Wideband Synthesized Signal Generators
Mini-Circuits has developed two new wideband synthesized signal generators. The SSG-4000HP is a wideband synthesized signal generator that operates over the frequency range of 250 to 4000 MHz providing a 70 dB power range from -50 to +20 dBm in 0.25 dB steps and the SSG-4000LH (both RoHS compliant) operates over the same frequency range providing a 70 dB power range from -60 to +10 dBm in 0.25 dB steps. They can be set to sweep either power or frequency up, down or bi-directionally (sawtooth). The SSG-4000HP is encased in a rugged metal shielded package of 8.37" × 8.5" × 2.15" while the SSG-4000LH is packaged in a case of 11" × 8.5" × 2.15". Both are equipped with an N-type 50 Ω connector at the RF output port. They are powered by a supplied three wire 24 V AC/DC power adapter (grounded) and controlled through a USB 2.0 interface using a unique user friendly GUI software allowing the user to select one of several different output modes including both frequency sweep and power sweep (up, down or bidirectional) options.
Both wideband synthesized signal generators are plug-and-play (no need to install a driver for the device) and supplied with a CD containing programming instructions for Linux® and Windows® operating systems (32 and 64 bit systems) and a Windows® GUI control program containing an API DLL com object is included. Also included are a 2.7 ft USB cable and a power adapter suitable for U.S., EU and other power systems. Longer USB cables and a mounting bracket are available as additional options.