Anritsu has introduced the MG3690C series of RF / microwave signal generators that combine best-in-class phase noise and broad frequency generation to allow customers to conduct highly accurate tests on subsystems, especially those in local oscillator substitution and clock generation applications.
The overall performance of the MG3690C signal generators makes them well suited to test microwave components, subsystems, and systems during design and manufacturing, as well as for signal simulation to test and verify radar and communications systems.
The MG3690C is the latest member of Anritsu’s synthesiser family that generates signals from 0.1Hz to 70GHz enabling baseband, IF, RF and microwave signals to be produced from a single instrument to maximise equipment use and reduce the overall cost of test.
Options set a new level for low phase noise of -115 dB/Hz at 20GHz and 10kHz offset. This means that devices under test are stimulated with known good signals, thus enhancing the integrity of the measurement and reducing time tracking down test equipment-induced measurement problems.
The series is also excellent for digital Datacom applications as the extremely low phase noise of the MG3690C signal generators minimises instrument-induced clock jitter.
The MG3690C signal generators can generate narrow pulses down to 10ns to emulate a wide variety of signals.
Amplitude levelled pulses down to 100ns can be generated to minimise amplitude drift over time and temperature for tight test margins.
Amplitude levelled pulses also eliminate the need for a CW mode during frequency change and minimise the chances of the DUT becoming damaged.
The MG3690C series can generate doublet, triplet and quadruplet pulses with independently set spacing and pulse width, making the signal generators well suited to emulate a wide range of radar returns.
The signal generators also deliver best-in-class measurement speed as their fast switching speed of 5ms reduces test time.