New PicoSource AS108 Agile Synthesizer Offers Output Frequency Range from 300kHz to 8GHz

Press Release Summary:

Saelig’s PicoSource™ AS108 Agile Synthesizer is suitable for system integrations in automated test, unmanned installation and multi-signal stimulus applications. The unit features a –15dBm to +15dBm dynamic range, frequency settling time 55us to 10 ppm and a phase noise of −100dBc/Hz at 1GHz and 10kHz offset. It is offered with a PC-based user interface to control amplitude, frequency and phase, modulations, sweeps, hopping, and list modes. The synthesizer’s function can be controlled through PC or tablet via USB interface.

Original Press Release:

Saelig Introduces PicoSource AS108 8GHz RF Signal Generator

Professional and portable high performance PC-controlled RF source for benchtop or modular use

Fairport, NY: Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the PicoSource™ AS108 Agile Synthesizer - a PC-based signal generator with a 300kHz to 8GHz frequency output range. It is designed with fast settling time and extensive programmable phase, frequency, and amplitude capabilities. The AS108 offers professional performance qualities in static as well as parameter-varying applications. Its speed, external clock referencing, trigger capabilities, and user-programmable power-up mode make it suitable for system integration in automated test, unmanned installations and multi-signal stimulus applications.

The AS108 is a full-function USB-controlled vector modulating (IQ) signal synthesizer. It is supplied with a comprehensive PC-based user interface for controlling amplitude, frequency and phase, including modulations, sweeps, hopping, and list modes. Multiple synthesizers can be controlled from a single controller. Remote operation is also possible using the API provided.

Specification highlights

  • 300kHz to 8GHz output range
  • -15dBm to +15dBm dynamic range
  • Fast 55us frequency settling time to 10ppm
  • Fast amplitude settling: < 25us to 1 dB and < 200us to 0.1dB
  • Sweep, hop, and list frequency output (level /phase)
  • −100dBc/Hz phase noise typical at 1GHz and 10kHz offset
  • Frequency, phase, and amplitude modulation, internal sine or external input
  • Configurable stand-alone operation mode
  • Sweep lists emulate QPSK, QAM, ASK, FSK
  • Suited to bench, field, and system integration
  • USB-controlled from Windows PC or tablet
  • Powered from 12 to 15V

The PicoSource AS108 is ideal for developers, scientists, educators, students, and service and installation technicians in both benchtop and integrated module applications.

Made by Pico Technology, Europe's award-winning test and measurement manufacturer, the PicoSource AS108 Agile Synthesizer is available now at $5,875 from Saelig Company, Inc. their USA technical distributor. For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Saelig 888-7SAELIG, via email:, or visit

About Saelig Company Inc.

Founded in 1988 in Rochester, New York, Saelig is a North American distributor with a growing reputation for finding and sourcing remarkable, unique test and measurement and control products and components for use in a wide variety of industries. Products lines are continuously added from sources across the globe, and are offered at competitive prices, accompanied by full in-house technical support, exceptional customer service, and fast delivery. For full details of available product lines, please visit


Alan Lowne, CEO, Saelig Company, Inc.
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