Hittite Microwave Corp., supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has introduced a powerful new synthesized signal generator which is ideal for engineering development and production test environments in microwave and millimeterwave radio, wireless HDMI, medical, SatCom and sensor equipment applications. The new HMC-T2270 delivers the cleanest signal, the broadest frequency coverage, and the highest output power compared with any signal generator in its class.

The HMC-T2270 is a 10 MHz to 70 GHz signal generator that delivers up to +29 dBm of CW output power in 0.1 dB steps over a 60 dB dynamic range. Harmonic rejection is better than -40 dBc at 30 GHz output, while spurious products are better than -65 dBc at all integer frequencies. Phase noise is -113 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset from 1 GHz, and -79 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset from 67 GHz, with insignificant deviation over the temperature range of 0 to +35 °C. The HMC-T2270 exhibits frequency resolution of 1 Hz and fast switching speed of only 500 µs, making it ideal for frequency hopping and threat simulation applications.

The HMC-T2270 Synthesized Signal Generator was developed to provide the R&D engineer and the production test engineer with the highest level of performance and functionality, while maintaining reasonable cost. Furthermore, the broad frequency coverage of the HMC-T2270 will be attractive to OEMs involved in the development of new and emerging automotive sensors, millimeterwave communications and medical equipment, as well as those taking advantage of the globally available unlicensed communications spectrum between 57 and 66 GHz.

Built on a foundation of Hittite's innovative and market leading MMIC products, the HMC-T2270 is a versatile signal generator which is compatible with many different control interfaces (USB, GPIB and Ethernet) ensuring carefree integration in any test environment. An installation disk that accompanies each unit includes all of the drivers required to remotely control the instrument, as well as a user friendly LabWindowsTM based GUI interface compatible with Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, and Windows 7® 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 HMC-T2270 instruments within a single test rack is simple and affordable.

The HMC-T2270 is compact and lightweight, making it well suited for integration within various test environments while improving overall productivity and equipment utilization. The HMC-T2270 Synthesized Signal Generator can be ordered via the company's e-commerce site or direct purchase order.