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RF/Microwave Signal Generator MG3690C

RF/Microwave Signal Generator


The MG3690C series of broadband signal generators covers audio, HF, VHF, UHF, RF and microwave frequencies from 0.1 Hz to 70 GHz in single coaxial output and up to 500 GHz or beyond, with external multipliers. In addition, it is easy to operate either through intuitive front panel controls or remotely via GPIB or Ethernet connectivity. Thus, the MG3690C series is an ideal signal source for both RF and microwave requirements, fully configurable for simple to high performance applications.

The MG3690C offers three levels of SSB phase noise performance; Standard, Ultra low phase noise (option 3) and Premium phase noise (option 3X). The MG3690C also has an optional full suite of modulation capabilities including AM, FM, Phase and Pulse to address simple to complex signal simulation requirements.

  • Industry Best Broad Frequency Coverage
  • Three tiers of Phase Noise performance
  • Industry Best Pulse Modulation
  • Fast Switching Speed
  • Full Analog Modulation
  • High Output Power
  • Highly Configurable
  • Highly Reliable
Industry Best Broad Frequency Coverage
0.1 Hz to 70 GHz in a single coaxial output
Generation of baseband, IF, RF and Microwave signals from one box maximizes use of equipment
Three tiers of Phase Noise performance to address simple to complex applications Ideal for LO substitution and clock generation applications
Industry Best Pulse Modulation
100 ns leveled pulse widths with 10 ns resolution along with the ability to generate, single, doublet, triplet and quadruplet pulses
Most comprehensive emulation and test of high performance narrow pulse radars
Fast Switching Speed
5 ms (typical)
Greatly reduces test time and increases profitability.
Full Analog Modulation
Internal and external AM, FM, Phase and Pulse modulation
Ideal for any type of analog signal emulation
High Output Power Eliminates the need for any external amplification saving cost
Highly Configurable Many options to configure a system for today’s application and budget, while maintaining value for future upgrades
Highly Reliable Standard 3-year warranty Reduced downtime
Option Description
MG3692C Signal Generator, 2 GHz to 20 GHz
MG3694C Signal Generator, 2 GHz to 40 GHz
MG3695C Signal Generator, 2 GHz to 50 GHz
MG3697C Signal Generator, 2 GHz to 67 GHz (operational to 70 GHz)
MG3690C/1A Option 1A, Rack Mount with slides
MG3690C/1B Option 1B, Rack Mount without slides
MG3690C/2x Option 2x, Mechanical Step Attenuator
MG3690C/3 Option 3, Ultra Low Phase Noise, improved Standard Phase Noise
MG3690C/3X Option 3X, Premium Phase Noise - improves option 3 (< 1 kHz offset)
MG3690C/4 Option 4, extends frequency coverage from 8 MHz to 2.2 GHz
MG3690C/5 Option 5, extends frequency coverage from 8 MHz to 2 GHz
MG3690C/6 Option 6, Analog Sweep Capability
MG3690C/9X Option 9, Rear Panel Output
MG3690C/10 Option 10, User-Defined Modulation Waveform Software
MG3690C/12 Option 12, Frequency and Phase
MG3690C/14 Option 14, Amplitude Modulation
MG3690C/15x Option 15x, High Power
MG3690C/16 Option 16, High Stability Time Base
MG3690C/17 Option 17, Delete Front Panel
MG3690C/22 Option 22, extends frequency coverage from 0.1 Hz to 10 MHz
MG3690C/26x Option 26x, Pulse modulation
MG3690C/27 Option 27, Internal LF and Pulse Generators
MG3690C/28x Option 28x, Analog Modulation Suite
MG3690C/36 Ultra-Stable Phase Tracking
MG3690C/CE Compliance with CE mark
MG3690C/98 Standard Calibration to ISO 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1
MG3690C/99 Premium Calibration to ISO 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 with test report and uncertainty data

x - Option designation varies with MG3690C model
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