RF signal generator covers range up to 6 GHz

November 06, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Rigol Technologies has added an RF Signal Source to its broad line-up of test and measurement instruments, the DSG3000 Series with a maximum output frequency up to 6GHz.

The DSG3000 offers an amplitude control of better than 0.5 dB over a wide output amplitude range from -130 dBm to +13 dBm. Pulse modulation, offered as standard, offers an on/off ratio up to 80 dB. The device has USB/LAN/GPIB remote control interfaces and supports the SCPI command set.

The functional range can be extended with four options: The high stable Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (option OCXO-A08) enhances the temperature stability of the reference frequency from 0.5 ppm to 5ppb. An additional accuracy enhancement option is the Power Meter Controller. With this option it is possible to control USB Power Meters from different manufactures (Agilent/R&S/etc.). This is used as an automatic flatness calibration function (cables, attenuators, amplifiers etc) for test systems.

With the Pulse Option the DSG3000 is able to act as Pulse Train Generator. The IQ option enables digital modulation generation. This option offers the possibility to internally generate IQ Signals and output this as RF IQ-signals or as baseband I and Q Signals. External I and Q signals can be input and used to  modulate RF up to 6 GHz.

Rigol;  www.rigol.eu