

November 19, 2015

PicoSource PG900 Series can test transmission paths with fast pulse, instantly simulating wide-spectrum signal. Capable of creating pulses with less than <40 psec rise-times for 200 mV pulses or <60 psec for 2.5–6 V pulses, these USB-connected products offer differential outputs with programmable de-skew in 1 psec steps. Each output can also function in single-ended mode, and generators offer 2 triggered step-generation technologies to suit different applications. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

RF Signal Generators have 9 kHz to 3.0 GHz output frequencies.

November 12, 2015

With full remote control capability and digital automatic level control circuit scheme, Rigol DSG800 provides RF signal source with max output of +20 dBm and frequency resolution of 0.01 Hz at any frequency. SSB noise is -115 dBc/Hz, and internal clock exhibits <2 ppm standard or 5 ppb optional stability. As guided by 3.5 in. color LCD with grouped controls, operation is intuitive. Other features include sweep functions, analog modulation functions, and optional pulse train generation.
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Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Controls & Controllers

Clock Generators provides ultra-low jitter of 100 fsec.

October 6, 2015

Supplied in 7 x 7 mm QFN package, LMK033x8 promotes telecommunications infrastructure equipment reliability. Up to 2 PLLatinum™ fractional-N PLLs with 8 outputs enable jitter performance of 100 fsec RMS over multiple integration bandwidths (1 KHz to 5 MHz and 12 KHz to 20 MHz). Pin-mode control feature enables designers to select from 71 pre-programmed frequency startup plans. While integrated EEPROM facilitates customization, I²C interface gives designers control of device configuration. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Broadcast Test Center provides compliance testing.

September 28, 2015

Certified for DTG DBook and NorDig compliance testing, R&S BTC provides real-time signal generation and real-time audio/video signal analysis. Broadcast Test Center is suited for compliance tests that can be automated using AVBrun software application. Test suites for individual standards include all information required for test setup and assume complete control of test equipment and DUTs. Since R&S BTC contains all tests, including complex test scenarios, only one instrument is needed. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Arbitrary Waveform Generator offers high sample rate, resolution.

September 25, 2015

Offering max sample rate of 92 GSa/s with 32 GHz of analog bandwidth on up to 4 precisely aligned channels per 1-slot AXIe module simultaneously, M8196A lets engineers generate digital, multi-level signal scenarios at 8 bits vertical resolution and test their electrical and optical links with complex, modulated signals up to 64 GBaud. Other offerings include 8 bits vertical resolution, rise and fall times below 9 psec, up to 2 Vpp differential output voltage, and adjustable DC offset. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices, Transportation Industry Products

Master Timing Reference provides accurate synchronization.

September 21, 2015

Delivering metrology-grade time and frequency performance in configurable 1U rack-mountable package, SyncSystem 4380A employs internal rubidium oscillator and L1/L2 GPS receiver that mitigates effect of ionospheric delay changes and supports advanced GPS processing. Reference offers timing accuracy of <10 ns RMS, frequency accuracy of <1E-13 at 1 day, and holdover of 250 ns at one day. Six expansion ports for hot-swappable output modules provide array of timing signals. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment

Master Sync Generator supports IP-based video infrastructure.

September 15, 2015

Equipped with multiple independent black burst and HD tri-level sync outputs, SPG8000A Master Sync Generator supports both traditional SDI-based video and IP-based video infrastructures. Optional, field-upgradeable IEEE 1588 PTP grandmaster clock enables precise synchronization of IP-based production workflow. During loss and recovery of reference input signal, Stay GenLock and GPS Holdover and Recovery system prevent synchronization shock to system. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Digital Delay/Pulse Generator offers 250 psec resolution.

September 1, 2015

With 250 psec width and delay resolution and <200 psec internal jitter, 4- or 8-channel Model 577 enables precise timing up to 1,000 sec. Each output is individually configurable with its own trigger, gate, delay, and width settings. Optical and electrical outputs and inputs (or combination thereof) are optionally available, and LED output stage can be configured for 2, 4, or 8 outputs at 820 or 1,300 nm. Other features include pulse picking and selectable external clocks. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Miniature Low Phase Noise OCXO measures 9.7 x 7.5 mm.

August 31, 2015

Supplied in 4-pad plastic package with fiberglass base, IQOV-71 series comes in standard frequencies of 10, 12.8, 19.2, 20, 24.576, 25, 30.72, 38.88, 40, 49.152, and 50 MHz. Power consumption is <1 W typ during warm up, which takes ~3 min, and <0.4 W in steady state, and low frequency stabilities reach down to ±10 ppb over -20 to +70°C operating range or ±20 ppb from -40 to +85°C. HCMOS or Clipped sinewave output, with operating voltages specified at 3.3 or 5.0 V, are standard. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

OCXO Frequency Reference provides 8 buffered outputs.

August 27, 2015

Featuring 1U, 19 in. rack mount design, 10 MHz Model MtRF-5021 is suited for use in test and calibration or with multiple phase-locked receivers and transmitters. Device features output level of 0 dBm, temperature range of -40 to +70°C, and standard stability of 50 with 10 or 3 ppb available. Warm up time is less than 3 minutes, with options as low as 15 seconds. Operating from 90–250 Vac line power or 9–18 Vdc at 1.5 W, MtRF-5021 comes standard with BNC connectors. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Arbitrary/Function Generators are available in 150 MHz models.

