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 MG362X1A RF/Microwave Signal Generator

RF/Microwave Signal Generator

MG362x1A
Rubidium delivers unmatched signal purity, frequency stability and exceptional utility for a broad range of measurement applications across 9 KHz to 43.5 GHz frequency range.
Overview

Signal purity determines quality of measurements in several applications such as radar, transceiver, ADC/DAC and components testing. Rubidium™ pushes the envelope in phase noise performance with its low and ultra low phase noise options. Coupled with best-in-class harmonic and spurious performance, Rubidium signal generator offers industry leading overall signal purity performance, that enable customers to make more accurate measurements.

Rubidium MG362x1A offers atomic clock frequency stability with an internal rubidium frequency reference option. Alternatively, customers can also get exceptional frequency stability by locking an internal oven controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) reference to an external GNSS/GPS signal. The exceptional frequency stability makes Rubidium an ideal signal generator for Metrology and high speed clock applications.

Rubidium’s AM, FM/PM and Pulse modulation capabilities enable generation of wide range of complex analog modulated signals. Simultaneous modulation of AM/FM, AM/PM, or FM/Pulse is possible to generate complex modulation waveforms such as chirps. Wide range of signal simulation capabilities are built into the signal generators for pulsed radar testing, as well.

Rubidium MG362x1A provides optional onsite level and frequency calibration capability. This makes it very easy to verify and ensure frequency and level accuracy of the instrument at your convenience. It is a utility feature that also enhances instrument availability.

Rubidium features a 7 inch touch screen along with keypad and dial on the front panel. Four USB 3.0 ports on the front panel enable connecting to a variety of devices such as memory devices and Anritsu's USB power sensors. Standard drivers such as IVI.NET and IVI-C along with support of SCPI commands make remote programming of Rubidium quick and efficient.

Features Benefit
Very low phase noise, close in and far out
  • Make true ENOB measurements of high resolution, Gbit ADC/DACs
  • Use as LO source with low noise contribution for frequency up/down conversion in testing of Pulsed radars receivers and Communication transceivers
  • Use as high frequency clock source with very low jitter
Atomic clock frequency stability and accuracy
  • Use as frequency reference: With option 66 output frequency accuracy of signal generator is traceable to that from a national standard lab reference in real time
  • Use as frequency accurate and stable LO in up/down conversion applications
  • Use as highly accurate and stable clock source
  • Negligible frequency aging
Onsite level and frequency calibration
  • Calibrate level and frequency as often as necessary to ensure needed accuracy
  • Better instrument availability as there is no need to send the signal generator to external labs
  • Efficient and convenient
Very low harmonic and spurious
  • Enhance accuracy of nonlinear measurements such as P1 dB, IP2 and IP3 for amplifiers and mixers
  • Enhance accuracy of SFDR and THD measurements for ADC/DACs
  • No filtering needed to reduce harmonics/spurious when used as clock source
Quad pulse signal generation and pulse sweep
  • Simulate various types of targets in testing pulsed radars
    • Moving targets
    • Multiple targets
    • Ground reflection

Adapters

Model Number Description
1091-26-R SMA(m) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-27-R SMA(f) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-80-R SMA(m) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-81-R SMA(f) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NK50 Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NKF50 Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NFK50 Precision Adapter, N(f) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-26-R SMA(m) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-27-R SMA(f) to N(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-80-R SMA(m) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
1091-81-R SMA(f) to N(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NK50 Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NKF50 Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NKF50 Precision Adapter, N(m) to K(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NFK50 Precision Adapter, N(f) to K(m), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
34NFKF50 Precision Adapter, N(f) to K(f), DC to 18 GHz, 50 Ω
K220B Precision Adapter, K(m) to K(m), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
K222B Precision Adapter, K(f) to K(f), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
K224B Precision Adapter, K(m) to K(f), DC to 40 GHz, 50 Ω
33KK50C Calibration Grade Adapter, K(m) to K(m), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
33KKF50C Calibration Grade Adapter, K(m) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
33KFKF50C Calibration Grade Adapter, K(f) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VFK50A Precision Adapter, V(f) to K(m), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VFKF50A Precision Adapter, V(f) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VK50A Precision Adapter, V(m) to K(m), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω
34VKF50A Precision Adapter, V(m) to K(f), DC to 43.5 GHz, 50 Ω

Test Port Cables, Flexible, Ruggedized, Phase Stable

N120-6 RF Cables, Semi-Rigid, N(m) to N(m), 1 each, 0.01 to 18 GHz, 50 Ω, 15 cm (5.9 in)
NS120MF-6 RF Cables, Semi-Rigid, N(f) to N(f), 1 each, 0.01 to 18 GHz, 50 Ω, 15 cm (5.9 in)
15NNF50-1.0B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 18 GHz, N(f) to N(m), 50 Ω
15NNF50-1.5B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.5 m (59”), DC to 18 GHz, N(f) to N(m), 50 Ω
15NN50-1.0B Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
15LLF50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, 3.5 mm(m) to 3.5 mm(f), 50 Ω
15KKF50-1.0A Test Port Cable, Armored, Phase Stable, 1.0 m (39”), DC to 20 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω
3671KFS50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 26.5 GHz, K(f) to 3.5 mm(m), 63.5 cm, 50 Ω
3671KFK50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(m), 63.5 cm (25 in), 50 Ω
3671KFKF50-60 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(f), 63.5 cm (25 in), 50 Ω
3671KFK50-100 Test Port Cable, Flexible, Phase Stable, DC to 40 GHz, K(f) to K(m), 1 m (38 in), 50 Ω
806-206-R Flexible Phase Stable Cable, DC to 70 GHz, 24 in (61 cm), V(m) – V(f), 50Ω
806-209-R Flexible Phase Stable Cable, DC to 70 GHz, 36 in (91.5 cm), V(m) – V(f), 50Ω
806-304-R Flexible Phase Stable Cable, DC to 40 GHz, 36 in (91.5 cm), K(m) – K(f), 50Ω
806-396-R Flexible Low Loss Phase Stable Cable, DC to 70 GHz, 36 in (91.5 cm), V(m)-V(f), 50Ω

