RIGOL Technologies announced a new RF microwave generator, the DSG5000 Series, that can generate up to 20 GHz carriers with high signal fidelity. These new generators are available with two, four, six or eight independent RF channels packaged in a single 2U full width mainframe. The DSG5000 Series features impressive long term phase stability between channels of +/-1 degree and is designed for high frequency signals in applications like radar and quantum research.

DSG5000 Series RF Source can be controlled from a 3.5" touch screen interface and can generate up to 20 GHz signals with amplitude, frequency, phase and pulse modulation capabilities. Compared with competitive solutions, the DSG5000 demonstrates excellent long term stability for the highest accuracy in long term verification applications. Measured at 10 GHz with a temperature variation of < 1˚C the phase stability can be measured at less than 1 degree of phase deviation over 72 hours.

"We are very proud to introduce the premium DSG5000 Series RF Microwave Generators with frequencies up to 20 GHz," stated Chris Armstrong, director of Product Marketing for RIGOL USA. "This generator features a channel density 8x greater than our DSG3000B series, making it great solution for complex multi-channel and system level applications."

RIGOL’s new DSG5000 RF Signal Source provides high signal purity with low phase noise measuring <-133 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz, 10 kHz offset, a fast switching speed of 3 ms and an amplitude accuracy of +/- 1.1 dB (typical). This generator allows a user to connect to an external display or control remotely via a LAN connection. USB and LAN interfaces are both standard for fast and easy system control of all the RF channels from any VISA programming interface.