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100 kHz to 26 GHz High-Power Signal Generator APSIN26G-TP

The APSIN26G-TP is a high output power, low phase noise, fast-switching microwave signal generator covering a frequency range from 100 kHz up to 26 GHz. The APSIN26G-TP provides leading edge output power up to +26 dBm along with a complementary range of features at a excellent price/performance ratio. It is targeted for applications where a high-quality, high output power CW microwave source with analog modulation is required. The APSIN26G-TP includes amplitude modulation, frequency chirps, and fast pulse (train) modulation as standard. The APSIN26G-TP operates with an ultra-stable temperature compensated 100 MHz reference (OCXO) and can be phase-locked to any external reference from 1 to 250 MHz. This instrument offers a reliable and powerful alternative to expensive high-end microwave signal generators, where compact size, high output power, and excellent microwave performance at an attractive cost is required.

Maximum Output Power (APSIN20G vs APSIN26G-TP

Phase Noise at 10 GHz

Features

  • Only 200 µs frequency switching time
  • Very low SSB phase noise: -115 dBc/Hz at 10 GHz and 20 kHz offset
  • Comprehensive AM and high speed pulse modulation for testing all types of receivers
  • LAN/USB/GPIB (optional) remote control with SCPI 1999 command set
  • 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
  • PE3: extended power range down to -90 dBm (Step Attenuator added)
  • GPIB: IEEE-488.2,1987 programming interface
  • LN: ultra low phase noise
  • LN: low noise

Specifications

ParameterValueRemarks
Frequency
Range100 kHz to 26.5 GHz
Resolution 0.001 Hz
Accuracy 0.1 ppm
Power
Range-15 dBm to +26 dBm
-90 dBm to > +23 dBm with option PE3
Resolution 0.01 dB
Accuracy < 1 dB
Switching speed0.2 ms
SSB Phase noise at 10 GHz
at 1 kHz from carrier -110 dBc/Hz
at 20 kHz from carrier -115 dBc/Hz
at 1 MHz from carrier -120 dBc/Hz
SweepsList, Frequency, Power
ModulationAM, FM, PM, Pulse, Chirp
Remote controlEthernet, USB, GPIB, SCPI