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100 kHz to 12 GHz Signal Generator APSIN12G

The APSIN12G is a low-noise and fast-switching microwave signal generator covering a frequency range from 100 kHz up to 12 GHz. The APSIN12G comprises a full set of analogue modulation (AM, FM; PM, Pulse, Pulse trains, Chirps) while the APSIN20G-NM does not support any modulation and acts as a CW only signal source. With a 0.001 Hz frequency resolution, a wide and accurately leveled output power range, and low spurious levels, the APSIN20G operates with an ultra-stable temperature compensated 100 MHz reference (OCXO) and can be phase-locked to any external reference from 1 to 200 MHz. Available also as truly portable model with internal rechargeable battery module, this instrument offers a reliable and powerful alternative to expensive high-end microwave signal generators, where small size and excellent microwave performance at an attractive cost is required.

Features

  • Only 400 µs frequency switching time
  • Very low SSB phase noise: -108 dBc/Hz at 10 GHz and 20 kHz offset
  • Comprehensive AM, low-distortion, wideband DCFM, and high speed pulse modulation for testing all types of receivers
  • LAN/USB/GPIB (optional) remote control with SCPI 1999 command set
  • Input for USB power sensor
  • Powerful trigger and sweeping modes

Applications

  • R&D low noise signal source
  • Production testing (industry-leading switching times; high dynamic range)
  • Service and maintenance
  • Signal simulation (Radar, WiMax, UWB)
  • Aerospace & Defense (Pulse modulator, Chirps)

Options

  • HP: higher output power option
  • B3: internal rechargeable battery operation
  • PE3: extended power range down to -90 dBm (Step Attenuator added)
  • GPIB: IEEE-488.2,1987 programming interface
  • LN: low noise

Specifications

ParameterValueRemarks
Frequency
Range100 kHz to 12 GHz
Resolution 0.001 Hz
Accuracy < 0.1 ppm
Power
Range-20 dBm to +26 dBmwith option HP
-90 dBm to +13 dBm with option PE3
Resolution 0.01 dB
Accuracy < 1 dB
Switching speed 0.4 ms
SSB Phase noise at 10 GHz
at 1 kHz from carrier -100 dBc/Hz
at 20 kHz from carrier -108 dBc/Hz
at 1 MHz from carrier -120 dBc/Hz
SweepsList, Frequency, Power
ModulationAM, FM, Pm, Pulse, Chirp
Remote controlEthernet, USB, GPIB, SCPI