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Industry News / Semiconductors / Integrated Circuits

Hittite Introduces New Battery Operated 20 GHz Signal Generator

June 6, 2011
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Hittite Microwave Corp. (Booth 2009) is spotlighting its HMC-T2220B, a 10 MHz to 20 GHz Portable Signal Generator, at IMS 2011. Designed to fulfill signal generation needs in the field or on the bench, and priced at only $14,998, the HMC-T2220B provides the highest output power, lowest harmonic levels and broadest frequency range compared with portable signal generators of similar size and cost.

Ideal for use in automated test and measurement environments and in research and development laboratories, the HMC-T2220B is a compact and lightweight frequency generator that delivers up to +28 dBm of CW output power in 0.1 dB steps over a better than 60 dB dynamic range. Harmonic rejection is better than -43 dBc at 2 GHz and spurious products are better than -65 dBc at 10 GHz. Phase noise is -119 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset from 1 GHz with insignificant deviation over the temperature range of 0 °C to +35°C. The broad frequency range of 10 MHz to 20 GHz covers all major communication bands with frequency resolution of 1 Hz, 0.1 dB power resolution and fast switching speed of 300 µs.

Internal rechargeable batteries allow for up to four hours of continuous operation, making the HMC-T2220B a portable and versatile instrument, which is particularly attractive for wireless/wired service installation, field testing or remote on-site maintenance applications.

Built on a foundation of Hittite's high quality and market leading MMICs, this versatile portable signal generator features multiple interfaces (USB, GPIB and Ethernet) and innovative control software ensuring seamless integration within multiple test environments. An installation disk that accompanies each unit includes all of the drivers required to remotely control the device as well as a user friendly GUI interface compatible with Windows XP® or Windows Vista® operating systems. User control is facilitated via pull down menus that allow programming of single or swept modes in frequency and/or power. Integration of multiple units within a production test environment is easy and affordable.

Furthermore, to facilitate integration into existing HMC-T2100 and HMC-T2100B applications, the HMC-T2220B has a HMC-T2100 compatibility mode. In this mode, the HMC-T2220B identifies itself as a HMC-T2100 so that the HMC-T2100 USB drivers will work for a HMC-T2220B, and programs will recognize a HMC-T2220B as a HMC-T2100. Frequency resolution, maximum and minimum power values and minimum sweep dwell time also change to match the HMC-T2100.


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