6-18 GHz USB signal generator with 80 dB power control range

June 02, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Vaunix Technology (Newburyport, Massachusetts), manufacturer of programmable, USB powered test equipment, has added a signal generator to its family of Lab Bricks. The LMS-183DX covers a frequency range of 6-18 GHz in a rugged, portable, palm-sized package.

The LMS-183DX has a power control range of 80 dB, +10 to -70 dBm, from the 6 to 13 GHz frequency range and a power control range of 65 dB, +10 to -55 dBm, from the 13 to 18 GHz frequency range. This unit typically operates with a voltage stand wave ratio (VSWR) at 1:4:1 (2.0:1 maximum) and weighs less than 1 lb (appx 0,5 kg). Maximum harmonics are -25 dBc (-38 dBc typically) when the LMS-183DX is set to +10 dBm output power.


The LMS-183DX is controlled and powered through USB with features such as phase-continuous linear-frequency sweeping, internal/external 10 MHz reference, and optional pulse modulation. This programmable signal generator can be operated through the included, easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) and retails at $3,499.


Readily programmed for ATE applications, the LMS signal generators are a cost effective solution in engineering, the production test lab, or in the field. Units are ROHS compliant and can be used with any PC or laptop computer with USB 2.0 port (or powered USB hub) and Windows operating system. Lab Brick Signal Generators are provided with easy to use Lab Brick GUI software, 32 and 64 bit API DLL files, LabVIEW and Linux compatible drivers.


Vaunix; www.vaunix.com