Agilent ups performance of X-series sig gens
Agilent Technologies has increased the bandwidth, flatness and phase noise of its X-Series signal generator range.
With an eye on aerospace and defence applications such as radar and military communications, the design-orientated MXG generator uses a triple-loop synthesiser to deliver phase noise performance of -146dBc/Hz at 1GHz and 20kHz offset.
For mixer and analogue-to-digital converter characterisation, the MXG also features spurious performance of -96dBc at 1GHz.
The MXG has specified equalised 160MHz RF bandwidth and ±0.2 dB flatness.
In manufacturing test, the EXG is designed for fast throughput with less than 900µs switching time. It also provides the signals needed for basic parametric testing of components and functional verification of receivers.
Both the MXG and EXG offer low EVM, output power up to +27dBm, and ACPR of up to -73dBc (W-CDMA test model 1, 64 DPCH).
Two new signal generators are available in analogue and vector models.
Another feature of the generators is real-time simulation of industry standard signals such as GPS or GLONASS constellations and performance testing of LTE basestations.