Noise eXtended Technologies (Noise XT) announced the LNS-18, a new general-purpose low noise synthesizer that features the lowest phase noise performance of any synthesizer on the market today. The LNS-18 is an ideal signal source for driving up- and down-converters for defense and space applications where phase noise is critical.

"Current synthesizers' best specifications in the X band are in the vicinity of ~125 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. Noise XT's LNS-18 breaks the -130 dBc/Hz barrier with our lower cost solution", said Guillaume de Giovanni, President, Noise XT. "Phase noise often limits radar performance and satellite transmission bit error rate. Having a low noise source in the lab can greatly help when designing and testing innovative products."