Phase-Stable 18 GHz, 40 GHz and 43.5 GHz Semi-Rigid Cables (Armored)

3670N50-1 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 30.48 cm (1 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(f), 50 Ω
3670N50-2 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 60.96 cm (2 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(f), 50 Ω
3670NN50-1 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 30.48 cm (1 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
3670NN50-2 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 60.96 cm (2 ft), DC to 18 GHz, N(m) to N(m), 50 Ω
3670K50A-1 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 30.48 cm (1 ft), DC to 43.5 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω
3670K50A-2 Test Port Cable, Armored, Semi-rigid, 60.96 cm (2 ft), DC to 43.5 GHz, K(m) to K(f), 50 Ω
Model Number Description
01-200 Calibrated Torque End Wrench, GPC-7 and Type N
01-201 Torque End Wrench, 5/16 in, 0.9 N.m (8 lbf·in) (for tightening male devices, for SMA, 3.5 mm, 2.4 mm, K, and V connectors)
01-203 Torque End Wrench, 13/16 in, 0.9 N.m (8 lbf·in) (for tightening ruggedized SMA, 2.4 mm, K and V test port connectors)
01-204 End Wrench, 5/16 in, Universal, Circular, Open-ended (for SMA, 3.5 mm, 2.4 mm, K, and V connectors)
Applications

Delivering the highest purity and frequency stability levels of performance available in a RF/Microwave Signal Generator.

  • Non-linear measurements
    • Single tone distortion – P1dB compression point
    • Two tone intermodulation – IP2, IP3
    • In band and out of band interference (C/I, Blocking)
  • Devices and Systems characterization
    • Pulse modulated signal source to test Radar systems
    • As pure CW source for LO substitution in testing of transceiver chains
    • Clock and CW source for testing Gbit data converters (ADCs and DACs)
  • Swept linear measurements
    • As additional source/s synchronized with vector analyzer
  • Frequency Reference
    • Calibration and Metrology labs
Specifications
Parameter Specification
Frequency Range 9 KHz to 20/43.5 GHz
Frequency Resolution 0.001 Hz
SSB phase noise -136 dBc/Hz (typ) and -140 dBc/Hz (measured) @ 10 GHz output, 10 KHz offset
Internal time base stability - Aging < ±2 x 10E-8 per year with option 0003
< ±1 x 10E-9 per year with option 0056
Reference frequency input/output 10 MHz, 100 MHz and 1.6 GHz
Output power -130 dBm to +20 dBm (20 GHz standard output)
-130 dBm to +18 dBm (43.5 GHz, standard output)
Level accuracy and flatness +/- 1 dB (43.5 GHz)
Harmonics (20/43.5 GHz) -58 dBc
Non harmonics (20/43.5 GHz) -63 dBc
Modulation AM, FM, PM and Pulse
Pulse modulation: min pulse width <10 ns (Unleveled)
Pulse modulation: Rise/Fall times 5 ns (typical)
LF signal Generator waveforms Sine, square, pulse, triangle, ramp, GN/UN noise
Frequency sweep modes Step, List
Frequency sweep width 9 KHz to full frequency range (step, list)
Power sweep Step and List
Power sweep resolution 0.01 dB/step
Options
Option Description
MG3622xA-0001 Rack Mount with Slides (Cannot be ordered with Option 11)
MG362x1A-0002 Mechanical Step Attenuator, 110 dB
MG362x1A-0003 Low Phase Noise and High Stability (Required for Option 13)
MG362x1A-0009 Rear Panel K Connector RF Output
MG362x1A-0011 Rack Mount without Slides (Shelf Mount)
MG362x1A-0012 Amplitude, Frequency and Phase Modulation, Internal/External (Requires Option 27 )
MG362x1A-0013 Ultra Low Phase Noise (Requires Option 3)
MG362x1A-0015 High Power Output
MG362x1A-0018 On-site Level and Frequency Calibration (Requires Option 66 and MA24330A/MA24350A USB power sensor, sold separately)
MG362x1A-0023 Option 23, Premium Phase Noise, CW (Requires Options 3 and 13) (Available on model MG36221A only)
MG362x1A-0026 Pulse Modulation, Internal/External (Requires Option 27)
MG362x1A-0027 Modulation Hardware (Requires Option 12, 26, or both for functionality)
MG362x1A-0029 Front Panel Modulation Input/Output Access (Requires Option 27)
MG362x1A-0056 Ultra Stability Time Base (Requires Option 3 or 13)
MG362x1A-0066 GNSS Atomic Clock Receiver (Requires option 3 or 13)
MG362x1A-0097 Accredited Calibration
MG362x1A-0098 Standard Calibration
MG362x1A-0099 Premium Calibration

x- Designation varies with model number

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