Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation

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Contact: Alex Palm apalm@berkeleynucleonics.com
Phone: 800.234.7858
Fax: 415.453.9956

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Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation
2955 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael CA 94901
United States

Berkeley Nucleonics, a leading signal generator manufacturer, offers RF signal generator (radio frequency generator) and microwave signal generators and signal sources for a wide range of applications.

New benchtop or modular signal sources for component or system test will improve speed and performance. Some common applications for our Microwave/RF Signal Generators include cellular communications component and system test, WiFi, WiMAX, GPS, audio and video broadcasting, satellite communications, radar and electronic warfare.

RF and Microwave Signal Generators in this line have many similar features and capabilities, making training and test setups faster. However, they are differentiated by frequency range to give users the ability to select high resolution at the most significant frequency ranges. RF signal generators typically range from a few kHz to 6 GHz, while microwave signal generators cover a much wider frequencies. (from <1 MHz to >20GHz, for example). For special applications, we can offer custom solutions up to 70 GHz with direct coaxial output or >100GHz with external waveguide source modules.

RF and microwave signal generators can be classified further as analog or vector signal generators. There is a lot to considerer and we value the opportunity to look at your specific needs. Feel free to contact us by email or open a chat window.

Berkeley Nucleonics offers a system for signal source analysis unmatched in performance at a terrific value. These benchtop, self-contained instruments allow analysis of different modes of noise, spectrum and transient signals. The 7000 Series allows users to make both residual and absolute noise measurements from 5 MHz to 26.5 GHz. Our units are complete instruments with user interface, power, packaging and optional add-ons. Users can work with internal or external references using a two-channel cross-correlation engine for maximum dynamic range. The 7000 Series requires minimal training on the GUI and installation can be done in a few minutes.

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Ultra-Low Phase Noise Feature

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Berkeley Nucleonics released an ultra-low phase noise feature for their series of compact, portable, and 1 U rackmount microwave signal generators covering frequency ranges from 100 kHz up to 12, 20, and 26.5 GHz. These versatile instruments are offered with a full modulation suite or only as an LO source. At 4 GHz output phase noise is measured at -115 dBc/Hz at a 1 KHz offset.


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Phase Noise Test System: Model 7300

BNC model 7300 phase noise test systemGUI update available for the BNC model 7300 phase noise test system. Key performance features include broadband 5 MHz to 26.5 GHz complete with no additional hardware, absolute and additive noise measurement included in one system, fastest ATE measurements in the industry (< 200 ms complete) and pulse and AM measurements capable. The GUI can be updated by simply accepting the "Auto Update" notice feature.


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Signal Generator: 845-26

845The Model 845-26 is a low noise and fast-switching microwave signal generator covering a continuous frequency range from 100 kHz up to 26 GHz. The 845-26 has 0.001 Hz frequency resolution, fast switching (only 400 µs frequency), excellent phase noise (-108 dBc/Hz at 10 GHz and 20 kHz offset) and a high power output. The Model 845-26 operates with an ultra-stable temperature compensated 100 MHz reference (OCXO).


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High Performance, Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

RTSA7500-laptopBerkeley Nucleonics (BNC) has developed and introduced a next generation, high performance, real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA) at one-tenth the cost and one-tenth the size and weight of a typical benchtop RTSA. At the same time, it has 10× the performance of a portable handheld spectrum analyzer at half the cost. This leapfrog in technology by BNC is poised to revolutionize the $700 million per year spectrum analyzer test and measurement market.


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Cross-Correlation Phase Noise Test Systems

7000series-laptopBerkeley Nucleonics introduced a new signal source analyzer providing accurate measurements of SSB phase noise as well as full time domain analysis capability and several different modes of noise, spectrum and transient analysis. The 7000 series offers both residual and absolute noise measurements from 5 MHz to 30 GHz, providing operation with either internal or external reference sources and measurements from 0.1 Hz to 50 MHz frequency offset.


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Digital Delay Generator: 745-20C

745-20C-TThe model 745-20C digital delay generator provides users with an amazing 20 independent channels of delay and width (pulses). The delay resolution on the standard unit is 100 picoseconds (ps) with an optional 250 femtosecond (fs) timing upgrade on 10 channels. The jitter is also industry leading, with < 5 ps using short delays and an internal clock, or < 25 ps with longer delays or external triggers.


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Signal Source Analyzers: 7000 Series Enhanced

Berkely September article image 9m44SProdImgx250 (2)Berkeley Nucleonics has enhanced the 7000 series of fully automated signal source analyzers and extended the measurement capability to 26 GHz. In addition to measuring absolute phase noise on a large variety of CW sources with offsets from 0.01 Hz to 50 MHz, the 7000 series performs residual and absolute phase noise characterization of CW and pulsed signals, transient analysis and VCO characterization.


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RF/Microwave Signal Generator: 845-H

845-LR-1Berkeley Nucleonics released a high performance, robust and extremely cost effective high power RF/microwave signal generator. The model 845-H, defines a new class of microwave source instrumentation capable of producing in excess of 23 dBm from 100 KHz to 20 GHz, with low phase noise, fast switching speeds, extensive modulation capabilities in a portable lightweight benchtop package.


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PC-Controlled Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers

Berkeley July article image 7M22ProdImgx250Berkeley Nucleonics offers a family of PC-controlled real-time spectrum analyzers (RTSA), with three frequency range options: 100 kHz to 8, 18 and 27 GHz. The BNC RTSA7500 has real-time bandwidth to 100 MHz, a probability of intercept as short as 1.02 µs. The elements of the RTSA7500 consist of the instrument, comprised of a software-defined radio receiver and a wideband digitizer, and the RTSA software that runs on a Windows 7 or 8 PC.


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