Low-Noise Signal Generator features -45 dBc harmonic levels.

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With 0.001 Hz resolution, APSIN3000 CW signal generator has frequency range of 9 kHz up to 3.3 GHz. It offers RF power that is settable from -50 to +13 dBm, and phase noise as low as -125 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz and 20 kHz offset. Able to perform simultaneous frequency and power switching in less than 2 ms, 2.5 kg unit allows remote access via its LAN interface. Generator operates with stable temperature compensated 100 MHz reference (OCXO) and can be phase-locked to external reference.

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Compact Low Noise Signal Generator from 9 kHz to 3.3 GHz

AnaPico has released the new APSIN3000 low-noise CW signal generator. The frequency range covered with a 0.001 Hz resolution is from 9 kHz up to 3.3 GHz. An extended frequency version is also available with frequency coverage to 6.2 GHz (APSIN6000). RF power is settable from -50 to +13 dBm (>17dBm below 2 GHz, optional -95 dBm to +20 dBm).

The APSIN signal generators provide broadest frequency range, outstanding signal purity (with phase noise as low as -125 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz and 20 kHz offset) and lowest harmonic levels (typically -45 dBc) amongst signal generators of its size and cost. But they also offer an alternative to expensive high-end RF signal generators, when small size and excellent RF performance at an attractive cost is required.

The APSIN3000 performs simultaneous frequency and power switching in less than 2 ms. Extensive frequency and power sweep capabilities (linear, log, random, programmable) make the APSIN3000 a efficient working horse in test applications. Selected modulation capabilities (FM, PM, fast pulse modulation) complete the feature set.

The very robust and compact enclosure of the APSIN3000 allows multiple units to be stacked in crowded environments often found in laboratories or production test facilities. Light weight (2.5 kilograms fully equipped) and internal rechargeable batteries (good for >3 hours in full operation), make the APSIN3000 an easy-to-use portable instrument.

The APSIN3000 operates with an ultra-stable temperature compensated 100 MHz reference (OCXO) and can be phase-locked to an external reference. Multiple units can be synchronized connecting one unit's reference output to the reference inputs of the remaining units. Integration of multiple signal sources within a production test environment is now easy, affordable and repeatable.

Ideally, the APSIN can be accessed remotely via its LAN interface. Setup and configuration can be performed from AnaPico's PC graphical user interface or by means of a standard web browser. Remote control of the APSIN3000 within a test environment (ATE) is made easy by supporting VISA trough VXI-11 protocol and direct TCP socket communication, and by providing all remote commands as a dynamic link library (DLL).

Detailed specifications and data sheets for the APSIN3000 can be found on www.anapico.com The APSIN3000 is available now and is priced at US$ 5100.- AnaPico is a leading swiss RF and microwave test equipment manufacturer. It provides reliable and intelligent key components and stand-alone products to the test and measurement industry.

AnaPico AG
Technoparkstr. 1
8005 Zurich
Phone +41-44-440 00 51
Fax +41-44-440 00 50
Web www.anapico.com
Email sales@anapico.com

Contact Name: Jakub Kucera
E-mail: sales@anapico.com

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