August 20, 2015

Available with 1 or 2 channels, AFG3151C and AFG3152C feature intuitive UI that shows at-a-glance information to promote productivity. Display size and 25 shortcut keys foster usability, while included 12 standard waveforms, arbitrary waveform capability, and signal impairment options support diverse application requirements. Also included, ArbExpress software lets waveforms be created from any Tektronix oscilloscope or defined by standard functions, equation editor, and waveform math. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

GNSS Production Tester offers diverse characterization functions.

August 13, 2015

Offering functionality targeting production tests regarding GNSS signal reception and connection between antenna and GNSS chipset, R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator with R&S SMBV-P101 package simulates separate satellites for GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, and Galileo navigation standards in L1/E1 band. Satellites, each with dynamic range of 34 dB, can be activated individually, and on-the-fly level changes enable simultaneous and independent sensitivity tests for each navigation system. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

HCMOS VCXO provides -150 dBC/Hz noise floor.

August 5, 2015

Housed in 9 x 14 mm SMD package, Model CVHD-952 ranges from 131–200 MHz with overall ultra-low phase noise that translates to typical phase jitter of 0.5 psec (12 kHz to 80 MHz). Device requires input supply voltage of 3.3 Vdc and consumes 25 mA of current. Available with extended operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C, voltage controlled crystal oscillator is suited for HD video broadcast equipment. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment

Programmable RF Mixer/Signal Generator can up- or down-convert.

August 3, 2015

Designed as stand-alone mixer for use in RF and microwave communications products or test setups, software-programmable Windfreak MixNV also includes ability to self-bias mixer for use as signal generator. It can also perform 2-level FSK modulation with adjustable frequency deviation via software or off-board external 3.3 V CMOS drive. While RF I/O ports accommodate 30 MHz to 5 GHz signals, built-in Local Oscillator (LO) can be adjusted from 85 MHz to 5 GHz in 1 Hz steps. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Tunable RF Signal Generator/Power Detector is software-tunable.

July 30, 2015

Controlled from any device running Windows, Linux, or Android OS and powered from USB port or external 6–9 V source, SynthNV consists of 34.4 MHz to 4.4 GHz RF signal and sweep generator. Onboard RF power detector can be used as generic RF power meter or combined with sweep function. When RF signal generator frequency is set, RF power can be measured in <400 µsec. Nonvolatile memory enables unit to be programmed to wake up with any frequency, power, sweep, and modulation setting. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Voltage Controlled Oscillator operates from 3,420-3,430 MHz.

July 29, 2015

Supplied in 0.5 x 0.5 in. SMD package, CVCO55CC-3420-3430 features control voltage range of 0.5–4.5 V, typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset, and typical output power of +2.0 dBm. Input voltage is 5.0 V typ with max current consumption of 23 mA. Pulling and pushing are respectively minimized to 1.0 MHz and 1.0 MHz/V, and second harmonic suppression is -15 dBc typ. Applications include digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satcom systems, and base stations. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Signal Generator features USB-controlled design.

July 27, 2015

Offering tunable frequencies from 1 Hz to 100 MHz, TDDS100-48 Direct Digital Synthesized RF Signal Source features minimum of 0 dBm output power that is available from its SMA female socket. Laboratory-quality device can be swept in steps as low as 1 Hz between any two frequencies in specified range. Frequency changes are phase-continuous, so there are no glitches and phase noise is better than -140 dBc at 100 kHz. Second and third harmonics are below -60 dBc at 10 MHz. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Ultraminiature VCXOs delivers optimal noise performance.

July 23, 2015

Available in operating ranges of -10 to +70°C and -40 to +85°C and frequencies from 1.0–50 MHz, G326 series uses fundamental mode crystals for optimal phase-noise performance and feature integrated phase jitter of 200 fs typ. Output can be tuned 50–200 ppm up or down from nominal frequency by varying control voltage. Supplied in 6-pad, 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.0 mm, SMD package, VCXO comes in 1.8, 2.5, 3.3, or 5 Vdc supply voltage versions and offers CMOS (15 pF) or TTL (2 gates) output. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Voltage Controlled Oscillator operates at 3,400 MHz.

July 21, 2015

With 0.3–4.9 V control voltage range, CVCO55CC-3400-3400 features max phase noise of -112 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and max output power of +7.0 dBm. Input voltage is 5 V typ, with max current consumption of 35 mA, while pulling and pushing are respectively minimized to 0.3 MHz and 0.1 MHz/V. Second harmonic suppression is -15 dBc typ. Supplied in 0.5 x 0.5 in. SMD package, VCO suits such applications as digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satcom systems, and base stations. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

High-Frequency Clock Oscillator exhibits low jitter.

July 14, 2015

Irrespective of output specified, IQXO-931 series offers phase jitter of <0.5 psec rms max over 12 kHz to 20 MHz range. Hermetically sealed, ceramic, 6-pad package measures 2.5 x 2.0 mm, and frequency range is 8 MHz to 1.5 GHz. Able to operate at 2.5 or 3.3 V, clock oscillator is available with CMOS, LVPECL, or LVDS output options; enable or disable output can be included if required. All inclusive frequency stabilities down to ±30 ppm over a period of 10 years can be specified. Read More