- Buyers Guide
Measuring the performance of microwave and millimeterwave circuits is frequently dependent on the availability of high quality signal sources. Commercial and military systems operating at short wavelengths sometimes require multiple signal generators at the core of the test equipment rack. Considering the high cost of currently available signal generators operating above 50 GHz, design engineers and production test engineers at both small and large OEMs may find themselves competing for limited signal generator resources.
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. The result is a high powered Synthesized Signal Generator, which is priced at $34,998.
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. 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 unlicensed communication spectrum between 57 and 66 GHz.
The HMC-T2270 is a versatile signal generator that 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 LabWindows™ based GUI interface compatible with Windows XP®, Windows Vista® and Windows 7® operating systems.
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