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Analog Signal Generator For Devices With High-Frequency Design

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Anritsu MG36271A is a high-performance analog signal generator that covers an impressive frequency range of 9 kHz to 70 GHz. With its exceptional signal purity, output power, and frequency stability, the MG36271A fills a void in the Q/V frequency band, bringing significant benefits to a wide range of industries including aerospace and defence, test and measurement, communications, components, and research applications. This signal generator will enable engineers and researchers to tackle the challenges of emerging high-frequency designs with confidence, leveraging the performance and capabilities of the Rubidium series.

According to the company, the MG36271A leverages the high performance of the Rubidium series to deliver superior results in higher-frequency applications. It boasts outstanding phase noise performance, with typical values of -136 dBc/Hz and measured values of -140 dBc/Hz at a 10 kHz offset and 10 GHz. The device also offers low harmonics, which enables it to provide high signal purity. The signal generator offers a robust output power of +9 dBm at 70 GHz, the MG36271A caters to a diverse set of measurement applications in the Q/V band. Moreover, its frequency stability, measured by Allan deviation, is an impressive 8x10E-12 per 100 seconds, derived from an atomic clock reference. This level of stability is an order of magnitude superior to signal generators that rely on an OCXO reference oscillator.

The company claims that the MG36271A provides a comprehensive set of modulation, frequency sweep, synchronization, and level control capabilities. It supports various modulation types including AM, FM, phase, and pulse, making it suitable for simulating simple to complex analog signals. Additionally, the device offers extensive pulse generation capabilities for testing pulse radars. Modulations can be driven by either internal or external signals, providing flexibility in signal generation. The signal generator is designed in a 3U chassis, the Rubidium MG36271A features a user-friendly interface with a 7-inch touch screen and traditional keypad/dial interface on the front panel. The device is equipped with 4 USB 3.0 ports and a GPIB port on the front and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port on the back panel. Remote control of the T&M instrument is possible through standard IVI-C and IVI.NET drivers, as well as support for SCPI/Native commands.


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